*Updated January 2022*
Orlando restaurants offer a bevy of burgers to help you celebrate National Burger Day on May 28th. We recommend scarfing down one or all of our picks for Orlando’s best burgers. If you enjoy your burger via takeout at home, try pairing it with a with an easy-going glass of rosé granita.
Celebrate National Burger Day
The Southerner (pictured above)
The Whiskey 7563 Sand Lake Rd.
Pimento cheese, bourbon bacon, whiskey onions, and fried green tomatoes top this two-fisted contender. If takeout is more your thing, restaurant reviewer Scott Joseph had plenty of praise for the Whiskey’s to-go game.
The Tennessee Truffle
What The Chuck Inside Henry’s Depot, 212 West 1st St, Sanford
This homage to Chef/Owner Nat Russel’s restaurant across the street is dressed with candied jalpeños, pimento cheese and smoked kale, all made in-house. Top with crispy shoestring onions for a feast on a bun.
The Medium Rare Burger
Orlando Meats 1035 Orlando Ave., Winter Park
If you don’t like your burger medium-rare, we don’t know what to tell you. You should seriously reconsider your stance though. This award-winning grass-fed burger comes topped with bacon XO sauce, garlic aioli, and provolone on a French roll.
The Southern Smash Burger
Swine & Sons 669 North Orange Ave., Winter Park
This burger features two butcher’s-grind beef patties, caramelized onion jam, pimento cheese, secret sauce, and griddled Olde Hearth Bread Company bun. What’s not to love? It’s no shocker that our favorite sandwich shop also serves one of Orlando’s best burgers.
The Super Cheeseburger
Kappy’s 501 North Orlando Ave., Maitland
This diner, converted from a bygone gas station, has been run by the same family for over 38 years. Their Super Cheeseburger (a.k.a. Fresh from Florida Burger) is made with local, grass-fed beef and is served with your choice of fixins’ on a melt-in-your-mouth bun.
Orlando’s Best Burgers for Breakfast
The Breakfast All Day Burger
BurgerFi locations throughout Central Florida
This Florida-based “gourmet hamburger restaurant” is a chain that prides itself on sourcing Angus beef that’s free of steroids, hormones and antibiotics. Top those beef patties with bacon, American Cheese, maple syrup, fried egg, hash brown, grilled onions, and ketchup. You’ve got yourself a breakfast burger that would thrill Homer Simpson.
The Pimento Cheese Burger
Highball & Harvest (Inside The Ritz-Carlton Orlando) 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando
Made with double short-rib patties, this delectable offering is topped with bacon, pimento cheese and spicy, house-made pickles.
1921 Mount Dora, 142 East 4th Ave., Mount Dora
Though the menu does change, one of the constants is this fancy-but-approachable wagyu burger dressed with thick-sliced American cheese, smoked mayo and sweet pickles. Trust us: It’s worth the drive.
Super Rico Colombian Restaurant, 57 W Central Blvd., Orlando
Sandwiched between to crispy corn arepas and topped with lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, potato sticks and a combination of sweet-spicy-creamy sauces, this burger is a dang delight.
Cheddar Jalapeno Burger
Johnny’s Other Side 1619 E. Michigan St., Orlando
This no-frills spot offers some of Orlando’s best burgers. Our pick? This beef burger topped with crispy bacon, grilled Jalapeños, onions, and cheddar cheese, served on a grilled bun.
Mason Jar Provisions 805 E. Washington St., Orlando
A beef patty, blue cheese, bourbon caramelized onions and pickles all (barely) contained on a brioche bun. It’s messy, but it’s delicious