Big 7 Travel

The 25 Best Burgers In Pennsylvania, USA

The best 25 burgers in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania Burgers.

From the huge stacks to simple cheeseburgers, there are some incredible options for you to work your way through. Grab a buddy and start eating these amazing burgers all across the state…

The judging criteria:

Best Pennsylvania Burgers

1. Good Dog Bar – Philadelphia

Good Dog Bar does some of the best bar food in the city and they get special marks for their love of dogs, even helping to match up dogs for adoption. Man’s best friend aside, their burgers are absolutely top notch and juicy beyond belief.

2. Elevation Burger – Wyomissing

The key here is their 100% organic grass fed free range beef and their fries which are cooked in high quality olive oil. The end result? One of the cleanest and best tasting burgers in the state.

3. Charlies Hamburgers – Folsom

You just know that if somewhere has been around since the 1930s serving the same burgers and shakes, they are doing something right. The burgers are amazing and washed down with one of their shakes you’ll be in heaven.

4. Burgatory – Pittsburgh

They don’t serve frozen processed stuff here, working instead with local dairies, growers, butchers and bakers who care as much as they do about doing things right. The burgers and the shakes are thick, tasty and delicious.

5. Union & Finch – Allentown

An American style bistro combines the nostalgia of a long-lost neighborhood joint with a modern menu with fresh seasonal items. Although they offer an huge variety of amazing dishes and your eyes might be drawn elsewhere, the burger is not to be missed. Washed down with one of their cocktails it is an absolutely ideal way to treat yourself.

6. Sketch Burger – Philadelphia

The sort of place you’ll discover once and keep coming back to because of the originality of their menu. They have daily specials, a burger of the month and a classic burger that absolutely melts in your mouth.

7. Butterjoint – Pittsburgh

Not only do they have stunning beef burgers but also a huge range of homemade pierogies and sausages, cheeses and lots of creative pickles. The perfect place to come with friends and linger over a couple of cocktails or burgers after your burger.

8. Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub – Clearfield

They have a series of burger challenges including a crazy 15lb burger for two people. The simpler standard burgers are the way to go though, with amazing crinkle cut fries. The room is always buzzing and generally just a great place to spend some time with friends eating great burgers.

9. State Burger – Bellefonte

State Burger’s wonderfully classic style burgers served up on old newspapers give this place a nostalgic feel. The burgers are the perfect size to fit into one hand and devour, with the perfect amount of cheese served on them.

10. BRGR – Pittsburgh

Now with five locations and a food truck, BRGR have a loyal group of super fans who adore their burgers and shakes. Huge portions here, so you’ll want to come with a serious appetite.

11. Burger Yum – Harrisburg

As they say themselves “always fresh, never frozen” and you can tell that as soon as you take that first bite. They also do great hot dogs and shakes, so if you are feeling like a little treat before finishing their ice cream is not to be missed.

12. Red Rabbit Drive-In – Duncannon

An old-fashioned 1950’s style DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT where the food is served up piping hot with honest portions and some of the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet. A burger experience exactly as it should be. 

13. Village Whiskey – Philadelphia

Featuring a comprehensive selection of more than 200 whiskeys, Village Whiskey also knocks out seriously great burgers. The sort of place you come when you really want to treat yourself; you’ll never want to leave once you do discover it.

14. Max & Erma’s – Erie

Max & Erma’s is most famous for their tortilla soup (if you are super hungry squeeze it in as an appetizer) but it’s the burger that we think steals the show. Big, juicy and absolutely packed full of flavour.

15. The Jackson House – Harrisburg

A tiny burger joint where you can smell the wonderful aromas the second you walk in the door. The food is honest, the portions are big and you’ll always leave feeling seriously content.

16. 3 Jacks Burger Bar – Scranton

3 Jacks Burger Bar has an extensive beer menu which makes it the perfect place for you and a group of friends to spend some time. They also have a burger of the month but their classics are not to be missed.

17. Wayback Burgers – Schnecksville

Good honest burgers and shakes that hit the spot every single time. Although it is a fast growing national chain it always feels like walking into a local burger joint because of the friendly service and high quality produce.

18. Winghart’s – Pittsburgh

Winghart’s put huge work into not only sourcing the very best ingredients but also assembling them with love and passion. You only have to read the lengths they go to in order to understand their absolute love of the art of making a burger. A place for true burger lovers.

19. Backyard Ale House – Scranton

Backyard Ale House combines great live music with an extensive craft beer list and some of the best burgers (and bar food in general). This really is everything you could ever want from a bar.

20. Lucky’s Last Chance – Philadelphia

With two locations in the city, they are best known for their hot dogs but to ignore their burger would be an absolute travesty. Double patty perfection with gorgeous caramelized onions make it a sweet and savoury tasty delight.

21. Spot Gourmet Burgers – Philadelphia

Spot Gourmet Burgers started as a food truck and soon morphed into a full time burger haven. Wonderful freshly ground meat with buns that are perfectly soft and spongey. Try the fries inside the bun for added deliciousness.

22. Mount Gretna Craft Brewery – Palmyra

Enjoy the wonderful combination of artfully crafted beer, delicious eats, freshly roasted coffees and locally made goods at this Palmyra burger joint. Fries are salty and crispy and the burger super juicy – just how it should be.

23. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Erie

The key is their wood fired grill which gives the burgers a wonderful rich and smokey taste. Add in delicious soft buns and their epic fries and salads and you are in for a real treat. Stunning steak and seafood dishes means there is something for everybody on their menu.

24. West End Ale Haus – Bloomsburg

They pride themselves on a huge selection of beers and large screens for sports fans. If there is one thing you need to compliment that offering, it’s a great burger, and they don’t let the side down on that front. Simply delicious.

25. South Philadelphia Tap Room – Philadelphia

An extensive beer menu that is complimented with lots of delicious small snacks including tacos and house pickles. The burger though is a delight and the perfect partner for that delicious beer.