Food & Drink

Where To Find The Best Burgers In Perth

By Claire Logan
15th Sep 2023

best burgers in Perth

It used to be pretty tricky to get a really good burger in Perth, but these days there are so many burger joints popping up that it can be hard to keep up.

While everyone has their own personal favourite, we've hunted down the best burgers in Perth for you to get your greasy hands on. 

Bad Love Burger Co

West Leederville 

Taking up residence on Harrogate Street in West Leederville, Bad Love Burger Co is the first bricks and mortar shop from the legends behind the popular Smashburger BBQ pop-up and nearly three years on, it sits firmly at the top of our favourite burgers. They're serving plenty of those iconic smashed burgers with the perfect lacey edges loaded high or straight up. The Cherry Bomb is our go-to, with that cherry bbq sauce adding a sweet little balance but if you like heat (and a lot of it), give the Hot Lovin fried chicken burger a whirl.

Bad Love Burger Co smashburger

Hoodburger

Duncraig, Applecross, Northbridge, Inglewood And Mandurah 

The cheeseburger kings at Hoodburger don’t do things by halves. Get yourself a triple burger with cheese or one of their incredibly juicy chicken tender burgs that will no doubt leave you with a waterfall of sauce running down your arm, but hey it’s worth it. 

burgers and fries from Hoodburger

Big Dog's Burgers

Morley

Unless you're a Morely local you might have missed Big Dog's Burgers, but boy would that be a shame. These legends have a belting range of chicken burgers, smashed patties, wings and hand cut fries to get you through your week. Their Big Dog Deluxe is practically perfect, but for something a little extra, you can't go wrong with the Big Bad Wolf—freshly ground beef, buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, homemade pickles, BBQ and Woof Woof sauce. Drool.

Big Dog Burgers

Highway Burger

Applecross 

Promising the tastiest burgs on the ‘highway to hell’ alongside pinball, beer, epic sides and all-round fun vibes, Highway Burger delivers big burgers with big flavours. Choose from a mix of smashed beef, buttermilk fried chicken and veggie options, all made with 100 per cent WA grown or made produce.

Highway Burger

Short Order

Fremantle And Perth 

Oh sweet beefy goodness me, the buns are soft and the handmade beef patties are spiced and cooked to pink perfection at Perth burger joint Short Order. Run to your car now to sink your desperate burger-loving face into the BBQ bacon cheeseburger; beef patty, smoked mozzarella, American cheddar, caramelised onion, Short Order BBQ sauce, whole egg mayo, pickles and maple candied bacon. They also do plant-based patty substitutes so even your vegetarian mates can get involved.

Short Order burgers

Local Bird

Tuart Hill

For the biggest, crispiest fried chicken burgers, the Local Bird in Tuart Hill is definitely the word. Like the rest of Perth, we're wildly obsessed with those buttermilk fried chicken burgers (just look at them) but that doesn't mean you should ignore the smashed beef burgers—don't worry, they'll let you add a smashed patty to your chicken burger if you just can't decide.

Local Bird chicken burgers

RoyAl's Chicken & Burgers

East Victoria Park, Northbridge And Wembley 

Perth burger fans know that RoyAl's Chicken & Burgers is the place to go for a good American-style feed. Whether you're after a good ol' meat pattie, buttermilk fried chicken, pulled pork or vego, the team here will sort you out. We like the El Diablo, partly because we like to spice things up, but also because it comes with tater tots inside.

RoyAls cheeseburger

Two Stacks

Fremantle

Sitting pretty inside the Sunshine Harvester Works is Two Stacks. Specialising in those delicious smashed burgers we love so darn much (maybe a little too much), they’ve been absolutely killing it on the burger scene. Think chipotle, cheesy goodness—why not try their Black Pudding Smash, with black pudding, double cheese, pickled red onion and burnt butter mayo. 

Two Stacks smash burger

Christo's Burgers

Landsdale

Christo's is best known for its premium 180gr smash burgers loaded with good stuff like caramelised onion, homemade sauces and cheesy panko crumbed mac and cheese, but the fried chicken ones slap too. They also happen to be some of the most affordable burgers around, with the OG burger going for a measly $14. If you're a Landsdale local, consider us jealous. 

Christo's Burgers

3230 Smoke + Grill

Jandakot And Como 

Arguably some of the best burgers south of the river will be found at 3230 Smoke + Grill. With combos of bacon, chicken, spices, beef, literally everything under the sun, you won’t go hungry here. If you have a real big appetite, you can stack their burgers up sky-high.

Burgers and fries from 3230 Smoke + Grill

Meet & Bun

Mount Lawley And East Victoria Park

Serving Shake Shack style burgers to the people of Perth, Meet & Bun is on our favourite list for the names alone. Our top picks are the Ari Gold, made with a locally sourced organic beef patty, all the good stuff like pickles, ketchup and their famous chipotle mayo, and the Chilli Chilli Bang Bang. You'll also want to get one of their amazing shakes to wash it all down.

a burger with fried chicken and fries

Upperhand Burgers

Swanbourne, Leederville and Highgate

While there are plenty of American style burger joints in Perth, Upperhand is one of the few LA burger spots we've come across, and we dig it. Using potato rolls for all their burgers instead of the brioche buns we've all become so fond of, you can expect something a bit different—but equally delicious—at Upperhand. The Asian Sesame is a must try, and you'll want to get some peking duck fries on the side.

Upperhand Burgers

Charlie's BBQ

Connolly

Hardcore burger fans flock straight to Charlie's BBQ for their over-the-top, heart-attack-inducing American style burgs. No matter which burger you get, you can expect oozing sauce, loads of melty cheese and plenty of pickles. Top it off with a shake or soda and plenty of chips and you're in for a good night.

Charlie's BBQ burger

The Peach Pit

Scarborough

There's no denying that The Peach Pit is flipping some of Perth's best burgers. The Henny Penny—with its cornflake crumbed chicken and ranch sauce—is a thing of beauty and only gets better with a cold pint or a cheeky cocktail and the unbeatable beachside views.

Peach Pit Burgers

Brookton Burger Co.

Kelmscott 

Brookton Burger Coserves up some absolutely beastly burgers. We mean that in a good way. A very good way. Not only are these epic in size, but they're boasting big, bold flavours thanks to the freshest local produce. Open for dinner Thursday to Sunday, then lunch and dinner on weekends, head down for a fully loaded and fully delicious burg.

Brookton Burger Co. burger

Alfred's Kitchen

Guildford 

Perth's oldest burger joint, Alfred’s Kitchen, is a unique take-out hut in Guildford—and one of the best places to enjoy a burger with some bikies by the fire out front. Night after night, the crowds congregate out the front of this roadside local to get their hands on Alfred's famous Aussie-style homemade burgers. If you're making the trip, you may as well go all out on their epic Cram burger with hamburger, steak, egg, cheese, and all the fillings.

Alfred's Kitchen burgers

Big Rigz Burger Co

South Fremantle 

These guys have so many burger options you won’t know what to do with yourself. Think grass-fed beef with streaky bacon, caramelised onions and chipotle mayo slaw. Or free-range chicken with kimchi, pickled daikon and Korean sauce. Of course, there's also vegan, vego and gluten free options too. But the best part of these burgers is the Big Rigz secret recipe buns which will have you coming back over and over again. 

Big Rigz Burger Co burgers

Johnny’s Burger Joint

Canning Vale 

Put your fat pants on and head out to Johnny’s Burger Joint for some heart-stopping burger action. Old mate Johnny delivers American style burgers—big greasy monsters—that make you feel like you are being water-boarded with beef. There are man-versus-food-style challenges to be had here too. Try the cure burger ­with 200-grams of bacon, 200-gram bacon-infused patty, American cheese, onion rings and special sauce. It’s the cure to a healthy BMI.

Betty’s Burgers

Perth 

Hailing from Noosa, Betty’s Burgers is a beachy burger shack that has a focus on serving fresh, simple burgers, made fresh for each order. And let us assure you, they're some of the juiciest, tastiest burgers going around. They also make an iconic frozen custard ice cream, if you could possibly fit it in after your juicy burger.

Betty's Burgers

Varsity Burgers

Joondalup, Morley, Nedlands, Northbridge, Waterford, Freo, Innaloo and Whitfords

You're bound to find something good at Varsity Burgers. The popular sports bar is pumping out American-style burgers on brioche buns with scrumptious sides like the hot wings and chilli cheese fries all over Perth. The Texan burger—a double cheeseburger, bacon, tobacco onions and smokey BBQ sauce—is hard to pass up, but there's plenty on offer if you're feeling adventurous.

Varsity Burgers

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Image credit: Bad Love Burger

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