Top 15 Burger Restaurants In Melbourne

For the seasoned traveller, discovering the good burger bar is a great way to recharge after uncovering Melbourne’s nightlife. For locals, it is the place-to-go to chill with friends and family members alike.

Burgers are a universal favourite. Familiar, comforting and coming with a huge range of fillings, that is why it is so disturbing when your burger is burnt or not what you expected it would be.

To avoid this, we have listed the top 15 burger restaurants in Melbourne. Now you’ll never run the risk of ordering a sub-standard burger again.

Top 15 Burger Restaurants In Melbourne

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.

Location: 97 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9642 5823

Also at 222 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9663 4347 & Glen Waverley Ph: (03) 5455 4378 & Windsor Ph:(03) 9510 3579 & Chadstone Ph:(03) 9569 1412 & Doncaster Ph: (03) 9855 9621 & Elsternwick Ph: (03) 9530 0006 & Brighton Ph: (03) 9593 1935 & Cheltenham Ph: (03) 9583 2141

This chain originated in Queensland but has since opened up in Melbourne to an awaiting, adoring public. The burgers here are not overdone or overly embellished and this makes them massively appealing to the consumer.

They are crafted from a vast array of different ingredients. The menu includes delicious patties ranging from the class Angus-beef burger to the drool-inspiring crispy pork belly burger.

This burger joint is particularly renowned for it’s fried chicken burger that will have you salivating.

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Burger Project

Location: 2 St Collins Lane Centre The Aviary, 260 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: (02) 9259 5600

Also at other locations across the CDB and Chadstone

This restaurant is what happens when you mix the finest burger ingredients with one of Australia’s finest culinary teams.

Neil Perry utilises his culinary excellence to craft some of the most unique and satisfying burger’s in Melbourne, using the finest Tasmanian Cape Grim grass-fed beef. There’s also a southern-style chicken burger.

This burger joint is an essential visit if you are looking for the finest burgers that Melbourne has to offer with a renowned reputation to uphold.

Editor’s Note: We have been informed that Burger Project has closed all of its outposts in Melbourne. We will let you know when we learn more.

Royal Stacks

Location: 470 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9620 0296

Also at Lonsdale St, Melbourne Ph: (03) 9639 6726 & Melbourne Quarter & Brunswick Ph: (03) 9383 7554 & Chadstone & Moorabin

This restaurant was founded by Dani Zeini and boasts American-style burgers. This restaurant is inspired by the American restaurant chain, Shake Shack. However, the beef served here is 100% pasture-fed Australian beef that is hormone free.

The cool, laid-back American vibe coupled with the awesome selection of milkshakes and desserts makes for a fun, family-friendly venue that will definitely convert you into an all-American fan.

Three One 2 One 

Location: 424 Bridge Road, Richmond, VIC 3121 Ph: (03) 9429 4409

This alternative burger bar doesn’t play by the rules. Its endless options of burgers will leave you drooling and coming back to try the next option.

This burger bar is led by the Uber-talented, Sargum Chaudhary and the presentation of these burgers is of culinary excellence. The patties are perfectly cooked and served with copious amounts of delicious sauce.

The milkshakes here will also be sure to impress your social media following! There are numerous options for any time of day and a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives too.

Hello Harry

Location: 245 Main Street, Lilydale, VIC 3140 Ph: (03) 9735 1455

This award-winning burger bar originated in Maroochydore’s Queen Street and has other locations across South Australia and Queensland. Hello Harry uses the finest cooking techniques and reputable expertise to craft distinctive burgers at a reasonable price.

The menu offers loads of unique options such as pulled pork burgers and Tijuana chicken which includes jalapeños and baked peppers. The ice-cold beers are a luxurious addition to your burger and ensure that you don’t leave thirsty.

No wonder Hello Harry makes our look at the top 15 burger restaurants in Melbourne.

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Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill

Location: 80A Cochranes Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189 Ph: (03) 9555 0909

This burger bar takes its influence from the American company, ‘Fat Bob’s’. At this award winning diner, you’ll gain an authentic American experience in the heart of Melbourne, which is the perfect soother for the American traveller.

At this burger bar, you’ll receive generous, American-sized portions alongside the best beer in Melbourne. You’ll definitely leave with a full stomach!

Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers

Location: 29 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Ph: (03) 9663 6350

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This burger restaurant is perfect for thick, heavy burgers and is the best chicken burger joint in Australia.

This is because the fried chicken is cooked with a copious amount of grease (which may be important to consider if you are on a health kick!) But you will engulf a burger so crispy that you’ll be dreaming of the delicious crunch for a long time.

The chicken is brined for 24 hours prior to service and is pressure fried to add an untouchable flavour. 

Phat Pizza And Burger

Location: 79 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC 3184 Ph: 0414 521 881

This burger joint offers fast and friendly service, creating a warming atmosphere. The order-arrival time is approximately 5-8 minutes and this makes it lightyears ahead of most burger joints in Melbourne if you are looking for a thick and fast experience.

The menu includes smaller and larger burgers catered to different appetites that are uniquely delicious at a moderate cost.

Tally Kitchen

Location: Unit 5 297 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne Ph: (03) 8842 3595

This restaurant is renowned for creating the best burgers to suit your individual taste buds. There is also a cross-fit gym and day spa to ensure that all that delicious meat is being balanced out.

However, you shouldn’t worry too much about the calorific content as the team at Tally aim to ensure that their burgers are packed with delicious nutrients. They also make sure that they use the freshest ingredients available.

Therefore, this burger joint is the perfect place to try if you’re looking for healthy and heart-warming options.

Burger Road

Location: 89 Station Street, Fairfield, VIC 3078 Ph: 0466 025 349

Also at Fairfield Ph: 0466 025 349 & Plenty Ph: (03) 9434 3344 & Hawthorn Ph: (03) 7038 0344 & Burnside Ph: (03) 8315 6988 & Werribee Ph: (03) 8714 5023 & Craigieburn Ph: (03) 9333 0914 & Highett Ph: (03) 7064 5530 & Watsonia Ph: (03) 9120 8958 & Ashburton

This American-stylised burger joint caters to everyone. It serves up gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian choices that make a delicious alternative to even the most staunch meat eater.

Burger Road is made more desirable by the fact that most of its dishes use a lot of spice. The flavoursome wagyu beef burger and loaded fries are one such example of the culinary excellence that is on display at Burger Road.

This restaurant featured on the renowned Urban List in 2017 and is a local favourite. 

Flame 400

Location: 89 Station Street, Fairfield, VIC 3078 Ph: (03) 9434 3679

This burger restaurant prides itself on crafting mouth-watering burgers as well as ribs and irresistible milkshakes. Flame 400 serves high quality food without the cost.

Customers should definitely try the ‘Burger Down Under’ to see why this restaurant is classed as one of the top 15 burger restaurants in Melbourne.

Editor’s Note: We have been informed that Flame 400 has closed. We will update you when we know more.

Fat Jaks

Location: 205 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182 Ph: 0414 317 710

Also at Altona North Ph: 0449 759 102 & M-City Clayton Ph: 0414 317 702

Fat Jaks is an Americanised burger joint that serves American-sized portions. The taste of all these burgers is exceptional and they are crafted with locally sourced meat and premium ingredients that add an abundance of flavour to each burger.

The burgers are also branded with an ‘FJ’ for a unique touch.

L.A Burgers

Location: 2/166 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141 Ph: (03) 9827 2569

L.A burgers are inspired by sunny California. This burger restaurant is a relatively new addition in the Melbourne restaurant scene. This place stands out as it uses brioche buns combined with flavoursome meat patties.

Diners can choose between a Gluten-Free Bun, Vegan Bun, a Lettuce Wrap or a Milk Bun. 

Editor’s Note: We have been informed that L.A.Burgers has closed. We will update you when we know more.

Balwyn Canteen

Location: 262 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn VIC 3103 Ph: (03) 9042 9429

This small, decadent alternative burger shop is famous for both its burger buns and donuts. Everything is homemade and baked in-house and this burger restaurant combines outrageous burger-donut combinations.

This is not the place for the light-meal consumer but is perfect for those who are seeking true, burger-based extravagance. This is arguably the most unique burger joint on the menu as it’s donut-based experimentation is unmatched.

There is no room for fussy eaters here, but there are plenty of options available and this is why it is a real favourite amongst locals. 

Between 2 Buns

Location: 28 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018 Ph: 0497 77 151

Also at Altona & Sunbury & Melton South & Hoppers Crossing

Finally, we’re closing at round up of the top 15 burger restaurants in Melbourne with B2B.

This restaurant uses the slogan that “skinny people are easy to kidnap, eat a burger” and therefore may not be the best option for those health-conscious consumers.

However, it’s burgers are packed full of flavour, without any fuss. Set aside your lettuce wraps and gain an extra few pounds by indulging in a burger from Between 2 Buns. You won’t regret it.

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