Where to find the best burgers in Brisbane City

Who knew there were so many places to get great burgers in Brisbane City? From pulled pork burgers with smoked pineapple to the classic cheeseburger – these are all the places to get your burger fill in the CBD.

Red Hook Brisbane

Red Hook Burger

This Brooklyn-inspired bar in Gresham Lane is known for its big, beefy burgers – like the Uptown Funk with gorgonzola sauce, Resolution Breaker with double beef, and the Grandmaster Flash (classic beef burger). Burgers start at $12, or go during happy hour (daily between 4-6pm) to get them for $10.


Sunshine Coast’s Bordertown has set up just around the corner from Red Hook (entry via Queen Street) with its well-known burgers, wings and associated goods. The burger menu features beef, double beef, chicken, pork belly, mushroom and panko crumbed fish so there’s something for everyone.


Everything you know and love from Grill’d Healthy Burgers is available at its Wintergarden and Eagle Street Pier stores. It’s a little bit naughty and a little bit nice so you won’t feel super #guilty for making this your lunch or dinner choice.

Jees Burger

A popular burger spot for Brisbane foodies, Jees Burger on Adelaide Street has all the cheesy classics, with its own special sauce. The burgers come in small and regular so you can choose your size based on appetite. Bonus: It’s at the foot of Student One Adelaide Street residence.

Miss Kays

This classic American burger bar on George Street was noted by Good Food Guide 2016 as “Arguably the best burgers in Brisbane”. It may or may not still hold this title but either way, the burgers are good, classic and cheesy.

Miel Burger

Two hands are required at Miel Burger because no matter what you order, it’s going to be huuuuge. Choose from tandoori chicken, crunch prawn or miso smoked pork belly (mmmm) or go for a classic New Yorker. Look for the shipping container on Mary Street.

Buffalo Bar

This Edward Street establishment is serving up everything from buffalo fried chicken burgers with bacon, onion rings, ranch and lettuce to smoked buffalo cauliflower hoagies with smoked cheese, beer onions and ranch dressing. But don’t worry – they still have the classics. Get $15 burgers Monday to Friday from 11.30am-3pm.

Fat Angel Sports Bar

Fat Angel Burger

Brooklyn Standard’s new neighbour is delivering all the American goods so it’s only natural it makes a mean burger. Check it out on Eagle Lane for grilled chicken, classic cheese, works burgers or a philly cheese steak sandwich (is a sandwich a burger? We’ll let you be the judge).

Mos Burger

Not your average burgers. This Japanese fast food restaurant is known for its sushi-meets-burger creations as well as big, juicy wagyu burgers. It’s a bit different to what the Americans intended – but if you’re up for it, it’s something different and a bit healthier, too. Find Mos Burger in Queen Street Mall.

Burger Project

Celebrity chef Neil Perry brought his best burgers to Brisbane, serving now on Edward Street. They’re all classic, and they’re all delicious.

Burger Urge

‘Dealers of delicious’, Brisbane-born Burger Urge serves up everything from a Boston Cheese to a Babe and Daisy (beef and bacon) at its QUT Gardens Point campus store. It’s a go-to lunch hit with QUT students.

Charboys Burgers

More of a mountain than a burger, Charboys burgers are big to say the least. But where they lack in construction, they make up for in flavour. It’s all juicy patties and cheese and sauce, just as you’d expect. Find Charboys on Ann Street.

Santa Monica Pizza and Burger Bar

A little more modest are the burgers at Santa Monica, a California-inspired eatery on Ann Street. Check out Santa Monica for classic, chilli cheese, cajun chicken and more mouthwatering goodness.

Hellcat Maggie

This place has student-friendly drinks and affordable eats nearby the Student One residence, day and night. Not only does their atmospheric restaurant and bar dish up breakfast, lunch and dinner, their burgers are on fire! Compliment that with salads, wings and fries, or home-style favourites like lasagne, meatballs and spag bol. The best part? Most eats are under $15!

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