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18 burgers to try in Ireland before you die

One of each, please.


We’ve asked the opinions of burger connoisseurs and gathered a (non comprehensive) list of some of Ireland’s best burgers.

You’re welcome.

The Butcher Grill, Ranelagh, Dublin

The Butcher Grill is renowned for its steaks, but when a burger is ordered it provokes serious food envy.

Burger & Fries. Beef minced in house. Fries cooked 3 times. #DublinFoodPorn #FoodPorn #DublinRestaurants #LovinDublin #Steak #Beef #DublinSteakHouses #IrishBeef #InstaFood #IGersDublin #Burger #InstaBurger #BestBurger #BeefBurger #FrenchFries Source: butchergrill

Coqbull, French Church Street, Cork

Choose from a Bull beef burger or a Hot Coq- shredded rotisserie chicken with tomato, onion, lettuce, blue cheese dressing and Habanero mayonnaise.

coq Source: @Coqbull_Cork

Bunsen Burger, Camden Street, Dublin

Regularly lauded as the best burger in Dublin.

Delicious dinner in @bunsendublin, sooooo good to finish out my last day off like this!! #bunsenburger #doublecheeseburger #beef #sweetpotato #fries #onewildandpreciouslife #goodfood #bunsen Source: onewildrosie

Real Burger, Langford St, Killorglin, Co Kerry

Hand cut chips, classic burgers, and a certain closeness to where the produce comes from…

realburger Source: @PhelanNick

burgs Source: Yelp

Hillbillys, Grand Parade, Cork

Hillbillys is a Cork institution and their famed Breast in a Bun is chicken heaven.


Jo Burger, Dublin

This Dublin burger institution has branches in Rathmines, Castle Market in the city centre, and Smithfield.

Their chickpea offering is touted as a very decent alternative for veggie diners.

Chickpea veggie burger on the new Jo Burger in town! Deeeelicious. Source: girlfromschool

Scotty’s, Headford Road, Galway

Exhibit A: The Milwaukee Burger with rasher, sausage and egg.

bur Source: Scotty's Steakhouse/Facebook

It’s also home to the 5x5 Burger Challenge.

challenge Source: Scotty's Steakhouse/Facebook

 Avoca, Rathcoole

The gourmet burgers at the Egg Café located in the Avoca store might just be worth the detour off the N7.

Lunch in avoca  #lunch #burger #chips #dessert #tart Source: isabelleryan168

Burzza, John Street, Waterford

Burzza says that its burgers are “made daily to our secret recipe by Tom Kearney using the finest meat and nothing else”.

bur Source: Burzza Waterford/Facebook

The Counter, Dublin

Build your own burger at Dublin’s Counter on Suffolk Street. You can even have pineapple, if you fancy it.

counter Source: @Adrian_Bourne

Citypicnic, Belfast

Regularly touted as the best burger in Belfast.

city Source: @CityPicnic

Trinity Bar, Dame Street, Dublin

One burger enthusiast told us “the best burger I’ve had is in Trinity Bar. Bit of a tourist hive, but the basic burger is perfection”.

sweet Source: Trinity Bar/Facebook

Eat, William St West, Galway

You can choose from a pork and chorizo burger, a beef and stout burger or a chicken burger, all served on a Waterford blaa.

eat Source: Eat/Facebook

Eddie Rockets, countrywide

Eddie Rockets has been doing burgers right for years, complete with secret/garlic sauce.

edd Source: @EddieRocketsIRL

Real Gourmet Burger, Dun Laoghaire

Specials include:

Melted Knockanore garlic and herb cheddar cheese, chorizo, mushroom, mixed leaves and a side of homemade garlic mayo.

gou Source: Real Gourmet Burger/Facebook

Chuck Wagon, Blake’s Cross, Dublin

One of Dublin’s favourite roadside landmarks, now located just past Blake’s Cross after being moved on from its original spot. Famous for its breakfast burger.

chuck Source: wikimapia

Jackie Lennox’s, Bandon Road, Cork

A salad burger or a breast in a bun are recommended here.

trip Source: TripAdvisor

Rick’s Burger, Dame St, Dublin

Renowned for pumping that burger stank out onto Dame Street and George’s St when you’re on the way home from the pub, Rick’s is a Dublin favourite.

ricks Source: Foursquare/Robert R

Got one to add to the list? Let us know… 

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Emer McLysaght

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