HACKENSACK, N.J. – Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods.
Who Has the Best Burger in Bergen County?
Dutch House Tavern, Fair Lawn
East Coast Burger, Ridgewood
Rony's Rockin' Grill, Bergenfield
The Iron Horse, Westwood
White Manna, Hackensack
We asked for your top picks in the county; five finalists are in the running, with each being profiled this week.
Who will win? It’s up to you, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
What Makes It Patty Perfect: "There are no 'secret ingredients,'" owner Ronny Cohen said.
"It's fresh meat, real meat. We're a very small place, so everything has to come every day. Some people have forgotten where real food tastes like."
White Manna is a bit of an institution: it's been open since 1946, though it relocated just a few feet in 1969. The burger joint was featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in 2008.
The burgers – which are just "meat, cheese and good bread, and onions and pickles if you want them," Cohen said – also get high marks in customer reviews. TripAdvisor rates it No. 4 of 133 Hackensack restaurants.
Dig in: 358 River St., 201-342-0914.