How do you like your burger? Do you like a huge Wagyu beef burger, dripping with chilli relish and beetroot? Or do you prefer a chicken burger with avocado, aioli and melted cheese dripping down your arm? However you like your burger - when you find the perfect combination, one is never enough.
If you live or are visiting Nelson Bay in the Port Stephens region, there are many options for you to find the perfect burger. From a local takeaway shop who makes traditional burgers in big, white buns, to pubs with hugely stacked burgers with brioche buns and onion rings on top. These options below are just some of the choices around the area that our family have discovered - however, if you find a top burger joint not mentioned, please leave a comment at the top of this article and share the news. Feeling hungry? I am!
Big, juicy takeaway burgers at The Kiosk, Birubi Beach
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The Kiosk can be found outside Crest Cafe at Birubi Beach, just 15 minutes from Nelson Bay. This small kiosk has the best burgers that we have experienced in the area, with juicy big patties, tangy sauces and huge buns that fill you up for the whole afternoon. Sit and watch the waves as the sauces and juices run down your arm - you won't want to finish it! The burgers are also very affordable, each costing around $10. See here for a map to find them and also see here for a full article on the Kiosk.
Murray's Brewery, located 20 minutes from Nelson Bay, is another popular choice for burgers, pizzas, ribs and everything big and bold. You can't beat sitting at Murray's Brewery on a Sunday afternoon with live music and a huge burger with an icy cold beer to match. These burgers aren't for the faint-hearted, with layers upon layers of meat and tangy sauces. At a cost of $20, including chips, they are the perfect hangover cure! See here for a map to find them and here for details
Weekend Special - Buffalo chicken burger with slaw, bacon and ranch dressing. Image: Murray's Facebook
Bay Diner at Wests Nelson Bay is also a top local choice, with large burgers that you will find it hard to get your mouth around! The Diner is located on the ground floor, below the Bistro, with a small dining area under the stairs or you can take your burger to eat anywhere in the club. There are 7 huge burgers to choose from, with them all costing less than $20 including chips. See here for a map to find them and here for details.
Bluewater Grill at Nelson Bay Golf Club also has a good range of big burgers on their lunch menu, with 4 choices under $17. We keep going back for both the Wagyu and the Vegetarian Burgers, which both hit the spot for a Sunday lunch. See here for a map to find them and here for a full article on Bluewater Grill.
Where is your all-time favourite burger joint around Nelson Bay? Please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your top tip - if you want to share it with other people of course!
The delicious Wagyu Beef Burger and Vegetarian Burger from the Lunch Menu at Bluewater Grill, Nelson Bay Golf Club