The Top 10 Best Burgers in Sydney
Taking the kids out for burgers goes back generations, but there is no need to settle for typical fast-food fare, now that there are 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 our best burgers in Sydney.
1. Happy Ending Burgers, Concord
Happy Ending Burgers boast Concord’s finest fried chicken and beef burgers by the masterful Mister Gee of food truck fame! They have an amazing selection of big, fat burgers with juicy meat and soft buns - comfort food just the way we like it - plus creative weekly specials. The Loaded Fries or Pakora Onion Rings make a winning burger combo, and if there is still room try the decadent Deep Fried Oreo's. It's a busy little place with limited indoor and outdoor seating, so there is often a queue at the door. The friendly service, fun atmosphere and downright delicious food are worth it.
2. The Milk Bar by Café Ish, Redfern
With 17 huge burgers on the menu from a classic cheeseburger to a Badboy Baconater, there is something for everyone at The Milk Bar. The tasty range of sides includes Hand-cut Fries, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Truffled Mushroom Mac & Cheese and Freakin Awesome Chicken wings. They also make all the milkshake syrups themselves and you have to try one of their famous shakes. Lastly, take home one of their house-baked donuts for dessert! An old-fashioned jukebox and arcade game table are fun additions for the kids too. Check out their daily deals to get more bang for your burger buck!
3. Chur Burger, Surry Hills & Rooty Hill
When Chur Burger opened in Surry Hills, it caused a revolution. One of the early diner-style burger bars selling top-notch burgers, Chur Burger was the burger on everyone’s lips. But they haven’t let the fame go to their heads. Their succulent burgers are still top quality and good value and burger lovers of all ages are welcome. They now have an outlet at Rooty Hill RSL, a Chur Express at the airport and a Chur Burger Food Truck out in Sydney on Friday and Saturday nights. Having made it to just about every 'best burgers' list around, if you haven’t tried one of their burgers, you owe it to yourself to go!
4. Out Of the Blue, Clovelly
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 has been serving up delicious burgers for decades, piled high with fresh ingredients. There is a range of classics including Hamburgers from $10.50 plus Schnitzel, Steak, Veggie and Fish Burgers. There's also a menu of special edition burgers. Be warned: there is often a queue outside for this place!
5. Bonditony's Burger Joint, Bondi
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 prides itself on using the best quality products around. Since its inception in 2015, this little gem has become a Bondi institution. Flanked with rock and roll music and memorabilia throughout, it has a buzzing atmosphere with friendly staff and loyal locals. It is family-friendly with a kids menu and signature Super Thick Shakes, and a great outdoor seating area perfect for summer nights and people watching.
6. Excelsior Jones, Ashfield
The owners of Excelsior Jones, Ashfield's beloved local cafe, moved from trendy Le Monde in Surry Hills to open this neighbourhood gem. The more 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 rite. There is also a kids menu and other diner classics including an old school lime spider. They are open for breakfast and lunch every day.
7. The Tuckshop, Glenhaven
This suburban milk bar has been transformed by the boys behind The Baron and Nathan Hindmarch, of Eels fame, into a contemporary “tuckshop”. 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 kid's menu has a choice of chicken nuggets, or a healthy option of fruit and veg with Avo smash and 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.
8. Burger Co. By Kingston
Westfield Hurstville's Burger Co 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.
9. Bar Luca
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!
10. Paul’s Famous Hamburgers, Sylvania
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.
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Oct 29 2015
best burger way better than Grill is Bonarche burgers in Leichhardt!