Get your hands around Newcastle's best burgers
Looking to satisfy your cravings for a juicy burger with all the trimmings? Whether you prefer a classic cheeseburger, a fried chicken number or a vegetarian burger that actually hits the spot, we've got you covered with our guide to Newcastle's best burgers.
This American-style diner offers up the dreamy combo of tasty burgers, cruisy beach vibes, and quality beers and cocktails. The Falcon Restaurant's Cheeseburger is an excellent take on the classic.
Where: 10 Pacific St, Newcastle NSW
If you’re a Novocastrian by heart, you would know Rascal Burgers by now. With burger joints in Newcastle's CBD and Charlestown, Rascal have got American-style burgers down to a fine art.
Where: 1/266 King St, Newcastle | 36 Pearson St, Charlestown
The Bennett Hotel's burger offering is small but mighty. Even vegetarians are covered with a Buffalo Cauliflower Burger with slaw, aioli, house pickles and cheese – no boring vegetable patties here. Grab The Bennett's burgers for $14 on a Tuesday night.
Where: 146 Denison Street, Hamilton
They might be known for their beers, but Modus slings out quality burgers to accompany their signature brews. The M.O Smash Burger loaded with a smashed pattie, bacon jam, lettuce, tomato, American cheddar, pickles and Modus' special sauce is calling our name.
Where: 20 Merewether St, Merewether
Newy Burger Co's menu has remained the same for years, which can only mean one thing – they nailed it the first time, and people just keep on coming back. Eat their burgers named after Newcastle beaches at their Hunter Street locale or get them home delivered.
Where: 459 Hunter St, Newcastle
Are you a Lake Macquarie local? Head to Burger Bros at The Boat Shed for your burger fix. With plenty of beef, chicken, pork and vego options, there's a burger for everyone to get their mitts around.
Where: The Parade, Belmont
Located in the Newcastle Hotel, Newy Fried Chicken is inspired by the sweet and spicy southern flavours of Nashville. They've replaced the traditional burger with the sando, offering combos like the Sunday Sando, with crispy thigh fillet, shredded lettuce, American cheddar, sliced tomato, pickles and house-made Sunday sauce.
Where: 139 Maitland Rd, Islington
The Family Hotel bring loads of flavour to their collection of juicy burgers. The best part? They're all vegan! Don't miss their mouth-watering sides either, like Chilli & Garlic Buttered Corn Ribs with chipotle aioli, fresh shallots and cashew parmesan, or Buffalo Cauli Wings, coated in hot sauce and served with ranch dressing.
Where: 635 Hunter St, Newcastle
Established in Noosa in 2014, this classic burger shack has found a home in Newcastle serving up their flavoursome burgers and decadent desserts. Expect only the freshest ingredients at Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
Where: 11 Perkins St, Newcastle
A modern take on the chicken shop, Birdie is the place to be for chicken burgers. We can't go past the Schnitty Burger with creamy slaw and aioli for just $14.
Where: 3/47 Glebe Rd, The Junction
Pair your burger with craft beer at The Grain Store. We can't go past the stand-out Loui Burger with crispy fried Louisiana chicken, lettuce, creamy blue cheese sauce and spicy buffalo sauce.
Where: 64-66 Scott St, Newcastle East
While Three Monkeys may be your usual breakfast and brunch spot, don't sleep on their burgers for lunch. All burgers come with fries too, so you'll leave satisfied.
Where: 131 Darby St, Cooks Hill
With five burgers to choose from on their extensive pub menu, Hotel Jesmond have got you covered. There's even a bunch of burger add ons, like Southern fried chicken, bacon and American cheese if you want to deck out your burger.
Where: 182 Newcastle Rd, Jesmond
Serving up cheeky twists on iconic seaside takeaway favourites, Larrie's burgers are no-fuss, all flavour. For something different, try the Fish Burger with slaw, pickles, red onion and burger sauce, all on a seeded bun.
Where: 99 Frederick St, Merewether
The Ship Inn boasts an extensive burger menu, peppered with their take on the classics like the Double Cheesy with two beef patties, double cheese, onion, pickled cucumber and house remoulade. Best enjoyed as you sink a margarita.
Where: 102 Hunter St, Newcastle
Milky Lane burgers are not for the faint-hearted. Thankfully, the flavour is worth the almost-heart attack you'll have when you clock the size of the burger. Still got room after your burger? Try one of Milky Lane's wild desserts.
Where: 13 Darby St, Newcastle
A Newcastle institution, FogHorn Brewery serves up hefty burgers to pair with their beers. We love the Mushroom Burger with roasted portobello mushroom, herb aioli, romesco, cos lettuce, tomato and melted cheddar.
Where: 218 King St, Newcastle
Get greasy with the line-up of burgers at Burg Street in Jesmond. Since opening in 2022, their juicy, whopper burgers have been pleasing the masses.
Where: Shop 75/28 Blue Gum Rd, Jesmond