There’s something about a warm, soft, juicy burger that makes life instantly better. The way it feels in your hands (put the knife and fork down you sociopath), the slightly drippy sauce, the delicate rise of the steam as you raise it towards your welcoming mouth…

If you’ve got a burger craving that needs satisfying, try these guys. Salivation guaranteed.

Leonard made a big call when they labelled their establishment a ‘house of love’. But dammit, whoever they are, they delivered. From the comfort food packed menu to the cosy atmosphere to the frankly awesome bar staff, Leonard’s brings the love in spades. You can’t beat their fantastic outdoor area and phenomenal American cuisine.

3 Wilson St, South Yarra

Burgertory has filled the iconic ‘Hungry Jacks’ corner building in Prahran. Serving sinfully delicious burgers, sides and shakes, they welcome those seeking the best of both worlds. Bringing heavenly freshness and quality fit for gods, with a touch of Lucifers cheekiness. Burgertory is the place to seek refuge for those stuck between two worlds.

344 Chapel St, Prahran

Got a burger craving you’re trying to kick? Look no further than Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co. Where juicy patties, perfectly melted cheese and tasty sauces reign supreme. An simple but tasty menu, our pick is Betty’s Classic with a side of french fries and sriracha mayo. Oh, and if you were wondering what ‘concrete’ refers to, only a rich and creamy custard ice-cream that Betty likes to whip up in her spare time. We suggest the Cookie Butter; vanilla frozen custard, crumbed Biscoff cookies, cookie butter and cinnamon sugar. You can thank us later.

129-131 Chapel St, Windsor

They’re one of the originals and they own taste. They’ve been in the game for decades and their burgers are so meticulously refined, that once you’ve eaten one you’ll question how you missed out on such well crafted patty for so long. Huxtaburger have dropped the clutch on the flavour highway, leaving a pile of greasy napkins in their wake.

203 High Street, Prahran

Huxtaburger

American style burgers that are extraordinarily simple. The same combo is repeated with a few extras added for those who like their burgers with all the trimmings. Our pick? The Chicken Burger. Crispy fried chicken, slaw, pickles, tomato, cheese and chipotle. Throw some onion rings on the side for a little extra somethin’ somethin’. The 4.4 star Google rating ain’t wrong, Parlour Diner is damn satisfying.

64 Chapel Street, Windsor

Inside Promise Bar, Pablo’s Escoburgers is a pop-up burger joint that has sparked controversy by being named after the notorious Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Despite said controversy, their burgers are super tasty!

173 High Street, Prahran

South Yarra’s gourmet burger cafe is more than a local favourite, their burgers are a borderline obsession for the locals that frequent their golden yellow doors. Stop in for a Too Cheesy and see exactly how a cheeseburger should be made.

760 Chapel Street, South Yarra

If the burger game of Chapel Street wasn’t already fierce enough, Kung Fu Burger ups the ante! This killer burger joint fuses the holy burger with niche Asian flavours. The Oh Crab and Buddha Temple burgers look interesting, but it’s the Peking Pork Tacos that are top of our list!

355 Chapel Street, South Yarra

kung fu burger

The story of California Burgers starts in 2002, when founder Theo Tzavaras ventured to Los Angeles for the first time. Theo experienced his first American burger at an iconic burger restaurant in LA, and from that moment on, he was hooked. Every beef patty is handmade and hand-smashed for each burger. It doesn’t get much better than this people. Check out their new and improved space at 97 Chapel St. 

97 Chapel Street, Windsor

california burgers

Who knew fish bars were a thing?! Tommy Ruff serves up seafood burger goodness to the people of Chapel Street and boy do we love him for it. Tommy Ruff is a commitment to unique flavours and affordable seafood experience from a family entrenched in a world of fishing. Try their Crab Claw Burger and we promise you’ll never turn back.

121 Chapel St, Windsor

Tommy Ruff Fish Bar Chapel Street

Grill’d serves up tasty, healthy burgers that make it easy for you to be a better Motherlovin’ human. In other words, they tackle the guilt of chowing down a juicy burger on the regular. They keep it real by not adding nasties like preservatives, hormones or refined sugars to their recipes. They push to do better by the environment and respecting Mother Earth. Plus, they support local by giving back to grassroots causes, so everyone can taste the benefits of their insanely delicious burgers. These burgers really are from a better place.

157 Chapel St, Windsor & 670 Chapel St, South Yarra

Grill'd Windsor

All you need to know is Soda Rock Diner specialises in American style burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. There’s also spiders and ultimate sundaes, staff in roller skates and you can pick a song on the jukebox to enjoy while you eat your burger. Don’t forget to give Elvis a kiss on your way out.

10/500 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Launching at the beginning of the vegetarian fast food revolution, Lord of the Fries’ sole purpose was to deliver the best fries in the world to the people. Since 2005, these imitation meat masters have been providing delicious burger options that aren’t drowning in beef fat and juiced up with gluten. Head here to enjoy a chicken parm without the harm!

170 Chapel St, Windsor

Lord of the Fries Chapel Street

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