Winner: Juicy Lucy stuffed burger at the Canton Club Event Center
Honorable mention: Customized gourmet burger with bottomless steak fries at Red Robin
Exclusive businessmen’s club, restaurant, event center. The Canton Club in downtown Canton has a long and storied history, and a 14-story view of the center city that is a can’t-miss in its own right.
The lush, turn-of-the-century furnishings make each visit a nostalgic nod to the extravagant dining of yesteryear.
But what you might not know is that, for our money, it also has one of the best burgers in the county.
The Juicy Lucy arrives tableside with a gooey secret: a bubbling, cheese-filled center trapped inside fresh, grass-fed beef. Topped with the usual fixings and placed delicately on a brioche bun, the flavor is the perfect marriage of gourmet delicacy and down-home comfort.
And you’ll kick yourself if you don’t make it a double feature by adding the club’s seasoned steak fries.
Historic ambiance, exquisite beef: blue ribbon by any standard.
Canton Club Event Center
Chase Tower 101 Central Plaza S, Floor 12, Canton
Hours: Open to the public for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and for dinner on First Fridays. Available for special event bookings.
6522 Strip Ave. NW, Jackson Township
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday