Searching for the Best Burger in Tucson? Try One of These Top Restaurants!

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Burgers are a classic comfort dish. Thankfully, Tucson offers plenty of great spots to try some delicious burgers!

In a city like Tucson, finding a great restaurant is easy. From casual diners to upscale restaurants, Tucson has everything a food lover’s paradise could ever need. But what about their burgers? You’re in luck. Tucson also offers a number of places that serve juicy and savory burgers! Whether you’re craving a simple burger with no flair or a new, interesting artisanal burger bursting with flavor, you can easily find a burger that will satisfy your taste buds. Looking for the best burger in Tucson? Check out our list of the top 12 burger spots in Tucson!  

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1. Graze Premium Burgers

Classic burger shop in Blenman-Elm serving up dishes made from fresh ingredients

2721 E Speedway Blvd | Blenman-Elm | grazepremiumburgers.com

Located in Blenman-Elm, Graze Premium Burgers is a top destination for enjoying fresh and savory burgers in Tucson. All of the beef is completely free of antibiotics and hormones and the chicken is free-range. Milkshakes made from all-natural ice cream are also available, making them the perfect complement to an already amazing meal! 

All burgers are filled with lettuce, onion, and tomato and are topped off with graze sauce on a brioche bun. Guests can order a single, double, or junior size burger. Extra toppings like hatch 

green chiles and all-natural bacon are also available to finish off your burger. Just don’t forget to add some fresh cut fries or tater tots to complete your meal!

“The food was amazing! Me and my husband both ended up ordering burgers and the beef was really flavorful and juicy. We've bought beef from their local source before and it was great to see Double Check Ranch products being used in a commercial location.” - Yelp Review

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2. Zinburger

Enjoy a delicious burger in Tucson favorite, Zinburger

Treat yourself to one of the besta juicy burgers in Tucson. Image courtesy of Yelp.

6390 E Grant Rd | Tucson | zinburgeraz.com

At Zinburger, you can expect to enjoy fresh, juicy burgers that are bursting with flavor. The burgers are made from certified AngusⓇ beef, all-natural chicken, or turkey. The Samburger, which is a favorite among regulars, is filled with applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, lettuce, and 1000 Island dressing. 

If that doesn’t whet your appetite, maybe the Zinburger will. This signature burger is filled with manchego cheese, Zinfandel braised onion, lettuce, and tomato. Numerous other options are also available. But if you’re a little picky about your burger style, you can just build your own burger!

“Got it yesterday and it was fantastic. We had the burger bag for $28. Came with two burger choices, fry bag, and wedge salad. The fry bag was perfectly crispy! I don't really like onion rings, but theirs were crispy and perfectly breaded. They tasted extremely fresh. The burger of the month Bruce Lee was delicious as always.” - Yelp Review

3. Ermano's Craft Beer & Wine Bar

Contemporary restaurant perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or some beer with your burger

Ermano’s Bar is known for its fresh, savory burgers. Image courtesy of Ermano’s Craft Beer & Wine Bar.

220 N 4th Ave | Iron Horse | ermanosbrew.com

Located in the Iron Horse neighborhood, Ermano’s Craft Beer & Wine Bar also stands out among dozens of other Tucson restaurants for its delicious burgers. 

Several burger options are available, including The Splendid Burger, Zip Burger, and Old Pueblo Burger. In addition to these savory and creative burgers, Emano’s also offers a wide range of appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. 

As the name implies, Ermano’s also offers a fine selection of craft beer and wine. You can easily find a drink that will pair well with your savory burger at this popular, contemporary restaurant. 

“Ordered the Pueblo burger, because...poblano and chorizo! Added melty American cheese and an order of fries...burger was good and the fries were great! Soft poblano and the dense chorizo patty with the melty cheese.” - Yelp Review

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4. Divine Bovine Burgers

Premium burgers served in a friendly and rustic atmosphere

Pictured above is the Dry Heat burger. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1021 N Wilmot St | Thunderbird | divinebovineburgers.com

Looking for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to kick back and hang out with friends? Try Divine Bovine Burgers! This fun and hospitable restaurant is known for its unique burgers, which are all made from fresh ground beef and topped with high-quality ingredients. 

Numerous proteins are available for your burger, including beef, buttermilk fried or seared chicken breast, and Arizona ground bison. A veggie option is also available. Feeling thirsty? Order a beer! Guests can order a low-priced beer for themselves or share a whole bucket with some friends. 

“Divine Bovine serves premium burgers, and I would recommend this restaurant! A lightly buttered brioche bun created a substantial foundation. The meat patty was flavorful, juicy, and perfectly cooked to my request. I appreciated the wide variety of toppings from sauteed onions to tomato jam.” - Yelp Review

5. The Parish

Lively and vibrant bar known for its delicious burgers

6453 N Oracle Rd | Tucson | theparishtucson.com

The Parish is Tucson’s only Southern fusion gastropub. What does this mean? It means the restaurant draws most of its inspiration from classic Southern comfort dishes. The owners also work hard to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere for guests. 

As for the burgers, also known as Bunhuggers at The Parish, you’ll find a fine selection of options. You can choose vinegar slaw, hand-cut fries, chips, or a side salad to accompany your burger. The Parish Burger is probably the most popular. It is filled with bleu cheese, bacon, red onion marmalade, and Dijon mustard. 

“The Parish is a complete Foodoo gem. Like if Bourbon St. in New Orleans somehow intersected with 4th Ave in Tucson, but with a cleaner, fresher perspective on culinary creativity and upbeat service. Behind the bar, a gorgeous array of house-made flavor infusions form the foundation of dozens of delicious cocktails. And the liquor selections include lots of labels that aren't typically found on the north end of town.” - Yelp Review

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6. Truland Burgers & Greens

Laidback restaurant perfect for kicking back with friends and enjoying a flavorful burger

The Firecracker Burger offers a burst of flavor for your tastebuds. Image courtesy of Yelp.

7332 N Oracle | Tucson | trulandburgers.com

Truland Burgers is known for its enticing array of premium burgers made from antibiotic and hormone-free beef. They are typically served with two patties cooked medium-well. However, guests can request a single burger cooked to their preferred temperature instead. 

Numerous burger options are available, making it easy to find one that matches both your tastes and current cravings. Our favorites include the Shroom & Swiss, Truland Classic, and Firecracker!

“Great burgers! We both got the Firecracker. Delicious! I was hesitant to order a burger that has two patties but they are thin so it was good. Sun-Thurs, they have 1/2 price wine, beer and cocktails all day which is awesome.” - Yelp Review

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7. Amigos Burgers & Beer

Classic diner recognized for service some of the best burgers in Tucson

Amigos offers tons of different burger options, like the Southside Burger. Image courtesy of Yelp.

6372 S Nogales Hwy | Tucson 

Last, but certainly not least, on the list is Amigos Burgers and Beer. This small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant will impress you with its savory selection of burgers and entrees. We recommend starting your meal off with one of the restaurant’s delicious appetizers, such as the Nacho Fries or Fried Mac-N-Cheese. 

As for the burgers, you’ll find a wide variety of options here. In fact, you might have trouble deciding on just one burger. Everything from the Amigo Burger to the Southside Burger is cooked to perfection! 

“There's a reason why the Amigos Burgers were voted the best burger in Tucson! I got their salmon burger and it was delicious! Cooked on the grilled with a nice char on the outside and juicy on the middle! Topped with bacon and guacamole and a side of fries, this was a lunch to remember!” - Yelp Review

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8. Monkey Burger

Locally-owned burger joint that offers fresh, never frozen burgers

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Monkey Burger offers sizablesizeable portions that will fill you right up! Image courtesy of Monkey Burger.

5350 E Broadway Blvd, Suite 128 | Tucson | monkeyburgerrestaurant.com

If you’re looking to support more local restaurants, give Monkey Burger a try. Over the years, Monkey Burger has placed on numerous lists like “Best Burgers in Tucson” by Tucson Foodie and “Best Places to Get a Burger in Tucson” by Culture Trip. 

This locally-owned burger joint specializes in serving fresh and savory burgers made from 100% natural Angus beef patties — none of which have evernever been frozen. If that’s not enough, you can also add salad, wings, fries, milkshakes, and other mouthwatering extras to help complete your meal. Enjoy!

“Delicious burgers and sides! These are some sizeable burgers, but make sure to save some room for a side of their sweet potato fries (and ask for some garlic herb mayo)- so good!” - Yelp Review

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9. Cayton’s Burger Bistro

Classy bistro that is located inside the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

Photo of Cayton's Burger Bistro - Marana, AZ, United States. Custom Mushroom Burger with Salmon Fillet. Photo Credit: Shelley Morgado
Try something unique, like the Mushroom Burger with Salmon Fillet. Image courtesy of Yelp.

15000 N Secret Springs Dr | Marana | ritzcarlton.com

Looking for a restaurant where you can dress up and look your best? Visit Cayton’s Burger Bistro. Cayton’s Burger Bistro is open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are required, so make sure you set one before going. 

Once you make it there, you’ll be treated to stunning mountain, desert, and city views. Gourmet burgers, shakes, regional craft beers, and more enticing food and beverage selections also await you. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic date or a special celebration.

“Burger itself was excellent, I really loved how I could taste that little char on the outside, but still have perfectly (medium well) cooked temperature, delicious beef flavor, and the right amount of cheese and lettuce.” - Yelp Review

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10. Commoner & Co.

Chic, upscale restaurant that specializes in elevated comfort food

6960 E Sunrise Dr, Ste 110 | Tucson | commonertucson.com

Commoner & Co is a small, but cozy eatery that offers elevated comfort food, cocktails, and beer. Guests enjoy the spot for its intimate atmosphere and friendly service. 

It offers two different types of burgers. The dinner burger features American cheese, bacon, horseradish pickles, onion, and dijonnaise. The brunch burger, also known as the Commoner Burger, is filled with bacon, dijonaise, pickles, and shaved onion. While the restaurant’s burger selection is limited, it’s definitely worth a visit!

“This place is a good drive for me, but glad I made the drive. The food and service were excellent. We came on a slow night and sat in the bar area. The bartender is great from our experience. The food was excellent. The menu changes frequently, but great drink, food, any service.” - Yelp Review

11. Little Love Burger

New burger joint that makes their hamburgers from scratch

312 E Congress St | Pie Allen | littleloveburger.com

Located in the Pie Allen area, Little Love Burger is a quaint and cozy eatery that offers a wide selection of specialty burgers made from natural Angus beef. Little Love Burger is one of the newer restaurants on this list. But it has already gained a strong, positive reputation among locals. 

On the menu, you’ll find a wide selection of specialty burgers like the All Spiced Up and Hot and Heavy burgers. Chicken sandwiches and hot dogs are also offered. As for drinks, you can order a glass of beer or wine to accompany your meal. Eat up!

“Tasty food, excellent staff, exceptional service, and awesome place! The burgers were gourmet and so were the fries. Also my hot fudge sundae tasted great too, especially the ice cream. If you're in downtown Tucson (no matter if you live in Tucson or just visiting Tucson) and are craving a premium burger meal at a fair and reasonable price, then this is the place to go, and it's also kid-friendly.” - Yelp Review

12. Hub Restaurant & Ice Creamery

Fun, retro-styled burger joint located on Congress Street

Photo of HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery - Tucson, AZ, United States
HUB is known for its New American comfort dishes. Image courtesy of Yelp.

266 E Congress St | Downtown Tucson | hubdowntown.com

Last, but certainly not least on the list, is Hub Restaurant & Ice Creamery. Located in Downtown Tucson, Hub Restaurant boasts a wide selection of American comfort foods including burgers, salads, sandwiches, and mac & cheese bowls. 

Hub offers five different types of burgers: the Hub, Lamb, California, Vegan, and Classic. You can order fries or tatertator tots to accompany your burger. Various toppings such as bacon, avocado, and egg are also available to add to your burger. Hub is a great spot for people who like to customize their burger to their liking. 

“For dinner we enjoyed a couple of Hub burgers and my wife got the NY strip. The burgers and steak were perfectly cooked to our liking. Nothing over done and everything juicy. The burgers had pastrami, Swiss and coleslaw. All the flavors paired very well together.” - Yelp Review

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Tucson has a vibrant, up-and-coming restaurant scene. You’ll find dozens of great restaurants here that serve juicy and delicious hamburgers. What restaurant do you plan on visiting next? Let us know in the comment section below! We love hearing about your foodie adventures.

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