Burgers are enjoying something of a renaissance in Brisbane right now.
Premium beef, fried chicken, pulled pork, sweet & spicy tofu… no matter which way you flip it, the burger revival is showing no signs of slowing down in Queensland’s capital.
They aren’t the only big players in the game, though, with a number of up-and-coming stars going toe-to-toe (or bun-to-bun) with some celebrated champs.
Our advice? Clear your calendar, roll up your sleeves and head down to these 6 burger joints in Brisbane making headlines for all the right reasons.
Best Burgers in Brisbane
Badass burger spot making cheat days great again
The team behind Milky Lane are definitely doing something right. With restaurants dotted around New South Wales and Queensland, the group’s combination of honest food and hip hop vibes continues to be a recipe for success. Jaw-dropping burgers stacked to the heavens are Milky Lane’s bread and butter. One of our favourites is the Kevin Bacon with two wagyu beef patties, maple-smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, truffle aioli, American cheese and pickles. Add in to the mix some spectacular sides and irresistible milkshakes and you’ll soon realise why Milky Lane is well on the road to glory. Hot tip: bring your appetite.
Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm – 10pm
Welcoming CBD venue that definitely earns its stars and stripes
Venture down to the corner of Mary Street and Edward Street and you’ll find one of the best burger places in Brisbane: Buffalo Bar. An American-inspired restaurant and watering hole, the team at Buffalo Bar like to keep things simple – no frills, no pretence. That means chilled vibes, creative cocktails, craft beer and juicy burgers. Our go-to is the Boss Hogg with sriracha & caramel glazed pork belly with house slaw. The kitchen team don’t just stop at burgers either, with something on the menu for seafood lovers, veggies and diners with a sweet tooth. An eatery that hits all the right notes, Buffalo Bar promises more than one bang for your buck.
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11:30am – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11:30am – 11pm
Unique Bowen Hills burger spot that plays by its own rules
Laying a strong claim to the title of best burger place in Brisbane, Super Combo is a restaurant that never shies away from a challenge. Inspired by arcade games of yesteryear, the menu here is a nostalgic love letter to classics like Sonic and Street Fighter. Highlights include the Hadoken beef burger with American cheese, roasted tomato, smokey mushroom sauce and caramelised onions. The Super Corn Gems with maple bacon bits and chimichurri also warrant a special shout out. Throwing knockout punches left, right and centre, this King Street spot rarely, if ever, misses its target.
Address: 20 King Street, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 8:30pm; Sat: 11:30am – 9pm
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Fried chicken restaurant that is everything it’s cracked up to be
Nobody said the best burgers in Brisbane had to feature beef. Just ask the team at Lucky Egg, who serve up fantastic chicken burgers that attract diners from all four corners of the city. You can’t go wrong with the Original Crispy, a fried chicken burger with slaw, mayo & honey mustard that’ll satisfy both your taste buds and your bank balance. Other meat and veggie options are also on the menu, whilst the sides and sauces are deserving of extra attention. Trust us when we say Lucky Egg’s fare is box office.
Opening Hours: Wed: 11:30am – 9pm; Thu: 11:30am – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11:30am – 3am; Sun: 11:30am – 9pm
Much-loved restaurant group with a passion for big buns
From the outside looking in, the concept behind Ze Pickle sounds too good to be true. Indulgent burgers, ice-cold beers and laid-back beats – where’s the catch? Answer: there is none. The team behind Ze Pickle turned their dream into reality back in 2012 and have been satisfying Brisbane diners ever since. The 3AM beef burger with maple-smoked bacon, fried cheese sticks and guacamole is just one of the reasons why Ze Pickle continues to thrive. With a range of tees and other merch on offer too, you can show your support for Ze Pickle wherever you find yourself in the world.
Opening Hours: See Ze Pickle’s official website for exact details
Popular laneway eatery encouraging diners to get their hands dirty
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Inspired by the food culture and vibrancy of New York City, Red Hook is undoubtedly home to some of the best burgers in Brisbane. The kitchen’s pride and joy is the Uptown Funk burger with beef or chicken, bacon, gorgonzola sauce, cheese and caramelised onions. What’s more, Red Hook’s contemporary decor, warm ambience and stellar drinks card make it a popular meeting spot for Brissie’s coolest kids. An easy restaurant to get to, it won’t take you long to realise that Red Hook is also a very hard place to leave.
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed: 11am – 9pm; Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri: 11am – 12am; Sat: 4pm – 10pm