From the huge and monstrous burgers packed with toppings; street vendors cooking up simple patties right through to fine dining restaurants with their gourmet take on this American snack, we’ve come up with a list that has something for everybody.
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This iconic burger eaten on the go, simply in your hand as you wander around the city, is one of life’s great joys. Why complicate it with extra toppings when the double cheeseburger with bacon is this close to perfection? Burgermeister is a firm favourite among many of our burger-loving audience year-on-year.
Super quality burgers and a great selection of beers make this the perfect place to start a night out. Buns are baked fresh daily, and only the best beef is used for the patties. The portions are big, with the baskets coming loaded with fries – you can even order a mix of regular and sweet potato. So, do make sure to come with an appetite.
A New York-style steakhouse, you can’t go to Berlin and not have a meat feast in The Bird. Everything is made from scratch in house – including sauces – and the beef burgers use meat that’s been dry aged for a period of 30 days, making the beef more tender and concentrated in flavour.
Burgeramt has been going strong since they opened in 2008, with a focus on three key areas: burgers, beers and beats. When you have a combination like that, there really isn’t much more you need in life. It’s the simple joys, and you’ll find them all here.
Burgers to try include their Mediterranean burger with grilled zucchini, homemade basil pesto and sheep’s cheese.
For something a little different to the usual burger offerings, hightail it to Shisho Burger. They’re a Korean-style burger joint that has amazing burger options including classic Angus beef, or the option to upgrade your burger to premium Wagyu. For non beef-eaters, there’s fresh salmon burgers, ebi prawn patties or veggie burgers.
On the side, they serve home-made fries, Kimchi and Edamame beans.
The burgers at Zsa Zsa Burger get taken to a new level thanks to freshly baked sourdough or wheat rolls, juicy beef patties and indulgent toppings such as with Swiss Raclette cheese or grilled king prawns and lobster mayonnaise. There’s so many tempting creations on the menu that you’ll just have to visit again and again…
The Lily Burger club has almost cult status among burger fans in Berlin. You can get unusual burger creations using organic meat, as well as variations with tofu for vegetarians. The portions are huge and the meat is seriously juicy. If you like burgers full of toppings and dripping with cheese, Lily Burger is perfect.
Still hungry? Check out the best steaks in Berlin here.