Grab a burger at one of these top-rated bars and restaurants
Burgers are one of the most popular comfort foods around — and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly delicious and filling, but they are also easy to customize. Whether you are in the need for a quick bite or you want to enjoy an upscale, casual meal, burgers are always a top choice. Thankfully, there are a number of restaurants in Scottsdale to choose from when it comes to finding a delicious burger. Check out these top 7 restaurants that vie for the title of serving the best burger in Scottsdale.
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7135 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Hand Cut offers an electric and vibrant atmosphere perfect for your next night out. In terms of their burgers, you can’t go wrong with any of their options. Everything from the Hand Cut Classic to the California Burger is cooked and served fresh. Lettuce wrap options are also available if you are looking to cut down on your carb intake.
In addition to their delicious burgers, Hand Cut also offers a wide selection of cocktails. You can try the Cold Brew Martini to accompany your dessert or a Jalisco Valley Bramble to accompany your burger. The possibilities are endless.
“The California burger was outstanding as are the salt and vinegar fries. Some of the best fries I think I've ever tasted. The hand cut wings were quite good as well. The look of the place inside is modern/hip, clean, and brings to mind places like the Yard with a pinch of Zinburger.” - Yelp Review
4401 E McDowell Road, Phoenix
Over 4,320 dinner options are available at Burger Theory thanks to their create-your-own menu. You can either order your burger on a potato bun or lettuce wrap along with a side of fries or coleslaw. For an additional charge, you can substitute onion rings or a house salad as your side. You also have the option to choose a specialty burger on the menu or build your own using a diverse selection of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces.
“The veggie burger was nothing short of amazing. It was cooked just right and had tons of seasoning — so yummy! The cheese made everything pop and I could just go on eating, but my stomach made me stop. The fries were also amazing with a nice hint of salt and crispness! I could've made a meal just out of the fries!” - Yelp Review
10435 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
For an eclectic assortment of burgers and sliders, Happy’s Hamburgers should be a top destination on your restaurant bucket list. Some of its most popular burgers include the Classic Arizona Burger, Pizza Burger, Sonoran, Burger, and Ultimate Burger. All burgers are hand-crafted and prepared fresh daily. The Classic Chicken Parmesan Sliders and Chicken Swiss Sliders are also great options, especially if you are looking to share some plates with a group of friends. Coming for breakfast? Try the Breakfast Burger! This delicious burger features Happy’s custom ground beef, American cheese, fried eggs, and a hash brown patty.
“We picked up dinner tonight, our first time there. Hamburgers and hot dogs were yummy! Fries and onion rings were fabulous even after the drive home. Happy’s too great care to poke holes in the fries and rings boxes, they did not get soggy.” - Yelp Review
3141 S McClintock Drive, Tempe
Johnny’s Burgers & Dogs has served as a staple in Tempe for years. From its signature cheese fries to its delicious chili burger, this restaurant has everything you could possibly want to fill yourself up. All of their ⅓ pound burgers are hand made with lean USDA beef, topped with the restaurant’s special homemade sauce, and served on a toasted sesame seed bun. The Beyond Burger is also available for vegans and is served on a 100% vegan plant-based patty. All the fixings of a regular burger are included as well.
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“The burgers here slap. I'm not usually a fan of the smash burger style but it was good. We're talking charry USDA lean beef, thick crunchy pickles, the veggie salad stuff, a healthy shmear of housemade signature sauce, and cheese. So much cheese. And the chili cheese fries... so good! Easily the best part of the meal.” - Yelp Review
7210 E 2nd Street, Scottsdale
Rehab Burger Therapy offers over a dozen delicious and creative burgers. Not sure which one to try first? Try starting with the Rehab B.Y.O.B. at either 5 ounces or 10 ounces. For your protein, can select a beef patty, grilled chicken breast, turkey, or veggie burger. Next up, you can choose a traditional brioche, pretzel, wheat kaiser, or gluten-free bun. After you choose the protein and bun, it’s time to select your toppings. Dozens of delicious toppings including Colby jack cheese, avocado, jalapeno poppers, and spinach are available for your choosing.
“I loved our take-out experience at Rehab Burger! Everyone at the restaurant was so sweet and probably said thank you a million times. The burgers were all amazing! We had the Spicy Mac and Cheese and the Philly Burger. The Mac and Cheese was my favorite, I paired it with the onion rings and it was a match made in carb heaven.” - Yelp Review
11055 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Hopdoddy Burger Bar offers a wide selection of burgers, fries, and salads. So much so, that it can be difficult to choose just one burger. Take these popular options for example. The Magic Shroom features Texas goat cheese, field mushrooms, and onion. Topped with steakhouse bacon and avocado, the Thunderbird is also a popular and savory option for guests. For something a little more upscale, we recommend the Ahi Tuna burger. The sushi-grade tuna patty pairs well with the teriyaki, honey wasabi, and pickled ginger.
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“Offerings are diverse enough that there is something for everyone. The burgers are large, easily 1.5 if not 2 meal portions. The kid’s menu is realistic. The Parmesan Truffle Fries are DELICIOUS, particularly with the dip which we nearly run out of every time.” - Yelp Review
15257 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Zinburger is a top option for savory burgers and refreshing drinks. Sharing a meal with a family member or friend? Try the Zinburger Family Meal. Guests can choose any two burgers with two toppings along with the special’s bag full of fries and a large wedge salad. Zinbuerger serves certified Angus®, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options for guests. The restaurant also offers a number of toppings such as fried egg, roasted jalapenos, applewood smoked bacon, and caramelized onions.
“First off, Zinburger is offering 35% off all take out orders right now which is super generous and so helpful. We were able to order online, name each food item and schedule a pick up time. Our food was ready, hot and we knew who had what without having to open up each container because they labeled all of the food for us!” - Yelp Review
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