A perfectly grilled beef patty, melted cheese, pickles, onion, t sauce, and mustard, all squished between two fluffy buns... Ahh cheeseburgers, what did we ever do to deserve you? Whether it’s your cheat day, hangover day or, let’s be honest, just any day of the week, cheeseburgers never fail to deliver, and Brisbane boast some pretty epic spots to get your cheesy fill.
We've gone back to basics. Here's our picks of the best cheeseburgers in Brisbane.
Winn Lane’s infamous burger joint, Ben's Burgers likes to keep it simple. Their classic cheeseburger has all the essentials to make for a fulfilling feed, their 'Cheesy Burger' is the perfect combo of melted American cheese, brioche-style bun and grilled-to-perfection patty. Level up by adding a side of jalapeños.
Brisbane CBD & Mitchleton
Miss Kay’s know what they're doing when it comes to burgers; the success of their George St store and the recent opening of a second one in Mitchelton proves this. They pride themselves on their beef patties which are 300 day grain fed Angus beef cooked to a beautiful medium rare and combined with the American style cheese and special Miss Kay's sauce. You can’t go wrong.
Fritzenberger knows that all the fancy shit ‘aint what it's about when it comes to burgers. Their grass-fed beef from NSW and aged cheddar combo, plus house made sauces and pickles gives Fritzenberger’s classic cheeseburger its own unique taste.
Hanks Burgers & Beers
Hanks Burgers & Beers does exactly what it says on the tin; bloody good burgers and cold beers. Does it get any better than that? They named their burgers after iconic American cities, because if it's something the Yanks do get right, it's burgers. You'll find the cheeseburger under the name 'New York' because along with yellow taxi's and the Empire State building, cheeseburgers are a pretty iconic part of NYC.
The 'Getta Cheese' burger from Getta Burger is the mother of all cheseburgers in Brisbane. Putting their touch on the original cheeseburger by adding their famous BBQ sauce, this whopper will satisfy even the most intense burger cravings.
New York inspired eatery and bar Red Hook is another favourite haunt for cheeseburger addicts. Their Brooklyn cheeseburger is the stuff of dreams, and is worth every penny—a total steal at $12!
Greaser Bar prides itself in having a ‘secret’ entrance, but once you find it you won't be leaving any time soon. The Greaser burger will fulfill all your cheeseburger hopes and dreams, and we suggest you hang around, order a drink or two and mosh out to some bluesy rock 'n' roll. You know, to burn off those cheesy cals.
Super Combo may have gone all out on the Street Fighter theme (yes, the game) but don't let a little gimmick fool you; they make a damn fine cheeseburger. Order the 'Round 2' for much cheesy goodness: grilled patty, American cheese, American mustard, pickles, parsnip crisps—stay with us, guys—cos lettuce and a dollop Kewpie mayo. It's a match made in burg heaven.
Fortitude Valley & Camp Hill
Okay, okay, so Ze Pickle's version of a cheeseburger doesn't exactly stick with tradition, but these Brissy icons sure know a good flavour mash up—especially when it comes to a burg. The Chee-ze is laden with their ZP special suace and jack cheese but comes with onion crisps (for added texture) and maple bacon.
Beloved Brisbane burger joint Charboys are known city-wide for their fluffy buns and perfect patty—so you'd expect nothing short of magic when it comes to a decent cheesy. Sticking to the classic recipe, Charbiy's cheeseburger is straight up wagyu beef patty, special sauce, melted American cheese, tomato and lettuce. Why mess with perfection?
Australian icon, Burger Project needs no introduction to Brisbane's best cheeseburger hall of fame; their burgers live up to ALL the hype—trust us. The delectable 'American Cheese' features their iconic grass fed wagyu beef patty, American cheese (of course), onion, pickles, their secret sauce and a dash of rose mayonnaise. All class.
A Fortitude Valley bar icon, lest we forget that Gerard's Bar are just as creative in the kitchen as they are with your Friday night Spritz (they are predominantly a charcuterie bar, after all). Gerard's GBar Cheeseburger is the stuff of legend: blackmore wagyu patty, American cheese, butter lettuce and their special sauce which is so perfect there are only a handful of people that know the recipe.
The Coop Bistro At The Flying Cock
Forget fancy burger joints and pretentious bars, The Coop Bistro inside The Flying Cock is known to those in the know as more than just a killer bar. The foodie arm of this late night establishment may be known for its affinity for fried chicken (if you're after a chicken burger, go here—their fried chicken is hands down the best in town) but they make a damn fine cheeseburger, too. The Coop's comes with caramalised onions, butter lettuce and their house sauce, plus it's only $3 extra to double up on the patty. Go on, treat yourself...
Chur Burger in The Valley has an epic burger menu, but if you're after a classic cheesy they’ve got you covered. Because they're super cool (I mean, they did come from Sydney after all…) you can't expect them to stick to the status quo, can you? That's why instead of using your everyday tomato sauce these guys go for a tomato jam instead. And guys, we gotta say, it's pretty damn great!
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