Where to Eat the Best Burgers in Phoenix

Where to Eat the Best Burgers in Phoenix

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

Known and loved by travelers from across the map for its warm weather, endless sunshine, captivating scenery, and bustling city vibe, Phoenix, Arizona is the place to be when you’re in the mood to see and explore something new. The city’s many upscale shopping stops and spa make it a destination designed to relax the mind and body. And it’s world-class golf courses give Phoenix a competitive edge that’s hard to top. Where its surrounding desert ecosystems call to those with a heart for the great outdoors. And the culinary scene that thrives in Phoenix has turned it into an oasis of potential for the traveling foodie. The southwestern fare isn’t hard to track down and global cuisine is just as easily accessible. Sometimes it’s a craving for the more traditional meal that brings visitors back time and again. When you’re in Phoenix and looking for a mouthwatering burger to enjoy, consider this list your guide to find and savor the very best burgers in Phoenix:

1. Aioli Gourmet Burgers


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When you can’t wait to take your burger biting experience to the next level of luxurious flavor, Aioli Gourmet Burgers is the place to be. Located at 10652 N. 32nd Street, Aioli Gourmet Burgers is open to the dining public every day of the week between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm. And extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 9:00 pm. What began as a food truck concept amongst three local friends quickly turned into a culinary experience in and of itself. Guests love the opportunity to come in and enjoy everything from the White Truffle Swiss featuring roasted mushrooms and caramelized onions to the namesake Aioli Burger which takes aged sharp cheddar, applewood bacon, and roasted garlic Aioli to a new and mesmerizing combination level.

2. Hopdoddy Burger Bar


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Don’t let it’s unassuming location fool you, Hopdoddy Burger Bar is among the best when you’re dining in Phoenix. Situated within the Town and Country Shopping Center at 2033 E. Camelback Road, this restaurant proudly markets itself as offering up the best burger both sides of the Mississippi. Come on in and grab a seat at the counter. Or, settle in at a charming diner-inspired table before ordering up a savory treat for the taste buds. The Llano Poblano and Magic Shroom both come highly recommended when ordering off the craft burger menu. While the bacon and egg breakfast burger gives a good start to your day a delicious twist. A side of parmesan truffle fries is never a bad choice, no matter what burger you go with at Hopdoddy Burger Bar. This locale also offers an impressive selection of draft beer and handcrafted cocktails when you’re looking to pair your burger with just the right beverage choice.

3. Paradise Valley Burger Co.


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For those burger enthusiasts that value the option to pair your plate with everything from a side taco to a sandwich, Paradise Valley Burger Co. promises to provide the opportunity in abundance. Located at 4001 E. Bell Road, Paradise Valley Burger Co. serves up bold flavors in a setting that’s decidedly casual, cool and laid-back. This no-frills, yet colorfully painted locale invites guests to take a seat at a table and order up everything from a delicious traditional burger to one that comes with some Arizona flair. When you’re looking to treat your palate to something new, options like the Brulee Burger or Country Fried Burger are sure to inspire. Both have been featured on The Food Network thanks to their unique flavor combinations. Since opening in 2011, Paradise Valley Burger Co. has shown all of Phoenix that it’s a place that knows how to add an innovative touch on a traditional favorite.

4. The Attic Ale House


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It might seem like The Attic Ale House is designed to treat beer and wine lovers to a savory treat, but those who love burgers know that this location is also home to some of the best around town. Situated at 4247 E. Indian School Road, The Attic Ale House is a spacious pub that invites guests to take a seat on the patio, soak up the mountain views and indulge in everything from a craft beer to a decadent burger. While the 21 rotating draft handles are sure to inspire, there’s something wonderful about biting into The Ivan. This well-named specialty burger features a half-pound of grilled choice meat on a pretzel bun. And it is topped with onions, tomatoes, spring mix and chipotle mayo in what has proven to be an award-winning combination. Adding your choice of cheese to The Ivan is a way to personalize this experience which is ultimately bound to be savory and unforgettable.

5. Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour


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A burger may be traditional, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be served up with a side of style. When you’re on the hunt for an elegant locale to enjoy a meticulously crafted cocktail as well as a burger, head over to Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour and enjoy one of the best burgers in Phoenix. Located at 1 West Jefferson Street, Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour is integrated into the historic Luhrs Building and was once the site of Arizona’s Prohibition Headquarters. While the cocktails promise to be captivating, the Dragon Dumpling Burger is not to be missed. Guests who order this burger will enjoy a beef and pork patty laid between two English muffins topped with caramelized onions, white American cheese, jalapeno mayo, Sichuan pickles and a generous spattering of dumpling sauce. When paired with a green salad or side of chips, this burger is sure to be the most memorable culinary moment of your evening.

Author Bio

Caitlyn Knuth is a travel writer whose own adventures have inspired her to write about everything from the most delicious cafés in Paris, France to the breathtaking salmon runs in Juneau, Alaska. Working in association with Aioli Gourmet Burgers, she enjoys writing and sharing about the restaurant scene in Phoenix in the hope others will pack up and head out on Arizona-bound adventures of their very own.

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