Burgers are one of my favourite foods, so my family tends to give each new burger joint that we hear about a go. This leads to a discussion of what makes a good burger joint. We all agree that the most important criteria are that the burgers and fries have to be good. The burgers have to be tasty and the fries golden and crispy.
After trying so many joints, my dad still likes Nordburger at Norwood best. He said the burgers were well done, reasonably priced and just the right size for one person. By 'right size' he meant the burgers weren't too large so he didn't feel guilty about having one (as burgers aren't a healthy food choice). His favourite burger is the Hotburger, which has jalapeńos and chipotle sauce that add a nice zing to the burger, wonderfully contrasted by the cool and crisp coleslaw. He also loves the hotdogs served there.
My sister's favourite is 127 Days at Croydon Park because both the beef and pork burgers were delicious with good serving sizes. Her favourite burger is 127 Ways To Die, which had a unique Angus Beef patty that is spiced with Cajun pepper and the various spicy fillings give it a nice punch, but it is not spicy to the point where it cannot be enjoyed by one who is not yet used to spicy food. Chuck Wagon at North Adelaide is a close second but her favourite dish there is the Portobello Chips (Mushroom Chips). Their burgers were flavoursome but the fries were a bit ordinary. If you are into dessert, The Original Nutella Burger at Chuck Wagon is worth a try. It had a patty made from the chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella, which gives it a chocolaty flavour and the whipped cream, marshmallows and strawberry sauce complemented it nicely.
My mum's favourite is Burger Foundry at St Morris because she likes the quiet ambience of the place. She opined that some of the burger joints we visited played the music too loud and the seats weren't too comfy (she doesn't like bar stool type seats). Her favourite burger is the Tofu Burger, a vegetarian burger with a tofu (bean curd) patty. The tofu patty, spring onions, sriracha sauce and kimchi salsa gives the burger a distinct Asian flavour.
I find it difficult to pick a favourite. Apart from my family's favourites, I also enjoyed the burgers at Burger Club at Kilburn, Bad Boy Burger Bar at North Adelaide and Grill'd at Norwood. Burger Club is quite unique in that you can choose a desired patty type to accompany your choice of filling. Serving sizes of the burgers at Bad Boy Burger Bar were quite generous, with the Ring Stinger having a potent spicy punch. Grill'd offers a wider range of burgers outside of chicken and beef, with the option of replacing the normal bun with healthier options like gluten free or low carb super bun.
Check out the burgers at The Curious Squire in North Adelaide. They have a limited burger menu but definitely worth the taste. The vibe there is also really great for catching up with friends or spending some time with family.
the beach pit cafe, on lady gowrie drive.. yesterday we had the best hamburger and chips ever, it was a good feed crunchy perfectly cooked fries. the =y dont even have hamburger on the menu board, but just ask . great taste and value for money.