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Best burgers in melbourne

28 Best Burgers in Melbourne to Smash Right Now


If you’re looking for the best burgers in Melbourne, we’ve got you covered. Our team of expert foodies have searched high and low for the best spots to find a gourmet, smash, or chicken burger before putting this list together. They’ve traversed the many streets and laneways of the city to find the top buns in town to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re heading out on cheat day or you’re searching for a vegetarian or vegan option our list has options for the health-conscious, carnivorous, and everything in between.

Best Burgers in Melbourne at a Glance

Highlights from our list include the following options:

Now we’ve had a look at our favourites, let’s check out the complete list.

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1. Leonard’s House of Love

When it comes to a burger restaurant that doubles as an epic and memorable experience, we can’t go past Leonard’s House of Love. This 70s-inspired burger haunt offers burgers, comfy lounges, a fireplace and pool (plus DJs all night long, if that’s what you’re feeling.) The approach here is casual, with burgers served up takeaway-style. Grab yourself a burger, loaded fries and even some nachos and pair your meal with one of the many beers on tap or a cocktail, because why not?

Address: 3 Wilson St, South Yarra VIC 3141
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 12pm-3pm, Sun 12pm-1am
Phone: 0428 066 778

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2. Phat Pizza Burger Bar

If you’re looking for a no-nonsense burger join with fast service and thick patties check out Phat Pizza Bur. With an average turn-around time for an 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. We love the Irish burger with beef, double cheese, BBQ aioli, bacon, onion, tomato and lettuce.

Address: 79 Brighton Road, Elwood VIC 3184
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-9.30pm
Phone: (03) 8383 3209

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3. Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers

If you like it heavy, this is the best burger shop in Melbourne for you. Located on Melbourne’s infamous Lygon Street, you will find perhaps the best chicken burger place in Australia. If you love fried poultry, you’ll love this joint. While beef burgers are on offer, fried chicken is the star here. We encourage anyone visiting Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers to consider the copious amounts of grease you will intake, 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. Just feast your eyes above, need I say more?

Address: 29 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-10pm
Phone: (03) 9663 6350

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4. Rocket Burgers and Fries

Sometimes, simplicity is the most important element when it comes to a burger – none of this brioche bun drizzled with aioli, just a greasy piece of meat. Rocket Burgers and Fries are perfect for just that. The burger menu is small, but, with an extensive choice of sauces, the result is a big flavour. We love the classic cheeseburger, loaded with pickles and ketchup.

Address: 9a/276 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (03) 9078 8478

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5. Royal Stacks

Founded by Dani Zeini with a goal to deliver American-style burgers to the Australian 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.

Address: 470 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Sun-Weds 11am-9.30pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm
Phone: (03) 9620 0296

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6. Hello Harry The Burger Joint

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.

Address: 245 Main Street, Lilydale VIC 3140
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8.30pm
Phone: (03) 9735 1455

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7. Beats Burgers

Located in Essendon, Beats Burgers is another no-nonsense burger joint. It provides customers with tasty meals at an affordable price that are made with quality ingredients. Whether you’re in the mood for beef, chicken, a pulled pork burger, or a tasty hotdog, this Melbourne burger shop can cater to your desires. If you feel like something a little different, try the Flavor Flav burger; made with butternut pumpkin, goats cheese & beetroot pattie, tomato, lettuce, cheese, onion, pickles, and special sauce.

Address: 255 Keilor Road, Essendon VIC 3040
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4.30pm-9.30pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am-11.30pm, Sun 11.30am-9.30pm
Phone: (03) 9351 0551

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8. Beatbox Kitchen

Starting out over a decade ago, food truck innovator Rafael Rafael now heads a brick and mortar eatery located in Brunswick. Beatbox Kitchen is bare-bones in design, but, not in products. With flavour and freshness of the utmost importance. Serving up a simplistic, but, delicious menu, Beatbox Kitchen provides burgers of all sizes to cater to all appetites. And, while the menu is small, there is more than one vegetarian and vegan option.

Address: 12 Edward St, Brunswick VIC 3056
Hours: Sat-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm
Phone: (03) 8060 6664

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9. Ziggy’s Eatery

Utilising all of the best flavours from around the world, Ziggy’s Eatery specialises in not only superb burgers, but, also delicious wraps, falafel, salads, and an assortment of sides. Back to the burgers, the joints famous classic Texan burger is a must-try. If you’re really hungry, why not go for the Giant Texan. These guys cook some of the best burgers in Melbourne.

Address: 195 Carlisle Street, Balaclava VIC 3183
Hours: Sun-Weds 12pm-9pm, Thurs-Sat 12pm-9.30pm

Between 2 buns
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10. Between 2 Buns

To say that this Melbourne burger joint offers its customers a healthy option would be a bit farcical. To say that it offers flavourful options would be more than factual. With 4 locations across Melbourne, this popular burger shop is if anything decadent. With succulent burgers and sides follow the restaurant’s advice that “skinny people are easy to kidnap, eat a burger”.

Address: 28 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018
Hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm

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11. Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill

Taking inspiration from classic US diners, 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 with 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.

Address: 80A Cochranes Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Hours: Wed-Thu 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-9.30pm, Sun 12pm-8.30pm
Phone: (03) 9555 0909

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12. 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.

Address: 424 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
Hours: Tues-Sun 9am-2pm
Phone: (03) 9429 4409

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13. Mad Patties

With 3 locations in Melbourne and an emphasis on a plethora of options, Mad Patties provides Melbournians with carnivorous, mouth-watering burgers. But, vegetarians and vegans, don’t despair, the menu includes several veggie choices and an excellent selection of shakes and sides. This is a sublime burger place. We love the ‘Pretty Mad’ vego burger with a Pumpkin and chickpeas patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, tomato relish and basil pesto mayo.

Address: 61 Tunstall Square, Doncaster East, VIC 3109
Hours: Sun-Thu 10.30am-8.30pm, Fri-Sat 10.30am-9pm
Phone: 0481 430 930

1090 burger
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14. 1090 Burger

Also starting out as a food truck, this contender for the best burgers Melbourne has to offer is now parked permanently in Richmond. 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 per cent fat and 90 per cent beef is followed religiously.

Address: 181A Swanson Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Hours: Tue-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-8pm; Fri 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-9pm; Sat 12pm-9pm; Sun 12pm-8pm
Phone: (03) 8529 3485

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15. Burgertory

Burgertory opened 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. The menu is divided into 2 categories – 7 Deadly Sins and Archangel Chapter II. We can’t go past the ‘Abraham’ with chipotle fried chicken, jalapeños, American slaw, house-made sinner sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion in a charcoal-infused bun. Burgertory is a sinfully delicious haven for those who are seeking refuge.

Address: Shop 8/330 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook VIC 3019
Hours: Thurs-Sun 11.30am-12am, Mon-Weds 11.30am-11pm
Phone: (03) 9069 2151

Bettys burgers
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16. Betty’s Burgers

This Queensland chain has opened up its doors in Melbourne to an adoring public. The burgers here are delicious and no fuss – 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 with lettuce. The southern fried chicken burger might be the best burger Melbourne has to offer, in our humble opinion.

Address: 97 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-9.30pm, Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10.30pm, Sun 11am-10pm
Phone: (03) 9642 5823

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17. Burger Road

This is 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 its products are heavy on the spice (and we love a bit of spice!) Yes, flavourful spicy wagyu beef burgers and loaded fries are what this place is all about. It seems that the desserts offered at this Fairfield joint are equally impressive.

Address: 89 Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078
Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-9pm, Thu-Sat 11am-10pm
Phone: 0466 025 349

Fat jaks
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18. Fat Jaks

Located in the heart of St Kilda, Fat Jaks is an American-style burger joint that doesn’t disappoint in the portion and taste departments. Burgers are made with locally sourced premium ingredients in a comfortable and relaxed space. Another way of defining this Melbourne burger place is that the owner, Rich Slade, brands each bun with a big, black FJ.

Address: 205 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
Phone: 0414 317 710

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19. Burger Boys

These boys do American-style dining to a tee, effortlessly transporting us to the streets of L.A, which is why we love it. They serve up hearty, juicy gourmet burgers – just what you’d expect from the USA. We can’t go past the ‘Rushmore’ with a 150g Beef Patty, American Hi-Melt Cheese, Onion Rings, Streaky Bacon & House made Smokey Bourbon BBQ Sauce, with a side of fried chicken wings, of course.

Address: 32 Church Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm
Phone: (03) 8597 8452

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20. Easey’s

Besides the epic burgers served here, the fit-out of this place is perhaps what we love most. Located in a converted train with kitsch, retro decor with a graffitied lounge bar and cafe area, Easey’s is a Collingwood gem. The menu also lives up to the hype – the double BBQ bacon cheeseburger, the Lousiana fried chicken sandwich and the mac n cheese are some of our go-to’s.

Address: 3/48 Easey St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Phone: (03) 9417 2250

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21. Juanita Peaches

Perhaps as low-key and as unpretentious as it gets, Juanita Peaches is oh-so Brunswick and we’re here for it. The counter-serve style restaurant means all the focus is on the food, and you can taste it. While they have plenty of mentionable burgers, it is actually the fried chicken here that takes the cake – it really is something else. Afterwards, grab yourself a donut, the space also houses all-day donuts.

Address: 12 Edward St, Brunswick VIC 3056
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-9pm
Phone: (03) 8060 6664

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Chargrill Charlie’s Chicken Burger | Image: Supplied

22. Chargrill Charlie’s

If you know, you know. This humble chicken shop may seem rather unassuming, but they actually do some of the best burgers around. Simple, delicious and with top-quality chicken, you can’t go wrong with a feed from Chooka’s. A burger here makes for the perfect lunch during a busy day, grab yourself a Portuguese burger with a grilled piece of chicken, chilli mayo, and Piri Piri sauce. Oh, and don’t forget the chips – they’re some of the best around.

Address: Various locations

300 grams northcote
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23. 300 Grams Northcote

Northcote locals can’t seem to stop raving about this place, and it’s no secret why. The menu is compact – but delightful – featuring seven burgers that each hit the spot in different ways. Our recommendation is to try the namesake – the 300 Gs burger, a mammoth burger with a beef patty, Westmont pickles, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and a house-made burger sauce. The fried fish burger is also a must-try. The best bit? Almost every burger can be made vegetarian or vegan, just ask the friendly staff.

Address: 313 High St, Northcote VIC 3070
Hours: Mon-Weds 11.30am-9pm, Thurs-Sat 11.30am-9.30pm
Phone: 0422 874 377

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24. The Beast

Burgers, beers, cocktails, music – this place has it all. A Brunswick institution, The Beast can do no wrong in our eyes. We love coming here for Friday night hangs with mates, ordering a few drinks and soaking it all up with some epic burgers. We’re currently loving the ‘Filthy’ with a Wagyu Beef Patty, Jack Cheddar, B.East Chilli Paste, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Ketchup and Jalapeño Miso Aioli. Burgers are served on potato buns and you can choose from a single or double, depending on how hungry you are.

Address: 80 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
Phone: (03) 9036 1456

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25. Bar Margaux

While burgers may not be the first thing that comes to mind at Bar Margaux, you’d be surprised what little French haunt serves up. The New York-inspired French bistro is moody, decadent and full of French menu items – think escargot and steak tartare. But if you delve a little deeper, you will find the burger – complete with two Wagyu patties, bacon, organic cheese, and a bordelaise sauce on a milk-brioche bun. It is by far one of the most boujee burgers we’ve ever had the privilege to feast on. Grab a martini of a glass of rosé for the ultimate evening out.

Address: Basement/111 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Tues-Weds 5pm-12am, Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri – Sat 5pm-3am
Phone: (03) 9650 0088

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26. Butchers Diner

Are you all too familiar with those late-night burger cravings? Look no further than Butchers Diner. Serving up greasy, delicious feeds for under $10, you would be a fool not to stop by here after a night out. From the menu, we love the deviled egg hamburger served on a milk bun, or the chilli dogs also go down a treat. If you’re feeling brave and want to return for your hungover brekky – these guys also serve a killer egg burger with bacon.

Address: 10 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Tues-Thurs 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
Phone: (03) 9639 7324

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27. Truck Stop Deluxe

Keeping it nice and simple, Truck Stop Deluxe is home to some of Melbourne’s most humble burgers. Replicating a trucker stop in its interior, so do the burgers in terms of what you’d expect to find at a truck stop along a highway. They have heaps of burgers to choose from along with fried chicken. Our tip? Treat yourself with the Nutella waffles after your feed – you won’t regret it.

Address: 98 Watton St, Werribee VIC 3030
Hours: Weds-Sun 11.30am-9pm
Phone: (03) 9741 4000

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28. Kustom Burgers

Every burger here has a vegetarian option, which is one of the main reasons we come here every time we find ourselves up in Thornbury. With black and white chequered tile floor and vibrant coloured booths, the retro vibes here are also part of the experience. Our recommendation is the mushroom burger with southern fried portobello mushroom, coated with Kustom’s secret herbs and spices, coriander, topped with cheese, jalapeños, Kustom’s chipotle mayo and Kustom slaw. The milkshakes here are also divine!

Address: 861 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
Phone: (03) 9484 9316

How Man of Many Chose the Best Burgers in Melbourne

With more than 10 years of experience reviewing bars and restaurants, Man of Many’s team of editors have selected a list of the burger restaurants in Melbourne we love. They’ve taken into account price, atmosphere, menus and burger goodness when compiling this list, while also leaning on author Aimee O’Keefe who is a North Melbourne local with a wealth of personal experience trialling burgers around Melbourne.

Alternatives to Burgers in Melbourne

If you’re looking to bar-hop your way to a rooftop after your burger feed, why not check out the best rooftop bars in Melbourne? Alternatively, you can also check out our list of these fun things to do in Melbourne or if you’re looking to keep the party going, we can also help you with your search for the best live music venues in Melbourne.

Burger FAQs

Where can I find burgers near me in Melbourne?

Hello Harry, Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers and Between 2 Buns are just some of the many burger joints in Melbourne.

Where can I find a good chicken burger in Melbourne?

Betty’s Burgers and Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers have some of the best chicken burgers in Melbourne.

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