The Best Burgers in Richmond

Richmond is one of those “under the radar” foodie cities that delights diners every time they visit. From the modern streets of Carytown’s “Mile of Style” to converted 17th-century buildings, restaurants pop up in the most surprising of places- including some amazing burger joints. But where can diners find the best burger in Richmond? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve mapped out the best beef, chicken, and even vegan burgers to tantalize the taste buds. Burgers have come a long way in the past few years. No longer relegated to greasy fast food joints, now diners can head downtown and enjoy steak mince patties with pepper jam and bacon at one of Richmond’s top restaurants. Luxurious surroundings and filet mignon sliders take the place of the traditional burger in the Capitol District, but traditionalists can keep it real with a range of sauces, fried onions, and pickles over in Midlothian. Book a table for the best burger in Richmond tonight- just leave enough room for fries, too.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Perch, The Daily Kitchen and Bar Restaurant-Carytown, Tarrant's West
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Richmond
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Perch

$$$$·American·
Richmond
922 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

A relatively new addition to the Richmond dining scene, Perch near Scott’s Addition is famous for amazing ambiance and tempting food. The overall theme is “American Pacific”; not something one immedia...

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The Daily Kitchen and Bar Restaurant-Carytown

$$$$·American·
Richmond
417 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

The Daily Kitchen and Bar is a relaxing, nature inspired joint, from the winding tree décor to the organic and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on the menu. That extends to their exciting ra...

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Healthy in Virginia

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,058 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch

Tarrant’s is a little piece of Richmond history. The building’s retained much of the charm of the original 19th century drugstore, and the ambiance inside the restaurant is old school in all the best ...

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Great for Brunch in Richmond

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,927 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

Originally a 19th century tobacco warehouse, this historic building first became a restaurant in 1977. Today, it’s one of the most elegant and popular dining and entertainment destinations in Richmond...

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Best Ambiance in Richmond

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere

$$$$·American·
Richmond
972 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

The lure of the wood fired gill is undeniable. That smoky, outdoorsy smell is so nostalgic. Pair it with top quality USDA Choice beef and upscale yet welcoming surroundings, and that’s the winning rec...

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Good for Groups in Richmond

Belle

$$$$·Southern·
Richmond
242 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Belle, previously Belle and James, is a “New Southern Kitchen”. Belle celebrates the flavors of the South whilst sourcing ingredients locally and keeping a keen eye on sustainability. Craft cocktails,...

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Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
762 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies

Some restaurants include a burger on their menu just to keep the fussier members of the dining group happy. This is definitely not the case at Saison. The Saison Burger bears the restaurant name proud...

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Late Night Find in Virginia

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Short Pump

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,191 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date

Take a break from shopping at Short Pump and take a seat in the relaxing, wood-lodge style surroundings of Firebird’s. Their lunch menu has no less than six burger offerings, ranging from the house ch...

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Great for Lunch in Richmond

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,770 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Comfort Food

Tarrant’s has always been a key component in the Richmond community. Once, a 19th century pharmacy. Now, a classic dining joint offering brunch, lunch, dinner and a menu so varied anyone would struggl...

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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
4,269 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Stunning views and a fun, nautical theme make The Boathouse one of Richmond’s favorite restaurant families. They pride themselves on locally sourced ingredients and being an integral part of the commu...

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Scenic View in Virginia
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Brenner Pass

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Richmond
1,267 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Scott’s Addition is one of those neighborhoods that seems to attract any number of beautiful, contemporary restaurants. Brenner Pass fits right in. Pale wood, white furniture and pendant lights create...

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Fit for Foodies in Virginia

Homemades by Suzanne at The John Marshall

$$$$·American·
Richmond
14 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Business Meals

Homemades by Suzanne is as genuine as it sounds; delicious home cooked treats, served lovingly since 1982. The historic John Marshall Ballrooms is an elegant and desirable venue, so it seems almost bi...

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Helen's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
399 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Helen’s is a neighborhood favorite, beloved by Fan locals and visitor venturing outside Carytown. The menu changes regularly, making the most of seasonal ingredients, but there’s one staple that diner...

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