Melbourne

The Best Burgers in Melbourne Right Now

We can't have you eating an average burger.

Sometimes, you just feel like a burger. We can’t explain it, it’s just a feeling. And honestly, we think you should trust your instincts. But you want to get a good, juicy burger, we get it. 

So whether you’re after a healthy option, something plant-based, gluten-free, vegetarian or just plain greasy and good, we’ve got something for you.

These are the best burger joints in Melbourne.

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Royal Stacks 

Brunswick, CBD & Moorabbin
Royal Stacks is an epic burger franchise, with locations in Brunswick, Collins Street and a new spot in Moorabbin. Run by extreme burger-aficionado Dani Zeini, these burgers are as real as it gets. Think double stacked burgers, heaps of bacon, homemade sauce, mustards and pickles. They are mouth-wateringly good.

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Meat Frankie

Brunswick East
Meat Frankie is a classic burger joint, done with a modern flourish and impeccable technique. They’ve taken all the good bits from vintage burger joints—the black and white checkered vinyl floor, blues and soul tunes, homemade hot sauce and flavoured shakes—and elevated it. Meat Frankie offers custom blend melt-in-your-mouth beef patties that you can stack as high as you like, and, as in old-school diner fashion, you have the option to customise your burgers with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, jalapenos and grilled mushrooms free of charge. Their burgers are tasty and satisfying, without being too greasy.

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Burger Road

Fitzroy & Fairfield
Burger Road is a beloved American-styled burger joint, known for its incredible vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free burgers, which don’t compromise on good ingredients and incredibly delicious combos. They’re just about to launch a menu with extra spicy burgers and sides, including a Korean fried chicken burger complete with spicy gochujang mayo and “Reaper” spice-level Chicken Wings.

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Easey’s

Collingwood
Easey’s is a burger joint in a train that sits above the rooftops of Collingwood. It’s genuinely as ‘Melbourne’ as it gets. Their burgers are greasy and good, with simple delights like your classic cheeseburger, double BBQ bacon cheeseburger and a fried onion burger, complete with loaded chips and an epic view. The trains are the canvas to graffiti art which changes daily. From the trains, you can see the skyline of Melbourne’s inner north and drink a Melbourne Bitter. It really doesn’t get much more Melbourne.

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8bit

Footscray
8bit is good for a burger-on-the-go because they’re super speedy and delicious every time. You can sit in or takeaway, but their venues are super cute, complete with pastel colours and indoor plants. Their 8bit burger with cheese is a classic, and then if you level up with a side of loaded fries and an ice-cold milkshake, there’s so much to love.

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The B.East

Brunswick East, Fitzroy
The B.East is all about burgers, booze and bands, delivering epic gigs, drink specials and to-die-for burgers to the inner-north burbs. Every ingredient in these delish burgers are made on-site, and there’s a big range to choose from, including a plant-based section. Their burgers hit the spot and their venues are perfect for a late-arvo graze and hang.

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Leonard’s House Of Love

South Yarra
Leonard’s is a ’70s-inspired log cabin and bar in the middle of South Yarra, complete with a lounge room and pool table. They’re known for the classic American-style burgers and tenders, as well as their awesome music events and parties. They also have a food truck, which pops up at festivals and events all over Melbourne. 

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Andrew’s Hamburgers

Albert Park
Andrew’s Hamburger’s have been slinging patties since 1939, and are home to the Original Melbourne Hamburger…so it’s safe to say they’re professionals. They serve up burgers from every corner of the globe, including the Sanchez Mexican burger, the Rusty American burger and the Five-O Hawaiian burger. They also have great vegetarian options, potato cakes and dim sims. 

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Danny’s Hamburgers

Fitzroy North
Danny’s is as old-school as it gets. We’re all about the counter service, black and white checkered vinyl floors and old red leather stools, not to mention the addictive greasy burgers and epic steaks. It’s very roadside American-diner vibes but in Fitzroy North. Danny’s is a reliable spot for a late-night feast, open until midnight every night.

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Juanita Peaches

Brunswick
Juanita Peaches is our one-stop shop for literally every delicious snack we could ever desire, serving up epic burgers, fried chicken, burritos and doughnuts in Brunswick. Their cheeseburger is especially good, with 120g of grass-fed beef, double cheese, mustard onions and pickles on their famous boogie potato buns. That, with a side of their fried chicken, and you’re in for a feast.

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Tuck Shop Takeaway 

Caulfield North
Tuck Shop Takeaway is a burger joint like no other. They make everything in-house. Although their burgers are at the top of their list of offerings, they also have incredible hand- cut chips, jaffles, shakes, sodas and ice creams. They also make slushies. It doesn’t get much more old school than this place. 

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Melbourne

The Best Sandwiches To Chow Down On In Melbourne

More than just ham and cheese.

Some say sandwiches are really having their moment, but did they ever go out of style? 

A sandwich is one of the world’s most simple culinary pleasures. Whoever first decided that putting stuff between bread means a yum time is a gosh darn genius. Although sandwiches can seem simple to make, there are people out there that have been studying the art of the sandwich and it shows.

The difference between a good sandwich and a shit sandwich is huge. We don’t want you to suffer, so we’ve put a list together of our favourite sandwiches in Melbourne.

Here are the best sandwiches in Melbourne right now.

Hanoi Hannah’s Drip Drop Banh Mi 

Windsor

The Drip Drop Banh Mi is Hanoi Hannah’s new lunch sandwich that is messy in all the right ways. Think white bread roll with a crispy crust and soft centre, laced with pâté and lemongrass satay sauce and a nice juicy hunk of lemongrass chargrilled chicken.

Most importantly, a warm pho-inspired gravy is served on the side to dip, drizzle or drown the sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich is available from today, July 8, at Hanoi Hannah’s Windsor and Elsternwick locations. It’s crunchy, it’s messy, it’s fragrant and an all round multisensory, hands-on journey. Roll your sleeves up and get to it.

Dine in or take it home.

Photo: @nicos.melbourne

Nico’s Sandwich Deli’s Cubano

Fitzroy

Get your hands around this combo: smoked pork belly, grandma ham, original salad creme, picks, American mustard and cheese. Recommended to be eaten with pickled chilli and hot sauce, this Cubano is downright juicy in the best way. Nico’s Sandwich Deli has a rotating menu that heroes classic flavour combinations with a little twist. You can’t really go wrong, especially if you pair your sandwich of choice with one of their Malted Caramel Shakes. It’s a whole lotta yes.

You can dine in or take away.

Photo: @stansdeli

Specials at Stan’s Deli

Malvern

Every weekend, Stan’s Sandwich Deli put up incredible sandwich specials and honestly, we can’t pick a favourite. One week you might be dazzled by a veal schnitzel bun with tomato and fennel slaw, and the next you’ll get a Jerusalem artichoke toastie with aged parmesan, horseradish mayo and Guindilla peppers. Located in the lush streets of Malvern, Stan’s has a real diner-on-an-American-highway feel to it, but slightly more aesthetically refined, refill filter coffee and all. 

Dine in or take away.

Photo: @kingwilliam_takeaway

King William’s Brigadier

Flinders Lane

This sando pulls rank on the Colonel. From a hole-in-the-wall sandwich deli in Melbourne CBD’s Flinders Lane, comes a soft white roll filled with roast free-range chicken, crispy chicken skin, traybake stuffing, zucchini slaw and their infamous secret gravy. It’s the chicken rolls of all chicken rolls. You’ve never had a chicken sandwich until you’ve had King William’s Brigadier. It’s the perfect combination of juicy chicken breast and crispy chicken skin. Should I keep going? I can.

Only available for pick-up.

Photo: @saulssandwiches

Saul’s Muffuletta

Carnegie

The Italian stallion of sandwiches. Saul’s Sandwiches do some bangin’ bites – pretty much every sandwich they do, they do right. But the Muffuletta is a fan favourite and it’s off the charts. Think stacks of mortadella, artichokes, provolone cheese, salami, pesto, spinach and chilli. It’s an antipasto board in a sandwich and it’s goddamn good. 

You can dine in or takeaway.

Photo: @palette_melbourne

Palette’s Candied Bacon & Cheese

North Melbourne

Palette in North Melbourne is inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle, and they aim to bring different cultures together. Everything about this place is beautiful and delicious (especially the coffee), but we can’t get past their Candied Bacon & Cheese sando. Imagine: scrambled eggs with corn, candied bacon, sliced cheese and chilli jam in toasted brioche. Uhhh. Name a better breakfast sandwich, we’ll wait.

Available to dine in or takeaway.

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