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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Bud & Marilyn's, Serpico - Philadelphia, Pub & Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Center City
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
4,168 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

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, ...

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American in Philadelphia
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Serpico - Philadelphia

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,546 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

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...

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Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
479 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Bar Seating

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 restaur...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Philadelphia

The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
3,969 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 the woman in the execu...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Mica

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
1,420 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 at great prices. Patr...

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Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
495 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

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 gr...

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Kid Friendly in Philadelphia

Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
2,108 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch

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 to revitalize Chestnu...

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Red Owl Tavern

$$$$·American·
Old City
1,141 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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...

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Great for Brunch in Philadelphia
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Bank & Bourbon

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,109 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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 satisfying and filling, and hi...

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Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,091 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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, w...

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American in Philadelphia

Valley Green Inn

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
1,344 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • 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 Valley Green Inn is also h...

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Scenic View in Philadelphia

Redstone American Grill - Plymouth Meeting

$$$$·American·
Plymouth Meeting
5,215 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 features a wood-burnin...

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Most Booked in Western Suburbs

Seasons 52 - King of Prussia

$$$$·American·
King of Prussia
8,618 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Healthy

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 market...

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Healthy in Western Suburbs
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The ChopHouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gibbsboro
3,182 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

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 Ph...

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Best Ambiance in New Jersey Suburbs
34 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
10,152 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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. T...

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American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
94 people mentioned the Short Rib