Best burgers Queensland

The 25 Best Burgers In Queensland

We’ve done the greedy work to find you the best burgers in all of Australia, the best burgers in Melbourne and now we’ve got the very best burgers in Queensland for you to sink your hungry teeth into.

From popular Brisbane burgers to beach shacks along the Gold Coast, consider this your DIY burger guide to the entire region. The perfect excuse to plan a little foodie road trip…

1. Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co – Brisbane

Betty’s Burgers has locations all across the state and is always a fun place to come and eat. It’s super kid friendly and just keep in mind that once you’ve had the burger you’ll be hard pressed not to try their killer desserts.

2. Red Hook – Brisbane

New York inspired eatery and bar, Red Hook opened in August 2014. They serve amazing tacos, wings and dogs but it’s their burgers that are the real king of the show.

3. Getta Burger – Ashgrove

Getta Burger opened in 2008 and it’s not hard to see why they now have 14 stores around Queensland. It might be a chain, but every store feels like a local hub, with staff who go above and beyond

4. Greaser – Fortitude Valley

A proper dive bar with really great cocktails, super friendly staff and a great vibe. That’s all well and good, but it’s when the burger comes out that you know what the place is really all about. Pure lipsmacking stuff.

5. Ben’s Burgers  – Brisbane 

Whether you dine in or takeaway, these are some of the very best burgers in the entire city. Perfectly tight, they’re packed full of flavour and hold together the whole way through eating. The absolute dream.

6. The Burger Bar – Noosa

The Burger Bar has been winning awards for years and were at the forefront of establishing burger culture in this corner of the world. Always big, fresh, juicy and a total mouthful of flavour.

7. Ze Pickle – Fortitude Valley

The eccentric names like the Pablo Escoburger and the Ya Mum reveal the kind of craziness you can expect from their burgers. Try the Triple Loco for a heart attack and a great story.

8. Mr Burger – Brisbane

With this funky food truck, you’ll never be too far away from their burgers and that’s a really good thing. Huge on flavour and perfect for sliding into your mouth all in one go.

9. The Burger Project – Brisbane

Cape Grim 100% grass fed beef is the real star of the show here. The Burger Project also has a focus on doing outside catering, so their burgers really could show up anywhere in the city – and that’s a very good thing.

10. Long Boards Laidback Eatery & Bar – Surfers Paradise

Home to the famous PHAT bastard burger challenge and positioned in the heart of Surfers Paradise under the iconic Q1 building. They place huge emphasis on the choice of craft beers they have to go along with the burgers. A world class operation.

11. Yankee D’s Bar ‘N’ Q – Cairns

They focus on three key food groups here: ribs, steaks and burgers.  They all come in massive portions and are absolutely brimming with flavour. The burger tops them all though in our opinion, as a majestic dish that you simply can’t ignore.

12. Miss Kay’s – Brisbane

As they say themselves “Miss Kay is an enigma. She is your typical, much-loved American diner lady, but with a unique Brisbane twist”.  The burgers are huge, come with some of the best fries in town and you can wash them down with some class craft beer.

13. Billykart Bar – Brisbane 

The burgers are the perfect size and what shines through here is the quality of the ingredients and the effort they put into sourcing the best of the best. Look out for their midweek deals, which are great value ways to experience these superb burgers.

14. Brooklyn Depot – Surfers Paradise 

They are inspired by Old Brooklyn in terms of their design and the food items. Brooklyn Depot does brilliant hot dogs and ribs but it would be foolish to look beyond their burgers. The toppings are first class – washed down with one of their thick milkshakes you’ll be in absolute heaven.

15. Charboys – Brisbane 

They say that “our focus is a combination of quality, fresh ingredients, consistency of our product and exceptional customer service.” What we say? You’ll want to bring a huge appetite because these juicy burgers come seriously loaded with toppings.

16. Apex Milk Bar – Cairns 

Apex is an iconic spot in Cairns that serves a great selection of shakes, hot dogs and fish and chips. Just dive head first and skip the rest of the menu as you simply have to try one of their iconic burgers. Absolutely mouthwatering.

17. Just Poppy’s – Jindalee 

You’ll find an insane 69 different burgers on the menu including the absolute beasts you see in the photo below. They are constantly winning awards and also make a point of saying they are kid friendly, so it’s a perfect place to bring the family for a serious burger treat.

18. Gerard’s Bar – Fortitude Valley

Their Blackmore Wagyu burger has gained cult status. It’s hand flamed behind the bar (where they serve some of the best cocktails in the city) and it is absolutely oozing with flavour. Their relish and cheese combo are absolutely on point too, making this as close to the perfect burger as you are ever likely to sample.

19. N17 Burger Co – Port Douglas

Open from 10am until late every day of the week, this is a solid place to enjoy one of the tastiest burgers in the entire state. Perfectly formed and bursting full of flavour, this is a place where you will quickly become a regular. Their fully licensed mini bar also stocks local craft beers from the Barrier Reef Brewing Co Cairns, an award-winning craft microbrewery.

20. Easy Street Diner – Mermaid Beach 

Serving up some of the Gold Coast’s best burgers, Easy Street Diner is an American style restaurant located in Mermaid Beach. Be prepared to indulge yourself with good old American classics like buffalo wings and cheesy fries or perhaps try one of the signature Po’Burgers with loads of unique flavour.

They also have some insanely good burgers on the specials board on a regular basis.

21. Jimmy’s Burger & Co – Cairns

As they say themselves, they offer “burgers, booze and good times” which is a trio of things that most people are pretty keen. They deliver on the promise too, with droolworthy burgers, superb service and picturesque outdoor seating where you can watch the world go past.

22. Eddie’s Grub House – Coolangatta

Eddie’s Grub House is best known for their signature burger, which features 120gram char grilled beef patty, bacon sauteed mushroom, capsicum and onion, double cheese and fries. It’s the sort of food that is made to set you up for a big night out, or even as a hangover cure. Ticks absolutely every box.

23. DA’Burger – New Farm

A burger place that doesn’t need the fuss of a huge selection of toppings or massive portions. The patties are perfectly formed and fit into the hand perfectly for a clean and impressive burger experience. There’s also lots of variety on the menu to keep you coming back on a regular basis.

24. The Defiant Duck – Newstead

They dish up all-star American fare, served with a dash of Southern hospitality, a pinch of soul and “a generous pour of casual comfort.” The room is absolutely buzzing when at its best and the burgers are jam-packed full of flavour. A great selection of drinks make it the perfect spot for a night out with a large group of friends.

25. Rick’s Garage – Palmwoods

This is one destination that you have to check off your “to do list” when you visit the amazing Sunshine Coast. An iconic frontage makes the perfect place for an Instagram snap, but it’s only when you step inside and taste the burgers that you see what all the fuss is about. Come with a serious appetite and you’ll leave a happy camper.

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