Meat eaters will want to make sure they step inside one of Budapest’s top-quality burger bars to enjoy a juicy burger patty. Enjoy American style burgers, gourmet burgers, even healthy burgers, they’re all sure to satisfy that hunger pang leaving you very pleasantly stuffed.
Here are the spots that made our list:
Magic Burger: Operating out of a buzzing venue on the outskirts of Budapest, this restaurant serves burgers from a large variety of meat and fish sources such as beef, pork, chicken and salmon, and offers a range of soft drinks and beers rarely found elsewhere. The burgers here are served with French fries made from white or sweet potato, and a selection of vegetables, cheeses and spices. Outside seating is available.
Zing Burger: Located on Budapest’s District VII, this restaurant prides itself on preparing burgers using natural ingredients only with no inclusion of artificial additives, preservatives or chemicals. In addition to their burger-based meals, they serve a range of craft beers and home-made soft drinks in a relaxed environment.
Wikinger: This is a little burger restaurant located on Gellert Hill in Budapest. It is a well-known establishment that serves burger meals with a large selection of side-orders including salads, fries, pasta dishes and stir fries. They also offer several desserts and soft drinks.
Black Cab Burger: Providing a large selection of imported bottled beer and other soft drinks, Black Cab Burger serves eat-in or takeaway burgers in a small burger joint in Budapest. The burgers here are English-style burgers inspired by London’s eateries and are served with traditional English chips.
Bamba Marha Burger Bar: Famous for its range of inventive dips, this burger joint is a small venue offering a range of burgers from various meat sources. It has a relaxed atmosphere and sells rare beers that are ideal for enjoying the outdoor seating area with a freshly-made meal. Vegetarian options are also available.
Tuning Bar & Burger: This large burger joint in District VII offers a unique combination of burger ingredients such as the renowned ‘superfood hamburger’ as well as a range of gluten-free options. In addition, Tuning Bar and Burger stock a huge variety of local craft beers and other soft drinks.
Bodega konyha: Located on the outskirts of the city, this family-run business combines American-style portions with Mexican-style dishes with a wide variety of side-dishes including a selection of their own homegrown chillies. This place has a buzzing atmosphere and is often frequented for its vegetarian options.
Bajor Söröző: This is a small burger joint located on Gellert Hill that serves a good range of draught beers and other locally-made soft drinks. Their unique menus offer you the chance to customise your burgers which are served with a range of side-orders including their famous French fries.
Bodega konyha: With a buzzing atmosphere and a wide range of unique burger styles, this restaurant located in Budapest IX provides a family-friendly venue that prides itself on the vast number of choices on offer. With a large outdoor seating space, this place is great for gathering with family and friends.
Lucky 7 Burgers & More: Famous for its homemade sauces and buns, Lucky 7 Burgers is a traditional burger joint located District V in the centre of Budapest. This place offers unique meals such as the Lucky 7 Burger which consists of 100% beef, cheddar cheese, fresh vegetables and homemade ranch sauce in a freshly-made bun. They also offer a range of salads and desserts including cakes and ice cream. This place has a family-oriented atmosphere.
GoodBar GoodBurger: This is a trendy burger joint that is just as good for eating breakfast and having a coffee in the morning as it is for digging into some gourmet burgers and sipping on cold beer in the evening. Goodbar offers burgers made from 8 different meats and serves several homemade ingredients to go with them. This place is dog-friendly.
Big Daddy Burger Bar: This little American-style burger joint is a hidden gem located in District XI. Despite its small size, it offers a large selection of burgers and hot dogs with lots of craft beers to choose from to drink alongside your meal. The atmosphere here is very relaxed and intimate.
Johnny’s Bistro Buda: Located on District XII, this very American-style restaurant delivers large burgers, unique shakes, and a big garden terrace to enjoy them in. They provide menus tailored for both adults and children, and can cater for 60-80 people for various different events. The atmosphere at Johnny’s is very much a family one.
Burger’s Bar: A buzzing burger bar located on the outskirts of Budapest, Burger’s Bar offers a wide range of freshly-made burgers and several varieties of cool craft beer. This place also offers other traditional dishes such as steak and potatoes as well as a small selection of soft drinks.
W35: This small burger joint located in District VII serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee, catering for adults, kids and groups. They serve a wide range of burgers that can be eaten in, taken away or delivered. The atmosphere in this place is very relaxed and provides a family-friendly environment.
Retro Burger: This old school burger joint literally gives you a taste of the 90s with its traditional burger recipes and poppin’ 90s tunes. The décor in this place is well-aligned with the 90s era and the overall vibe is very laid-back. The portion sizes at Retro Burger are also very old school.
Buddies Burger: This is a small burger joint located in District V and is a bit of a hidden gem in Budapest. The focus in this restaurant is heavily on burgers so you won’t find any other type of meal on offer; just inventive burger-based meals in a cosy atmosphere.
Burgerland: Located on the outskirts of Budapest, Burgerland is an eat-in and takeaway burger joint with an authentic feel. It offers a range of appetisers, hot dogs, chicken snacks and American pack menus as well as a few vegetarian options. The interior décor in this place is very authentic and the vibe is laid-back.
Beefstro Burger: Specialising in various gourmet burgers and pulled pork sandwiches, this burger joint is a small restaurant with a cosy vibe that serves several hand-crafted beers. Side-orders of homemade sweet potato fries, salads and various garnishes are also a welcome addition.
Sza-Sa Burger: A small burger joint located on the outskirts of the city, Sza-Sa Burger provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee, as well as eat-in or takeaway burgers from a large menu. This place also offers a small range of craft beers and other soft drinks.
Epic Burger & Bar: This burger bar serves a varied menu of international and local dishes with a particular focus on Mexican-style burgers. In addition, Epic Burger offer dishes such as steak, barbeque and fish, along with a selection of craft beer and cocktails.
Tal Gur is a world traveler and personal development enthusiast. An adventurer at heart, after trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, Tal spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey continues as a location-independent blogger, lifestyle entrepreneur, and coach. Tal’s published two books: One Year to Freedom, a 1-Year Roadmap to Living Life on Your Own Terms; and, his most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living – 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World.