Burgers are what makes life so beautiful, and we have searched high and low, traversed the many streets, avenues, places, drives 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.
One of the world’s most beautiful women Gigi Hadid has said: “Eat clean to stay fit, Eat burgers to stay sane”. Truer words were never spoken, and the fact that a woman, who Oscar Wilde would no doubt describe as the visible personification of absolute perfection, said them means oh so much more. Check out our list of the best burger joints in Melbourne that no doubt Gigi would approve of, seriously Gigi give me a call sometime, I’m free.
Rockwell and Sons
Merging both the American classic and a product that screams fine-dining, Rockwell and Sons burger place is famous for its double patty smash burger consisting of caramelised beef, a fresh seeded bun, cheese and oozing with sauce.
288 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew
With a name like that, you’d hope this Fitzroy eatery could back it up. Brother Burger and The Marvellous Brew does so in spades, with tender and juicy wagyu beef patties atop in-house baked buns, oh so salivating.
413 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
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.
2/260 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Arbory Bar and Eatery
The Arbory Bar and Eatery is a place that has a right to boast. Not only is it wedged between two Melbournian Icons it also has a 120-metre bar which as a matter of fact, is Melbourne’s largest. The establishment prefers, however, to let its food and drinks to the talking, and boy do they strike up a decent conversation.
Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000
Paying homage is always a difficult thing to do. One misstep and it can seem as though you are taking the piss. Royal Stacks does no such thing. Shake Shack (A famous American burger institution) is the inspiration for this Burger Joint, and the respect Royal Stacks has shown is clearly evident. With excellent products and a cool atmosphere that anyone would be proud of.
470 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Three One 2 On
The options are seemingly endless at Three One 2 On with the Melbourne burger place looking to offer all walks of life, something to hoe into. With breakfast, lunch and dinner options offered all day alongside vegetarian and gluten-free choices, this is the place for everyone.
424 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
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 is derived from the Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co house-made “concrete” ice cream made from frozen custard churned thick.
97 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill
Taking inspiration from classic US diner’s, Fat Bob’s has a winning formula of hearty and delicious burgers 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
Hello Harry utilises finely crafted cooking techniques to create distinctively different burgers at a great price point. 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
Phat Pizza and Burger
Offering customers, a fast and efficient process 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. Moderately priced yet not one to serve a less than stellar product this is a place to try and certainly enjoy.
79 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC 3184
Tally Kitchen is all about the best food, for both your taste buds and for your guts. With a wide selection of options, created using some of the freshest ingredients available. This South Melbourne eating spot is a good place to try if you’re looking for both healthy and hearty options.
51 Brady Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
What makes Burger Road so desirable is the fact that many of their products are heavy on the spice. Yes, flavourful spicy burgers and loaded fries are what this place is all about. But that’s not all, it seems that the desserts offered at this Fairfield joint are equally impressive.
89 Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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