Side Show: Best New Burgers

Your guide to the fries, tots, and shakes that have played sidekick to Indy’s best new burgers.

Hot Potatoes

When it comes to these golden picks, yes—you want fries (or tots!) with that.

Sweet-Potato Tots

Punch Burger

Get the perfectly crisp coins as a side or in a basket—just get them. $2.75

Flamme Burger Truffle-Parmesan Fries

Truffle-Parmesan Fries

Flamme Burger

A generous shake of cheese balances this option’s earthy oil. $2.95

Burgerhaus Tots

(Off-Menu) Tater Tots


They’re not listed, but ask for them anyway: light, fluffy, and just salty enough, with an excellent crunch. $3

Scratch Truck Poutine

Poutine Fries

Scratch Truck

An upgrade from the well-seasoned fries, with savory chicken gravy and topped with mozzarella curds and herbs. $3.50


Tater Tots

Between the Bun

The kicker here? A healthy sprinkle of spicy, housemade seasoning. $2.59

Forget the Fries

These spud alternatives might be better than the main event.

BruBurger Onion Rings

Onion Rings

Bru Burger Bar

This thick, beer-battered version offers a satisfying crunch without the hollowness or mushiness that often plague hulking rings. $7

 Kuma's Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

Kuma’s Corner

Chorizo cream cheese oozes from these terrific panko-fried peppers, complemented by just-sweet-enough balsamic-raspberry sauce. $12

Beast Truck Mac And Cheese

Mac & Smokey Beer Cheese


Black Acre ale imbues this spicy, not-for-kids take on the comfort dish—an otherwise classic rendition, homemade-with-care charred edges and all. $5

Shake Your Love

It’s legal to have a burger without a stellar milkshake—but why would you want to?

Chocolate Espresso

B Spot Burgers

Say yes to the suggested shot of hazelnut Frangelico. The combo delivers, as do the crumbled chocolate cookies added for texture. $6.99 (plus $3 for booze)

Strawberry Shortcake

Flamme Burger

A hunk of its eponymous baked good tops off the subtly sweet signature shake. $4.95

Vanilla Haus Milkshake


Anything but plain, this super-smooth version made with Dean’s Country Fresh high-butterfat ice cream bursts with flavor. $5

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