One of the world’s most beautiful women Gigi Hadid has said: “Eat clean to stay fit, Eat burgers to stay sane”. However, a new wave of burgers has emerged which could actually pass as a genuine health food. Today, burger shops are increasingly serving up organic and grass-fed beef, organic and free-range chicken, homemade pickles, and even meat substitutes like portobello mushrooms or gluten-free buns to satisfy vegetarians, vegans, Celiacs or those following a gluten-free diet. Hailing from the United States, its inspiration hails from Hamburg, or the Hamburg Steak to be specific, which arrived in the US in the 19th Century. There is so much to admire about the humble hamburger. Least of all, the fact that is a complete meal that you can enjoy anywhere at any time, even on the go. It is no wonder why it has spread and become so popular worldwide. We have searched high and low, traversed the many streets and laneways of Melbourne to bring you a list of the 33 Best Burgers Shops in Melbourne to satisfy your desires for a nice steamed ham. Here is our list of the best hamburgers in Melbourne that no doubt would meet Gigi’s approval.
1. Burger Project
What do you get when you match fine ingredients with one of Australia’s most renowned and admired chefs? A kickass burger joint named the Burger Project, that’s what. Neil Perry has used his culinary prowess to create some of the most lavish and tantalizing burgers known to Melbourne. Serving up the finest Tasmanian Cape Grim 100% grass-fed beef burgers, and a Southern-style fried free-range chicken burger with pickles and aioli, house-made shakes, soft serve, chips, and sauces, this mouth-watering burger joint is well worth a visit if you’re looking for some of the best burgers Melbourne CBD has to offer.
2/260 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
2. Royal Stacks
Founded by Dani Zeini to deliver American-style burgers to the Australia scene. After successfully running and operating one of Melbourne’s most popular family restaurants – The Dandenong Pavillion – Dan started a new venture to bring American-style burgers to the people of Melbourne. Royal Stacks was inspired by the US burger chain Shake Shack. Dan says he fell in love with burgers while having his first Shake Shack burger. This revered, high-end burger shop in the heart of Melbourne offers an alternative in the fast-food arena. Serving up 100% pasture-fed Australian beef that is GMO, Hormone, and Antibiotic free. With a cool atmosphere and a menu that includes chicken burgers, fries, shakes, and cool desserts, Royal Stacks will have you coming back for more.
470 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
3. Three One 2 One
Pushing the boundaries, this innovative burger joint led by talented head chef Sargum Chaudhary serves up seemingly endless options. Three One 2 One is the Melbourne burger shop that caters to all walks of life, giving them something to behold. The presentation of their creations is culinary art and each bite as good as it looks. If you’re looking for a burger that is close to perfection, this is the place for you – Here you’ll find perfectly cooked flavourful patties with generous lashings of delicious sauces that complement the finest ingredients. If you appreciate a good milkshake, you’ll find amazing creations that are truly Insta-worthy. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner options all day, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free choices, this is the place for everyone.
424 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
4. Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co
This Queensland chain has opened up its doors in Melbourne to an adoring public. Adoring why? The burgers here are delicious and no fuss. Constructed from a wide array of ingredients and options. Just in case you’re wondering the concrete part of the name derives from the Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co house-made “concrete” ice cream made from frozen custard churned thick. The menu includes burgers such as the classic Betty made from Angus beef, Southern fried chicken, crispy pork belly, mushroom, and a bun-less burger served between lettuce.
97 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
5. Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill
Taking inspiration from classic US diner’s, Fat Bob’s is an award-winning burger ship with a winning formula, dishing up hearty and delicious burgers. Here you’ll get generous portions of grass-fed beef, paired alongside ice-cold beer and gourmet sides. There is a good chance you will need an angioplasty after eating here, but, you know, you can’t live forever.
80A Cochranes Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
6. Hello Harry
Originating in Maroochydore’s renowned Ocean Street, this winning burger shop now has multiple stores located in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and South Australia. Hello Harry utilises finely crafted cooking techniques to create distinctively different burgers at a great price point. The menu offers loads of cool and different options such as grass-fed beef, pulled pork, brisket, and Tijuana chicken which features jalapenos, house-made relish, and baked peppers. No nonsense, no fluff, just delicious burgers, icy cold craft beer served up in a funky, casual dining room.
245 Main Street, Lilydale VIC 3140
7. Phat Pizza and Burger
Offering customers fast service, Phat Pizza and Burger mean business. With an average turn-around time for the order to arrive in 5 to 8 minutes, this Elwood eatery is one to watch out for. The menu includes big and small burgers to cater to all appetites, and the burgers are consistently delicious and also moderately priced.
79 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC 3184
8. Tally Kitchen
Part of the Tally group, which includes a cross-fit gym and day spa, Tally Kitchen is all about the best food for both your taste buds, along with your exercise program and your guts. The team here aims for their customers to thrive with delicious nutrition. Featuring a wide selection created using some of the freshest ingredients available. This South Melbourne eating spot is an excellent place to try if you’re looking for both healthy and hearty options.
Unit 5 297 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne
9. Burger Road
An American-style burger shop that caters to everybody. Serving up gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. What makes Burger Road so desirable is the fact that many of their products are heavy on the spice. Yes, flavourful spicy wagyu beef burgers and loaded fries are what this place is all about. Burger Road featured on as best burgers on Burgers of Melbourne and Urbanlist in 2017. But that’s not all, it seems that the desserts offered at this Fairfield joint are equally impressive.
89 Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078
10. Sonny’s Fried Chicken
We encourage anyone visiting Sonny’s Fried Chicken to consider the amount of grease you will intake. Just consider it and then chow down on a burger so crispy and tender you’ll want to cry. The chickens used in said burgers are brined for 24 hours, pressure fried and delivered with a smile.
29 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
11. Fat Jaks
The second shop with the name Fat on our list and Fat Jaks Burger joint don’t disappoint in the portion and taste departments. Another way of defining this Melbourne burger place is that the owner, Rich Slade, brands each bun with a big, black FJ.
205 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
12. L.A. Burgers
With burgers inspired by sunny Los Angeles, L.A. Burger is a relatively new player in the Melbourne burger scene. What makes this place so special is not only the fresh and inviting brioche buns but also the juicy and flavourful meat patties, so desirable.
2/166 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
13. Flame 400
Flame 400 pride themselves on creating mouth-watering burgers, ribs and delicious crazy shakes. Made on site with fresh ingredients every day, try the Burger Down Under, Deep Fried Buffalo Wings, Sriracha Hotdog and other favourites.
25 Main Street, Greensborough VIC 3088
14. Between 2 Buns
To say that Between 2 Buns offers its customers a healthy option would be a bit farcical. To say that it offers flavourful options would be more than factual. With succulent burgers and sides follow the restaurant’s advice that “skinny people are easy to kidnap, eat a burger”.
28 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018
15. Balwyn Canteen
It would appear as though Balwyn Canteen is trying to truly differentiate itself from the burger pack. How so? Well for instance both the buns and donuts offered are baked in-house and often the two are combined in these deliciously deranged burger-donut Frankenstein creations.
262 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn VIC 3103
16. Burgetory Kew
As stated on its website, Burgertory opens its doors in September 2017, welcoming those seeking the best of both worlds. Bringing heavenly freshness and quality fit for gods, with a touch of Lucifers cheekiness. Burgertory Kew is the place to seek refuge for those stuck between two worlds.
309 High Street, Kew VIC 3101
17. Rocket Burgers and Fries
Sometimes simplicity is the most important thing when it comes to a burger. None of this brioche bun drizzled with aioli, I just want a greasy piece of meat. Rocket Burgers and Fries is perfect for just that.
Corner of Flinders Street & Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
18. Beats Burgers
Located in Essendon, Beats Burgers is a no-nonsense burger joint. It provides customers with tasty meals at an affordable price that are made with quality ingredients.
255 Keilor Road, Essendon VIC 3040
19. Mad Patties
With an emphasis on a plethora of options, Mad Patties provides Melbournians carnivorous options offered alongside veggie choices and an excellent selection of shakes and sides. This is a sublime burger place.
62 Tunstall Square, Doncaster East, VIC 3109
20. JC’s American Bar and Grill
JC’s American Bar & Grill has just about anything you’re craving. Whether an authentic southern barbecue, fully loaded burger with trimmings that you didn’t even know existed or a milkshake topped with whipped cream, fudge and cookies, well, they’ve got you covered.
74 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
21. Juanita Peaches
Doubling as not only a stellar burger joint but also the shop front for All Day Donuts, Juanita Peaches has some of the hardest working fryers in the biz. Offering Succulent chicken, tender beef, fresh buns and delectable sides, how do you like them peaches?
12 Edward Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
22. Beatbox Kitchen
Beatbox Kitchen has morphed from the legendary Beatbox Kitchen Food truck. The bricks and mortar version of this eatery is bare bones in design but not in products. With flavour and freshness of the utmost importance.
682 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056
23. 1090 Burger
There are a lot of things that make 1090 Burger ahead of the rest. For instance, all of its beef burgers use grass-fed Angus beef, aged over 60 days that is then minced daily and formed into patties by hand. Alongside this is a secret marinade that targets your umami senses and a ratio of 10 percent fat and 90 percent beef is followed religiously.
181A Swanson Street, Richmond VIC 3121
24. Changz Canteen
With an ever-changing and circulated weekly list of burger specials, Changz Canteen provides platforms for their burgers made using Japanese-styled milk buns to host this wide array of delectable patties of meat and chicken.
256 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
25. Benny Burger
Emphasising on being made of completely locally sourced Australian ingredients, Benny Burger is helmed by master chef Shannon Bennett. We recommend any of the burgers made with the delectable organic cheese.
95 Swan Street, Richmond VIC 3121
26. Parlour Diner
Parlour Diner would be best suited to be the proverbial poster child for what an authentic American Burger joint should look like. With classics that contain influences from international cuisines, you may just find the best burger in Melbourne here.
64 Chapel Street, Windsor 3181
27. Royale Brothers
Tucked away behind Melbourne staple The Pantry is Royale Brothers burger joint. Offering patrons some of the best burgers to grace the city. All of the options are lovingly crafted by some of the best burger chefs in the business, naturally a necessity for anything associated with The Pantry.
The rear of 1 Church Street, Brighton VIC 3186
28. Ziggy’s Eatery
Utilising all of the best flavours from around the world Ziggy’s Eatery specialising in not only superb burgers but also delicious falafel and salads. Back to the burgers, the joints famous classic beef burger is a must try.
195 Carlisle Street, Balaclava VIC 3183
29. Grand Trailer Park Taverna
Last but not least we have burgers from Grand Trailer Park Taverna to talk about. an east-coast-inspired burger-and-bar diner serving up Melbourne’s best new burgers alongside signature spiked shakes, cocktails and desserts.
87 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000