Best burgers in Cairns

The 7 Best Burgers In Cairns

On the lookout for the best burgers in Cairns? From overflowing stacks to simple cheeseburgers, we’ve got you covered.

Given the range of amazing produce on offer – coupled with world class chefs – it’s hardly surprising that the standard of Australian burgers is off the charts. Tulsa is no different.

Ready for a feast?

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1. Apex Milk Bar

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.

Best burgers in Cairns

2. Yankee D’s Bar ‘N’ Q

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.

Best burgers in Cairns

3. Jimmy’s Burger & Co

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.

Best burgers in Cairns

4. Cairns Burger Cafe

Cairns Burger Cafe is a locally-owned spot that does stacked ‘n’ juicy burgers. All their produce is fresh and sourced from local farmers, making the burgers extra flavoursome. For a real feast order The Lot: premium beef patty, aged cheddar, egg, bacon, caramelised onion, pineapple, beetroot smash, lettuce and tomato sauce.

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5. Perotta’s at the Gallery

Perotta’s at the Gallery is a charming eatery that’s part of the Cairns Art Gallery. While the menu has lots of Mediterranean-style goodies, get the burger. It’s 180g of pure, juicy Angus beef with zucchini & red onion pickle, cheddar, mayo, and crispy chips.

6. Howlin’ Jay’s

Disclaimer: this is a chicken burger, no beef, but it’s too tasty not to include. The fried chicken here is buttermilk fried, Nashville-style, and seriously good. Their signature chicken burger comes with slaw, pickles and Jay’s special ‘comeback’ sauce.

7. The Courtyard Cairns

The Courtyard is located smack bang on the Esplanade in Cairns and offers an amazing range of delicious food, drinks and good vibes. Their burgers come in a soft brioche bun with crunchy shoestring fries and are to-die-for.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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