For the seasoned traveller, discovering the best burger bar is the best way to recover from a hangover after uncovering Melbourne’s nightlife! For locals, it is the place-to-go to rekindle with friends and family members alike.
Burgers always fill your stomach with warmth and that is why it is so disturbing when your burger is burnt or not what you expected it would be. To avoid this, I have listed the top 15 burger restaurants in Melbourne that will be sure to suffice your every desire!
Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.
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 endlessly.
Location: 97 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday (11am-10pm), Thursday (10:30am-10:30pm), Friday-Saturday (10:30am-12am) & Sunday (10:30am-10pm)
This restaurant is what happens when you mix the finest burger ingredients with one of Australia’s finest culinary teams.
Neil Perry has utilized 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, and 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.
Location: 2/260 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-9pm)
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 that is served 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.
Location: 470 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday (11:30am-10pm)
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.
Location: 424 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-8:15pm)
This award-winning burger bar originated in Maroochydore’s Queen Street and has other locations across South Australia, Victoria 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 are sufficed in every way.
Location: 245 Main Street, Lilydale VIC 3140
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-9pm)
This burger bar was influenced by 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!
Location: 80A Cochranes Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Thursday (5pm-9pm), Friday-Saturday (12pm-10pm), Sunday (12pm-8pm)
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 flavor.
Location: 29 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (12pm-10pm)
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.
Location: 79 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC 3184
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Thursday (10:30am-10pm), Friday-Saturday (10:30am-1am), Sunday (10:30am-10pm)
This restaurant is renowned for creating the best burgers to suit your individual taste buds. There is also a crossfit gym and day spa to ensure that all that delicious meat is being balanced out.
However, you should 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 ensure 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.
Location: Unit 5 297 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne
Opening Hours: Monday-Tuesday (6am-8:30pm), Wednesday-Friday (6am-9pm), Saturday-Sunday (8:30am-2:30pm)
This American-stylized 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 flavorsome wagyu beef burger and loaded fries are one such example of the culinary excellence that is on display at Burger Road.
This restaurant has featured on the renowned Urbanlist in 2017 and is a local favorite.
Location: 89 Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078
Opening Hours: Sunday-Wednesday (11am-9pm)
This burger restaurant prides itself on crafting mouth-watering burgers as well as ribs and tantalizing 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 best burger joints in the whole of Melbourne.
Location: 25 Main Street, Greensborough VIC 3088
Opening Hours: Sunday-Wednesday (11am-8:30pm)
Fat Jaks is an Americanized burger joint that serves American-sized portions. The taste of these burgers is equally as generous and they are crafted with locally sourced meat and premium ingredients that add an abundance of flavor to each burger.
The burgers are also branded with an ‘FJ’ for a unique touch.
Location: 205 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday (11am-12am)
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 flavorsome meat patties.
Diners can choose between a Gluten-Free Bun, Vegan Bun, a Lettuce Wrap or a Milk Bun.
Location: 2/166 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-10pm)
This small, decadent alternative burger shop is infamous for both it’s burger buns and donuts. Everything is homemade and baked in-house and this burger restaurant combines outrages 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 favorite amongst locals.
Location: 262 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn VIC 3103
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (11am-9pm)
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 flavor, without any fuss. Set aside your lettuce wraps and gain an extra few pounds by indulging in a burger from Between 2 Buns. You will not be regretful.
Location: 28 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:30am-8pm)