Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa


Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

 

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While South Africa has so much great food to choose from, it’s a no brainer that with our flame-grilling braai skills and superb meat,  you can find a mouthwatering gourmet reimagining of the American classic anywhere.

Given the range of amazing produce on offer – coupled with world-class chefs – it’s hardly surprising that the standard of South African burgers is off the charts.

Big 7 Travel used a list of criteria including votes cast in a poll across 1.5million people in the Big 7 Travel community as well as on social media and line reviews from a panel of food experts to reveal the Top 25 Burger joints in the country.

Take a look at who made the cut below. More on the best of South Africa right here.

Best South African Burgers

25th. Craft – Johannesburg

Craft is a chilled neighbourhood restaurant with great vibes and an extensive menu of exciting options. Skipping the burger would be foolish though, as it really is superb.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

24th. BGR – Johannesburg

One of the smallest and tightest menus you’ll ever see for a burger restaurant, but everything you need is there. The good things in life are simple and this is perfection.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

23rd. Blos Café – Pretoria

Blos Café has simple room where the food is always the star of the show, along with their wines. Look out for their Slider Tuesdays where you can try some smaller versions of the burgers to get a little taste of everything.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

22nd. S43 – Durban

S43 have a passionate fan base of customers who rave about their burgers. Team a juicy burger up with one their delicious craft beers – it’s pretty much as good as life can get.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

21st. Royale Eatery – Cape Town

They say themselves that they serve “burgers that make your soul tingle and your dreams come true”. Very hard to argue with that statement when you taste these incredible creations.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

20th. Sanook Cafe – East London

Their whole ethos is about cooking with the freshest possible ingredients. The burger itself is as juicy and tasty as you could ever wish for.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

19th. The Big Mouth Grill – Johannesburg

The Big Mouth Grill have a huge focus on sushi and do that brilliantly, but to ignore the burger they serve would be a mistake. Simple, mouthwatering and utterly perfect.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

18th. Brooklyn Brothers- Johannesburg

A New York-inspired diner that serves great shakes and chicken wings but it really is the burger that steals the show. Huge, and totally delicious.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

17th. Gibsons – Cape Town

They serve over 100 shakes to go along with their burgers which are stacked super high – you can just about fit it into your mouth in one go. Utterly delicious.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

16th. D’Urban Burger C0 – Durban

Simple burgers that are not rammed full of hundreds of toppings, but rather have massively tasty sauces and relishes that make the burgers absolutely pop.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

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14th. Burger And Lobster – Cape Town

While many opt for the tempting lobster, the burger here is the real deal. Big thick patty that’s served up with their sweet potato fries – you are in for a big treat.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

13th. Burger Bistro – Pretoria

They focus on fresh ingredients,  homemade patties, hand cut chips, bad-ass milkshakes and good music and say that the “craft beer has also helped a bit”. Come with an appetite is all we’ll say. These are BIG.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

12th. Dukes Burgers – Cape Town

Dukes Burgers have been churning out world-class burger after world-class burger since they opened in 2010. You know exactly what you are getting here and it’s going to be good. Very, very good.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

11th. Ribs & Burgers Menlyn Maine – Pretoria

Chow down on their huge portions, with burgers that you’ll struggle to eat in one go. Each burger is big on flavour and you can choose either one of their pre-suggested combos or if you make your own.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

10th. Republik – Durban

Republik place a lot of focus on finding the best ingredients and doing that ethically, so top marks for that. A mission-driven company who also happen to make outstanding burgers.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

9th. The Dog’s Bollocks at YARD – Cape Town

Rather than piling the burgers super high, they focus on a wider bun which makes for a much more pleasant eating experience. Using only the best meat, they really do the simple things well.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

8th. Frederick And Son – Port Elizabeth

Frederick and Son make their own burgers 100% from scratch and insist that is a huge part of their success. With meat so freshly ground and such high-quality ingredients, the results are stunning.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

7th. Hudson’s The Burger Joint – Cape Town

This is a lovely space with both indoor and outdoor seating, depending on the weather. Their burgers are magnificent – watch out for their R25 Slider Thursdays.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

6th. De Vrije Burger – Stellenbosch

You’d expect to find only fine dining food in South Africa’s wine regions but this is the perfect spot for a bite. Unpretentious, superbly cooked by a master chef and dripping with both cheese and perfection.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

5th. Jerry’s Burger Bar – Cape Town

This wildly popular joint has five locations around Cape Town, which is good news because it means you’re never too far away from getting your Jerry’s burger fix. Beyond good.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

4th. Smokin’ Joes – Durban

Their meat is ground in-house every single day and never ever frozen and the end results are there to see. A simple burger but a perfect one. You’ll be back again and again.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

3rd. Capital Craft Beer Academy – Centurion

If there are two things that go hand in hand perfectly then it has to be burgers and beer. They’ve more than cracked the beer part and their burgers are just the insane cherry on top.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

2nd. RocoMamas – Stoneridge Centre, Johannesburg

This wildly popular chain has been keeping people in burger heaven for years with their huge portions, big flavours and affordable pricing. The absolute dream burger for somebody who loves them big and full of toppings. You’ll never leave here hungry.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa

1st. Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room – Cape Town

This bar/restaurant serves up some amazing food, as well as cocktails that are among the best in the city. Forget all that though for a second, because you come here for one thing and one thing only. The very best burger in South Africa.

Cooked to absolute perfection with no fuss and just simple elegant brilliance.

Big 7 Travel lists The 25 Best Burgers joints in South Africa


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