Steuben Burger Trail logoSteuben County, NY — When it comes to iconic foods, it probably doesn’t get more American than a hamburger. Inspired by a few particular mouth-watering burgers they had enjoyed, the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau team wondered if others felt the same way they did about this American classic. So they asked. And folks responded. It seems, everyone loves a great burger. After 2,637 individual votes (people could only vote once per device), the CVB learned there are over 65 different restaurants throughout the county (we’re talking small local businesses, not fast food franchises) that feature a burger someone loves.

In some aspects, burgers have come a long way since the first ground beef sandwich was offered back in the 1800s. In other ways, these relatively modest meat patties have remained pretty true to their humble origins. Some folks prefer them unadorned, while others want all the fixing. Some like them grilled, others cooked over an open flame, and others fried in a pan. Of course, some folks don’t want any meat at all, but still enjoy black bean burgers and other alternatives. 

A burger from Butcher's SonThe Steuben Burger Trail’s Top 10 Fan Favorite Burger Joints include long-standing go-to burger joints, restaurants with a nostalgic feel and great food, as well as brand new establishments garnering a lot of attention for their creative flavorful cuisine. While Corning and Bath both had three spots land on the Top 10, Canisteo, Prattsburgh, Addison, and Hornell each had one fan-favorite. 

After receiving all those votes, the CVB was able to identify the Steuben Burger Trail Top 10 Burger Joints which appear below in order (with Butcher’s Son coming out on top). 

Steuben Burger Trail Top 10

  • Butcher’s Son (Corning)
  • R&M (Corning)
  • Frans Landing (Addison)
  • Maybe Baby Burgers (Bath)
  • Paddy’s Pub & Grill (Hornell)
  • JB’s Bar & Grill (Prattsburgh)
  • Big Papa’s Restaurant (Canisteo)
  • Burgers & Beer (Corning)
  • Liberty Street Pub (Bath)
  • Big D’s (Bath)

One thing seems certain, in the right hands a burger can be made to satisfy just about any taste. Lucky for us, there are over 65 dining establishments throughout Steuben County offering their own diverse and delicious takes on one of America’s favorite comfort foods. 

That’s plenty of options to try. From Bison burgers to vegetarian offerings. From butcher shops to diners to taverns and pubs. You could say, Steuben Is Burger Country! 

Of course, not all burgers are created equal. We’ve made it easy for you to find some of the very best. Download the Explore Steuben app from your favorite app store and you’ll have access to all the Top 10 spots right at your fingertips. 

The Steuben Burger Trail launches on National Burger Day (May 28th)! Learn more about the Burger Trail at


Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes (aka Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau) was established in 1994. As Steuben County’s official tourism marketing agency, our mission is to stimulate the tourism economy through authentic storytelling, supporting & developing destination amenities, and connecting visitors to the Southern Finger Lakes. Steuben County is home to the World’s Most Beautiful Wine Region (Budget Travel), America’s Coolest Small Town: Hammondsport (Budget Travel), and one of the Most Fun Small Towns: Corning (Rand McNally). It has also been recognized as a top value destination (ShermansTravel). 

Photo: A burger from Butcher's Son


Dave DeGolyer, Communications Manager
Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes 
1 West Market Street, Suite 201
(607) 426-5371 (cell)