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Post and Beam, a Parma bar that feels like home and serves a great burger: Cleveland’s Best Burger contest

May 6, 2018 GMT

Post and Beam, a Parma bar that feels like home and serves a great burger: Cleveland’s Best Burger contest

PARMA, Ohio -- Post and Beam in Parma is a local favorite where you can get some great food and service.

Anyone who comes to the joint can enjoy a drink and some conversation with others who frequent the establishment.

While there, patrons also can enjoy a tasty burger. Post and Beam is among 20 restaurants competing in Cleveland’s Best Burger contest. Voting in the finals is open until May 15 at 9 a.m. The poll is below.

Cleveland’s Best reporter Yadi Rodriguez, manager Kristen Davis and comedian Mike Polk, visited the restaurant on Wednesday. Here are their impressions.

Post and Beam Bar and Grille

Location: 11790 Snow Road, Parma

Phone: 440-888-6303

Social media link:

Facebook @postandbeambarandgrille

Taste test review

At each of the restaurants we all sampled five beef burgers: A plain burger, a burger chosen by the restaurant, two burgers chosen by Cleveland’s Best manager Kristen Davis and Yadi Rodriguez and a burger selected by Cleveland’s Best celebrity host, comedian Mike Polk.

PLAIN BEEF BURGER

Mike Polk says: This was a delicious burger.

Yadi Rodriguez says: Really good, thick burger.

Kristen Davis says: Thick burger with a nice char on the ends.

RESTAURANT’S CHOICE

Patty Melt – The famous ½ lb. beamer burger patty, grilled to your specifications with grilled onions, American cheese (yellow & white) on grilled rye.

Polk says: This was a two-hander! Dense and delicious. Felt like home.

Rodriguez says: Perfectly melted cheese on this burger, good amount of grilled sliced onions.

Davis says: Loaded, lots of onions and toppings.

DAVIS’ CHOICE

Beamer – Three slices of bacon, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, American cheese (yellow and white) lettuce, tomato served on a toasted Texas bun.

Polk says: There is a reason this burger has a reputation. It’s a tasty, substantial, traditional bar burger.

Rodriguez says: Delicious, perfectly cooked burger with nice crunchy thick slices of bacon.

Davis says: Lots of flavors between these buns.

RODRIGUEZ’S CHOICE

Jake’s By-pass – Grilled cheese sandwich on top and bottom (four pieces) in between a beamer burger patty, three strips of bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Polk says: I’ve always been a sucker for any dish named after a heart condition. This thing was deliciously dangerous.

Rodriguez says: Grilled cheese as the bun? What? Who would have thought this would work... but it does. Definitely a burger for two.

Davis says: Not as thick as you would imagine. Thin bread makes it easy to eat.

POLK’S CHOICE

King Royal – American cheese, “crowned” with a fried egg.

Polk says: This was an exceptional and tasty hamburger but it wasn’t my favorite.

Rodriguez says: Another burger with a fried egg. A good choice if you like this. Great patty.

Davis says: I don’t understand egg on a burger. 

More about Post and Beam Bar and Grille

Owners: Susan and Larry Moran

When did it open: 1998

How many different beef burgers are on the menu: 6, and they have a build your own burger option.

Bun options: Brioche buns, toasted Texas, grilled cheese

Best seller: Beamer (see description above).

Most unique beef burger: Jake’s By-pass (see description above).

Prices: Range from $5.25-$13.95

Specials: None

Check out the Facebook Live video of our visit:

Readers determined these Top 20 burger joints by voting in the first round, which featured 86 restaurants. Now it’s time for readers to vote to decide the ultimate winner. Scroll down to vote in the poll.

We invite you to vote hourly. The restaurants are listed in alphabetical order. Make sure you scroll all the way down to see all of the finalists. Also, you need to scroll all the way down and click the “Submit” button in order for your vote to be counted.

Note: If you’re viewing this on cleveland.com’s mobile app, you need to click here to see the poll and to vote.

Remember, voting will run until May 15 at 9 a.m. The big winner will be revealed later that day in a surprise Facebook Live video.