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The Juicy Lucy: Everything You Need to Know About America’s Favorite Stuffed Burger

Melting a slice of cheese on top of a burger is the only way to make a cheeseburger, right? Not in the Midwest. Juicy Lucy (or Jucy Lucy, depending on who you ask) burgers treat diners to cheese stuffed inside the beef, which does an even better job of blending both flavors into each bite. Here are some of the most important things to know about these unique burgers, where they came from, and why you need to order one today!

History of the Juicy Lucy

Sampling local favorites is a must when visiting any new city, and Crooked Pint Ale House’s Juicy Lucy burgers are one of the most renowned burger recipes to come out of the Midwest. These innovative cheese-stuffed burgers were first created in South Minneapolis in the 1950s, and they quickly became strong competitors to standard cheeseburgers that made putting cheese on top of meat seem a little dull. While we know better than to comment on whether we think Matt’s Bar or the 5-8 Club was the first bar to debut this Minnesota favorite, the important thing is that Crooked Pint Ale House followed in their footsteps and created a recipe that rivals either one as one of the locals’ top choices.

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Making the Perfect Juicy Lucy

Our Juicy Lucy makers start by setting cheese between two thin, pre-cooked beef patties and sealing the edges to contain the cheesy goodness as it melts. We then grill each burger to perfection to ensure the cheese melts completely, making every bite as blended and delicious as possible. Traditional Juicy Lucy burgers are all about making an old favorite even more memorable while keeping it simple. Still, we also offer plenty of customizable burgers that incorporate your favorite toppings.


Juicy Lucy burgers prove that more complicated does not necessarily mean better. Rather than rising to fame by being the most complex burger known to mankind, which includes so many extra ingredients that eaters can barely taste the actual meat, Juicy Lucy burgers consist of cheese-stuffed beef patties and seasoning on a bun. Traditional Juicy Lucy burgers use American cheese to fully capitalize on the smoothness that allows it to blend into each bite of meat most effectively. Still, any kind of cheese can be used. Adding a unique sauce can undoubtedly take your Juicy Lucy to the next level, but true fans know they are just as mouth-watering with nothing extra.


Early Juicy Lucy burgers were never meant to be complicated, but we also understand how much enjoying your favorite toppings or trying something new can elevate your burger-eating experience. We offer a variety of specialized Juicy Lucy creations that incorporate nearly endless combinations of cheeses, veggies, sauces, jalapeños, caramelized onions, bacon, and other extras.

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Choosing just the right cheese is everything when it comes to making sure it melts perfectly and tastes amazing. We only use the highest-quality cheeses to make every Juicy Lucy as heavenly as possible. While American and cheddar cheese stuff the majority of our burgers, we also offer a variety of more unique options to suit your taste.

Savor the Flavor: Juicy Lucy Burgers at Crooked Pint Ale House

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At Crooked Pint Ale House, we proudly offer some of the Midwest’s most tantalizing Juicy Lucy burgers. Pairing this local favorite with one of our craft beers is a simple and delicious way to treat your taste buds to a memorable meal on its own. Each of our locations also offers frequent live music nights and other events to take your ale house experience to the next level. Start your online order now, or contact us to learn about owning a Crooked Pint Ale House – franchising opportunities!


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