Best of Philly

Best Burger

2019 Best Burger

The Common

The Common’s double-patty burger has the same spirit as a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with cheese, but it’s made with local beef, Cooper Sharp, and a “spicy fancy sauce” to bring it all home. Read More »

3601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-310-9828 | Website

2018 Best Burger

Rex 1516

The Rex burger – topped with juicy bacon, onions crispy from the fryer, and creamy, creamy pimento – is a meal your doctor would probably advise you to approach with moderation. So do what we do and save it for special occasions: your half-birthday, your cat’s half-birthday, the third Tuesday in August ... Read More »

1516 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-319-1366 | Website

2017 Best Burger

Royale with Cheese at Butcher Bar

A McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with cheese is a mighty fine burger—we just wish there was a version of it made with better ingredients. Oh, wait, there is. Read More »

2034 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-563-6328 | Website

2016 Best Burger

Southgate

The burger should be the last thing anyone orders at a Korean-inspired gastropub. But not here: The bulgogi burger, with its marinated beef, spicy ssamjang mayo and homemade pickles, is the surprising star of this menu. Read More »

1801 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-560-8443 | Website

2015 Best Burger

Pork Roll Burger at the Blue Duck

Eggs on burgers have been a thing for a while now. But a whole breakfast? That's what Kris Serviss has done with this concoction: pork roll ground into a burger topped with a sunny-side-up egg and sriracha mayo. And in lieu of hash browns? A big fat potato roll. Read More »

2859 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-868-4687 | Website

2014 Best Bargain Burger

Fountain Porter

Salt, pepper, a juicy beef patty for $5. It's a fast-food price for a legit burger. Wash it down with a beer from one of the smartest lists in the city. Read More »

1601 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-324-3910 | Website

2014 Best Gourmet Burger

Pub & Kitchen

When P&K first opened, its Churchill burger introduced us to custom-blended meats and burgers with titles. Six years later, the restaurant has gone back to (high-quality) basics: two thin patties, lettuce, onions, excellent cheese and vibrant pickles. With all the foie and bone marrow and pork on beef out there today, a bite into this is a delicious relief, because sometimes a burger should just be a burger. Read More »

1946 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-545-0350 | Website

2014 Best Not-a-Burger Burger

Xi’an Sizzling Woks

The "Chinese hamburger" is subtly spiced pulled pork, tucked into crisp-edged pita bread with a still-steaming center, for $3.50: Now, that's Chinese er, American um, Shaanxi food! Read More »

902 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-925-2839 | Website

2013 Best Gastropub Burger

The Dandelion

We're not sure what's the best part-the aged beef blend, Vermont cheddar, smoked bacon, pickles from Brooklyn Brine, or mysterious Churchill Sauce with its dozen-odd ingredients Read More »

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-558-2500 | Website

2013 Best Bar Burger

South Philadelphia Tap Room

The best classic bacon cheeseburger you're going to find anywhere-mostly because it's made by a kitchen that cares deeply about making a great burger Read More »

1509 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-271-7787 | Website

2013 Best Backyard Burger

Morgan’s Pier

Yeah, our choice for Best Backyard Burger requires liquid nitrogen and a thermal circulator. What of it? One taste of this thing and you'll understand exactly what we mean. Read More »

221 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA | 215-279-7134 | Website

2011 Best Alternative Burger

Rembrandt’s

This is not your wussified, virtuous and sad substitute-for-a-real-burger burger. This is your plump, juicy patty-on-a-buttered-bun-so-loaded-with-curried-aioli-and-brie-and-avocado-that-you-won't-even-miss-the-cholesterol burger. Read More »

741 North 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-763-2228 | Website

2010 Best Burger Splurge

Barclay Prime

They come in a cheeky pair, wrapped in paper and served simply with cheddar, mustard, onions and pickles, but that's where -Barclay's walk on the low-rent side ends: The two so-worth-it $20 patties are made of dry-aged strip, rib eye, filet and of course Kobe. Read More »

237 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-732-7560 | Website

2010 Best Burger Bargain

Charlie’s Old Original Hamburgers

Craving a burger the way burgers used to be just a slim, juicy patty tucked into a squishy white roll? The tasty one at this no-frills roadside shack will take you back. Prices will take you back, too: The Charlie's Special (cheddar, tomato, fried onions and pickles) is just $2.50. You can spend the savings on the killer black-and-white milkshakes, made with Bassetts ice cream. Read More »

336 Kedron Avenue, Folsom, PA | 610-461-4228

2009 Best Gourmet Burger

Butcher and Singer

We tried, with every bite, to determine exactly what it was that made this burger so superior. The mix of full-flavored meats? The careful dab of secret sauce? The crispy applewood-smoked bacon? The melt-y English cheddar? The house-baked brioche bun? Oh, who cares? Order. Chew slowly. Enjoy. Read More »

1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-732-4444 | Website