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Where to Find the Best Burgers in Sydney

If there’s one food Australians love, it’s burgers. With countless burgers bars and Americana-style restaurants popping up across the country, choosing where to go for some hearty burgers, fries and thick shakes has become increasingly difficult. And while fast-food giants may have you fooled into thinking a burger is a straightforward, hard-to-get-wrong dish, you’d be wrong, and once you sink your teeth into a real burger you’ll eat your words. Specialising in high-quality meat patties, delectable combinations, delicate sesame seed buns and the like, these are the most highly-rated burger joints worth dining at in Sydney.

Ribs & Burgers

Located on George Street, upmarket fast-food franchise, Ribs & Burgers, is one of Sydney’s top-rated burger joints. Making delectable burgers with 100 per cent pure chuck and brisket patties, Ribs & Burgers are masters at cooking meat. As the name would suggest, Sydney-siders can also indulge in slow-cooked ribs, flame-grilled chicken wings and popcorn chicken.

Betty’s Burgers

With three locations across Sydney’s CBD and countless others Australia-wide, it’s safe to say that Betty’s Burgers have become a go-to for comfort food like burgers. Dishing up everything from spicy chicken burgers to mushroom burgers as well as thick shakes and lamington ice cream, Betty’s is a must for fast foodies.


Crowned Sydney’s “most influential burger joint” by Broadsheet, Mary’s has been on the block since 2013. Serving up fried chicken and classic cheeseburgers alongside local beers, Mary’s is a casual pub-style venue in Newtown that is open every night til late, so you can get your burger fix any day of the week.

Five Points Burgers

Describing themselves as “unashamedly New York in flavour right in the heart of North Sydney”, diners can expect a choice of five delicious burgers inspired by New York’s five boroughs along with classic milkshakes at Five Points Burgers.

Ume Burger

Located in Barangaroo, Ume Burger brings together hearty American burgers and fun Japanese sodas to provide the ultimate comfort meal. Expect the usual cheeseburgers as well as pork belly renditions and a soft-serve machine with ever-changing flavours.

Slashed Burger

Specialising in melt-in-your-mouth pulled meat burgers, Slashed Burger has earned its fair share of five-star reviews. Situated on Cowper Wharf Road in Woolloomooloo, Slashed Burger also offers thick shakes, souvlaki pita wraps, loaded fries and a parmy-inspired burger.

Bar Luca

Known for its poutine-filled burger called ‘Blame Canada’, Bar Luca is another top burger spot that dishes up deliciously excessive fast food. Situated on Phillip Street, Bar Luca has earned plenty of five-star reviews thank its inventive burgers, classic cocktails and laidback atmosphere.

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