I always judge food based on the standard option. So, for burgers, I order a standard burger to compare with others that I have had in the past. All of those toppings can cover a lousy burger. I do the same with pizza. You can really only gauge a pizza joints quality by comparing their cheese pizzas.
So, the best I've had recently was at a place called Flip Side, which was (gasp...) at a mall in Columbus. I got teased for getting a plain burger when they have the now typically insane burger choices but it was excellent. It was everything you could want from a burger.