Just about everyone loves a good burger. There's so much you can do with them from spices and seasonings to seemingly endless toppings (and stuffings)!

Six restaurants in downtown Sioux Falls are participating in Burger Battle II to be crowned the best by your votes. And to say thank you for voting, you could win gift cards from participating restaurants!

Customers at Elements on 8th, Grille 100 at the Holiday Inn, JL Beers, Phillips Avenue Diner, Skelly’s Pub & Grill, and Wild Sage Grille will assign up to five points in each of five categories for every featured burger they try.  The categories include: Patty, Toppings, Bun, Presentation, and Value.  The burger with the highest average points at the conclusion of the battle will be declared the winner!

The Burgers

The reigning Burger Battle champ is JL Beers with their signature Humpty Dumpty Burger. They will feature their winner burger once again in this year’s competition. 1/4 lb. patty, fried egg, American Cheese, 2 strips of bacon, served on a fresh baked bun.

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2013 winner of Best Patty, Best Toppings and Best Value, Skelly’s Pub & Grille is coming back into the competition strong with the Truffled Leek and Creamy Blue Cheese Burger. 8oz of Certified Angus Beef topped with leeks sauteed in truffle oil, bacon, French fried red onions, and creamy herb blue cheese.

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Wild Sage Grille has the right idea again this year with the Coney Island Chili Cheeseburger, topped with Shredded Cheese and Onions for $10 served with our house grilled potatoes.

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Phillips Avenue Diner is bringing the comfort food aspect back to the table with the Taco Burger. 1/3 pound burger topped with pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle mayo. Served on a four egg bun with a side of nachos!

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New to the competition this year: Elements on 8th with the Squash Burger. A totally unique burger experience.  Perfectly seared butternut squash “steak”.  Atop mixed greens and caramelized onions.  Accented with thousand island dressing, chives, white truffle glace and edible orchid flowers.  Served on a toasted brioche bun

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And Grille 100 at the Holiday Inn is a new entrant as well with the Sweet Jalapeño Cheeseburger. A juicy hamburger topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapenos and our homemade sweet jalapeno sauce.

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Each time customers turn in a rate card for a featured burger, they are entered into a random drawing to be held at the conclusion of the Downtown Burger Battle to win a gift card from every participating restaurant!

Customers can also enter to win one restaurant gift card in weekly drawings.  Simply post a photo of a featured burger to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag with the restaurant name and #BurgerBattle15.

The Burger Battle runs through January 31.