Graze Premium Burgers
A wildly popular place, Graze Premium Burgers features a burger menu with Niman Ranch beef and a grass-fed beef option. They also have the most delicious hand-cut fries. It’s a sharp-looking spot that has an open assembly line feel to it. Customers can get a glimpse of all the preparation and cooking that goes into the food as they stand at the counter. Offering a wide array of toppings to add to each burger, the menu is clear about which toppings will incur an additional charge. Service is always super fast and friendly, and the burgers are always juicy and well-prepared. The patties are all full of meaty flavor with a nice touch of crisp on the edges. Meanwhile, the buns are buttery and soft. There’s even a locally sourced veggie burger to please the vegetarians who don’t want to miss out on a good burger. People really go crazy over the fries, which come with a variety of gourmet condiments including curry ketchup, sriracha mayo, and sweet chili. In addition, Graze offers incredible handcrafted Maine Root sodas all made with real cane sugar. They even have Malbec on tap for the wine lovers out there.
2721 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ, USA, +1 520 269 6888
Energetic, modern, upbeat, fun, and most importantly, simply delicious, Zinburger offers a mouthwatering selection of gourmet burgers, salads and sides. There are also decadent shakes and desserts, and a carefully crafted selection of wine. Located in Tucson since 2007, Zinburger’s popularity has led to the opening of several other locations all around Arizona. The setting is sleek, contemporary, and playful. It features rich wood and earth tones in addition to stylish comfortable seating. In the Tucson restaurant in particular, there is also a climate-controlled north patio that offers a cozy fireplace and cafe seating. There is even a full bar featuring cocktails, 20 wines by glass, and 12 beer selections with four on tap. Menu highlights include the Zinburger with Manchebo cheese and Zinfandel braised onions or the Kobe burger with Vermont cheddar and wild mushrooms. Another favorite is the Samburger with Nueske’s maple bacon, American cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. Patrons also love the truffle fries, full of delicious rich flavor, and zucchini fries, with their delightfully crunchy exterior and creamy interior.
1865 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ, USA, +1 520 299 7799
Lindy’s On 4th
With a menu that offers the most creative burgers in town, Lindy’s On 4th elevates the hamburger to an art form. From the Two Finger Peek-A-Boo to the Dirty Sanchez, Lindy’s creates a food experience that makes guests want to come back again and again. The diner was even featured on the popular TV show Man vs. Food thanks to its exceptionally tasty burgers. Visitors can see photos of host Adam Richman taking on his giant burger on the wall, along with several other goofy and interesting pieces of artwork. Lindy’s offers everything from quarter-pound fresh patties to three-pound monsters. These have some of the craziest toppings like peanut butter and jelly or green chiles, jalapeños, and habaneros. You even have the option of ordering your burger with multiple patties. They’ll provide you with a knife and fork to help you dig into it. Lindy’s customers can also enjoy a variety of Philly cheesesteaks or chicken sandwiches. Alternatively, opt for one of the great vegetarian burger options. They also serve premium draft beers at unbeatable prices. Located on Fourth Avenue, near the University of Arizona, it’s the perfect pit stop to fuel an outing walking along the street’s many eclectic stores.
431 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, USA, +1 520 207 6970
Established in 2009, Monkey Burger is a casual restaurant serving hamburgers, salads, French fries, roasted corn on the cob, and fried pickles. At Monkey Burger, burgers are made using third-pound all-natural Angus beef hand-pressed patties, along with signature spices and gourmet topping combinations. They only use the freshest produce, and burgers are served on rolls from Tucson’s own Bakehouse Bakery. The menu features 12 signature burgers including one turkey burger and a vegetarian burger with a black bean patty. So, everyone can have a delicious meal at the restaurant. All of the burgers come with delicious house-made chips or fries. They also make super tasty crosscut sweet potato fries as well as amazing green chili fries. The most popular burger is the scorching hot El Diablo, made with giant habaneros, green chile mayo, and pepper jack cheese. The eponymous burger is also a favorite, including bacon, smoked cheddar and swiss cheese, roasted poblano peppers, sautéed mushrooms, romaine lettuce, tomato, and both caramelized and raw onions. The restaurant even has a happy hour from 5 to 7pm on weekdays.
5350 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ, USA, +1 520 514 9797
Located in the historic Rialto Building across the street from Hotel Congress, Diablo Burger is an Arizona local foods-based burger joint. Here, every burger is made from six ounces of local, open range-raised, antibiotic-free and growth hormone-free beef from the Diablo Trust ranches. This meat is charbroiled and served on signature handmade preservative-free branded MJ’s English muffins. Each burger comes with amazing Belgian-style fries and is topped with seasonal greens, tomatoes, and pickles. They also offer a variety of house-made sauces to go with the fries, including sriracha mayo, hatch chile mayo, homemade BBQ sauce, and even homemade ketchup. The restaurant actively partners with local farmers, ranchers, bakers, cheesemakers, brewers, vintners, and other producers as much as possible from within a 250-mile radius. They hope to enhance the connection between community and ecology through gastronomy. The servers are all friendly and knowledgable about the food and drinks. Patrons love the open and cozy environment of the place, with wide street-facing windows perfect for people-watching. Though the burgers are more on the expensive side, the quality and freshness of the locally sourced ingredients are well worth it.
312 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ, USA, +1 520 882 2007