1. The Durty Waffle at Burger 7.
Burger 7 is a North Lanarkshire chain that focuses on serving up authentic U.S. style barbecue, like this oozingly sexy waffle burger, made with two smoked patties, candied bacon, cheese, Jack Daniels infused BBQ sauce, and homemade Belgian waffles. It's pure filth.
Location: Airdrie and Coatbridge.
2. Man Vs. Burger at Burgers And Beers Grillhouse.
This disgraceful £17.95 monster is the brainchild of a gourmet burger joint on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. It features two 8oz patties, Virginia sweet cured bacon, BBQ pulled pork, two types of cheese, and a couple of onion rings for good measure. They've helpfully included a picture of a man for scale. It's a true whopper.
3. The Jalapeño Popper burger at The Boozy Cow.
4. The brie and bacon burger at Rascal's Bar.
This hugely over the top stack features two gigantic slabs of brie, which gradually melt all over the two burger patties and thick slices of bacon; swamping them in cheese. The brioche bun adds a touch of class to what is, at the end of the day, a deeply, shamelessly filthy burger that deserves to be punished.
Location: St. Andrews.
5. The Mac n' Cheese burger at Galloway Burger.
If you want a really sexy treat, head to Galloway Burger, where you can get a burger topped with a battered, deep-fried macaroni cheese fritter and lashings of mayonnaise. Is it healthy? No. Is it the most delicious thing you'll ever eat? Definitely. They also do a burger topped with a massive slab of deep-fried haggis too.
Location: Gatehouse of Fleet.
6. The Cajun Spice burger at Grill 48.
7. The Big Lebowski Burger at Lebowski's.
This filthy behemoth is one of several equally over the top burgers at this Big Lebowski inspired Scottish bar chain. The two fist-sized aged beef patties are topped with lashings of cheese: You can take your pick, but Applewood smoked cheddar works particularly well. Check out James Vs. Burger's blog for a great review.
Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow.
8. The Pastrami Burger at Steak, Cattle and Roll.
This juicy meat stack features two beef patties, a large pile of pastrami, salami, mayo, fried onions, and melted cheese. It's one of several awesome burgers at this popular Glasgow chain. Another favourite is the Texas Tower: Two 9oz cheeseburgers topped with gammon and tarragon sauce.
9. The NYC burger at El Perro Negro.
10. The Veggie / Vegan Burger at Burger.
This classy burger joint might not have the most imaginative name, but it certainly has the most imaginative burgers. This "meaty" treat is surprisingly meat free. It's made with seitan, vegetable chilli, vegan bacon, jalapeños, onions, tomato, pickle, and chipotle relish. Vegetarians can add some cheese if they want a bit of extra ooze.
Location: Edinburgh and St. Andrews.
11. The Luther Donut Burger at Bread Meats Bread.
12. The Mofo Burger at Tonic.
13. The Mad Ramen vegan burger at Bar Bloc.
Forget everything you thought you knew about bean burgers: This crazy creation is on another level. The satisfyingly "meaty" bean burger is sandwiched between two chewy, crispy hunks of fried ramen noodles, and topped with vegan cheese, bak choi, pickled ginger, and a black bean and garlic sauce. *Fans self*
14. The Pork Bun at Burger Meats Bun.
This devilishly spicy creation from popular Scottish chain Burger Meats Bun is certainly no ordinary pulled pork burger. It's topped with firey chillis, hoisin sauce, spring onions, red cabbage, cucumber, and lashings of sriracha. In short, it's a crisp, sweet, spicy feast.
Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow.
15. The Blackhorn Stack at Blackhorn.
16. The triple cheese burger at Byron Burger
Byron Burger is a Britain-wide chain, but it's good to know they have three outlets in Scotland where you can get your ridiculously OTT cheese fix. This deeply rude burger is topped with more melted cheese than you could shake a stick at, as well as Byron's "special sauce." Ooh, what a tease.
Location: Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh.
17. The veggie haggis burger at Red Squirrel.
Who said vegetarians couldn't get absolutely disgraceful, smutty burgers? Not Edinburgh craft ale pub Red Squirrel, that's for sure. They've really gone all out with this battered, deep fried chunk of vegetarian haggis, which is topped with lashings of caramelised onions, sour cream, and sweet potato fries. Amazing.