2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 30, Elkader

Rule #3,651 when gallivanting through Iowa. Always make a stop at any establishment that glorifies the use of lederhosen. No bending on this…

Elkader, IA: Clayton County

Big things come in compact situations especially on our travels. You can find some of Iowa’s greatest places by simply walking up to them, joining a line, and patiently waiting your turn. And sometimes what’s huge in flavor doesn’t come in something the size of your average corgi. Not that we don’t partake in that from time to time and, if you’re a regular on The Iowa Gallivant, you’ll see we’ve been gett’n after those iconic places too. Another theme on this great travel blog is the seasonal pros. The folks that only have a few months to turn a profit and become legends doing it. Elkader has one grilling all summer long!

To all those who dream of the corner office at the tallest building, in the most populated city in the world… none of it means a thing if you’re not doing what you love and being happy while doing it. 2 MIT Burgers in historic, and beautiful, Elkader Iowa has one desk available. It’s called the scorching hot grill topped with locally ground beef. Your classic view is from the windows you’ll need to kneel to see out of and when you do you’ll notice a line of customers that want one of Iowa’s best burgers! And as you can see the owner is loving every minute of the season!

The nearby Turkey River is getting more historic every year with the help of this cheeseburger

2 MIT Burgers grinds their own beef produced from nearby Wadena, IA, cuts their own perfectly cooked onions, and makes a homemade mustard sauce that makes the trip to Elkader worth it all in itself. We love the use of local ingredients and it doesn’t just stop with beef.

Another Elkader icon that keeps the locals and travelers fed all year long.

The soft and delicious buns at 2 MIT Burgers are made fresh just a block away at Pedretti’s Bakery and you can’t imagine this cheeseburger without them. Our Best Between Bread search will crown a champion in December and Clayton County has showed us that they very much belong in this statewide sandwich master tour. Better get to Elkader before the end of October and experience 2 MIT Burgers this year!

A historic stroll on the Elkader river walk. With a cheeseburger in hand….That’s good times.

Be sure to read about the other Best Between Bread contenders in the communities of….

Algona, Amana, Bettendorf, Brooklyn, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Center Point, Charles CityCherokee, Clear Lake, Conesville, Coralville, Crawfordsville, Cresco, Creston, Decatur City, Decorah, Dubuque, Eldridge, Elkader, ElyFort Madison, Grinnell, GunderHale, Hiawatha, HillsHumboldt, Indianola, Iowa CityKeokuk, Lake View, Lansing, Long Grove, MarionMarshalltown, Montrose, New Albin, Nichols, North Liberty, Oakland Mills, OkobojiOrange City, Paullina, Pocahontas, Robins, Rowley, Sheldon, Shueyville, Sigourney, Spencer, Storm Lake, Sutliff, Tiffin,  Vinton, Walcott, Waterloo, Waukon, Waverly, Webster City, West Branch and Wilton!

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