One of our favourites things in this world is getting your hands wrapped around a burger, making a mess and finishing the last piece with sticky fingers and a full stomach. Is there anything better? No, no there’s not… especially on a weekend!
Here are some places in the region to do just that.
For those who love a greasy, meaty, cheese-filled, dripping with delicious-goodness burger, Boss Burger Co. has long been a favourite around town. Known for their customisable burgers (think mac & cheese balls and double bacon), the joint kicks ass with their offerings of chicken and beef burgers. If beef is your jam, the ‘Boss’ or the ‘Boss Deluxe’ is a taste of heaven if you like it simple but delicious. Step it up with the Sonny Red, which is packed with beef, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, jalapenos, ketchup, sriracha mayo and hot sauce. Oooftt. If chicken is more your style, it’s their Tommy the Chook that kicks the burger experience up to the next level. Complete with crunchy, southern fried chicken, cheese, creamy slaw and sriracha mayo, this burger is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Boss Burger has locations in Waurn Ponds, Geelong West, Leopold, Torquay, Ballarat, and Colac. You can order direct from all locations and through Deliveroo and EatAppy at select locations. Visit the website for specific store details.
There has been a rise in the quality and popularity of the humble burger over the past couple of years. This new wave of burgers is taking over, and one place that consistently delivers is Grill’d – the prevalent chain restaurant specialising in healthy burgers. Grill’d offer a range of mouth-watering fresh, flame-grilled chicken breast, beef, Wagyu, lamb and plant-based burgers which incorporate non-traditional quality toppings such as cranberry sauce, roasted capsicum, brie cheese and avocado – yum!
Located in Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre and open from 10:30am or visit the website and place your order there.
If you’re craving the best of American cooking with a touch of Mexican flavours, Mulita BBQ have their burgers available for takeaway and delivery! Burgers include the Black Angus brisket, the BBQ Pork Burger, the Nashville Hot Chicken, and a Smoked Mushroom burger, all for less than $19. Our pick though is the Southern Fried Chicken burger which is loaded with buttermilk fried chicken, slaw, pickles, and burger mayo in a milk bun… who’s shout?
You can pick up from 5pm or order online via Deliveroo and UberEats.
If you are craving a burger from the Southern States, minus the travel fare, Pistol Pete’s have you covered. Spoil yourself with the Mojo Burger (compete with beef patty, smokey bacon, baloney, pulled pork, double cheese, cajun onions and our BBQ & Creolaise sauces), the Cajun Burger (Cajun seasoned beef patty, andouille sausage, cajun onions, cheese, creolaise & Louisiana hot sauce), or treat yourself with the triple cheese burger, jammed with three beef patties, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and BBQ sauce. There’s even a Cheese & Bacon BBQ Burger, a Lil Ole Cheese Burger and a Tofu Burger if you feel like mixing it up.
To take your taste buds directly to the Southern States, call 5221 0287. Open for pick-up and delivery and located at 93A Little Malop Street, Geelong.
Piping Hot Chicken Shop
There’s just something special about these burgers down on the coast. If you’ve got a hankering for chicken, there’s tonnes of options including the original Schnitzel Burger, the Stripper Burger (as in crispy breast strips), a Marinated Mexican spiced and Grilled Chicken Breast burger, and a Korean Fried Chicken Burger. The beef burgers are just as delicious, made with 100% pure Angus beef. There’s an original Beef Burger, The PB (with beef, double cheese, double bacon, pulled pork and cripy onion rings), and a Bacon Marmalade and Blue Burger. If you’re feeling fancy, The Vanessa Jenkins is their Signature Burger, grilled Beef, double cheese, double bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and house special sauce on a toasted brioche bun. Oh, and there’s even a Lentil & Vegetable Burger called Save The Cows.
Located at 63A The Terrace, Ocean Grove and open 8.30am – 7.30pm (Home Delivery 11.30am – 7.30).
Probably in contention for the best burgers in Australia (they’ve already taken out the vote for best burger in Geelong), the team at Burger Plus has got this down to a fine art so you can rest easy ordering from here. Serving up the finest ground beef burgers (from your plain and simple to your double beef or chorizo beef creations), chicken schnitzel burgers, pulled-pork burgers, and even juicy vegan and veggie burgers that have you licking your fingers for days, there’s something on the menu to suit every tastebud. To celebrate this fine day, they’re even offering $5 beef burgers, $9.50 double beef burgers and $14 triple beef burgers… Sold.
Burger Plus is located at 14A Mercer Street, Geelong. Call 52002816 to place your order, or you can order via UberEats, MenuLog and Deliveroo. They are open 11am-2pm and 5:30pm-9pm.
Blackman’s Burger Bar Ocean Grove
When beers and burgers come together it’s always an epic time, especially when it’s in an epic location on the main street of Ocean Grove. There’s a few options to choose from, including The Blackman, Big Poppa (double beef and double bacon), the Grand Master Fish, the OG Fried Chicken and the Smashed Felafel. At the moment, they’re slinging a special Karaage Chicken Burger, complete with Karaage fried chicken with wasabi mayo, pickled cucumber, house slaw and a tin of our favourite Juicy Banger!
If you’re feeling extra fancy, they’ve actually just launched their new Burger Bowls with fried and smashed falafel, sticky rice, lettuce, tomato, onion, beetroot chilli jam, hummus, coriander, all for $17.
Located at 82 The Terrace, Ocean Grove, and open from 4:30pm for pickup and delivery.
The Bridge Hotel
This one’s for our friends out in Castlemaine. Providing delicious food for dine-in, takeaway and delivery, you can celebrate he day of the burger with a classic pub style meal! For $20, you can indulge in the classic beef burger, with double cheese, bacon. pickle, jalapeno and lettuce on a Sprout milk bun, or you can sub out the meat and enjoy a veggie burger. They even come with a side of chips.
Located at 21-23 Walker Street, Castlemaine. To order, call 4406 6730 or visit the website.
Hot Chicken Project
How do you like your chicken? Hot? That’s just the way the folks at The Hot Chicken Project in Geelong like it. Specializing in spicy chicken and tasty sides, the burgers here are a real treat. Off of the standard menu, the Burger Royale is sure to satisfy, all you need to do is choose the heat. If you’re not into the hot stuff you can still get your chicken at the ‘Southern’ level, but for those who are game, give the ‘Evil Chicken’ a go. It comes with your choice of sides.
Located at 84A Little Malop St, Geelong and open 4pm – 9pm. Order via Deliveroo, OrderHub, Menulog or call 03 5221 8977.
Good news for those of you in Ballarat. This place has a tonne of burgers on the menu to please any taste bud. We’re not joking about any taste buds BTW; there’s 12 different types of beef burgers, six different chicken burgers, three vegan burgers and three vegetarian burgers so you’re absolutely spoiled for choice. We’ve got our eye on the Kevin Bacon Burger…
Located at 20 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat and open from 11am – 8pm.
While the smoked meats are their forte (seriously, try them), these guys can whip up a mean burger. Only recently pivoting to takeaway and delivery, the Workers team have been slinging juicy, stacked creations and satisfying our hunger cravings and undying affection for meat in a bun for the past few months and it has been glorious. There’s the philly cheese beef burger, the beef and bacon burger, a southern fried chicken burger, and a pulled pork burger, amonst others. Our pick though is the Mac N Cheese burger, completed with more cheese, slaw and chipotle mayo… big yes.
Workers Barbecue is located at 90 Little Malop Street, Geelong and open for delivery and takeaway 5pm-9pm.
While there’s been a serious burger explosion for all the foodies (seriously, just look at this list) Geelong’s Burger Inc have been making great burgers well and truly before the new fad kicked in. With 17 beef burgers, 17 chicken burgers, and 4 veggie burgers, there’s no way we could list them all here. All you need to know is there is 100 percent, no doubt, something for everyone.
You can find them at Shop 1/328 Pakington Street in Newtown, open from 11:30am.