Brisbane's best burgers
There’s nothing quite as accessible as a patty, sauce, and a bun. Chow down on the timeless burger with some of Brisbane’s best. Bring friends and add beer for the ultimate good time. We've even got vegetarian and vegan options so no one's left out.
Ben’s Burgers, Fortitude Valley & West End
Burgers by Ben, the way Ben likes them, at Ben’s Burgers. Three choices, no changes. Not a fan of pickles? Grab your hand-claws and fish them out yourself – don’t even dream of asking the chef to exclude them. The Classic, the Cheesy, and the Veg plus one location each side of the river should have everyone covered.
Melbourne expertise meets childhood dream, Super Combo is the first gaming themed burger joint in Brisbane. Inspired by Street Fighter and a bevy of arcade games the Super Combo menu is a globally inspired collection of powerful flavours. The regular burger, levelled up.
Nestled next to Charlie’s Raw Squeeze, Moo Free is Brisbane’s first dedicated vegan burger bar. A familiar range of animal-less burgers, the Mooxicana, Off Da Hook, and Vegan Brothers Delight, come served with beer battered or sweet potato chips, hummus, tabouli, and pesto. All made from fresh local ingredients.
A Sunshine Coast staple that’s made its way to the River City, Hello Harry offers the usual beefy options but teases the tastebuds with Texan brisket, chickpea, and crumbed Queensland barramundi offerings. No nonsense, no fluff – just delicious burgers.
Neil Perry’s latest experiment, The Burger Project promises fast food with slow food values. Beef is sourced from North Western Tasmania in some of the world’s most pristine pastures and pure air. The menu may look standard but the food certainly doesn’t taste like it. Jump the queue by ordering on the Burger Project app.
Miel Container, Mary Street
Housed in a red shipping container, Miel Container’s easy to miss but worth seeking out. Ciabatta and brioche buns accompany your choice of meat or vegie patties as you assemble your own burger. Or choose from the classic range if you’re not feeling creative.
Lucky Egg, Fortitude Valley
Served out of a converted shipping container in the courtyard of the Brightside, Lucky Egg does fried chicken very very well. Catering to daytime Valley pros and late night partygoers, the burgers, wings, and popcorn chicken taste even better with a cold beer and live music. On Tuesday burgers are half price.
Go toe-to-toe with Sixteenth Round’s Texas-style classics. The regular cheeseburger is exactly what you’d expect but a one-two jab of smoothies and workout protein shakes are sure to keep you bouncing. The real knockout is the Ross’ Reuben, a Katz Deli homage.
Gerard’s Bar, Fortitude Valley
Spanish-inspired, for a change, Gerard’s Bar is a modern cocktail and wine bar with a slick European setting. The focus is on its large charcuterie and cheese situation, but the Blackmore Wagyu has gained cult status. It’s hand flamed behind the bar. There’s also a fried chicken option.
Brewski, Caxton Street
Burgers are a beer’s best friend, and Brewski loves food. Pick from a menu of nine burger options, like the traditional Cheeseburger, Mac n Cheese burger, or Chickenless or Beefless vegan burgers, and chow down with a bestie or a date. Drop in for a $10 lunch, Tuesday to Sunday, and 2-4-1 on Mondays. Burgers are $10 all day Tuesdays.
Grilling Art, Stafford Heights & Underwood
North or south doesn’t matter to Grilling Art – riverside rivalries mean nothing when great food’s on the line. Pick your patty, curate your toppings, and learn to respect the art of the burger with its Homemade range otherwise try a Signature pick and let the artisans guide you through a gallery of taste.
The perfect dinner for two, Burger Time 69’s Bulimba newest hole-in-the-wall burger place. Beef, chicken and vegetarian options fill the restaurant’s eight-item menu and you can grab American-inspired street eats on the side. For the less physically inclined, you can order through UberEATS.
Voted best burgers on the Gold Coast two years running, Ze Pickle’s Brisbane store boasts a prime Valley location and pressed wagyu mince patties. Eccentric names like the Pablo Escoburger and the Ya Mum reveal the kind of craziness that puts a patty in between a Doughnut Time glazed donut. Try the Triple Loco for a heart attack and a great story.
DA’Burger, New Farm
Burger purists, DA’Burger loves burgers and they love you. The menu boasts vegan options and really not vegan options all driven by science in pursuit of the ultimate burger. Locally-sourced bread, meat, and salad are the three key elements of the DA’Burger Triangle.
The only food truck on the list, Mr Burger’s probably wherever you’re not. Keep up with its movements on its Facebook page and hunt down the eponymous burger that started it all. Or, if you get a hankering in your PJs, you can order online.
Burger Urge, South Bank, West End & New Farm
Dealers of delicious, Burger Urge has been growing for ten years straight. Sauces made in-house, free range meat, hand-baked bread, and biodegradable packaging are testaments to the Brisbane icon’s standard of quality. Chow down on The Donald Trump, an American-style House Special.
Red Hook, Gresham Lane
A Gresham Lane treat, Red Hook is inspired by the street vans of New York City. Pull up a chair on the Queen Street side and savour every bite or grab a takeaway box like a true New Yorker. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Just Poppy’s, Riverhills
Caution: Just Poppy’s may cause permanent addiction. Voted best burger by Brisbane Times readers, a huge menu of over 60 (!) burgers will give you reason to come back, again and again. Rib-fillet, meat-free, lamb, chicken, pork, fish, and beef – you name it, they’ve probably got it.
The perfect inner-city takeaway, Charboys lives on Edward Street in a converted container. Outdoor seating options mean you can take some time out to chat and chow down on the classic cheeseburger, a lentil burger for vegos, and or a fried chicken burger that’s finger-licking good.
Fritzenberger, Petrie Terrace
Fritzenberger knows the value of the frites. Not just a side dish, they’re a compliment to the burger itself. Heck, there’s even a gourmet salt station. Locally-sourced beef, with perfectly made chips, coupled with in-house brewed beers make for the perfect meal out. The venue’s also open to function bookings.
Arguably the best burgers in Brisbane, Miss Kay’s is the CBD go-to for authentic American-style fast food. The Ludakrisp, Austin Flowers, and Poutine Burger all speak for themselves while The Big Kay’s Challenge gets you on the Wall of Fame.
Winner Winner Hot Chicken, Paddington
Heavily Nashville-inspired, Winner Winner’s fried chicken is sure to make the Colonel jealous. The menu’s basically what you’d expect with feeds for you, a date, or the whole family. Dine-in and takeaway are both options and you can order through your favourite delivery app. Sure to make the Colonel jealous.
Voted 2016’s Best New Restaurant, Brooklyn Depot’s Chef-prepared menu is about as American as you can get without a shaky visa. Pork belly, pulled BBQ chicken, and lamb options spice up the menu while the Fuhgeddaboudit promises a lethal injection of hot sauce. Ask the crew about the burger of the month.
Alfred & Constance, Fortitude Valley
Conveniently named and located, Alfred & Constance’s famous wagyu, brisket, and pulled pork burgers know exactly how to hit the spot. Grab a share plate of fries, tacos, or Mediterranean salad on the side and settle in with a long list of cocktails.
Yardbird, Fortitude Valley & Paddington
Brisbane’s premiere ale house, Yardbird’s two locations boast a burger for everyone. Steak, beef, pulled pork, chicken, vege, and vegan – plus Death Sentence wings with parmesan and herb fries. Paddington is open from 11; the Valley from 12.
The Flying Cock, Fortitude Valley
A seven-day celebration of Australian culture, The Flying Cock burgers are straightforward – chicken or beef. Coupled with a cocktail and an eclectic choice of décor, nothing beats the usual. Bring friends for banter and kick-ons.
Quite simply, Remy’s is about breakfast, burgers and beer. In the heart of Paddington, Remy’s offers takeaway and preorders from its familiar menu. Head down on weekdays for a $15 lunch deal, catch smooth jazz on Thursdays, and double down on 2 for 1 burgers and a live DJ on Sundays.
Honest and hearty, 2forks prides itself on a 10-hour slow cook. Combining proudly Australian meat with zesty international flavours, the Char Sui Pork, Pomegranate Lamb, and Tequila Beef play gorgeously with a choice of burger, burrito, rice, or nachos. Non-pulled and vegetarian options provide something for everyone.
Literally everywhere – and still expanding – Getta Burger’s menu is familiar and accessible. ‘That BBQ Sauce’ slathers the best of its menu such as the Getta Boss, the Getta Filthy, and the Getta Pig Out. Straightforward, simple, and close to you.
Ribs & Burgers, Fortitude Valley & Woolloongabba
Pretty self-explanatory, Ribs & Burgers have two main specialties – have a guess. Angus patties cooked to medium with American cheese are a mainstay, but their Butcher Signature range plays with wagyu, veggies and lamb. Super easy online ordering can cut down on the wait for mouthwatering mealtimes.
Dripping with Irish charm – and the leprechauns banished – Copperface Jacks is the perfect place for a stout and a meal. The chef’s own Kilkenny Beer Batter coats the chips and onion rings, accompanying the melt-in-your-mouth Brisket Burger. Guinness and Kilkenny, as you’d imagine, flow freely on tap.
Grill’d, … right next to you, probably
You know where and what Grill’d is, we don’t have to explain this to you. Beef, lamb, chicken, vegetarian and vegan options punctuate the hip, reliable menu, with tasty fries with herb salt and they even have Mini Me packs for the kids.