The Best Burgers in Sydney

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Taking the kids out for burgers in Sydney goes back generations, but there is no need to settle for typical fast-food fare now that there are incredible burger joints popping up all over Sydney, serving seriously tasty diner food that draws foodie families and hipsters in equal measures.

Next time you treat the kids to a burger make it a treat for yourself as well, with the best burgers in Sydney.

The Best Burgers in Sydney

1. Bonditony's Burger Joint

Bondi Tony's Burger Joint
Bonditony's Burger Joint is friendly and down to earth with a little bit of rock & roll.

This cool music-inspired diner is a firm favourite for burger lovers due to its down-to-earth vibes and authentic, generous burgers.

Made from grass-fed, free-range produce and homemade sauces, Bonditony's pride themselves on using the best quality products around. Since its inception in 2015, this little gem has become a Bondi institution and one of the best spots for burgers in Sydney. Flanked with rock and roll music and memorabilia throughout, it has a buzzing atmosphere with friendly staff and loyal locals. We love that it's family-friendly with a kids' menu and signature Super Thick Shakes, plus, it has a great outdoor seating area perfect for summer nights and people-watching.

Location: 1/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach

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2. Mary's 

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Mary's Burgers

Looking for a burger joint with a rock 'n' roll vibe? Mary's is the place to be.

Known for their delectable beef, chicken, and veggie burgers, this iconic venue delivers bold flavours and a seriously cool atmosphere. And let's not forget their epic fried chicken and an impressive selection of craft beers to complement your meal. Prepare to rock your taste buds!

Locations: multiple throughout Sydney - visit the website to find a Mary's burger near you.

3. Out Of the Blue

Out Of The Blue
Out Of The Blue is famous for its generous, great-value burgers! 

This inconspicuous takeaway shop in Sydney's east is a local favourite, and word has travelled far and wide about their hearty, old-school burgers, not least because of the amazing value!

A small, family business, Out of the Blue have been serving up some of the best burgers in Sydney for decades, piled high with fresh ingredients. There is a range of classics, including hamburgers from $13, plus schnitzel, steak, veggie and fish burgers. Be warned: there is often a queue outside for this place!

Location: 2/272 Clovelly Rd, Coogee

4. Mister Gee Burgers

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Mister Gee Burgers

You can't write a list of the best burgers in Sydney and not include the famous Mister Gee Burgers!

Mister Gee Burgers in North Strathfield serves up some of the juiciest and tastiest burgers in Sydney. With their ever-changing menu and secret specials, every visit is a delightful surprise. Our favourites include the OG Truffle with grass-fed beef patty, Havarti cheese, caramelised onion, rocket, and Gee’s truffle mayo, or the Cheeseboogie with grass-fed beef patty, American cheese, caramelised onion, pickles, boogie sauce - heaven!

Location: 3/16a George St, North Strathfield 

5. Milky Lane

The best burgers in Sydney
The burgers at Milky Lane need to be seen to be believed!

You might have heard of Milky Lane's unbelievable desserts but did you know they're also the destination for unbelievable burgers in Sydney?

Known for their over-the-top burgers and Instagram-worthy presentation, Milky Lane push the boundaries of burger indulgence. From their towering "Big Poppa" burger to their mind-blowing dessert burgers, each bite is an explosion of flavours and textures. Prepare to feast your eyes and your taste buds!

Locations: multiple throughout Sydney - visit the website to find a Milky Lane near you.

6. Excelsior Jones

Excelsior Jones, Ashfield
Ashfield's favourite local cafe is making waves with its famous burger!

The owners of Excelsior Jones, Ashfield's beloved local cafe, moved from trendy Le Monde in Surry Hills to open this neighbourhood gem.

The family-friendly vibe of the area has been catered for beautifully here, and while it is not a dedicated burger restaurant, the juicy cheeseburger is becoming famous in its own right. There is also a kids' menu and other diner classics, including an old-school lime spider.

Excelsior Jones are open for breakfast and lunch every day - enjoy!

Location: 39A Queen St, Ashfield

7. Burger Co.

. Burger Co. By Kingston
Burger Co by Kingston brings together the best produce, skills and flavours.

Looking for a healthy burger in Sydney? Burger Co's offering is so pure you can tell yourself you're eating healthy!

These guys mince their own patties each day using brisket, chuck and flank to produce 'the best bladdy burgers you have ever tried'. Locals just love these juicy burgers set in a super convenient location.

Other menu items include mac and cheese in heated tubs, buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese sauce and fries topped with bacon and gravy. Oh, and don't forget to try their imported American sodas or loaded shakes!

Location: Level 4, Rooftop Dining, Westfield Hurstville

8. BL Burgers 

Inventive burgers with attitude are on offer at BL Burgers.

BL Burgers is where creativity meets burger perfection and is a top contender for offering the best burgers in Sydney.

With a menu that changes regularly, you'll always find something new and exciting to tantalise your tastebuds. From their famous Blame Canada burger with maple-glazed bacon to the indulgent Double Royale, BL Burgers is a must-visit for burger connoisseurs seeking bold flavours and a laid-back vibe.

Darlinghurst - 1/151 Oxford Street
Parramatta - 3/188 Church Street

9. The Tuckshop

This suburban milk bar has been transformed by the boys behind The Baron and Nathan Hindmarch, of Eels fame, into a contemporary "tuckshop" and one of the best spots for burgers in Sydney. But this is no school canteen and has already earned some serious foodie cred.

Produce is sourced locally so meals are super fresh and tasty, as well as having a feel-good factor. The burgers are definitely the drawcard at The Tuckshop, but they also have tasty salads and an all-day breakfast menu. This is parent heaven, or Glenheaven, as their sign cheekily calls it. The kids' menu has a choice of chicken nuggets or a healthy option of fruit and veg with Avo smash, plus, they’ll lend you a rug to picnic at the adjoining park with a playground, so the kids can run wild, while you relax with a well-earned cheeseburger and single-origin coffee - sold!

Location: 78 Glenhaven Rd, Glenhaven

10. Bar Luca

Bar Luca
Create your own exotic Bar Luca burger with a huge menu of sauces and add-ons.

Bar Luca is like the Willy Wonka of burger factories! They have an extensive menu of exotic creations from the classic BL Beef to the double-patty Mac Daddy. Every week there is an experimental Burger Special that really pushes out the boat. Think peanut butter and cheese, duck bacon and layers of potato crisps. They also have a stack of house-made sauces and burger add-ons so you can personalise your ultimate meal. As well as staking their claim on 'Sydney's best burger', they do incredible freak shakes! 

Location: 52 Phillip St, Sydney

11. Paul’s Famous Hamburgers

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Paul's Famous Hamburgers

The burger revolution in Sydney has brought us a slew of slick establishments, but what has become of the old-fashioned burgers we grew up with? You’ll find one at Paul’s Famous Hamburgers and they are better than ever.

Opened in 1957, this hole-in-the-wall burger bar has been serving traditional burgers for generations. Touted the best-value burgers in Sydney, locals and visitors queue out the door to get their burger fix. There is a kids' burger too, but no veggie option. Grab some burgers and a two-litre pineapple crush drink, which has been described as liquid sunshine, and head down the hill for a picnic by the Saint Georges River. 

Location: 12 Princes Hwy, Sylvania

12. Burger Patch

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Burger Patch, Chatswood

Calling all veggie lovers!

Burger Patch are here to prove that vegan burgers in Sydney can be just as delicious and satisfying. With their plant-based patties, fresh ingredients, and inventive flavours, this burger joint has captured the hearts of both vegans and meat-eaters alike. From their BBQ-pulled jackfruit burger to their crispy cauliflower creation, Burger Patch take vegan burgers to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Location: 234/1 Katherine St, Chatswood

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Oct 29 2015

best burger way better than Grill is Bonarche burgers in Leichhardt!