Melbourne’s love affair with the humble hamburger is as strong as ever. From gourmet burgers with prime meat to vegan delights, here’s a whole lot of fun in a bun.

MOFO Burgers

MOFO reckon you can eat burgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their breaky burger comes with egg, bacon, cheddar, hash brown and tomato relish. Vegans can tuck into a zucchini, corn, chickpea and quinoa patty with all the fixings. For the brave at heart, order a pulled pork, crackling, mac and cheese burger with spicy ranch dressing.

Sonny’s at John Curtin Bandroom

Inside the Curtin Hotel, you’ll find Sonny’s Fried Chicken and Burgers. They specialise in 24-hour brined chicken that is pressure fried and crispy. Order those fried chicken burgers with extra sides like slaw, potato salad, mac and cheese, and biscuits and gravy. Beef burgers aren't done by halves either, with a stacked triple patty beast making its delicious mark on the menu.

 Burgers, fried chicken and sides on a red plastic tray
Sonny's Fried Chicken and Burgers

B.EAST CBD 

The B.EAST burger menu is like a big bite of the USA. For vegans and vegetarians there are some excellent options. The Classic Veg comes with a sweet potato and lentil patty. The Bam Bam Buffalo comes with Southern fried vegan chicken, and the Beast of Burden comes with a plant patty and a whole mess of tasty bits, including ‘onion debris’. 

The Last Chance Rock and Roll Bar

The Last Chance Rock and Roll Bar does a great line in weekly burger specials. They’ll sling things like a camembert and bacon burger, or a chip shop curry burger. With hot chips doused in their glorious chicken salt, this is a juicy good time. Available Wednesday to Sunday. 

Butchers Diner

Butchers Diner is Melbourne’s best late-night burger joint, open until 3am Wednesday to Saturday. Their all-day menu features some straight up, classic burgers. Try the trusty egg and maple bacon burger. There's also the no-mess, no-fuss cheeseburger with house bacon and aged cheddar.  

A burger on a table next to a small plate of friend chicken
Butcher's Diner

Rockpool

If you’re in the mood for a glamorous burger episode, head to the bar at Rockpool. The restaurant is famous for sourcing the highest quality beef and their burger is no exception. Try their famous David Blackmore’s full-blood Wagyu burger. It's topped with bacon, gruyere cheese and zuni (zucchini) pickle and it will melt in your mouth.

Metro Burgers

This Degraves Street spot is a must for city workers on a lunch budget. Grab a Wagyu beef, chicken schnitty or gourmet veggie burger with a soft drink, water or coffee for just $15.90. Or try more exotic burgers made from emu, crocodile and kangaroo. Whatever you choose, it all goes down well with a creamy thick shake and sweet potato fries.

A burger on a plate next to a chicken salad, a plate of sweet potato fries and a milkshake
Metro Burgers

Wonky Trolley

Wonky Trolley, in the heart of the North Melbourne shops, does a fine line in burgers. We love the Full Trolley, loaded with bacon, egg, cheese, pineapple and salad. Like it spicy? Order the Chilli, cranked up with jalapenos and chipotle mayo. Can’t handle too much bread? All burgers here are available as wraps too. 

Royal Stacks

Royal Stacks is a crowd favourite on Collins Street. Burgers are made with 100 per cent Australian pasture-fed beef. There's the King (with a mac and cheese croquette) and, for those ditching the meat, there’s the Lisa with a chickpea patty. If you’re feeling wildly hungry, get La Dama. It’s royally stacked with crispy fried chicken, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers, pickles and ranch.

More top burger joints in Melbourne

Betty's Burgers and Concrete Co

Classic American-style burgers and rich, creamy desserts.

Burgertory

Best burgers in town. Meat the burgs your soul can't get enough of.

London K Burgers

Quality meat and vegetarian burgers, and innovative sides.

Simpsons Burgers

Offering a wide range of burgers and chips, with vegetarian options available.

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