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Honest Abe's

TripAdvisor has named Honest Abe's one of the top 10 burger restaurants in the country.

If you're looking for one of the best burgers in the U.S., you can find it right here in Lincoln.

That's according to travel website TripAdvisor, which on Wednesday released its list of Top 10 burger restaurants in the country.

No. 3 on that list is Lincoln's own Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom.

The list is based on reviews from TripAdvisor users over the past year. Honest Abe's was reviewed 555 times and received 4.5 of 5 stars. To make the cut for the top 10, restaurants had to have at least 200 reviews, a minimum of 4.5 stars and 10 or fewer locations.

Describing Abe's, TripAdvisor said in a news release: "If you are in the market for exotic and delicious combinations atop a wonderful beef burger, you've come to the right place."

Honest Abe's, which has been around since 2012 and now has three locations in Lincoln, with a fourth set to open soon, was the brainchild of cousins Gabe Lovelace and Erik Hustad.

Honest Abe's is known for its unique burger combinations, with its signature burger the "Greatest Burger Ever," topped with chopped bacon, griddled onions, "awesome sauce," American cheese, ketchup and romaine lettuce.

Hustad attributed Abe's success to great employees and strong support from Lincoln residents.

"It’s really a testament to our local community that has been so generous with their online reviews of Honest Abe’s and continuous support," he said in an email.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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