The food culture on the Gold Coast is constantly evolving, and one of the most significant transformations in recent years has been the burger scene. With a plethora of new restaurants opening up, each offering its unique take on the classic burger, the Gold Coast has become a hub for burger enthusiasts.
From mouth-watering brioche buns to homemade special sauces, double cheese, and juicy beef patties, the Gold Coast burger game has stepped up. These new eateries have introduced innovative ways to prepare and present burgers, making it an exciting time for burger lovers.
To help navigate through the countless burger options available, we have compiled a list of the top 10 burgers on the gold coast. Our list features a selection of American favourites, Aussie originals, and places that serve towering burger stacks. So, whether you’re looking for a classic cheeseburger or a loaded burger with all the fixings, our list has got you covered.
Two Yolks – Burleigh Heads
This little shop exploded onto the scene with a simple mantra of Burgers, Beers and Good Times, but you may not know that these guys have cornered the Breakfast Burger and Brunch market on the Gold Coast, opening up daily at 7 am.
Serving up a range of delicious breakfast burgers, American-style smashed burgers, tasty tots, and an eggcellent selection of additions that are likely to be the perfect cure for a hangover or a delightful way to start one’s day.
Also, the Two Yolks team are partial to a good pun or the ultimate egg joke, “What’s an egg’s least favourite day of the week? Fry-day”
Two Yolks – 13 Connor Street, Burleigh Heads
Ze Pickle – Burleigh Heads
The crew at Ze Pickle are the original gangstas of the melt-in-your-mouth burgers scene and have been smashing out their lineup of burgers to the people of the Gold Coast since 2012.
The first of their kind, three mates were in dire need of a place to drink quality craft beer and enjoy good unpretentious food whilst listing to quality beats, and wham Ze Pickle was born.
Continuing to serve up their unique range of burgers, wings and fries, all with that signature pickle, so you can rest assured the team have something for everyone.
Burleigh Heads, Fortitude Valley, Camp Hill, Noosa, Bulimba and Brisbane Airport.
Easy Street Diner – Mermaid Beach
If those burger cravings have got you hunting for American Cheese, why not pop into Easy Street Diner? These guys have been dishing up their brand of American-inspired burgers, wings, mac & cheese and cheesy fries since 2015.
They don’t just settle for delivering some tasty burgers; they also serve up a range of sweet deserts, delicious cocktails, and ice-cold beers on tap; oh, and did we mention they make all their sauces, mayos and deserts in-house?
Easy Street Diner – 12/2563 Lower Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
Milky Lane Burgers – Surfers Paradise
The digs at this next burger joint provide some insight into what you’re about to experience; their world-famous burgers, cocktails and deserts have set Instagram on fire over the past five years.
The burger lineup has some heavy-hitting headliners like The Big Poppa, The Drake and the ever timely Chic Kanye all delivering on the taste front, head on in and give them a try.
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, you can find the venue by listening for the sounds of RNB superstars and by looking for stunning murals until you arrive at Milky Lane.
Milky Lane Surfers Paradise
1/38 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Pattymiths – Merrimac
We all know that a burger is only as good as its patty, and when that smashed patty is made of freshly ground Wagyu Beef, cooked on a cast iron hotplate, your looking at a pretty good burger.
It is easy to see why Pattysmiths is fast becoming one of the most popular burger chains on the Gold Coast.
With six locations on the Gold Coast and seventeen others across Queensland, you are never far from a juicy burger, an ice-cold Thickshake or a side of Crispy Onion Rings.
Palm Beach, Merrimac, Miami, Upper Coomera, Labrador
Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. – Pacific Fair
This famous Aussie burger shack was founded in Noosa in the 70s and has since exploded across the country; you can now find these delicious burgers on the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Noosa, Sydney and all over the country.
Grabbing a Betty Classic is an experience; the Angus Beef, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Cheese served with Betty’s special sauce and a side of fries will have you coming back for more.
Pacific Fair, Surfers Paradise, Robina Town Centre
St Helens Bar & Burgers – Kirra
This neighbourhood restaurant, located just steps from the iconic Kirra Beach, is the perfect place for a post-surf snack or enjoying the last of the summer sunshine before an evening out with friends.
Pop in, grab a cocktail, get your hands on some sliders, or try the fan favourite Kirra Fried ChickenBurger or the Classic Cheeseburger.
Chef Jess Hayes is always putting her passion for great food into creating a great range of new and exciting burgers and dishes, so it’s a must-add to our best burger list.
shop 2/78 Musgrave St, Coolangatta QLD 4225
Burgster – Palm Beach
This Palm Beach eatery has quickly earned a reputation for a good time, great drinks and an even better burger. It’s not just the food on offer, but every Friday, you can catch some live music and enjoy their famous Oyster Happy Hour, getting your hands on some all-natural oysters at a great price.
We recommend wrapping your lips around the Hot Ugly; this burger is designed to be enjoyed with an ice-cold beverage, the crispy hot dust fried chicken, served w/ cheese, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, onion & spicy mayo.
4/10 Philippine Parade, Palm Beach QLD 4221
Caffeine Kings – Miami
This next name on the list also makes a mean cup of coffee, as the name suggests, but they are also known for smashing out some knockout Asian fusion dishes and two burgers worthy of this list.
Tucked away in this little back alley of Miami is Caffeine Kings, converting an old laundromat into a stunning little coffee house; these guys are constantly banging out one hell of a feed and have got you covered when your looking for that Burger Fix.
1920 Gold Coast Highway, Miami QLD 4220
Burger Urge – Burleigh Heads
Burger Urge, the Brisbane-based burger chain, has been making headlines since its launch in 2007; with their cheekily named range and often controversial promotions, they have mastered the art of the headline.
Launching to the Gold Coast in 2021, their Burleigh location is always popular with locals and tourists, serving up a great selection of tasty burgers with plenty of options.
Shop 031/149 W Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220