The humble-but-heroic hamburger is one of the world’s great dishes, so after picking the 50 best burgers in America, we wanted to go that little bit further and help our readers find the best Arizona Burgers.
The judging criteria:
Best Arizona Burgers
Rehab Burger Therapy was founded on the idea that everyone “deserves a break from the daily grind”. They now have three locations in the state and their burgers are raved about by their super loyal customer base.
Home of the Brulee Burger and Country Fried Burger which have been featured on TV shows and in the national media. Don’t come here if you are scared of experimenting or having new flavour experiences.
They team up some of the best burgers in the state with thick, delicious milk shakes, ice cold beer and a huge selection of top shelf whiskey. What more could you possibly want from a dining experience?
Nurd Berger has a super imaginative selection of burgers with topping descriptions that will have you licking your lips in anticipation. Their shakes are also droolworthy, so make sure to throw one of those in too if you have room.
They harvest fruit, vegetables, and herbs from their farm at Agritopia, then look to local farmers in other parts of Arizona. It’s all about local here and you can taste it in every single bite.
They serve great wings but to ignore the burger would be foolish. For those looking for something a little different they also have a veggie and turkey burger.
A wildly popular restaurant with a loyal fan base; they also have a food truck that pops around the city. Their burgers are simple yet perfect and this is a prime example of people at the very top of their game.
Brothers Eric and Mark Erman opened Ermanos (a play on their surname and the Spanish word for brothers) in the historic Tophoy building on Fourth Avenue in 2014. Their joint passion for beer and burgers shines through every single inch of this venue. You’ll be blown away when you taste the burger.
They use antibiotic and hormone free beef as well as free range chicken in all their burgers. You’ll pay a little more, but once you taste one single mouthful you’ll know you have made the right decision and be back on a regular basis.
A proper grill where they do great dogs, loaded fries and all other sorts of “cheat meals”. The burger steals the show though and you’ll want to bring a serious appetite.
Super polished burgers that are nearly too to eat. Nearly! Served up with their amazing fries and a large selection of great wines and beers, this is the perfect place to hand out with friends.
They serve their burgers (and not tacos) “stuffed” with all sorts of goodies. It usually means cheese and more cheese, and the result is always unbelievably tasty.
A chain that simply doesn’t feel like a chain because of the amount of love that goes into everything (they hand bake the buns, for example). Their service is top class and the toppings original and unique.
Apart from having what we think is the best name for a burger joint ever, they are actually able to deliver on the promise of their moniker. The cheeseburger is a work of art.
We always show a picture of the burger in our round-ups, but when a venue looks this iconic you simply have to see it. The good news is they take as much care with the burger itself, which is top class.
You won’t find many restaurants in the world that focus on a combination of just burgers and sushi. But at Delux they do and it works. It also opens up to plenty of sharing so is the perfect place to go on a date.
This is one of the best known steak houses in the state and while they do cook a mean variety of steaks (and baked potatoes) the burger is more than worth your attention. The only tricky thing is getting it all into your mouth in one go.
They call it “a burger for the ages” – that’s a big claim to be making but the good news is they deliver it, and then some. The fries round it off perfectly.
Locals who have been coming here will tell you it is one of the best burgers they have ever had. The perfect size for one compact bite, without things getting too messy, and lots and lots of cheese which is never a bad thing.
Their signature white truffle Swiss sliders and fries (below) is one of the best things you will ever eat in your life. Pure indulgence and a wonderful way to consume food.
They will indeed serve you up a burger with seven patties like the one below if you are feeling brave. Probably best to stick to the double decker which is just the right size and utterly perfect.
Marino’s Mob Burger does huge, juicy beef chuck patties that always taste like pure perfection. Get the Two Blade Burger for a serious feed: 16 hour smoked pulled pork with BBQ Sauce on top of a Chuck Burger with Texas Toothpicks.
Diablo Burger has three joints in the state now and their spicy burger is the stuff of legend. Big juicy patties and seriously sauces make this the dream spot for a big feast.
They’re a family owned Chicago style sandwich joint serving burgers, Vienna hot dogs and polish, char broiled sandwiches, wings, salads, and more since 1975. No nonsense food with massively happy customers.
B² (B-squared) is an independent restaurant, passionate about burgers and brews with one simple goal: to build the absolute best hand-crafted burger. The menu includes over a dozen specialty burgers and 20 different beers on tap. What more could you possibly want?