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24 Epic Burgers Everyone In Brisbane Needs To Try Immediately

Because what's better than a burger?

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1. Miso Smoked Pork Belly Burger – Miel Container, CBD

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Operating out of a red shipping container in the CBD, this restaurant is the kind of place you won't forget in a hurry. This pork belly option, filled with tangy miso paste, will surprise even the most experienced burger fan.

2. Getta Pig Out Burger – Getta Burger, Carina and Bridgeman Downs

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Pulled pork topped with bacon, cheese, AND chips is the food combination anyone who has been hungover before has wished for. If you prefer chips separate from your burger, be sure to try the aptly named "filthy fries", which come covered with cheese, bacon, brisket, BBQ sauce, and mustard.

3. Flood It Burger – Just Poppy's, Riverhills

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An unassuming shopfront promising a choice of 69 "bloody great" burgers, Just Poppy's doesn't disappoint. The Flood It is as much an eating challenge as it is a meal. It's as if someone took the phrase "burger with the lot" literally, emptying the pantry in the cooking process.

4. BB Special – Ben's Burgers, Fortitude Valley

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An old-fashioned American diner hidden in a laneway in the Valley, Ben's has been serving up quality burgers for just over a year. The BB Special puts a twist on the classic cheeseburger, adding jalapenos and a mysterious special sauce.

5. Greenwich Burger – NKB Express, Indooroopilly

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Whether you manage to fit this monster into your mouth, or give up and use cutlery, you'll find it's a fresh, tasty burger. It's got chicken breast, avocado, corn salsa, chipotle mayo, and cos lettuce – that's practically a salad in a bun, right?

6. Seafood Okonomi Burger – MOS Burger, multiple locations

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Brisbane became the Australian home of this very Japanese burger chain in 2011. As well as serving more traditional wagyu beef burgers, MOS offers distinctive rice burgers, in which the buns are replaced with circles of sticky rice. They're strange, they're delicious, and you don't need to be a chopstick master to enjoy them.

7. The Meat & Eat Burger – Meat & Eat, CBD

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This city hotspot serves up some of the best-value carvery food in Brisbane, but it's their signature burger which gets the most attention. With a double beef patty, two slices of cheese, salad, and sauce, it's simple but effective.

8. The Cure Burger – DA'Burger, New Farm

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Other burgers may be fancier, or more customisable, but it's hard to beat DA'Burger for sheer size. The Cure is a typical Aussie burger with beef, bacon, egg, and beetroot, with a support act of lettuce, onion, cheese, and damn good relish.

9. Soft Shell Crab Burger – Pony, Eagle Street Pier

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This Brisbane outpost of a Sydney favourite shows off its impressive stable of burgers at lunchtime. Between midday and 3pm every day, you can enjoy a burger, chips, cocktails, and stunning river views.

10. Cheeseburger – Carolina Kitchen, Coorparoo

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One of the originators of the American food fad in Brisbane, Carolina Kitchen might be known for its ribs, but its burgers are definitely worth a taste too. The burgers here don't go for height, or showy ingredients – these are simple, honest burgers that are all about the taste.

11. Breakfast Burger – Chur Burger, CBD and Fortitude Valley

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If you need a more filling alternative to bacon and eggs, the Chur Breakfast Burger has you covered. Because nothing wakes you up like melted cheese and barbecue sauce on top of bacon, eggs, and a meat patty.

12. Burger with the Lot – Ohio Cafe, Clayfield

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Brisbane's oldest burger bar, Ohio Cafe has been open since 1945, and hasn't changed its meat patty recipe since the '60s. Despite being a favourite for locals in trendy Clayfield, the venue and the burgers have stayed simple and unpretentious.

13. Classic Cheeseburger – Greaser, Fortitude Valley

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Hidden entrance? Check. Grungy basement location? Check. Toe-tapping '50s rock 'n' roll? Check. The only thing you need while you're enjoying the cocktails at Greaser is an old-fashioned cheeseburger.

14. The Classic Burger – Burgers Up, Springfield

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Burgers Up is certainly one of the best-value burger places around, with The Classic setting you back just $5.90. There's nothing flashy about it, but the burgers and the service have the friendly, familiar feel of a backyard barbecue.

15. Eggplant Schnitzel Burger – Hoo Ha Bar, Southbank

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Being vegetarian is no reason to settle for bland food. A crispy, battered hunk of eggplant, topped with peperonata, and truffle mayo, it may be the most decadent veggie burger out there.

16. Uptown Funk Burger – Red Hook, CBD

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You have to keep an eye out for this one. The burger equivalent of a four-cheese pizza, the Uptown Funk is a recurring special which squeezes Swiss cheese, American cheddar, and Gorgonzola spread on top of a beef patty, bacon, onions, and ketchup.

17. Mac Daddy Burger – Miss Kay's, CBD

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It has to be said: Miss Kay's make some very Instagrammable food. No matter how you feel about fries mixed with macaroni and cheese on a burger, the Mac Daddy looks gorgeous. It also tastes amazing.

18. Crispy Chicken Katsu Burger – The Fox, South Brisbane

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What's better than fried chicken and a burger? Fried chicken on a burger – especially when it's covered in Japanese katsu curry sauce. With its distinctive list of $15 burgers and sandwiches, The Fox has quickly become one of the best places to go for a cheeky feed in South Brisbane.

19. The Moroccan Garden Burger – Burger Urge, multiple locations

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Way before it was a national chain, Burger Urge was just a place in New Farm to get some quality burgers. The Moroccan Garden is a vegetarian option with a serious chilii kick.

20. Wagyu Beef Burger – The Laneway, CBD

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Just like the venue itself, this burger is all class: a thick wagyu patty with caramelised onion, bacon, pickles, and beetroot relish. Just try not to spill any on your fancy pants.

21. Beef Cheek Cheeseburger – The Bone Lorry, food truck

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This food truck packs a serious punch in the burger department. Their signature cheeseburger boasts a hunk of braised beef cheek, topped with paprika mayo, pink slaw, and what the chef calls "bread and butter pickles." This is a truck that's worth chasing.

22. Beef, Truffle & Foie Gras Bun – The Bun Mobile, food truck

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As Brisbane's first food truck, The Bun Mobile has always been ahead of its time. Sure, they technically serve steamed buns, not burgers, but that distinction isn't important to your tastebuds. The menu is filled with constantly changing specials, each more inventive than the last.

23. Malibu Wagyu Burger – California Native, Coorparoo

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A recent addition to Brisbane's restaurant scene, California Native has made a name for itself with a range of tacos and Mexican-inspired dishes. It does burgers too, and the Malibu Wagyu means business. The usual burger ingredients are there, along with pineapple and rocket, but the real star is the sunset chipotle mayo.

24. 5B Cheeseburger – 5 Boroughs, Stones Corner

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The burgers at 5 Boroughs may be on the small side, but they're filled with high quality ingredients. The Angus beef patties are juicy and cooked to perfection, while the salad is fresh and crunchy.

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