Detroit Burgers

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Detroit may be known for its famous Coney dogs, but the city also has a thriving burger scene. From classic diner-style burgers to gourmet creations, Detroit has something for every burger lover. After much research and taste-testing, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best burgers in Detroit.

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  1. Mercury Burger Bar – Located in Corktown, Mercury Burger Bar is a popular spot for its creative burgers. The namesake Mercury Burger is a standout, with a beef patty, bacon, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg.
  2. Green Dot Stables – This Corktown restaurant serves small, slider-sized burgers with unique toppings. The Korean slider, with a beef patty, kimchi, and gochujang mayo, is a must-try.
  3. Cutter’s Bar & Grill – This Eastern Market staple has been serving up burgers since 1965. The Cutter’s Burger, made with a half-pound of beef and served on a toasted sesame bun, is a classic favorite.
  4. Jolly Pumpkin – This Midtown brewery is known for its craft beer, but the burgers are just as impressive. The Bambino burger, with a beef patty, fontina cheese, and truffle aioli, is a standout.
  5. HopCat – With locations throughout Michigan, HopCat is a popular spot for its craft beer and burgers. The Crack Fries Burger, topped with HopCat’s famous seasoned fries, is a crowd-pleaser.
  6. Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails – While not a traditional burger spot, Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails in Midtown offers a unique burger creation with foie gras, truffle aioli, and onion jam. It’s a pricier option but worth it for a special occasion.
  7. Brome Modern Eatery – This Dearborn restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced, organic ingredients. The Brome Burger, made with grass-fed beef and topped with avocado and chipotle aioli, is a must-try.
  8. Royale with Cheese – This pop-up burger joint can be found at various locations throughout the city. The Royale Burger, with a beef patty, American cheese, and house-made pickles, is a classic favorite.
  9. Basement Burger Bar – With locations in Canton, Farmington, and Detroit, Basement Burger Bar offers a variety of burgers and toppings. The Build Your Own Burger option allows for endless customization.
  10. Mudgie’s Deli – This Corktown deli is known for its sandwiches, but the burgers are just as delicious. The Funky Q Chicken Burger, made with a chicken patty, bacon, and BBQ sauce, is a standout.

There you have it, the 10 best burgers in Detroit. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these restaurants are worth a visit for their delicious burgers. Enjoy!

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