So you ate a burger. You have crumbs down your front and mustard in the corners of your mouth. You’re sweating beef bullets. Your breathing is laboured. Is that lettuce in your hair? You’re a dishevelled mess but you don’t care… somehow it all feels worth it.
This could be you. And to get you there, we have hunted down the best burgers in Perth for you to get your greasy hands on.
Short Order Burger Company
Fremantle And Perth
Oh sweet beefy goodness me, the buns are soft and the hand made 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.
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 burger. 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.
Gary's Diner does one kind of burgers and they do them well. And with a motto like "cheeseburgers that glisten in the sun", you can probably guess what it is. Cruising around town dishing out epic cheeseburgers with ingredients that are all locally sourced, these guys are worth hunting down. They also do some pretty good curly fries.
So. Many. Amazing. Burgers. It’s impossible to choose just one from Claremont bar Brooklyn Lounge. If you're really in the mood for living you've got to have the King Kong. Two wagyu beef patties, cheese, bacon, a Doritos crumbed mac and cheese patty, onion and mayo all slammed into a brioche bun.
The burgers at Alfred’s Kitchen are best enjoyed next to the fire pit out front. This old-school roadside burger joint will satisfy those late night burger cravings with their selection of hamburgers, bacon burgers and steak burgers. Forget ordering fries with that, everyone knows to order a cup of their famous pea and ham soup.
V Burger Bar
East Victoria Park, Elizabeth Quay, Kings Square and Floreat
Perth burger place V Burger has your fatty feed cravings covered. Enjoy faves like the Oozy Mushy burger; a cheeseburger with a cheese-stuffed, crumbed portobello mushroom, plus lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and the house burger sauce.
Perth CBD And Whitfords
Not surprisingly, East Village is the way to go when you want to go to Burger-town. This New York style diner is where to head for some of the best burgers in Perth. They don’t mess around with their New York cheeseburger; double beef patty, homemade relish, pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato, cheese and mustard mayo. No need to move to the Big Apple now.
Joondalup, Nedlands, Northbridge, Morley, Waterford
Arguably some of the best burgers in Perth are sold from the takeout window at Varsity Burgers in Northbridge. American-style burgers on brioche buns are served here with scrumptious sides like the hot wings and chilli cheese fries. The Texan burger is hard to pass up. It's a double cheeseburger, bacon, tobacco onions and smokey BBQ sauce. If you’re feeling daring, try the Presley burger complete with bacon, banana and crunchy peanut butter.
Meet & Bun
Perth And Fremantle
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.
After a successful launch at Freo Beer Fest in 2016, Greenhorns popped up at Raine Square and their burgers quickly gained a reputation for being darn tasty. If you like things spicy, The Scorcher, is a winner. It's loaded with a beef patty, cheese, maple bacon, lettuce, tomato, crispy onion rings and the good ol' Shit The Bed hot sauce.
Big Rigz Burger Co
These guys have so many burger options you won’t know what to do with yourself, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Think grass-fed beef with streaky bacon, caramelised onions and chipotle mayo slaw. Or free-range chicken with kimchi, pickled daikon and Korean sauce. But the best part of these burgers are the Big Rigz secret recipe buns which will have you coming back over and over again.
Northbridge, North Fremantle And Wembley
One of the best things about Flipside is that they are connected to some of Perth’s best small bars like Mrs Browns, Mechanics Institute and The Stanley. The other best thing is the chilli-ander chicken and the fact that they do all their burgers in the mini size, meaning that even if you ate up a storm in the afternoon, you can still treat yo’self to a baby burger while you’re having a drink.
Johnny’s Burger Joint
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.
Northbridge And Inglewood
The cheeseburger kings at Hoodburger don’t do things by halves. Get yourself a peanut butter and jelly cheeseburger or a triple burger with cheese. You probably won’t be able to eat for a week after but it's important to try these things. They're also working on specials in the test kitchen each week, if you spot the nasi lemak burger on their social feeds run, don't walk.
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