The Best Burgers in Phoenix

The OpenTable Team

The fast-growing city of Phoenix has one of the more exciting restaurant scenes in America, and the best burgers in Phoenix feature all the flavors that have made the area so invigorating. Melding the styles of the American Southwest with inspirations from the many cultures that have come into Arizona, Phoenix has a host of hearty, creative burgers on its menus. But where are the hungry burger-eaters in the "Valley of the Sun" going to satisfy their cravings? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We've pored over data from diners from throughout Phoenix to find the tastiest, juiciest burgers to enjoy in the city and its suburbs. These spots are all verified and vetted by the Phoenix burger fanatics who know the city's scene well. Take a look at the list, grab a table, and enjoy a burger!

Restaurants:The Phoenician Tavern, Mowry & Cotton, Lincoln Restaurant at JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Old Town Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

The Phoenician Tavern

$$$$·American·
Old Town Scottsdale
67 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
  • Great for Lunch
The Phoenician luxury resort delivers some of the most beautiful views and atmosphere in all Scottsdale. Located right on a celebrated golf course, the Phoenician is a comfortable Read more
81% recommended
Kid Friendly in Phoenix / Arizona

Mowry & Cotton

$$$$·American·
Old Town Scottsdale
386 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Mowry & Cotton is another standout restaurant at the Phoenician luxury resort. It offers beautiful views of the resort, next to palm trees and a pool, and with plenty of sunshine. Read more
81% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Phoenix / Arizona

Lincoln Restaurant at JW Marriott Camelback Inn

$$$$·American·
Paradise Valley
356 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
The Camelback Inn is a nearly century-old institution in the middle of Scottsdale. It's been a gathering and relaxing destination for Arizonans and visitors for years, with stunninRead more
84% recommended
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Frank & Alberts

$$$$·Southwest·
Central Phoenix
956 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Arizona Biltmore resort is one of the more stylish destinations in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. The resort's Frank and Albert's bar and restaurant offers guests and visitors a Read more
89% recommended
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Bourbon Steak at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

$$$$·American·
North Scottsdale
1,453 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
This luxurious hot spotat the upscale Fairmont hotel in Scottsdale is the brainchild of celebrity chef Michael Mina. Bourbon Steak is an ideal destination for dinner after a round Read more
Notable Wine List in Phoenix / Arizona
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The Tavern

$$$$·American·
Central Phoenix
381 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
The Tavern on East Camelback Road in Phoenix comes from the mind of Iron Chef winner Mark Tarbell. It's one of the city's top spots for wine and beer. Head over to the nearby “WineRead more
97% recommended
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Lon's at The Hermosa

$$$$·American·
Paradise Valley
5,271 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Hermosa Inn is one of the loveliest spots in the Phoenix area. Its restaurant, Lon's, offers a unique and intimate atmosphere. It's a rustic spot with dining by fireplaces and Read more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Phoenix / Arizona
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Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
Central Phoenix
276 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
Artizen is a comfortable spot in the “Camelback Corridor” with extraordinary outdoor dining amid palm trees and cacti. Grab a seat on the patio or in the Southwestern-styled interiRead more
88% recommended
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Tarbell's

$$$$·American·
Central Phoenix
2,356 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
The original restaurant from acclaimed Phoenix chef Mark Tarbell has been a local favorite for years. Tarbell is a PBS show host and former Iron Chef winner. His restaurant featureRead more
95% recommended
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The Normal restaurant

$$$$·American·
Tempe
77 reviews
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Quick Bite
It might say “normal” in the name, but there's nothing run-of-the-mill about The Normal Restaurant. Located near the Arizona State campus in Tempe, the Normal features a creative mRead more
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Durant's

$$$$·American·
Downtown Phoenix
4,653 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Everything about Durant's is old-school. This is one of Phoenix's classic steakhouses, with leather seats and a red-velvet noir-like ambiance. It's the perfect place for an upscaleRead more
97% recommended
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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

$$$$·American·
Central Scottsdale
3,988 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Celebrity chef Beau McMillan infuses this resort destination restaurant with a fascinating menu of American favorites with Asian flavors. Get an outdoor table for a great look at tRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Phoenix / Arizona
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ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

$$$$·American·
Central Scottsdale
563 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine
The Hotel Valley Ho is one of the most beautiful resort destinations in all Arizona. This Scottsdale location features fantastic views, pools, and spa experiences alongside superb Read more
95% recommended
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Beckett's Table

$$$$·American·
Central Phoenix
2,765 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Beckett's Table is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Phoenix. The creative restaurant features a menu of American favorites with ingredients from local farms. Beckett's TablRead more
94% recommended
American in Phoenix / Arizona

Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

$$$$·American·
Old Town Scottsdale
391 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
There's a lush and classic atmosphere at the Second Story Restaurant in the Old Town section of Scottsdale. Second Story features a vast whiskey selection and plenty of classic cocRead more
Vibrant Bar Scene in Scottsdale
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Southern Rail

$$$$·American·
North Central Phoenix
1,023 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Southern Rail comes from the Beckett's Table restaurant family. The intriguing menu is full of classic American dishes with Southern cuisine accents. Starters include Southern stapRead more
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in Phoenix

El Chorro

$$$$·American·
Paradise Valley
4,432 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
El Chorro provides one of the most stunning views of the Paradise Valley. It's a destination spot for weddings and gatherings for Arizonans who come to soak up the view and the hosRead more
93% recommended
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The Covenant Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Central Phoenix
326 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Happy Hour
The heat is on at the Covenant. This Paradise Valley restaurant features two 900-degree ovens to fire their Southwestern-inspired dishes. Grab some of charred octopus or shrimp andRead more
94% recommended
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