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Top 5 Burger Restaurants in Johannesburg

How We Picked the Best Burger Restaurants in Johannesburg

Food: Of course, the first aspect we inspected was the restaurant’s food taste and serving size. Next, we considered how diverse the meat menu and the alternatives are for those with allergies and diet restrictions.
Location: We like restaurants that won’t make you travel too far for delicious burgers. Of course, spaciousness, cleanliness, and aesthetics also play into this criterion.
Service: Besides having high-quality food, the best burger restaurant in Johannesburg should also offer good service. We commend friendly restaurants that have friendly and attentive staff.
Availability: We especially like burger restaurants with consistent opening hours and convenient booking systems. Since most restaurants already have delivery, we instead compared delivery options.
Pricing and payment: We believe that the best burgers should be reasonably priced.

1. Dukes Burgers Melville

Dukes Burgers Melville Homepage

Menu: https://dukesburgers.co.za/food-menu/

Website: https://dukesburgers.co.za/

Address: 5A 7th St, Melville, Johannesburg, 2109, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 72 733 5966 / dukesburgersgreenside@gmail.com

Operating Hours: Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday: 11:45 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Google reviews score4.3/5
Tripadvisor reviews score4/5
Facebook reviews score4.5/5
Zomato reviews score4.4/5
Uber Eats reviews scoreN/A
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4.4/5
Food4.5/5
Taste and serving size4/5
Food and drink selection and inclusivity5/5
Service 3/5
Location 4.5/5
Proximity5/5
Ambience 4/5
Availability3.5/5
Opening hours3/5
Booking and delivery 3/5
Pricing and payment4/5

Pros

  • Vegan and gluten-free options
  • Various meat options
  • Available for large groups and gatherings
  • Generous portion sizes
  • Wide selection of drinks

Cons

  • Closed on Mondays
  • Longer waiting time for big groups
  • No online reservations

Ever since 2010, Dukes Burgers has been serving delicious gourmet burgers.

One of the things that really struck us is Dukes Burgers’ commitment to client satisfaction. It makes sure its clients get the best burger restaurant experience in several ways.

First, Dukes Burgers offers vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and wheat-free options and is even more than willing to cater to other dietary restrictions. 

Those who want premium meat can also benefit as this restaurant offers Wagyu beef patties, but at additional prices of course. Moreover, Dukes Burgers offers a diverse selection of meats, with beef, chicken, and lamb patties.

Its sides also come in good portion sizes and its beverage menu also comes with delicious milkshakes and craft beers, thus catering to all types of customers. That’s why we gave it high points for food and drink selection.

Next is that Dukes Burgers is open for all for birthday parties, corporate lunches, and other sorts of meetings or get-togethers as it caters to large groups. Do know that larger groups may have to wait up to 35 minutes for a table.

That’s because it doesn’t have online reservation forms for pre-booking tables. Still, you can enjoy group meals at home or the office with Dukes Burgers’ delivery service.

Luckily, Dukes Burgers opens earlier, so that its customers can order early enough to eat their burgers at lunchtime. Unfortunately, it’s still at a disadvantage as it’s closed on Mondays.

2. Mafia Bite Norwood

Mafia Bite Norwood Homepage

Menu: https://www.mafiabite.com/menu

Website: https://www.mafiabite.com/

Address:  114 Nellie Rd, Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 81 586 3085

Operating Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday: 1:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday: 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Google reviews score4.5/5
Tripadvisor reviews scoreN/A
Facebook reviews score4.8/5
Zomato reviews scoreN/A
Uber Eats reviews score4.6/5
Total reviews2/5
Score consistency4.7/5
Menu4/5
Taste and serving size5/5
Food and drink selection and inclusivity3/5
Service 4/5
Location 4.5/5
Proximity5/5
Ambience 4/5
Availability3.5/5
Opening hours3/5
Booking and delivery and delivery3/5
Pricing and payment5/5

Pros

  • Bite-size burgers are available
  • Online ordering system
  • Loyalty and rewards program
  • Affordable burgers
  • Vegetarian milkshakes 
  • Two locations within the Johannesburg area

Cons

  • Closed on Mondays
  • Relatively limited patty options
  • No online reservation forms

Now, if you want to find the best burger restaurant in Johannesburg without the intention of eating burgers messily, then Mafia Bite should be your top choice.

We say this because Mafia Bite has bite-size burgers. These bite-sized burgers come in groups of four, enough to satisfy your cravings.

While Mafia Bute’s regular-sized burgers are already more affordable than burgers from other restaurants, the bite-sized burgers are even more affordable. For context, four mini-burgers only cost as much as one regular-sized burger—talk about great pricing!

And even though it already has affordable pricing, Mafia Bite still offers promos on Wednesdays. So, you can buy four burgers and a side for a more affordable price.

As for its drinks selection, Mafia Bite offers diverse flavours of milkshakes, some of which are even vegetarian. 

That said, if you want to have a beer, cocktail, or juice, then you may have to find a different restaurant. You should also know that Mafia Bite’s meat selection is limited to pure beef, which is why we gave only an average score for its menu inclusivity.

Aside from offering affordable burgers, Mafia Bites makes the best burgers in Johannesburg accessible by having multiple locations, one in Johannesburg and one in Randburg.

Moreover, Mafia Bites offer its own delivery services. Its website also allows online ordering, where pick-up, delivery, and dine-in customers can order their food and drinks conveniently.

Mafia Bites also has a loyalty program where customers can gain points for every R 1 spent. A thousand points can then be translated to an R 50 discount.

3. Brooklyn Brothers Bedford

Brooklyn Brothers Bedford Homepage

Menu: https://www.mrdfood.com/food-delivery/restaurant/brooklyn-brothers-bedford-centre_bedfordview/4042

Website: https://brooklynbrothers.co.za/brooklyn-brothers-bedford/

Address: U50 Bedford Centre Smith Road and, Van Der Linde Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2007, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 615 0536 / bedford@brooklynbrothers.co.za

Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Google reviews score4.1/5
Tripadvisor reviews score4/5
Facebook reviews score4.4/5
Zomato reviews score3.2/5
Uber Eats reviews score4.4/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency4/5
Food4.5/5
Taste and serving size4/5
Food and drink selection and inclusivity5/5
Service 5/5
Location 5/5
Proximity5/5
Ambience 5/5
Availability4.5/5
Opening hours5/5
Booking and delivery 4/5
Pricing and payment5/5

Pros

  • Halaal-certified burger restaurant
  • Scenic location
  • Numerous delivery services
  • Open all week with early opening hours
  • Vegetarian burger options
  • Burger towers available
  • Weekday specials

Cons

  • Limited alcoholic beverage selection
  • No online booking

When it comes to burgers, Brooklyn Brothers has nothing but flavorful combinations. It has standard single burgers good as light snacks and burger towers like the colossal coney for those with insatiable appetites. 

This restaurant even offers vegetarian options, a trait which landed it a perfect score for menu inclusivity. 

But the best thing about Brooklyn Brothers is that it’s now Halaal certified. That’s why we think that Brooklyn Brothers is the best burger restaurant in Johannesburg when it comes to customer inclusivity.

Even better, its burgers, sides, and extras, also come at affordable prices.

And to keep up with its hip and urban NYC branding, this burger restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Bedford Centre, giving customers a good place to hang out with the Johannesburg skyline. 

It even has daily specials that make customers believe it’s a mix between a gourmet restaurant and a simple diner. The only thing that customers seem to miss from this New York diner’s menu is alcohol and cocktails. 

Since we’re into the topic of customers, we think it’s a good time to mention that previous customers have also praised Brooklyn Brother’s staff’s attentive and friendly attitude.

What really makes Brooklyn Brothers stand out from other burger restaurants is that it’s open all week. Even better, it’s open almost 12 hours every day, so you can get the best burgers for brunch, lunch, dinner, and snacks from this burger restaurant.

You don’t even have to visit its location to get a taste of its filling burgers because Brooklyn Brothers offers delivery via UberEats, Mr Delivery, and Bolt Food. 

You’ll certainly need these because unfortunately, this burger restaurant doesn’t allow online reservations.

4. Hogshead Illovo

Hogshead Illovo Homepage

Menu: https://www.hogshead.co.za/docs/food.pdf

Website: https://www.hogshead.co.za/

Address: 10 Illovo Muse, 198 Oxford Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 268 0871

Operating Hours: Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Sunday – Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Google reviews score4.2/5
Tripadvisor reviews score3.5/5
Facebook reviews score4.3/5
Zomato reviews score3.9/5
Uber Eats reviews scoreN/A
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency4.2/5
Food5/5
Taste and serving size5/5
Food and drink selection and inclusivity5/5
Service 4/5
Location 4.5/5
Proximity5/5
Ambience 4/5
Availability4.5/5
Opening hours4/5
Booking and delivery 5/5
Pricing and payment3/5

Pros

  • Vegetarian burger options
  • Wide range of local craft beers
  • Award-winning burgers
  • Late closing hours and all week availability
  • Convenient and detailed online booking forms
  • Loyalty program with app
  • Daily specials

Cons

  • Limited opening hours on Wednesday
  • Relatively pricier burgers
  • Some strict policies

Now if you’re looking for the best burger restaurant in Johannesburg that truly knows how to grill and smoke meat, then Hogshead should be at the top of your list. This smokehouse’s menu consists of South African classics as well as award-winning burgers. 

All of its meat, sauces, and dips are homemade but may contain traces of nut and nut oils. And you should know that this restaurant has beef, pork, and chicken as meat options for its burgers.

Hogshead Illovo also has vegetarian burgers made of grilled halloumi and garlic mushrooms. And if you’re vegetarian due to environmental reasons, then you may also appreciate how HogsHead stays away from using straws.

Aside from its choice of burgers, Hogshead Illovo also has a selection of craft beers, which includes 12 local blends. Best of all, it has daily specials posted on its menu online that you can check early on.

What we like the most about Hogshead Illovo is that it’s open until midnight almost all week, except on Wednesdays when it’s only open for a few hours. 

To make itself more accessible for burger enthusiasts, Hogshead also allows online reservations. We highly commend its online forms as it asks for your chosen branch, preferred dining location, booking date and time, and the number of guests.

Speaking of convenience, we should also tell you about Hogshead’s loyalty program that’s accessible via its own app.

However, there are a few things that may make you think twice about Hogshead Illovo. For one, this burger restaurant mostly has the pricier burgers in the city.

And since it serves lots of alcoholic beverages, Hogshead requires customers below 21 years old to be accompanied by parents or adults. Additionally, it has a dress code, disallowing sports shorts and vests after 6 PM.

5. Buns Out Burgers

Buns Out Burgers Homepage

Menu: https://bunsoutburgers.com/menu/

Website: https://bunsoutburgers.com/

Address:  32 7th St, Linden, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 74 434 1390

Operating Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Google reviews score4.3/5
Tripadvisor reviews scoreN/A
Facebook reviews score4.5/5
Zomato reviews score3.1/5
Uber Eats reviews scoreN/A
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency4.3/5
Food4/5
Taste and serving size4/5
Food and drink selection and inclusivity4/5
Service 4/5
Location 4.5/5
Proximity5/5
Ambience 4/5
Availability4/5
Opening hours5/5
Booking and delivery 3/5
Pricing and payment4/5

Pros

  • All week availability
  • Diverse vegetarian burger options
  • Halaal-certified burger restaurant
  • Diverse beverage menu
  • Numerous delivery service options

Cons

  • Relatively limited meat options
  • No online reservation forms

Buns Out Burgers serves nothing short of tasty burgers, hand-scooped milkshakes, and signature beers. And it’s also one of the few restaurants that are Halaal-certified, thus making itself available to anyone in Johannesburg.

While these burger meals are not as affordable, they’re also not as expensive. Besides, all of Buns Out’s burgers already come in large servings, complete with a decent serving of hand-cut fries.

What sets Buns Out Burgers apart from its competitors is that it has a wide range of vegetarian burger options. Some of these vegetarian burgers are even on the lower price range of the menu, thus giving customers healthy yet affordable options.

However, its choice of meat is only beef and chicken, which is why we only gave it a high but not perfect score for menu inclusivity. 

Another feature we’re looking forward to is Buns Out Burgers’ build-your-own burger where customers can customize their burgers to their liking.

Buns Out Burgers can also cater to your burger cravings any day because it’s open all week, from lunch to late dinner time. 

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have online appointment forms, so you’ll have to wait in line. Some customers have also mentioned the lines to be a problem.

Luckily, you can still get burgers from Buns Out Burgers without visiting its location and spending time standing in line. You can simply order online as Buns Out Burgers has two delivery partners, Mr D Food and Uber Eats.

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