Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

There’s no room in life for sub par burgers. If your local takeout shop isn’t cutting the mustard, you need to upgrade to a tastier establishment immediately. According to TripAdvisor’s customer review data, these are the best ten burger places in Australia. (Note: The following descriptions and photos may cause extreme taste-bud torture. You have been warned.)

The burger shops below have been crowned the tastiest in Australia by travel site TripAdvisor based on customer reviews. While this is by no means a fair or accurate ranking system, it’s safe to say that all of these restaurants will provide a very decent burger fix. As you can see from the list, Queensland appears to be the best location for burger lovers, with a whopping six slots taken up by the Sunshine State.

If you’re feeling peckish, head down to whichever one is closest and order a burger with the lot. (Or if you have some time up your sleeve, plan an odyssey across the country to try all ten!)

#1 Burger Lounge (Coolangatta, Queensland)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

This American-style burger specialist scored an impressive average of 4.5 bubbles out of 5 across 163 reviews. Hero burgers on its menu include the Cows With Guns (beef patty, homemade chill concarne, vintage cheddar, jalapenos, guacamole, spicy tomato salsa, onion rings, tomato relish, pickled cucumber and Spanish onion) and the Wagyu Bacon Deluxe (Wagyu beef patty, Swiss cheese, truffle mustard, tomato relish, garlic ailoi, rocket, tomato and caramelised onion.) Tasty sides include crispy fries, onion rings and buffalo wings.

#2 Off The Track (Port Douglas, Queensland)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

Off The Track scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles across 55 reviews. As the name suggests, it’s a bit out of the way but by all accounts the detour is well worth it. Specialty burgers include the Texan burger and Crickey’s Burger which boasts a crocodile meat patty. The restaurant is also noted for its homemade sauces and relishes including a scorchingly hot sauce made from Carolina Reaper chilies.

#3 Long Boards Laidback Eatery & Bar (Surfers Paradise, Queensland)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

Long Boards Laidback Eatery & Bar scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles across 313 reviews. This surfer-friendly burger joint packs more than 20 burger options onto its menu, including the signature Phat Bastard Burger: a 1.8kg monster stuffed with grilled wagyu, bacon, pulled pork, cheese, coleslaw and salads. Anyone who can finish the burger (plus fries) in half an hour scores a $150 in house voucher. Also worth trying is the Big Kahuna Burger, which comes with Wagyu beef, lettuce, tomato, beetroot, onion, pineapple, bacon, mustard pickle, mayo and BBQ sauce.

#4 The Burger Bar (Noosa, Queensland)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

The Burger Bar scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles from 228 reviews. This burger joint stands out from the crowd by making everything in house; from the sauces down to the bread. There’s also a range of burger options for vegans. Tasty options sounding include the After Burner (chilli beef, jalapeno relish, cheese, lettuce, tomato, house mayonnaise) Midnight Delight (beef, cheese, smoked bacon, garlic & chilli mayonnaise, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, house mayonnaise) and the Dutch Oven (beef, bacon, sauerkraut, dijonnaise, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, house mayonnaise.)

#5 The Bottle of Milk (Lorne, Victoria)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

The Bottle of Milk scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles from 228 reviews. It’s located along the Great Ocean Road in Lorne, Victoria. It uses locally sourced ingredients with homemade condiments. Signature offerings include the Hell Yeah burger (prime Victorian beef, tasty cheese, pineapple, beetroot, lettuce, tomato, onion, house mayo and relish), The Pest (prime Victorian beef, roasted capsicum, lettuce, tomato, onion, house mayo & fresh pesto) and Brie Cheeseburger (prime beef, brie cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, house mayo and homemade tomato relish.) As the name implies, it also sells milkshakes.

#6 Nosh Express (Noosa, Queensland)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

The Nosh Express scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles from 18 reviews. Located on Hastings Street just off Noosa’s main beach, Nosh Express specialises in New York-style burgers that are quickly made to order. It is also famous for its flathead fish burgers fresh salads.

#7 Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. (Noosa, Queensland)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

Betty’s Burgers scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles from 133 reviews. Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. keeps its menu lean with six burgers to choose from. Its signature is the Betty’s classic which comes with an Angus beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion and melted American cheese topped with Betty’s special homemade sauce. If you’re watching your carbs, they also do a bread-free option called the Bare Betty. You can also order beers and a range of desserts including apple pie.

#8 Nordburger (Norwood, South Australia)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

Nordburger scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles from 37 reviews. Nordburger’s signature burger is an unusual fusion of an American cheeseburger and a basket of Buttermilk fired chicken tenderloins. This burger joint is also famous for its chilli cheese fries topped with beef pieces and cheese. Other noteworthy burgers include the Royale (double beef, double cheese, caramelized onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup, Nord sauce and Mushroom burger (Panko-crumbed portobello mushrooms, coleslaw, mustard.)

#9 George’s Hamburger Shop (Bairnsdale, Victoria)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

George’s Hamburger Shop scored 4 out of 5 bubbles from 33 reviews. Are you sick of all these gourmet and “Americana” style burgers? George’s Hamburger Shop sticks to true Aussie style burgers. They’re purportedly like a souped-up version of the burgers you used to get in the ’80s: big, greasy and amazing.

#10 8bit (Melbourne/Sydney)

Australia’s Tastiest Burger Restaurants, Ranked

8-bit scored 4.5 out of 5 bubbles from 32 reviews. This retro video game-themed restaurant is located on Droop Street in Footscray. It claims to serve Melbourne’s finest hamburgers and hotdogs. Charmingly, the burgers are all named after famous video games; from the Golden Axe (crispy fried chicken, cheese, sriracha mayo, slaw) to the Double Dragon (double beef, double cheese, double bacon, pickles, mustard, lettuce topped with signature 8BIT sauce.)


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Comments

  • The tuna sandwich I just ate for lunch, while delicious at the time, now seems horrendously inadequate.

    On the plus side, hooray for Queensland! Looks like I have some coast trips in my immediate future.

  • Hey do you live in Queensland or something? Because I reckon that Melbourne has amazing burgers and you just mentioned one. I have reviews up on my blog franvsfood.com under Burger Quest and Jimmy’s Burgers and Burgers of Melbourne have tons of reviews and they all look much better than the ones above

  • Take it form a burger aficionado in Adelaide, Nordburger is not the best burger joint.
    IMHO you should go the following:
    Burger Republic, 110 King William Rd, Hyde Park
    Chuckwagon, 175 O’Connell St, North Adelaide
    Burgastronomy, 19 O’Connell St, North Adelaide

  • Or if you want a good reference point join the Fatties Burger Appreciation Society on Facebook with over 10,000 members :), Their list would be rather different (consiting of 5 Point North Sydney, Pub Life Kitchen Ultimo, Mister Gee’s Burger Truck, Cafe Ish Redfern, Mary’s Newtown and Danno’s Cafe Dee Why).

  • The problem I find with so many tasty burgers, is that they don’t have the structural integrity required to make the eating experience truly satisfying. I love a good burger, but I hate it when I literally cannot fit the thing in my mouth, and have to tear it apart like an animal.

    • Yes, along with the other 20 touted joints in Melbourne.

      Tbh, i have had a lot of burgers and if you want that speed rush mid way through a burger from the amount of americanised fat and flavour in it.

      DEFINITELY GO TO 8BIT. It DESTROYS all others in that regard.

      Get the 8bit with bacon (have to try their signature burger) onion rings or chips with cheese, bacon and shallots. 8 bit sauce is boss and their salted caramel milkshake is to die for 😀

    • I was going to go to 8-bit a few weeks back for the gamer vibes, but I made them myself for cheaper at home…..

      eating out is so expensive! especially for a group of 5 people.

  • Brodburger in Kingston, ACT. Although I reckon they were nicer when they were serving it out of their red caravan, still one of the nicest burgers out there. There is a reason why there is often a 30+ minute wait…

    • + 1 on Brodburger!!

      I have sampled the finest burgers in the world and one comes out above all… a clear leader.

      Fergburger Queenstown NZ.

      • Loved Fergburger while I was in Queenstown I’d go there at least once every couple days and try something new.

        I did a trip around both islands of NZ it ended up becoming a quest for delicious burgers 😉
        Wasn’t let down.

  • This is a pretty sub par list. Ive eaten at three of the places on the list and they do not even come close to beating a burger at Mary’s in Newtown. Double cheese with trashcan bacon on that insanely soft bun….best Ive eaten.

    GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER TA! 🙂

  • Don’t even bother with 8bit worst food I’ve ever had wait in line for 30 Min and get cold food that was all over the place and fatty meat… Rather grilld

  • For melbourne you can’t go past Fat Bob’s on moorabbin and the pavilion in Dandenong has a secret burger menu that is amazing. 8 bit is really average greasy plastic cheese style burger the place itself is cool though.

  • Not surprising that a holiday destination site has a majority of its best burger list originating from holiday destinations..

    The fact is people don’t go to Sydney and Melbourne to eat burgers, so why would they go there, or if so, why would they write a review?

  • None in WA? Shame on you TA users!
    Mind you, I’ve yet to find any burger joint that doesn’t let down the show by serving them alongside frozen chips. I want them made onsite from potatoes. Not arriving in a bag on a freezer truck.
    Same for onion rings. An onion ring is not chopped up bits of onion in batter. It’s an onion ring in breadcrumbs.

  • This reminds me of similar lists in the Sydney papers where eight out of ten entries are in the Eastern suburbs, since that’s where the food critics live.

    The question being answered here is not “what are the best ten burger places in Australia” but “For the people who use TripAdvisor, which are the best burger places you have visited recently?”

    The answer is about as objective and unbiased as you would expect.

  • Trunk in Exhibition St Melbourne does FANTASTIC burgers… they’re almost like steak tartare burgers; they’re well seared on the outside, but on the inside, soft rare meat. Sooooooo delicious.

  • What I would like to know is who was the wag who told McDonalds that Aussie hamburgers have beetroot in them. Tricking the yanks is a good joke but now a lot of local ‘Johnie come lately’ burger shops have believed the BS and are polluting a good burger with that burger ruining ingredient. I notice that even two burgers in this article have made the beetroot mistake. I also notice at least one of them has raw onion too, and another one has avacado, one of the testers must be about as Aussie as salad.

    • I’d argue you on this one. I know that all through my life, a typical burger has had beetroot and fried onion in it, though if it’s beefed up, then an egg and fried bacon in it. That said, I’d agree with you about avocado and raw onion, those I’ve never known to be historically ‘Aussie’ within a burger.

  • This list is still wrong. Why repost it?

    And how the hell can Noosa have 3 of the 10 best burgers in Australia? Its like they never tried, and just picked their locals, and locals only.

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