The Best Burgers in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Bud & Marilyn's, Serpico - Philadelphia, Pub & Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Center City

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,703 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Philadelphia

Serpico - Philadelphia

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,545 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 restaurRead more
94% recommended
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Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
409 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
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 Read more
94% recommended
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,654 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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 thRead more
98% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Mica

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
1,434 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
An intimate restaurant located in the heart of historic Chestnut Hill, Mica is a BYOB bistro that proves, sometimes, that simplicity is the best option when it comes to good food aRead more
96% recommended
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Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
394 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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 dRead more
100% recommended
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Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
2,102 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
More than 92% of all OpenTable customers “highly recommend” this restaurant, and it's easy to see why: it's another Stephen Starr production. When the famed restauranteur decided tRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Philadelphia
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Red Owl Tavern

$$$$·American·
Old City
1,014 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Lunch
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 “sRead more
81% recommended
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Bank & Bourbon

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,113 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Nearly 90% of our OpenTable users “highly recommend” this place, which is the brainchild of executive chef Joe Thomas Jr. His take on the modern American cuisine is both satisfyingRead more
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Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
787 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Casual
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 levRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia
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Valley Green Inn

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
1,214 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
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 ValleyRead more
94% recommended
Scenic View in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Redstone American Grill - Plymouth Meeting

$$$$·American·
Plymouth Meeting
4,740 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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 feRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Western Suburbs

Seasons 52 - King of Prussia

$$$$·American·
King of Prussia
8,231 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Seasonal
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 lRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Western Suburbs

The ChopHouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gibbsboro
2,988 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 thRead more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Prospectors Grille & Saloon

$$$$·American·
Mount Laurel
559 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
Despite its name, the Prospectors Grille and Saloon has actually been voted as being very “kid friendly” by our OpenTable users. And there are several reasons why it's become so beRead more
85% recommended
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Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,958 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 unparalleleRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Vernick Food & Drink

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,659 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located right in the heart of the trendy Rittenhouse Square, Vernick Food and Drink started out as a local favorite before quickly become a must-try spot for the tourist populationRead more
97% recommended
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Landmark Americana - City Ave.

$$$$·American·
Northwest Philly
154 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem
University City is home to some of the best universities in the United States, but few people knew -- until now -- that it's also home to some of the best restaurants in PhiladelphRead more
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M Restaurant at the Morris House - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
1,542 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Fit for Foodies
Featuring seasonal outdoor dining, M Restaurant at the Morris House has won several awards from Philadelphia Magazine, including Most Romantic, Best Ambiance by Open Table, and BesRead more
87% recommended
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