Cincinnati Magazine chooses Mad Mike’s Burgers & Fries in “The 45 Best Burgers in Cincinnati”.
If you’ve been to Five Guys, Mad Mike’s will feel familiar. The difference here is the selection of already-built “Gourmet Burgers” with fancy (caramelized pineapple) and not-so-fancy (bacon) toppings. The American Outlaw packs American cheese, shredded leaf lettuce, tomato, pickle, grilled onions, and “Mad Sauce” onto a kaiser bun. The beef is 100 percent Black Angus, hand-formed and weighted down on a flat-top, giving crisp edges to the two quarter-pound patties. It’s one sloppy little packet of bliss.