5517 Harford Road, (410) 426-1930, hamiltontavern.com
Bacon. Sticky. Spicy. Bacon. We cannot emphasize this enough. Still, this award is not merely for best bacon-it's for best burger. And we realize that our Burger Bracket back in June determined that Abbey Burger Bistro was the best burger in town by 15 votes, but we have to quibble, dear readers: we'll pass on Abbey's expansive checklist of toppings and opt for Hamilton Tavern's singular Crosstown burger instead. Truly, we will cross town for the ultra-rich combination of Roseda beef, horseradish cheddar, that optional perfectly fried egg, and the must-order brown sugar-glazed spicy bacon, all sandwiched between the most wonderful sesame seed-covered challah bread-like bun.