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Published June 29th 2019
Burgers are everywhere and it can be difficult to find an amazing one. With varieties ranging from Australian to American to their unique combination of flavours, the choices are endless.
As there are so many options, this selection has been limited to Brisbane's inner-south and includes Australian and American style burgers as well as healthy options and cafe and take away ideas.
Where are your favourite burgers? The following are some of my favourites, however, if you have another, please add it above and share your tip.
This American burger bar at South Bank is always buzzing. With a delicious All-American menu, burgers are the main attraction at Brooklyn Depot. Tantalise your taste buds with the Fuhgeddaboudit!, with its grass-fed beef patty, beef chilli, American cheese, onion rings, chilli relish and an injection of hot sauce; the Wisenheimer, with its slow-cooked pork belly, green apple slaw and truffle mayo or The Depot Burger, two grass-fed beef patties, double American cheese, hickory smoked bacon, grilled pineapple, oak leaf lettuce, tomato and Depot sauce.
The burgers are worth the wait! The On the Lam burger is huge. Filled with 12-hour pulled lamb shoulder, roasted red peppers, lettuce, thick feta pieces, onion strings and tzatziki yoghurt, this burger is simply divine.
On the Lam Burger
Burgers range from $16 to $18 and a side of fries is $4.
Save room for dessert. American delights include the caramel, pecan chocolate brownie served with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and the double waffle ice-cream sandwich topped with chocolate sauce and strawberries.
Located opposite the South Bank Cinemas on Grey Street, Brooklyn Depot is open seven days a week, 11am until late.
Grill'd is the place to go for a healthy burger. Now with beer-infused brisket burgers, the menu is creative and delicious. The burgers are fresh and succulent and dietary requirements including low carb, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free are also catered for.
The menu is impressive. 'Simon Says' and Nick the Greek are two of my favourites. The 'Simon Says' burger is created with a succulent chicken breast and topped with avocado, crispy bacon, salad, relish and herbed mayo. Nick the Greek is a new burger. The grass fed lean lamb, red pepper pesto, beetroot, salad and feta burger is scrumptious.
Grill'd is located at South Bank, West End and Fairfield Gardens.
Soho Gardens is a new addition to the Fairfield Gardens refurbishment. Loosely inspired by the eclectic streets of Soho in London, the menu features a Wagu beef burger and hand cut chips for $19.90. This burger is a tasty option for locals who are looking for a casual dining atmosphere.
For a great Aussie burger, you can't go past Chompers for an easy take away option. Located at Yeronga Village, Chompers has a large range of burgers and a great price.
The 100% beef patties are hand pressed daily and the chips are made from A-grade Aussie potatoes that are hand cut and triple cooked in store. Made from local ingredients, these burgers are delicious and Chompers was even awarded the winner of Brisbane's Best Burger by 97.3FM in 2014.
The Chompers burger is my favourite and consists of a beef patty, topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and Chompers sauce.
The fish burger is another tasty option and consists of a crumbed fish fillet with lettuce, tomato, beetroot and tartare sauce.
The burgers are huge, but if you really want a challenge, opt for the Obsceno burger which is made from three beef patties, three rashes of bacon, three slices of cheese and lettuce, tomato, onion and Chompers sauce.
Most of the burgers also come with a snack size chips. Burgers range from $9.90 to $16.00 for the Obsceno burger. The burgers can also be upgraded to 'the works' with the average 'works' burger costing $11.90.
If you've got a hankering for an amazing steak burger, consider travelling a little further afield to Garden City as the Hog's steak burger is incredible.
This is the best steak burger! The succulent grilled steak was cooked to perfection and the combination of flavours is divine. The hickory smoked BBQ sauce, sizzling bacon, lettuce, tomato, beetroot and pineapple had my stomach smiling.