10 Must-Try Burgers in Philadelphia

Must-Try Burgers in Philadelphia

Must-Try Burgers in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Burger JointsPhiladelphia, PA - Philadelphia has recently become the city of Burgers. But who has the best burgers depends on what you're looking for. So, to simplify things, we have compiled a few of our favorite burger spots around the city.

1. Luckey'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 exciting. The bartenders are quick to engage with customers and know their craft.  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.

2. 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 friendly, casual neighborhood with a huge beer list and 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 burgers and pub fare spot.

3. Kensington Quarters in Fishtown

If you want a truly unique burger, try Kensington Quarters in Fishtown. This whole-animal kitchen serves up 75 percent grass-fed local chuck that is ground and cut daily. While the city's fancy burgers used to be all about enormous size, the food at Kensington Quarters has gone beyond that. Its grilled burgers have the tenderness and smoky taste of authentic Tex-Mex food and aren't overdone.

4. The Good Dog Bar

The burgers at the Good Dog Bar feature a 1/2 pound sirloin beef patties, lettuce, and onion. The ambiance is grungy, and the menu offers upscale versions of traditional diner favorites. The burgers here are small but tasty, and you can pair them with brunch at the bar. The menu includes dishes reminiscent of conventional diner fares, such as grilled octopus and duck pot pie. The bar is also popular with the younger crowd.

5. Rittenhouse Burger Cafe

Whether you're looking for a casual burger joint for a quick lunch or a delicious upscale meal, the food scene in Philadelphia has become more sophisticated. Whether you're looking for a snazzy 'Sloppy Joe,' a gourmet 'Burger' at Rittenhouse Burger Café, or just a tasty burger, Philly's burger joints have just about something for everyone.

6. . 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.

7. 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. Upgrade it to include applewood-smoked bacon, avocado, and truffle fries for an extra cost.

8. GateHouse

Gatehouse is an old gatehouse that is now a modern American restaurant with 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, a beer garden, and a full dinner menu. The space is also close to the city's sports arenas.

9. 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 vast selection of burgers and fries, the restaurant also offers salads and sandwiches.

10. 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. Boucherie Burger ($22), stacked with cooper sharp cheese, applewood smoked bacon, half-sour pickles, and a rich truffle sauce. This elevated, mouthwatering sandwich is served on the all-day menu, which includes weekday lunch (Wednesday - Friday), weekend brunch, and dinner service nightly.

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