What a whopper! Grab hold of the best burgers in Melbourne of 2023!

Whether its cheeseburgers, the humble hamburger, fried chicken, loaded fries or even sometimes just burger patties, burgers are a staple in every foodies directory.

But, with so many burger places to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Whether you’re in Melbourne’s CBD, the south-east or takeaway will do, transport your tastebuds to a stacked sandwich of joy thanks to our list of the best burgers joints in Melbourne of 2023!

<strong>Balwyn Canteen</strong>
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Balwyn Canteen

Talk about the ultimate trio! If you’re looking for the best burgers, donuts and thick shakes in Melbourne, Balwyn Canteen should be your go-to. Just a touch away from the Maranoa Botanic Gardens, Balwyn Canteen prides itself on being Melbourne’s favourite hole in the wall burger joint. Think burger patties covered in melted cheese, crispy fried chicken sandwiched between waffles and, not to forget, their doughnuts that look too good to eat. If you’re looking for the best burgers in south-east Melbourne, this is it.

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262 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, VIC 3103
<strong>Beats Burgers</strong>
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Beats Burgers

In Essendon Melbourne foodies will find Beats Burgers. Best described as a hidden, priceless gem; Beats Burgers is far from that. With a menu influenced by famous musicians, just as hard as it is to name your favourite artist, so too will be deciding on what to order. Nonetheless, the Chicken Houston ($16) with southern fried chicken, chipotle mayo, coleslaw and pickles is a must try. Pair it will Beer Battered Onion Rings and their legendary Mac n Cheese Croquettes.

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255 Keilor Rd, Essendon, VIC 3040
<strong>Betty's Burgers</strong>
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Betty's Burgers

With two burger bars in Melbourne’s CBD and another in south-east Melbourne, Betty’s Burgers is one burger joint you must try at least once. Renowned for being a classic Australian burger shack, Betty’s Burgers serves up the freshest and most mouth-watering burgers in Melbourne. More than just a burger patty, Betty’s Burgers menu features a delightful mix of diner fare. We’re talking sides, salads, ice cream by the scoop, thick shakes and much more. Home to some of the very best burgers in Melbourne!

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<strong>Between 2 Buns</strong>
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Between 2 Buns

Skinny people are easier to kidnap. And, the best solution in the eyes of Between 2 Buns is, as you guessed it, to eat a burger. Thankfully, Between 2 Buns know a thing or two when it comes to burgers. With beef, chicken and vegetarian options, a simple choice on what to order will seem like a never-ending decision. And why would you? With a menu this inclusive, we get it if you would want to try a bit of everything. For your visit we recommend trying the PB & Maple Syrup Wings, The Buffalo chicken burger ($15) and, to finish, Donut Fries ($10) with a Biscoff Shake ($11).

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<strong>Fancy Hanks Barbecue Restaurant</strong>
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Fancy Hanks Barbecue Restaurant

Hanging off Bourke Street is Fancy Hanks Barbecue Restaurant – one of the best burger joints in Melbourne. Self-titled as the birthplace of Melbourne’s finest barbecue, after one visit you’ll soon realise why. Using locally sourced free-range meats, Fancy Hanks also specialises in house made condiments and sides thanks to their residing award-winning chefs. For your visit be sure to try the Brisket Sandwich which sees 14-hour smoked beef brisket layered between cheese, pickles, onion and BBQ sauce. Delicious!

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1/79 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
<strong>Fat Jaks</strong>
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Fat Jaks

If you’re looking for the best burgers in Melbourne, Fat Jaks in St Kilda should be at the top of your list. This burger bar offers delicious American-style comfort food all made from locally sourced Australian produce. With 21 burgers to choose from, it means that you’ll have 21 reasons to visit. On top of the mouthwatering burgers there’s also sides to choose from, hotdogs, and chicken schnitzels. Pair your visit with a shake and end it with a dessert – you won’t regret it!

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205 Barkly St, St Kilda, VIC 3182
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This burger bar in Frankston not only has one of the coolest names, but it’s also home one of best burger places in Melbourne. With 13 burgers to choose from, Humdinger also has shared sides to pick from too. If you’re stuck on what to order, the Pulled Porky Pig ($20) with housemade apple BBQ sauce, coleslaw, pickles and 12-hour pulled pork is a definite must try.

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101 Young St, Frankston, VIC 3199
<strong>Nostimo & Co</strong>
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Nostimo & Co

If you’re looking for the best burgers in southeast Melbourne, Nostimo & Co is sure to satisfy your cravings. Focusing on all things burgers, gyros, toasties, loaded sides and more; Nostimo & Co is sure to have something for everyone. The menu features a Greek twist which sounds weird, but, somehow works. Sweet or savoury, starting or finishing, you’ll find what your tastebuds need at Nostimo & Co.

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463-465 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick, VIC 3185
<strong>Phat Pizza Burger Bar</strong>
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Phat Pizza Burger Bar

Sometimes the simpler the better. Which is the exact reason why Phat Pizza Burger Bar has been titled as one of the best burger joints in Melbourne. Serving fast food for fast people, Phat Pizza Burger Bar takes pride knowing that they are reasonably priced and their meals are ordered and cooked quickly. Possibly one of the best takeaway burgers in Melbourne, Phat Pizza Burger Bar also guarantee that your cravings will be met and you won’t be feeling sick afterwards!

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79 Brighton Rd, Elwood, VIC 3184
<strong>Tally Kitchen</strong>
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Tally Kitchen

Who knew that a holistic health club could also be titled as one of the best burger joints in Melbourne. But, that’s exactly what Tally Kitchen does. On top of the freshly squeezed juices and the salad bowls, Tally Kitchen is also home to a mouthwatering selection of burgers. Take their Flaming J ($11) for instance. It’s a cheeseburger smother with sriracha sauce, sliced jalapenos, pickles and onion. A must visit in 2023!

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Factory 5/297 Ingles St, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

Nothing goes better with a burger than beer. So why not wash down your feed with a visit to one of the 10 Best Craft Beer Breweries in Melbourne? Or, for more casual eats, be sure to add these 10 Most Unique Cafes in Melbourne of 2023 to your list!

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This article was first published on January 25 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on May 11 2023.