As the capital of the American Southwest, Phoenix is a paradise for meat lovers. There’s no shortage of bars, restaurants and diners vying for the title of the best burger in Phoenix. With so many options it ‘s difficuly to know where best to eat. We’ve put together a list of where to find the tastiest burgers in Phoenix.
Unlike other restaurants serving burgers, Zinburger specializes in just burgers and nothing else. Their menu offers a wide array of different buns sure to suit just about every taste. From the breakfast burger to their famous Kobe burger, there are no bad choices here. Make sure to pair one of Zinburger’s patties with one of their creamy milkshakes – they come highly recommended too.
Located in Uptown Phoenix, St. Francis is a modern neighborhood restaurant that is well known for its Happy Hour and letting children under the age 10 eat for free. Although the restaurant’s menu only offers two types of burger, they are both incredible and have an unmatched combinations of toppings. Visitors cannot go wrong with either the French onion burger with gruyère cheese, smoked bacon, crispy onions, arugula and French onion dip, or the spicier Chile burger with pickled Fresno chiles, sweet and sour onions, shaved romaine, jack cheese and a chipotle aioli.
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Windsor is one of Phoenix’s trendiest bars and restaurants, known as a young hipster gathering spot and a fine place to meet up with some friends and enjoy a drink or one of their tasty burgers. Don’t miss the Windsor-style backyard burger, topped with sharp cheddar, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato and onions. Alternatively, opt for the bacon cheeseburger served with Windsor steak sauce. Windsor also offers an equally delicious vegetarian bean burger.
The Welcome Diner is a classic American restaurant situated in a nine-stool, 1940s mobile diner. The Welcome Diner serves classic American burgers with a soulful Southern twist: take a seat at one of the barstools inside or eat at one of the many tables under the diner’s neon lights outside. Don’t miss their funky yet popular PB&B burger topped with crunchy peanut butter, pickles, bacon and cheddar cheese.
The specialty burgers at this casual and unassuming burger joint will astonish even the most discerning of burger lovers. While guests can order traditional burgers or even create their own burger at Paradise Valley Burger Company, it’s the unique in-house patties that set them apart from the competition. The booze burger, for instance, is not to be missed, consisting of two beef patties that are dipped in beer batter and then fried, smothered with a green chilli, vodka and bacon cream sauce to finish.