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The Best Burgers in San Antonio

Though famous for its Mexican fare, San Antonio, Texas also serves up beef unrivaled in quality, and the good ol' hamburger reigns as one of the most popular local meals. From classic American style with all the fixins' to Tex-Mex variations that add regional, spicy ingredients, burger hunters will find lots of choices here. The competition raises plenty of debates on where to find the best burger in San Antonio. So where do the savviest burger lovers get their fix? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We've pulled data from thousands of burger restaurants to find the top spots among Open Table's most expert, seasoned diners. From chef-inspired gourmet burgers overlooking the historic downtown Riverwalk to time tested neighborhood hole in the walls, we got the best burger in San Antonio down to a science. Bring your Texas-sized appetite and get ready for an unforgettable meal!

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The OpenTable Team
12 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar, Signature, SILO Elevated Cuisine - Alamo Heights
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:North San Antonio, La Cantera, Alamo Heights
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Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar

$$$$
American
North San Antonio
4.8
826 reviews
Run by husband and wife team PJ and Lindsey Edwards, Meadow Neighborhood Eatery partners with local Texas farmers and producers to bring fresh, local and sustainable ingredients to the plate. Served both on the nightly dinner menu and the popular weekend brunch, the American cheese and house made mustard topped burger here wins local accolades and is definitely in the running for one of the best burgers in San Antonio.

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Signature

$$$$
American
La Cantera
4.9
1963 reviews
Located within the La Cantera Resort and Spa, Signature is devoted to bring the bounty of the Texas Hill Country to the thriving foodie scene in San Antonio. According to Chef Andrew Weissman, everything on the menu, including the popular brunch burger, is a love letter to his home town. For visitors to the resort, home to two world class golf courses, several outdoor pools and a destination spa, the burger is just rewards after a day well spent working up an appetite.

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SILO Elevated Cuisine - Alamo Heights

$$$$
American
Alamo Heights
4.6
1691 reviews
The Black Angus Burger at SILO Elevated Cuisine, topped with white cheddar cheese and served on a toasted challah bun with a side of Parmesan fries, is the highlight of many diners’ visit to this sophisticated Alamo Heights eatery. After trying what is is widely considered on of the best burgers in San Antonio, stick around SILO Elevated Cuisine for craft cocktails in the on-site live music lounge.

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SILO Elevated Cuisine - 1604

$$$$
American
North San Antonio
4.8
1705 reviews
Chandeliers and wood highlights make SILO Elevated Cuisine’s north San Antonio location a hot-spot for those want to try a contender for best burger in San Antonio in an elegant setting. Made with Black Angus beef topped with white cheddar and all the fixings, this house special has quite a local following - although much of the fuss may be due to the fact that the burger comes served with a side of house Parmesan fries.

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Four Brothers Southern Provisions

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.6
49 reviews
Located inside the Omni Hotel in downtown San Antonio, Las Canarias does classic American fare fused with flavors from across Latin America. Their Old School Burger is a solid contender for the best burger in San Antonio. A double beef patty affair topped with American cheese, house made “LC” sauce and shredded lettuce, its served on a Brioche bun with a side of hand cut French fries.

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Stone Werks - The Rim

$$$$
American
San Antonio
4.3
545 reviews
The Northwest San Antonio outpost of local chain Stone Werks is a mecca for locals in the know looking to get their hands on one of the best burgers in San Antonio served late into the night. The eatery and bar severs eight different variations, including a turkey burger, a lamb burger and a Kobe beef special, each coming with a choice of fries, chips or sweet potato fries. The house “Werks Burger, comes topped with caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, and both Monterrey and Danish blue cheese.

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The Creek Restaurant

$$$$
Continental
Boerne
4.8
1418 reviews
Situated in a landmark building in the historic center of the town of Bourne, the Creek Restaurant does classic fine dining cuisine crafted from local Texas ingredients. The house Kobe burger, served on a “Sweet Yeast” sourdough roll and topped with Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard, red onions and avocado, is widely regarded as one of the best burgers in San Antonio outside of city limits. Visitors have the options of enjoying the offerings at the Creek Restaurant in the elegant dining room or outside on the large patio overlooking the Cibolo River.

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MASH'D - San Antonio

$$$$
American
Stone Oak
4.5
954 reviews
With three locations across Texas and one in Florida, Mash’D is spearheading the lone star state’s home grown movement towards food with an attitude served alongside moonshine inspired cocktails, AKA “hillbilly mixology”. This emphasis on real deal Americana cuisine makes Mash’D one of the best restaurants in the San Antonio area for those looking for a fulfilling burger done with the hungriest of diners in mind. The house special Rebellious Burger, made from two Akaushi patties topped with a sunny-side up egg, American cheese, house made ketchup, double smoked bacon, comes served on a gluten free bun.

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Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant

$$$$
American
Camp Verde
4.8
1264 reviews
Hungry travelers have been making the stop at this Verde Creek eatery for over 150 years, making the Camp Verde General Story and Restaurant a true Texas culinary landmark. The deli style offerings here stick to sandwiches, salads and sides and include several different options for those looking for a hearty Hill Country style burger experience, all of them based on full 1/2 pound beef patty. The Texas BBQ burger comes topped with melted cheddar cheese, hand tossed onion rings and the house watermelon rind BBQ sauce, while the Three Cheese Burger is generously crowned by cheddar, provolone and farmer’s cheeses.

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Rails...a Cafe at the Depot

$$$$
American
Kerrville
4.8
816 reviews
A circa 1915 era historic train depot transformed into one of the most popular country eateries in the Texas Hill Country, Rails Cafe serves home style American fare both inside and outside on its extensive garden patio. The all natural 1/2 pound Bison Burger comes topped with Romaine lettuce and vine-ripe tomatoes along with a choice of Danish blue, sharp cheddar, pepper jack or Swiss cheeses. Add a portabello mushroom or slices of crispy bacon to upgrade the experience.

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Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.2
588 reviews
Located on the picturesque San Antonio River-walk, the Hard Rock Cafe sports three levels of outside patio dining that are great for people watching. Its also an excellent place to enjoy one of the best burgers in San Antonio, as the “Legendary Steak Burgers” served here and at other Hard Rock Cafe locations across the country have built up a solid following for good reason. Its a hard choice between the Double Decker Cheeseburger, built out of two 1/2 pound patties for a solid pound of beef topped with American cheese and all the fixings, and the 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger, which is actually topped with edible gold leaf.

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Tycoon Flats

$$$$
Burgers
Downtown
4.2
6 reviews
A Tex-Mex themed dive restaurant located in a restored 1920’s historic gas station, Tycoon Flats has created a strong buzz around what many claim to be a top contender for the best burger in San Antonio. From the 2/3 pound stuffed burgers, which come topped with the works and stuffed with options like blue cheese and Applewood smoked bacon, to the Mexican Burger, a 1/2 pound all beef patty topped with guacamole and house queso, Tycoon Flat’s signature burgers draw the crowds.

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