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Best Burgers In Johannesburg

Best Burgers In Johannesburg

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Sometimes we just want to sink our teeth into a juicy burger! So we've got a list of places where we go to satisfy our burger cravings. We're convinced many of you also enjoy burgers, so we're sharing our favourite spots with you.

Ribs & Burgers

For some of the beefiest and juiciest burgers in town, be sure to stop by your nearest Ribs & Burgers. This tasty foodie joint specialises in in slow-cooked wholesome ribs, sticky wings, scrumptious salads, free-range chicken, and of course, premium burgers. Their burgers are made from the best cuts of grass-fed, hormone free, 100% pure beef, with nothing added, not even salt and pepper. Click here to find out more about their restaurant.

Where: Various locations throughout the city, click here to find out where.

Our pick: The Bacon & Cheese Burger! Yes please!

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Dukes Burgers

Dukes Burgers has a very wide selection of burgers which often makes deciding what to eat here a bit tricky. Do you go for their suggestions or do you make your own? Beef, lamb, chicken, ostrich or veg? The options are endless, but you can rest easy knowing whatever you choose will be juicy and delicious.

Where: 14 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg.

Our pick: The Big Cheese, a beef patty with tomato relish, melted cheddar, mozzarella and feta topped with homemade gherkins.

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Hudsons - The Burger Joint

Originally from Cape Town, Hudsons - The Burger Joint was a warmly welcomed addition to Parkhurst and Bedfordview. It doubles as a great after-work watering hole since they have no shortage of cocktails! There are burgers here for everyone, from the carb-conscious and non-meat eaters to those who just want a huge, meaty meal. Plus, you can swap any patty for one of your choice – chicken, veg, ostrich, you name it.

Where: Parkhurst and Bedfordview. Click here for more details.

Our pick: The Boss, an extra large free-range beef patty stuffed with mozzarella and cheddar, topped with BBQ beef rib meat and homemade pickles.

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Mr George for the best burgers

Mr George is one of those great ‘something for everyone’ restaurants. So, while they’re not specifically a burger place, their burgers do shine through! They’ve got healthy options as well, so if you’re looking after your figure, you're sure to find something delicious here.

Where: 3 High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

Our pick: The Cheeseburger, as simple as it sounds, it's quite delicious!

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While they are probably better known for their ripped waiters than their food, don’t be fooled – Beefcakes certainly lives up to its name (in both senses of the word!). They have a great burger menu and you can create your own. Come here for a lively night out, a bachelorette or, simply to tuck into good food and sip cocktails. Entertainment varies, depending on the night.

Where: Illovo Muse Centre, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo, Johannesburg.

Our pick: We honestly couldn't tell you! We build our burgers differently every time! But we can tell you that they are delicious every single time!

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Salvation Café for the best burgers

You'll find Salvation Café in the 44 Stanley complex in Milpark. Go here and don’t even look at the menu, just order any of their burgers – you won't be sorry! They come in three varieties and are sure to satisfy your craving with the first bite. Plus, once you're done delighting your taste buds there, you can explore the complex and do a little of shopping.

Where: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg.

Our pick: The Salvation Gourmet Burger – it’s a grass-fed beef burger with bacon, caramelized onion, guacamole, cheddar, fries or salad.

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The Fussy Vegan

For those who are vegan or vegetarian, The Fussy Vegan is just the place for top-notch green options to indulge in. Their burgers are absolute musts, whether you're a vegan or not! Click here to visit their website and see what's on the menu. You can find branches throughout the city.

Where: Greenside, Blairgowrie, as well as CityRock in Randburg.

Our pick: The Smokey Jalapeño Burger – a delicious mushroom and lentil patty stacked with jalapeños, seitan bacon, BBQ sauce, vegan cheese and chipotle cashew cream.

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RocoMamas® for the best burgers

For massive burgers that'll have you coming back for more, RocoMamas® is one of the city's favourite burger go-to spots. Indulge in your pick from their selection of Smash Burgers or get creative and opt for a M.Y.O. (Make Your Own) Burger. And to top it all off, why not order a side of shoestring fries or onion rings and a delicious G-Shake? Sounds like quite a feast!

Where: Everywhere! Click here to find your nearest restaurant.

Our pick: The Rockstar – 150g smashed beef, swiss cheese, caramelised red onions and Roco-mayo.

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The Big Mouth

This new concept diner offers customers a food selection ranging from charcoal grilled to gourmet sushi dishes. Their take on food is unique as they make use of culinary influences and ingredients from around the globe. This being said, their burgers are second to none! Even though they lack a wide selection of burger variations, Joburgers travel far and wide for a bite of their juicy, quality buns!

Where: Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton.

Our pick: The Lobster Roll - Lobster, Prawns, Brioche, Mayo and fries

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Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.


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