There are very few things in life that everyone loves, or almost everyone anyway. Pizza and burgers are two of the things that always come to my mind first when I think of this topic for some reason, even though I know that every vegetarian out there would probably shoot me for even daring to think that everyone loves something as “meaty” as burgers. However, I happen to be one of these burger lovers who has dedicated his life to hunting for the perfect burger, and after a detailed search I proudly present the 25 mortally delicious burgers from around the world.
Royale Eatery Burger—Cape Town, South Africa
The burger in Royale Eatery is often described as super juicy, with a bun that’s always fresh, and toppings with flavors that help to focus on the meat rather than distract from it. However, and judging from the reviews, most clients are unhappy because of the burger’s small size, which basically means two things: a) the owners have to do something about it and stop being cheap, and b) when you don’t want something to end, it must be good.
Buckhorn Burger—San Antonio, Texas
If you have a sensitive stomach or just can’t digest spicy food then this burger might not be right for you, but lovers of chili pepper and spicy Mexican food think this is how a good burger should be.
La Vaca Picada Burger—Madrid, Spain
If you’re planning to visit Spain and you happen to love burgers then La Vaca Picada will offer you a unique burger experience that you don’t want to miss. Bakery fresh buns, the best melted cheese in Madrid, premium beef, gourmet toppings, amazing flavor combinations, and Spanish flair will make you so happy that you might not even notice the “spicy” price of this delicious burger.
The Gordon Ramsay BurGR—Las Vegas, Nevada
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay decided to bring his masterful burger concept to Planet Hollywood Las Vegas and since then burger lovers from all over the world haven’t stopped sinking their teeth into these gourmet delights. We don’t have to ask or guess if this is any good, it’s freaking Gordon Ramsay we’re talking about here.
Luger Burger—Brooklyn-- New York
Peter Luger has been handling meat since 1887 and its rich half-pound Luger Burger made from porterhouse and prime chuck roll trimmings is worth New Yorkers figuring out how to sneak out of the office for a long lunch. For some reason we’re already sold on it.
The BBI—Berlin, Germany
According to the rumors this is easily the best burger not just in Berlin, but also in all Germany. Happy customers who have tried it also recommend the fries and potato wedges that usually come with the big tasty BBI burger.
J. G. Melon Hamburger—Yorkville, New York
This hamburger is incredibly tasty but has a serious problem—it’s way too small and that leaves many customers unsatisfied. Nonetheless, the J. G. Melon hamburger is ideal for meat lovers since it’s full of bacon and the patty literally falls apart and melts in your mouth. Make sure you get two so you won’t complain afterward about the size. Sometimes good things do come in small packages.
Sirloin Burger at Le Tub—Hollywood, Florida
Most burger lovers who have done their research recommend Le Tub in Hollywood, Florida, as one of the best places to have the absolute best burger experience. Apparently, the burger is made from one hundred percent sirloin and according to the vast majority of reviews once you take a bite you’re hooked for life. Sounds like a ridiculous overstatement I know, but I’m willing to try.
Flippin’ Burger—Stockholm, Sweden
When we usually hear about Sweden our mind automatically goes to Vikings, IKEA, and the cheesiest band of all time, ABBA. However, we have fascinating news for foodies since Sweden’s Flippin’ burger is not just the country’s best burger but for the past few years is considered one of the most delicious in the world as well. If you don’t believe us, just look at the picture.
Red Mill Burgers Deluxe—Seattle, Washington
In their own words, Red Mill Burgers makes “ ’em Big ‘n’ Sloppy” and judging from the deluxe we will have to agree. The difference is the size of the burgers at Red Mill, which is easily noticeable, and no one has ever been reported as complaining that the deluxe wasn’t big or filling enough. Just make sure you’re really hungry when you visit.
Patty & Bun Ari Gold—London, England
The Ari Gold features a perfectly cooked beef patty, gooey melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, ketchup, smoky P&B homemade mayo, on a brioche bun. Unfortunately for the bacon lovers out there, they will have to pay extra to add some crispy, tasty slices to add that last bit of flavor heaven. Diehard fans of Patty & Bun claim that Ari Gold is the best burger in the world but we won’t agree until we try it first.
The Attic Burger—Phoenix, Arizona
The Attic burger is considered the hottest thing in Arizona when it comes to burgers and the joint has some of the best craft beers you’ve never heard of as well. If none of these impress you though, keep in mind that The Attic is one of the main themes of Maroon 5’s “Payphone,” where Adam Levine sings:
I’m at the Attic trying a burger
All of my taste I spent on you
Where have the times gone? Bo Bites, it’s all good
Let’s go and make a reservation for two
The Great Burger—Tokyo, Japan
In Japan, food is a delicate art form and that can be tiring at times for a tourist who comes from a completely different culture. However, the “Great Greedy Burger,” with two patties, cheddar, tomato, lettuce, chopped onions, relish, mayo, mustard, bacon, avocado, and a fried egg, might cost about $25, but every American who has tried it will assure you it’s worth every cent since it helps you, even for a rare moment, to escape the country with the greatest number of Michelin-starred restaurants and have it your way.
The Rustic Canyon Burger—Santa Monica, California
According to local “legends,” the Rustic Canyon makes the best burger in California and judging from the many reviews we’ve read so far, it might be true after all. People who have tried it have a piece of advice for all of us: Come to Rustic Canyon, get a burger, and you will realize your purpose in life—To eat burgers and feel awesome. Yihaaaaa!
The Au Cheval Cheeseburger—Chicago, Illinois
According to Bon Appétit this is the most perfect griddle burger in America and we have no reason to doubt such a decorated food magazine. According to the mag the burger’s deliciousness lies in its simplicity: two patties—or three, if you order a triple—of no-frills ground beef topped with cheddar, dijonnaise, a few thin pickle slices, and served on a soft toasted bun from Chicago’s Z Baking. The patties are wonderfully crusty, the fries are fried in lard, and just about everything about this burger is and sounds perfect.
The Brave Burger—Athens, Greece
Some of you might be wondering what a burger from the world’s capital of gyros and souvlaki is doing on such a list, right? Well, believe it or not “ΜΠΑΡ ΜΠΕΕ ΚΙΟΥ” steakhouse makes the best burger in Greece and one of the best in the world, a claim that both locals and tourists alike can guarantee. As for the size of these Greek burgers? Judging from the photos alone, it wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration if we dared to compare them with the likes of Heart Attack Grill Burgers, right?
White Manna Cheeseburger—Hackensack, New Jersey
White Manna in Hackensack is considered one of the classic examples of the way a mid-twentieth century hamburger stand was. Additionally, it offers one of the best burgers in the country and people travel from all over New Jersey and even New York to taste the famous cheeseburger that never manages to be absent from the list of the top 101 burgers in America by The Daily Meal.
Fergburger—Queenstown, New Zealand
This burger joint, ladies and gents, might produce the very best burgers on the planet, at least according to CNN. Fergburger opened in 2001 and quickly rose in popularity (and fame) thanks to the rich, tasteful, and “fatty” burgers it produces. Now that I think about it, I always wanted to visit New Zealand.
PNY Burger—Paris, France
PNY stands for Paris New York, and the owners of this place claim everything is made in-house daily from the patty down to the sauces so the clients will always be happy with the incredible quality of the burgers. Keep in mind that this is the favorite spot of American ambassadors in France and it’s been said that a few of them have claimed that PNY burgers are even better than those back home. Should we believe them?
Heart Attack Grill Burger—Las Vegas, Nevada
What would you think if we told you that there’s a place in Sin City where instead of waitresses it’s nurses who will serve your burger? That if you don’t manage to finish your food they will spank you? That the owner claims to be a doctor or, to be specific, a “burgerologist” who tries to kill his clients with the restaurant’s signature 9,982-calorie dish (the Quadruple Bypass Burger) that weighs a staggering three pounds? That the restaurant’s last two spokesmen actually died of a heart attack thanks to consuming these “deadly” burgers? That customers have to wear hospital gowns, and anyone more than 350 pounds eats for free?
I don’t think we need to say more to convince you that this is undoubtedly the baddest, unhealthiest, meanest, and most dangerous burger on the planet.
Louis’ Lunch Burger—New Haven, Connecticut
They say if you want the real thing then you have to go to the place where it all started and in our case the whole hamburger trend started in no other place but at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, where they served the first burger more than a century ago. Today you can order the same type of burger cooked on the exact same cast-iron skillet and most people will swear that it’s as juicy as a burger can get and unbelievably flavorful. Each one costs only $5, which is absurdly cheap if one takes into account the historical significance of this legendary burger.
The Counter Burger—Santa Monica, California
There’s not much we can say about the Counter Burger really since the accolades about this ultra-decorated burger speak for themselves: it has been recommended by Oprah as one of the best burgers in the U.S., GQ listed The Counter as one of “The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die,” and it’s included on every list of best burgers around the world you’ll find online. So, how could we ever possibly leave it off our list, huh?
Sidetrack Bar and Grill Famous Burger—Ypsilanti, Michigan
Sidetrack Bar and Grill is home of some of the best burgers in America and their Famous Burger is the absolute superstar since it’s the most consumed one on the menu and was named the #1 burger in America by GQ a couple years ago. The guys at GQ are rarely wrong about manly things such as the “burger hunt,” so we will trust their taste.
The Husk Cheeseburger—Charleston, South Carolina
The owner of Husk has been on a personal quest to make the perfect burger for years now and according to thousands of happy and satisfied clients he’s achieved his goal. The homemade buns are steamed, sliced, toasted, and smeared with butter and beef fat. The two patties are a blend of chuck and hickory-smoked Benton’s bacon, seared on a ripping-hot nonstick griddle and scraped off to retain a ridiculous crust. Add into the mix three slices of American cheese, shaved white onions between the patties, bread-and-butter pickles, a secret homemade sauce, lettuce and tomato, and bam!
Holeman & Finch Public House’s Double Cheeseburger—Atlanta, Georgia
Chef Linton Hopkins created this burger while he was battling cancer. That alone makes this burger special in our opinion but according to Mr. Hopkins it was the only food he didn’t lose his appetite and taste for while he was sick. This is how he started offering this burger on a limited basis in order to let the other items on his menu get their due, but ironically the burger is so damn good it earned the title of the best burger in America by The Daily Meal. Now that’s destiny.