The Western at Black Hills Burger & Bun Co., Custer, SD
Though it's a little out of the way for most of America's population, the Black Hills are worth a trip. They have a kind of weary, lonely plains immanence about them. Mount Rushmore is kitschy at best, but the monument to Crazy Horse is something to behold. The small communities nestled throughout the hills are bustling with the kind of hard-working, tight-knit communities the Midwest is known for, so it makes sense that Custer would be home to one of the nation's best burger joints. You can get a burger built around a freshly ground patty of ground beef, or, as the menu says, "You're in South Dakota make it a Buffalo Burger!" All this along with a burger of the week option. But the thing you make the trip for is the Western. Smothered in American cheese and BBQ sauce, this tangy monster will keep you going for the rest of your road trip to wherever.