Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. The Best Burgers
  3. The Best Burgers in Philadelphia
A photo of Best Burger Restaurants thumbnail

The Best Burgers in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the most important cities when it comes to American history. From the Liberty Bell to the Declaration of Independence, it helped shape this country. So, it should come as no surprise that restaurants in Philly can cook up some great burgers—a classic American treat. Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We turned to our data and found the locals who know the best burger spots in town. Here’s where to go for a great burger when you’re in the City of Brotherly Love.

A photo of Otlogo
The OpenTable Team
12 Restaurants
Updated January 29, 2021
Restaurants:Bud & Marilyn's, Serpico - Philadelphia, Pub & Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Center City
A photo of Bud & Marilyn's restaurant

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$
American
Center City
4.6
4519 reviews
If down-home cooking is preferred to a formal, upscale restaurant, Bud & Marilyn's is the perfect cure. Specializing in "comfort food" as prepared by executive chefs Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, Bud & Marilyn's uses locally sourced ingredients for all of its offerings. And their Double Patty Burger is no exception. Perfect with a cup of fresh matzoh ball soup (made on the premises, of course), the Double Patty Burger features yellow cheddar, Nueske's bacon, red onion, lettuce, fancy sauce, and pickles.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Serpico - Philadelphia restaurant

Serpico - Philadelphia

$$$$
American
Center City
4.7
1535 reviews
Ranked as having a genuine "five-star experience in every way" by our OpenTable users, Serpico -- the brainchild of award-winning executive chef Peter Serpico and legendary restauranteur Stephen Starr -- is conveniently located on South Street. Featuring cozy booths, counter seating and a small bar at which the full menu will be available, Serpico boasts a "neighborhood feel" due to its diminutive size, but it's definitely big on taste. And though the restaurant only serves dinner, it's always packed to capacity thanks to its stellar reputation.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Pub & Kitchen restaurant

Pub & Kitchen

$$$$
American
Center City
4.7
586 reviews
Center City's pride & joy is none other than what the locals call "The P&K." For nearly a decade, this restaurant and bar has been at the center of the city's burgeoning nightlife and bustling restaurant scene. Though most of their critical acclaim comes from their "beer garden," their fresh seasonal pastas, and their always-fresh seafood, their burgers -- which are amongst the best burgers in Philadelphia -- are slowly starting to take center stage, as well. The P&K Cheeseburger, for example, comes with Cabot cheddar, iceberg, red onion, whiskey sauce, and a tomato.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of The Love restaurant

The Love

$$$$
American
Rittenhouse Square
4.8
5236 reviews
Ranked as one of the "most booked" restaurants by our OpenTable users, The Love is another restaurant backed by master restauranteur Stephen Starr. Here, however, Aimee Olexy is the woman in the executive chef's hat, and her offerings are just as authentic as she is. Specializing in locally sourced ingredients and a curated beer list featuring microbrews from local providers, The Love also has a must-try burger on the menu. Namely, the Griddled Angus Burger, made with cheese fondue, slivered onion, aioli and served on a potato bun.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Takeout available
View Takeout Menu
A photo of Marathon - 19th & Spruce restaurant

Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$
American
Rittenhouse Square
4.6
593 reviews
A kid-friendly restaurant located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, Marathon has serviced the greater Philadelphia area for more than 25 years. They specialize in farm-to-table dishes such as the grass-fed Cheesesteak, free-range Turkey Plate, and fluffy Omelettes made with cage-free eggs. They also offer a Marathon Burger, which is over-stuffed with ingredients to mix-and-match, as well as a Turkey Burger option and a Vegetarian Burger option. Both are equally matched in both flavor and presentation.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Red Owl Tavern restaurant

Red Owl Tavern

$$$$
American
Old City
4.5
1251 reviews
This Old City favorite is also considered a local hotspot because of its dedication to serving hand-crafted sandwiches and expertly crafted burgers. The Red Owl Tavern Burger is "sourced, and inspired by, Philadelphia," and is considered one of the best burgers in Philadelphia. It's an 8 oz. LaFrieda blend of meat that comes with smoked mozzarella, tomato jam, baby arugula, and fries. This modern American tavern is a new kind of power spot that sizzles with artisan butchery, farm connected ingredients and an inclusive vibe.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Takeout available
View Takeout Menu
A photo of Continental Midtown restaurant

Continental Midtown

$$$$
American
Center City
4.7
1686 reviews
The Continental Midtown is housed on three glorious stories of nothing but fun. But what patrons mostly come here for -- in addition to the different vibes they'll find on each level -- is the food, which is featured on a mouth-watering menu with bold and eclectic flavors. This additional entry from the Starr group also, naturally, features some of the best burgers in Philadelphia, including their Continental Cheeseburger, which can be served with or without bacon.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Valley Green Inn restaurant

Valley Green Inn

$$$$
American
Chestnut Hill
4.7
1504 reviews
This restaurant, located in the Wissahickon Valley, is one of Philadelphia's best-kept secrets. Boasting itself to be one of the "last great roadhouses" in Philadelphia, the Valley Green Inn is also home to some of the best burgers in Philadelphia. In addition to offering a veggie burger (which, of course, comes with fries), the Valley Green Inn offers The Inn Burger, which is made with Angus Beef, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Tomato Bacon Jam, Crispy Onions, Bibb Lettuce, and a Sliced Tomato, and served with a side of Hand Cut Fries.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Redstone American Grill - Plymouth Meeting restaurant

Redstone American Grill - Plymouth Meeting

$$$$
American
Plymouth Meeting
4.6
5646 reviews
Considered one of the hot spots in Philadelphia by our OpenTable users, the Redstone American Grill also comes "highly recommended" by more than 94% of OpenTable users. Redstone features a wood-burning grill, rotisserie and an open exhibition kitchen where their signature steaks, chops, chicken and the freshest seafood available are creatively prepared. But the Redstone is also home to one of the best burgers in Philadelphia -- namely, the Redstone Burger, which is made of cheddar, applewood smoked bacon and barbecue sauce.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Seasons 52 - King of Prussia restaurant

Seasons 52 - King of Prussia

$$$$
American
King of Prussia
4.7
8849 reviews
Voted "Best Ambience" by our OpenTable users, Season 52 in Cherry Hill offers exceptional, modern American cuisine in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Inspired by the appeal of local farmer's markets, Seasons 52 also has an ever-changing international collection of more than 100 wines, with 52 available by the glass, along with exceptional signature handcrafted cocktails. But Seasons 52 makes this list of the best burgers in Philadelphia because of its Brunch Burger, made with grass-fed beef blended with mushrooms, pasture-raised egg, crispy shiitake mushrooms, and topped with hollandaise.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of The ChopHouse restaurant

The ChopHouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Gibbsboro
4.7
3399 reviews
The ChopHouse was voted as having the best service out of all the restaurants in Philadelphia by our OpenTable customers, so it makes sense that it would make our list of having the best burgers in Philadelphia, too. Specializing in in Dry-Dry Aged CAB Steaks done on premise, the ChopHouse has also won many awards, including "Best of Citysearch Steakhouse", "Best of Philly- Steakhouse", "Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence" and many more. There are also several seafood options, and an extensive drink menu, as well.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Talula’s Garden restaurant

Talula’s Garden

$$$$
American
Washington Square
4.8
11280 reviews
Finally, Talula's Garden makes our list of restaurants serving the best burgers in Philadelphia because of its low-key atmosphere, its stellar customer service, and its unparalleled menu of options. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. This is yet another restaurant from the Starr group, and Chef Annie Olexy also heads up the menu and the kitchen at this trendy spot.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo