Best burger in Berlin
Finding the best burger in Berlin can be a very difficult task. New burger places are popping up everyday in Berlin nowadays. Berliners love their good quality meat burgers with fresh ingredients. So forget everything you thought you knew about burgers and fast food and get ready for a journey through Berlin’s best burger places.
To guide you through this journey I have put together a list of the best burger places in Berlin, which of course will be constantly updated. Remember, new burger restaurants popping up in Berlin everyday. But enough said let the burger journey through Berlin begin.
1. The Bird
You can call the Bird without hesitation a true Berlin burger institution. Their focus on good quality meat, which is processed freshly, and their ridiculous sized burgers (small buns big patty, the way it should be) make a visit to the Bird unforgettable.
The first thought that comes in mind is “How am I supposed to eat this?”, but try to eat it with your hands (at least try, the cook will appreciate it). All the sauce dripping of your burger also adds taste to your fries. Oh the fries, hand cut and also upgradeable to chili cheese fries.
Have I mentioned already that the meat is about 2-3 thumbs thick? And that it still has so much juice and taste inside that your taste sense will go crazy? Truly The Bird is no secret tip anymore, as they already opened up a new restaurant in Kreuzberg and in Hamburg, but it is still worth to go. That is if you have a reservation, otherwise you will only get a seat at the bar.
Location: Am Falkplatz 5
2. BBI – Berlinburger International
Opened in 2010 BBI – Berlinburger International has become one of the most famous burger places in Berlin. Located close to Sonnenallee in the Berlin district of Neukölln, BBI serves some of the biggest and tastiest burgers you have ever seen.
Of course the downside of being that famous and having a rather small venue is that you will most likely eat your burger standing around squeezed between other hungry faces, but believe me, it will be worth it.
BBI serves some classic burgers like BBQ Burger, Cheeseburger and co, but be on the lookout, as they always have a special burger on sale. Oh have I mentioned the chili cheese fries already? No? Now I have, and they are fantastic.
Location: Pannierstr. 5
If you want to eat awesome burgers in style make sure you pay Burgermeister a visit. Located below the tracks of the U1 (a Berlin subway line, that most of the times runs above the surface) Burgermeister serves some of the best burgers in Berlin.
Coming back to the unusual location, have I mentioned already that the place, where they now serve juicy burgers used to be a public toilet? No kidding, I guess that is something that only happens in Berlin. Yesterday the toilet house of a subway station Schlesisches Tor, today one of the best burger places in Berlin.
Burgermeister is more of a burger stand than a restaurant, as they only have some chairs to sit outside. And with chairs I mean some Rothaus beer boxes stuck together. And with outside I mean right under the subway tracks.
But reducing the success of Burgermeister only to the unusual location would not be fair. Their freshly grilled burgers are delicious. Compared to The Bird and BBI they are rather normal-sized, which means after eating one for lunch break you can still go back to work and not fall into a meat-overdose induced coma. Unless you tried the Meister aller Klassen Burger, then you did not deserve otherwise.
And again, they have fantastic chili cheese fries, fresh fries topped with minced meat and nice liquid american cheese.
And of course as we are talking about a burger place in Kreuzberg they are open till around 3 to 4 a.m. (even on any given Sunday night).
Location: Oberbaumstraße 8
4. Tommi’s Burger Joint
If you ever are around Rosenthaler Platz and you feel like having one of the best burgers in Berlin then you need to head over to Tommi’s Burger Joint.
What’s funny we could not even tell you anything special about their burgers. There are no fancy sauces, crazy toppings or anything similar that make Tommi’s such an amazing burger. The use of only the best meats, a fantastic burger bun and grilled to perfection, it is just this combination that makes Tommi’s one of the best burgers we ever had in our lifes.
On top of the great burgers Tommi’s also offers fantastic sweet potatoe fries and a big variety of sauces. Oh and have we mentioned that the guys (I think they are from Iceland) are very fun and love what they are doing, which you can taste.
Location: Invalidenstraße 160
5. Bun Bao Burger
If you are into trying something completely new then check out Bun Bao Burger. They haven’t been around for too long, but they are already on top of many lists about the best burgers in Berlin. I can only tell you about the Beef burger, as after trying that one you only want this exact same burger every time you eat at Bun Bao. But I have heard from friends that the Tuna or the Veggie Burger are almost as good as the original. Either way you will enjoy a very tasty and perfectly flavoured burger.
You might ask what is so special about Bun Bao? Well have you ever tried dumplings? If so then this is the closest I can compare the texture and the taste of the bun with. You need to try this in order to understand how different but yet tasty a burger bun can be.
Location: Kollwitzstr. 84
Do not mix up Burgeramt (great burgers) with Bürgeramt (where you hopefully registered after moving to Berlin) even though I suspect the similarity was not a coincidence. What is also no coincidence is the fact that no matter which burger you will order, all of them just taste amazing thanks to freshest ingredients and a lot of love from the chef at the grill. During peak hours you will probably end up eating your burger standing up as the place gets extremely busy. Great burgers in the heart of Friedrichshain, what else do you need?
Location: Krossener Straße 21-22
What kind of restaurant would you open in a street already called Marienburger Straße? Right, a burger restaurant. And it is not only this coincidence that Marienburger is worth a visit. The basic burgers at Marienburger already taste fantastic, but if you go for the Neuland-meat-option these burgers will just blow your mind. Our special tip is the famous Sophia Loren Burger with Gorgonzola creme and fresh rucola. Make sure to have some tissues close by.
Location: Marienburger Straße 47
8. Yellow Burger
Yellow Burgermanufaktur offers fresh and tasty burgers, simple as that. What sets them apart are the sweet potatoe fries which you definitely need to try when going there. And of course make sure to order as many of their home made sauces on the side. The guys at Yellow Burger are very proud of them. Our favorites are definitely the home made BBQ sauce and the Mango sauce.
Location: Schönhauser Allee 122
9. Mampf Burger
This is a hidden gem located right next to Yellow Burger underneath the U2 tracks (a bit like Burgermeister with the U1 in Kreuzberg, just a bit smaller). It is not only hidden in the real world, but also online there is not much to find about this excellent burger.
One more reason for us to help spread the word about their fantastic burgers. If you wonder why a burger there only costs around 3,50€ it is because they are very petite and you should definitely order 2 burgers (which are the same size than 1 burger usually).
What Mampf burgers lack in size they more than make up in taste. Fantastic selection of sauces, hand-cut fries, and if you fancy some fish-n-chips Mampf is just the place for you to go. Oh and if you feel wild, why not have a deep fried Mars bar as a dessert?
Location: Schönhauser Allee underneath U-Bahn station Schönhauser Allee
10. Schiller Burger
What happens if you offer good burgers and your place is always packed with hungry Berliners? You start opening places all over town. This is what happened with Schiller Burger. It feels like that within a couple of months they opened up places from Neukölln to Marzahn.
But hey, if you serve such tasty and juicy burgers, who can blame them? If you don’t feel like going out you can also order them online. No we are no lazy bastards, we did not order from our couch 😉
Locations: Too many to name them all
What, if after all those fantastic burgers you can’t see any more of them? Well, luckily we also love Schnitzel. That is why we put together the best places to have a Schnitzel in Berlin. Guten Appetit.