IT'S National Burger Day today and we've unearthed a list of our readers' favourite joints in Dorset from our archives. 

We asked readers to tell us their favourite place to get a burger and compiled an ultimate shortlist based on their recommendations.

If you have a craving for a burger, here’s where to head. You can let us know your favourite place below in the comments. 

1. 7Bone Burger Co.

Open 12pm to 10pm Monday to Sunday, no bookings.  Open for walk-ins and click & collect orders. Maximum 4 people per table. Card payments only.

With their creatively titled creations, 7Bone Burger Co. in Gervis Place took first place with scores of nominations from readers.

The restaurant prides itself on serving “American comfort food” but be prepared to get messy as their burgers are big and bold.

Diners can take their pick from the likes of Ronald's Revenge which comes with cheese, onions, ketchup, mustard and pickles, the Triple B with blue cheese, bacon, bacon jam, truffle blue cheese dressing and shredded lettuce.

And for those who like things hot, there’s Peter Green which has a beef patty, Texan all steak chilli, cheese, mustard and jalapenos.

Vegetarians are also catered for with two options featuring halloumi or a homemade falafel patty.

It has 429 'excellent' reviews out of 828. 

2. Smokeys

Online ordering, All orders delivered contact free

Bournemouth Echo:

This eatery in Ashley Road, Poole, is known for its flame grilled burgers with an array of options for beef and chicken fans including the Smokey Yokey featuring cheese and a fried egg and Fuller's Fav with pepperoni, onion rings, jalapenos, cheese and BBQ sauce. Plus the menu also features two veggie burgers and options for little ones.

It has 74 'excellent' reviews on Tripadvisor out of 124 in total. 

One customer said: "Lovely burgers and loving the puns on the menu. One of my favourite takeaways in Poole. Always fast delivery and great quality."

3. Baia Baia

Online ordering, you can also pre-order ahead 

Bournemouth Echo:

Located on Holdenhurst Road, Baia Baia Flame Grilled Burgers has been described as a "hidden gem".

With a mind-boggling number of burgers on their menu you will be spoilt for choice.

The Upside-down Burger is a flame grilled beef burger or breast chicken, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, curry crispy onion, mango-pineapple and habanero chilli sauce, served in a upside-down bun.

There's also the Thanos Burger. A grilled beef burger, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, smoked bacon, egg, crispy potato sticks, ketchup, homemade garlic mayo and american mustard. 

Reader Paolo Sanguineti said: "This is a great little hidden gem in Bournemouth, lovely family business with great food and lots more then burgers too!! The variety and the taste never leave us second guessing on where to go when we fancy a burger."

It has 11 'excellent' reviews out of 12 on Tripadvisor 

4. Monty's Lounge

Bournemouth Echo:

This favourite in Bourne Avenue in Bournemouth town centre is sadly going to be closing its doors for good on Saturday, August 29, after eight years and 100,000 burgers.  However, there's still time to head there if you're quick. 

Arrive hungry and take your pick from the likes of the Big Mike 2 x 3oz smashed patties, quad American cheese, smoked bacon, mustard mayo, house sauce, gherkins – which also comes as a 12oz – or the Red Hot Chilli Burger with an aged beef patty, scratchmade chilli jam, monterey jack cheese, smoked bacon and baconnaise.

There are also three vegetarian burgers to choose from. 

One commenter on the Bournemouth Echo's Facebook page said: "In terms of quality burgers alongside price I think Monty's is a clear winner. The burgers are perfectly cooked every time. Tender meat and melt in mouth texture as well as the brioche bun with fillings are perfect partners."

It has 199 'excellent' reviews out of 346. 

5. Seasons Restaurant

Open daily from 9.00am to 4.30pm (6pm in August, last food orders 5.30pm) 

Bournemouth Echo:

It may not be the obvious choice, but Seasons Restaurant at Moors Valley Country Park came highly recommended previously. 

It has had to alter its menu due to offering takeaway only now from the kiosk but there's still a gourmet beef burger on the menu which is a seasoned 6oz New Forest beef burger in a sourdough bun with tomato and onion relish with lettuce, tomato and onion. 

The eatery is also currently doing DIY barbecue packs with turkey, steak, venison, wild boar and apple and lamb burgers to take away.