The 15 Best Burgers You Need To Try In Sydney

When it comes to comfort food, nothing beats a big, juicy burger with all of the toppings.

Whether you’re new to Sydney, planning a trip, or simply seeking out new culinary experiences, don’t miss out on some of these excellent burger joints.

Read on, as we explore some of the best places for burgers in Sydney. Bookmark this article, so that you can find it in a flash the next time you get that burger craving – we know how debilitating it can be…

Let’s get into it.

The 15 Best Burgers You Need To Try In Sydney


231/2-10 Darling Dr Harbourside Shopping Centre, Level 2, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

We kick off our take on the best burgers in Sydney with a popular chain.

Grill’d is home to some of the juiciest burgers in Sydney, offering both classics and healthy alternatives. 

From beef burgers, to wagyu, chicken, and lamb, there is bound to be a mouthwatering option that is perfect for you. You can even customise and build your own burger from a wide variety of ingredients. This innovation is a great way to ensure your best possible eating experience.

Excitingly, they also have an entire section dedicated to plant-based alternatives, meaning that there are options for everyone at Grill’d.

If plant-based is your thing, check out our Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Sydney.

Down N’ Out

3 Locations: Sydney CBD (77 Liverpool St, Sydney 2000), Crows Nest (79 Willoughby Rd, Sydney 2065) and Top Ryde (G/F 109 Blaxland Rd, Sydney 2112)

With outlets in Liverpool St, Crows Nest and Top Ryde, Down N’ Out is an excellent addition to Sydney’s growing array of quality burger joints.

Down N’ Out boasts the classic slogan – Good Booze, Good Burgers, No Bullsh#t.

Down N’ Out is that kind of place. Authentic, no fuss, no frills – just excellent burgers and craft beers – and well deserving of its cult status.

The Double Wagyu burger is awesome in both its size and simplicity. And the Southern Fried Chick’n is moist, crispy and almost feels healthy.

The Vego burger (Panko crumbed mushroom) comes highly recommended too.

Editors note: After years in a legal battle with giant US burger chain In-N-Out over its name, Down N’ Out has now rebranded itself as Nameless Bar. We’ll give it a try and will let you know our opinion asap.

Double Wagyu burger with cheese

Suzie Dukes Burger & Grill

Shop 12/100 Macquarie Rd, Ingleburn NSW 2565, Australia

If you’re in the Ingleburn area, then Suzie Dukes Burger & Grill is not one to miss. But you probably know that already.

Suzie Dukes burgers are handcrafted and made with freshly baked milk buns. They offer a variety of fillings including double smashed beef patties, buttermilk fried chicken, caramelised onions, streaky bacon, melted cheese, and more.

From loaded fries, house slaw, and pickled radish, their sides are also a winner. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can wash it all down with their famous doughnut shake. Delicious.

Five Points Burgers

124 Walker St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia

Five Points Burgers is an American-style restaurant specialising in mouthwatering burgers. These beauties are so good, they are sure to transport you to New York! 

The people here offer 5 different burgers that represent the five New York boroughs – The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. Packed with beef, chicken, or mushroom, this simple menu is sure to blow your mind.

If you want to go all out, then adding a salted caramel, vanilla, or chocolate shake to your order won’t go a miss.

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Bonditony’s Burger Joint

1/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi, New South Wales 2026 Australia 

If you’re in Bondi, then Bonditony’s Burger Joint is sure to satiate your burger cravings.

This burger restaurant serves a variety of gourmet burgers and never compromises on quality. All of Bonditony’s burgers are made with free-range and grass-fed produce.on top of that all of the sauces are made in house by Tony himself. No wonder this place makes our list of the best burgers in Sydney.

Bonditony’s is a rock ‘n’ roll burger joint, so the atmosphere is second to none. However, if you prefer to eat home, you can also order one of these delicious burgers online.

Burger Patch

234/1 Katherine St, Chatswood New South Wales 2067, Australia

Move over Pumpkin Patch, the Burger Patch is where it’s at. Situated in Chatswood, Sydney, the Burger Patch is a burger joint that uses fresh, quality ingredients.

As well as their 100% Aussie beef patties, they offer chicken burgers and a mushroom burger for those that are vegetarian. For toppings there’s cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled pineapple, and more. 

Whether you opt for loaded cheese fries, chicken tenders, or beer battered onion rings for the table, you’re sure to find a side you enjoy.

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Mister Gee Burger Truck

The 15 Best Burgers You Need To Try In Sydney

315 Parramatta Rd, Haberfield NSW 2045, Australia

Mister Gee Burger Truck is one for the foodies. Boasting over 30,000 followers on Instagram, this food truck has quite the reputation.

With five burgers to choose from, you can swap out the beef pattie for a veggie burger if that suits your dietary requirements. Toppings include melted cheese, pickles, caramelised onions, and a secret truffle-infused sauce which is truly heavenly.

They also serve their famous truffle fries, as well as bacon boy fries and plain fries. If you have a sweet tooth, go the hot cinnamon donut. You won’t regret it.

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Sunset Diner

41 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2107, Australia

Known for its Miami Vice inspired lounge, Sunset Diner offers one of the best burgers in Sydney.

Home to a variety of American-inspired foods that you’re bound to love, they offer a tonne of different burger options. From classic beef and crispy chicken, to more experimental flavours such as chicken katsu and their magic mushroom burger, there’s something for everyone. 

They also serve griddle dogs, as well as several salads, if you’re feeling like something healthy. And if healthy isn’t your concern, their thick, creamy shakes and sundaes are awesome.

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Soul Burger

111 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia

Whether you’re vegan or plant-based, if you’re looking for suitable comfort food that doesn’t compromise on taste, then Soul Burger is the place to visit.

Soul Burger offers a variety of different plant-based burgers to choose from, including chilli duck, bbq pulled pork, southern fried chicken, and portobello mushroom to name a few. 

In addition to this, they serve loaded fries, chicken sticks, cauliflower bites, and hot dogs as well as several thick shakes that are all plant-based. 

Have you been wondering about following a flexitarian diet? See more here.

Milk Bar By Cafe Ish

105 Regent St Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia

Milk Bar by Cafe Ish is an American-inspired retro burger joint with arcade games and mouth-watering burgers.

Hailed as one of Sydney’s favourite burger restaurants, you will find several beef and chicken burgers, as well as a Thai-inspired veggie burger that brings a twist to an all-American burger.

They also have a plethora of sides, including truffle mac and cheese, fries, beer-battered onion rings, chicken wings, and donuts if you’re wanting something sweet after your burger.

Do you enjoy rustling up your own burgers? Then maybe you should invest in a hamburger press? They are sooo easy to use and can make the process foolproof. Simply load the press with meat, fish or a veggie mixture and press down the handle to produce a perfect thick round burger!

Betty’s Burgers

14 Darling Dr Shop E-04, International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Betty’s Burgers takes the American classic and makes it better. These nostalgic burgers are simple, but nothing short of heavenly.

For a detailed review of Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co., see here.

Betty's Burgers - Crispy Chicken Burger - best burgers you need to try in Sydney

From crispy, grilled chicken (and we can vouch for their crispiness) to beef. From ‘shroom burgers and Betty’s vegan burger, you’re sure to find a delicious option for your dietary requirements. Indeed, they’ll even do you a Bare Betty – their classic burger wrapped in lettuce and without the bun – if you’re gluten free or paleo. To go alongside your favourite burger, you can choose from French fries, thick fries, and onion rings.

If that wasn’t enough, Betty’s Burgers also serve a variety of different shakes, including cookie butter, peanut butter, chocolate, and vanilla.

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Ume Burger

Barangaroo Alexander 33 Barangaroo Ave Barangaroo, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

This next entry on our list of the best burgers in Sydney is an interesting one.

If you’re feeling an Asian twist, then Ume Burger is the place for you. Situated in Barangaroo, Ume Burger offers a Japanese take on an American classic.

Their signature burgers feature veggie fritters, beef patties, pork katsu, and crumbled fish fillet – all slathered in their secret sauce.

If you’re bored of the same food and want somewhere to surprise your taste buds with something new, then Ume Burger has you covered.

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Chargrill Charlie’s

134 Queen St, Sydney, New South Wales 2025, Australia

Chargrill Charlie’s is the perfect pitstop for a fresh milk bun burger. Established in 1989, this restaurant prides itself on simple food that is done well.

Although their menu changes frequently, their crowd favourite is the classic Original Chicken Burger which boasts grilled chicken, tomato, lettuce, and onion.

In addition to this, they also offer healthier alternatives, including Charlie’s Salad Bar which is worth checking out for a balanced lunch.

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Burger Point

Location: HomeCo. Marsden Park, Shop 24/9 Hollinsworth Rd, Marsden Park, NSW 2765 Ph: (02) 8809 5427 and for further locations see link above

At Burger Point, it’s all about the cheese sauce. Yes, the burgers are stacked and tasty, but its that cheese dipping sauce that has given this Western Sydney burger chain its cult following.

What started as gooey cheese sauce poured over fries has developed into huge gourmet burgers and a tub of cheesy liquid to dunk it in. Honestly, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

And if burgers aren’t your thing – why are you reading this?! – they do a number of other irresistible dishes including some fabulous loaded fries.

BL Burgers

3/188 Church Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia

Continuing our suggestions for the best burgers in Sydney we have BL Burgers.

With generous fillings and juicy patties, this is the burger joint are to check out in Parramatta.

Offering a wide range of burgers, fillings include beef patties, chicken, veg patties, and their delicious magic shroom burger. You’ll never get bored of the different flavour combinations at BL Burgers.

Each burger can be customised with an extensive list of add-ons, including jalapenos, maple glazed bacon, and even an egg, depending on your preference.

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Milky Lane Bondi

141 Curlewis Street, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia

If you’ve ever ended up on the foodie side of Instagram, it’s likely that you’ve already stumbled upon a Milky Lane burger. People travel far and wide for a taste of these burgers, and it’s easy to see why.

Milky Lane allows you to choose from a variety of fillings, including slow-roasted beef brisket, maple-smoked bacon, and succulent wagyu beef. They even have a Mac and Cheese patty.

They also offer super yummy monthly specials that constantly change. Past favourites include fillings such as deep-fried mozzarella cheese, or rich meatballs that are placed in their warm, soft burger buns.

Do you love the salty hit of bacon? See our Best Bacon Recipes for some inspiration.


154 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Mary’s is a classic burger joint that has been less well-known in the past. This is welcome news as it isn’t necessarily as much of a tourist hotspot in the same way that some burger joints are.

Mary’s is a great place for tasty food and good music, offering several different types of burgers, with their most popular being beef, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, and Mary’s special sauce.

Order your burger with a generous helping of French fries to complete the eating experience. If you want to skip the fries, then why not get their mashed potato and gravy instead?

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Still no In-N-Out Burger

If you click the link above, you’ll find it leads to global website of In-N-Out Burgers and sadly not a local Australian web address.

That’s because the famous US burger chain has yet to open a fully-fledged store in Australia.

Now we’ve had a few pop-ups. In fact, both Sydney and Melbourne have experienced a teasing taste of the cult American fast food franchise. However, to date there is no In-N-Out Burger restaurant in either city and, despite various rumours, no sign that there will be one opening anywhere soon.

In the meantime, check out one of the best burgers that you need to try in Sydney listed in this article and we’ll let you know if In-N-Out Burgers ever stop torturing us and open in Australia.

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Dylan Cole