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The 12 Best Burger Places In Raleigh

Updated: June 21, 2022

In the mood for a pure beef patty? Or a butter bean burger? Take your pick from these Raleigh burger joints. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from the top review sites to find the best patties in Raleigh. Build the burger of your dreams with 100% Angus beef patties and Brioche buns at these Raleigh spots.

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Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

American, $$, MordecaiAmerican, $$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Wral, 2018

    Best burgers in the Triangle

    Wral, 2018
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Craving burgers? Here are Raleigh's top 4 options

    Hoodline, 2020

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

American, $$, Falls of NeuseAmerican, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Craving burgers? Here are Raleigh's top 4 options

    Hoodline, 2020
  • City Seeker

    Best Burgers in Raleigh/Durham

    City Seeker

The Players Retreat

American, $, WadeAmerican, $Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • U-Nation, 2021

    6 Of Our Favorite Spots For Burgers in Raleigh

    U-Nation, 2021
  • City Seeker

    Best Burgers in Raleigh/Durham

    City Seeker

The Rockford

New American, $$, HillsboroughNew American, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best American in Raleigh/Durham

    City Seeker
  • City Seeker

    Best Sandwiches/Delis in Raleigh/Durham

    City Seeker

Transfer Co. Food Hall

Argentine, $$, South CentralArgentine, $$Raleigh, South Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Explore the 4 most popular spots in Raleigh's South Central neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Mama Crow's Burger & Salad Shop

American, $$, South CentralAmerican, $$Raleigh, South Central
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Craving burgers? Here are Raleigh's top 4 options

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Explore the 4 most popular spots in Raleigh's South Central neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Fine folk

American, East RaleighAmericanRaleigh, East Raleigh
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Pure Vegan Café

American, Northwest RaleighAmericanRaleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Gatsby’s Kitchen

Food Truck, $$, Northeast RaleighFood Truck, $$Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Meat & Bite

American, $$, WadeAmerican, $$Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Neuse River Brewing

Brewery, $$, Five PointsBrewery, $$Raleigh, Five Points
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Raleigh's top 4 breakfast and brunch spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing

Brewery, $$, HillsboroughBrewery, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Raleigh's top 4 vegan spots

    Hoodline, 2019

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Burgers spots in Raleigh can take way too long. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 3295 restaurants in Raleigh, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 212 lists and articles from experts at City Seeker and Hoodline and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like City Seeker - Best Burgers in Raleigh/Durham, Hoodline - Craving burgers? Here are Raleigh's top 4 options and City Seeker - Best American in Raleigh/Durham. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten restaurants offer the best Burgers in Raleigh.

Frequently asked questions

The Rockford, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, and Transfer Co. Food Hall are the highest-rated burger spots for lunch in Raleigh.

There are 124 burger spots in Raleigh.

The Rockford, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, and Transfer Co. Food Hall are the highest-rated burger spots to get a quick lunch in Raleigh.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar and Whiskey Kitchen are the highest-rated upscale spots for burgers in Raleigh.

The Rockford, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, and Transfer Co. Food Hall are the highest-rated burger spots that are good for groups in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips for Burgers

  • Cabernet Sauvignon and beef burger


    Experts would recommend a red wine as a pairing to your beef burger, specifically Cabernet Sauvignon because it matches the beef due to its structure and tannins.

  • Pinot Noir and turkey cheese burger


    When considering what goes best with turkey cheese burger, we recommend a glass of Pinot Noir, it truly complements the dish as it complements a salty cheese topping.


  • A next-level pairing for Viognier

    When ordering veggie burger, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Viognier, a popular white wine.

Factoids about Burgers

  • Worth the big bucks

    How much would you pay for one hamburger? How does $5,000 sound? That’s what it costs at Juicys Outlaw Gril in Corvallis.

  • A classic meal

    Have you ever had a tasty hamburger? Well it’s an absolute classic in The United States!

  • International Hamburger Day

    Hooray! Hooray for International Hamburger Day! Grab a bite of some hamburger to celebrate International Hamburger Day on May 28.

Parking tips

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