Mr Mark Jessen
27 Joints for the Best Burgers in Melbourne | Man of Many
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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.
1. Burger Project
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.
2. Royal Stacks
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.
3. Three One 2 One
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. The southern fried chicken burger might be the best burger Melbourne has to offer.
4. Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co
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.
5. Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill
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.
6. Hello Harry
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.
7. Phat Pizza and Burger
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.
8. Tally Kitchen
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.
9. Burger Road
If you like it heavy, this is the best burger shop in Melbourne. 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?
10. Sonny’s Fried Chicken & Burgers
Located in the heart of St Kilda, this is the second entrant with the name Fat on our list. 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.
11. Fat Jaks
Located right next to South Yarra Railway Station, the burgers here are 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. Customers also have the option of a Milk Bun, Gluten-Free Bun, Vegan Bun, or Lettuce Wrap. With burgers names that include Bel Air and Venice Beach, you’ll be sure to find the perfect flavour for you.
12. L.A. Burgers
Flame 400 pride themselves on creating mouth-watering burgers, ribs, and crazy delicious shakes. Made on-site with fresh ingredients every day, Flame 400 serves up quality food and provides value for money. Try the Burger Down Under, Deep Fried Buffalo Wings, Sriracha Hotdog, and other crowd favourites. A genuine contender for one of the best burger shops in Melbourne.
13. Flame 400
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 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”.
14. Between 2 Buns
Want more decadence? Voila. Bursting on the burger-scene in 2017, this little burger shop is famous for its enormous Burgers. And, 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. This joint is not for the faint-hearted.
15. Balwyn Canteen
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. The menu is divided into 2 categories – 7 Deadly Sins and Archangel Chapter II. Burgertory is a sinfully delicious haven for those who are seeking refuge.
16. Burgertory
Sometimes, simplicity is the most important element 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. The burger menu is small, but, with an extensive choice of sauces, the result is big flavour.
17. Rocket Burgers and Fries
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 or 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
Phone: +61 3 7018 3501
Hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am-9pm
18. Beats Burgers
With 3 locations in Melbourne and an emphasis on a plethora of options, Mad Patties provides Melbournians 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.
19. Mad Patties
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.
20. Beatbox Kitchen
Also starting out as a food truck, this contender for 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 percent fat and 90 percent beef is followed religiously.
21. 1090 Burger
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. Burger options range from a classic cheeseburger, southern fried chicken, Japenese fried chicken, truffle & mushroom, fish – battered rockling, or the curious vegetarian option featuring, black quinoa, roast pumpkin, and chickpea cake.
22. Changz Canteen
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. The crispy fried chicken and brioche bun combination are revered by locals and burger lovers who travel from further afield for one of the best burger shops in Melbourne.
23. Parlour Diner
Tucked away behind Melbourne staple The Pantry is The Royale Brothers burger joint. Offering patrons some of the best burgers to grace the city. A simple but delicious menu that caters for pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans. The team here work hard to maintain their enviable status as one of the best Melbourne hamburger shops. 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.
24. The Royale Brothers
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.
25. Ziggy’s Eatery
An East-Coast-inspired burger-and-bar diner, Grand Trailer Park Taverna serves up Melbourne’s best new burgers, alongside signature spiked shakes, cocktails and desserts. A worthy contender for best burgers Melbourne CBD has on offer.
26. Grand Trailer Park Taverna
Located in Pascoe Vale, the cheesy, gooey and glutenous fare at Burger Basement is well worth the trip. Enjoy some classic American favourites and a few modern twists at this cheeky little burger shop.
27. Burger Basement
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