Iowans submitted nominations for their favorite burger in the state from Feb. 10 to March 10.
Nominations were accepted by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.
To qualify for the contest, the burger had to be 100 percent beef served on bread or a bun.
The top 10 restaurants have been tallied up, and will be visited by a secret panel of judges to pick the best burger.
The winner will be chosen May 1 to celebrate May Beef Month.
The top 10 restaurants who made the cut are: AllyCatz GrubHouse, Denver; Big Schwilly’s Chicken Dillys, Fairfield; Birdies, Burgers, & Brews at the Hillcrest, Graettinger; Brady’s Pub, Sheldon; BurgerFiend, Cedar Rapids; Lucile’s at the Continental Hotel, Centerville; The Buck Snort, Council Bluffs; The Twisted Tail Steakhouse & Saloon, Beebeetown; Troy’s Bar and Grill, Earling; and Wink’s Bar & Grill, West Liberty.