7 Must-Try Burger Bars in Philadelphia

7 Best Must-Try Burger Bars in Philadelphia

7 Best Must-Try Burger Bars in Philadelphia

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Philly BurgersPhiladelphia, PA - Craving a legendary burger? Look no further than Philadelphia! This city is a burger lover's paradise, with sizzling patties and creative toppings galore. From South Philly's hidden gems to acclaimed burger joints, Philly has the perfect spot to satisfy your hunger. Here are 7 of our absolute favorites to get you started.

Where To Find The Best Burgers in Philadelphia

1. SouthHouse

The SouthHouse Burger Spot and Restaurant in South Philadelphia is a comfortable, family-friendly pub serving New American fare. There are several TVs and a wide selection of beer. The restaurant also serves brunch on the weekends. The food is delicious, and the prices are reasonable. This neighborhood bar is excellent for a date, a quick dinner, and a drink. It's in a nice, casual neighborhood, has a huge beer list, and offers plenty of bar seating. The menu has options for every type of eater. So, the next time you are in South Philly, check out this popular spot for burgers and pub fare.

2. Lucky's Last Chance

If you are a burger lover, Lucky's Last Chance is worth a visit.  The food here is modern American comfort food, and the beer menu is diverse and interesting. The bartenders are quick to engage with customers and know their craft. One of the standouts on the beer list is the Platform City Boy, a light and fruity IPA. Lucky's Last Chance also serves unique burger creations. The PB&J burger, which won the Philadelphia Burger Brawl a few times, is a love child of their most recent winner, the Pickle Monster. Both burgers are a flavorful combination that is bold and delicious and a callback to childhood. It is the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

3. Village Whiskey

You'll find the best in local whiskey and gourmet pub grub at the Village Whiskey Burger Spot and Restaurant.  The bar offers a variety of specialty cocktails alongside dozens of whiskeys, and the food is as delicious as the drinks. The casual, cozy atmosphere is the perfect spot to kick back after a long day of sightseeing or work. The restaurant opened in 2009 and has a menu of over 200 whiskeys. Chef Jose Garces envisioned the location as an escape from his day-to-day work routine. The restaurant's centerpiece is a central bar where barkeeps whip up classic cocktails. The design is reminiscent of a Prohibition-era speakeasy.

4. Red Owl Tavern

If you are in Philadelphia and want to eat a great burger, try Red Owl Tavern.  Located near the Liberty Bell and in the historic Old City, the restaurant serves good burgers and other American classics with smart twists. Located adjacent to Independence Mall, the Red Owl Tavern offers the Tavern Burger, a classic burger with a bacon patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheddar cheese. You can also upgrade it to include applewood-smoked bacon, avocado, and truffle fries for an extra cost.

5. GateHouse

Gatehouse is an old gatehouse that's now a modern American restaurant that features a large outdoor patio and beer garden.  The casual space serves one of the city's best burgers, and you can't go wrong with tier regular happy hour specials. There are also a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. The restaurant also serves craft cocktails and beer if you're looking for a fun place to grab a drink. The restaurant is located in the former gatehouse of the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Originally called Lo Spiedo, the restaurant was later renamed Bar Amis and reopened as The Gatehouse. The restaurant features an outdoor patio, beer garden, and a full dinner menu. The space is also close to the city's sports arenas.

6. MilkBoy

When it comes to burgers, MilkBoy on South Street has the best in town. Its two floors feature a bar and restaurant. You can dine indoors or outside, depending on the weather. This renowned eatery is also known for its live music and open-mic nights. Milkboy offers a wide range of gluten-free and vegan options. In addition to a huge selection of burgers and fries, the restaurant also offers salads and sandwiches.

7. Royal Boucherie

Another great place to order burgers is Royal Boucherie, an American brasserie in Old City. The burger here is an elevated version of a classic cheeseburger. It comes with bone marrow, watercress, Gruyere cheese, and bacon. It's also available in a limited indoor setting but expands to outdoor seating, and both restaurants offer dinner service.

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