If you think burgers are just for the fast-food variety, think again. In a city filled with luxury and flash, Las Vegas knows how to make a burger.
Best Burgers in Las Vegas
National Burger Day is coming up soon (May 28th), and we’ve got burgers on our minds. Whether you’re in the mood for something extra fancy or simply delicious, check out this list of great burgers you can find in Vegas.
Sickies Garage Burgers & Brew
What better place to start than a spot with 50 varieties of burgers? Located in Town Square, Sickies Garage Burgers & Brew has a burger for every personality, including Raiders fans (the Black Hole burger is an ode to our home team). The burgers come in a couple of different sizes, including their half-pound Wagyu burgers. If you’re in the mood for a huge indulgence, check out their Victory Lap Challenge- it’s five pounds of food, and if you finish it in under 60 minutes, it’s free (you even get a special T-shirt to commemorate the occasion). Are you stopping by early? Check out their breakfast burgers.
Located in Silverado Ranch, Slater’s 50/50 is famous for its signature patties made with 50% ground beef and 50% bacon. I was invited in for a press visit to try out their famous patties- one look at their menu, and you’ll see their love of bacon is intense in the best way possible. Bacon is featured in most of their specialty burgers, but don’t worry, there are still several burgers for other eaters (the Eat Your Veggies burger is made with a quinoa patty.) The menu also has plenty of room for customization—you can pick everything from your patty, your toppings, and your sauces for a truly one-of-a-kind burger. Don’t forget to give your special creation a name!
Gordon Ramsay Burger
If you’re a Hell’s Kitchen fan on a little bit of a budget, you’ll want to check out Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. In addition to burgers, the restaurant features several British-inspired menu items like the Fish & Chips Burger and the Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream Sandwich. All of the specialty burgers can be made with a vegetarian patty (for a small upcharge), so you don’t have to be a meat lover to enjoy these burgers.
Located inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, you can’t miss Holsteins and the bright pink and white cow statue by the escalator. Holsteins serves up burgers with a variety of patties, such as the Forager Burger (a beef and mushroom patty), the CCB (a boneless chicken thigh), or the Veggie Burger (a plant-based patty). If you’re in the mood for something more luxurious, try the Billionaire Burger (it has foie gras). Pair it with one of their Bam-Boozled Shakes like the Drunken Monkey.
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
Located inside the Venetian Las Vegas, Black Tap is known for their craft burgers (they even have craft burger salads) and their Crazyshakes (you’ve probably seen these all over Instagram). With a selection of colorful shakes topped with cake slices, candy, and other decor, Black Tap brings the burger and shake combo to another level. If you’re looking for a meatless or dairy-free option, you’re in luck Black Tap has a special Impossible burger and a vegan cake shake.
This casual burger chain owned by (you guessed it) the Wahlburgs is located at the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Las Vegas. Wahlburgers serves up a variety of specialty burgers (with the family faves denoted for fans) along with their “Wahlbowls”- the burgers served in a bunless form. The menu also contains various other comfort foods in case members of your party aren’t feeling particularly burger-friendly. Don’t forget to check out their sweet desserts like the Grilled Fluffanutta Sandwich or the Creamsicle float.
Stripburger & Chicken
Before gourmet burgers were a huge thing, there was Stripburger on the promenade of Fashion Show Mall. With their variety of specialty burgers and chicken sandwiches, it was one of the first spots to serve up an elevated combo of burgers and shakes on the Strip. If you’re feeling indecisive, try out their “3-Way,” a combo of onion rings, pickle fries, and traditional fries, or their mini burger sampler that lets you try out three of their burgers. The bar offers a daily happy hour from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. too so that you can enjoy mini burgers and sides for a special price.
Like most major cities, Las Vegas had a significant food truck phase a few years back that brought a slew of great mobile bites to the valley. Perhaps one of the most known (and most successful) would be Fukuburger, who now has two brick-and-mortar locations in Vegas. The fun, Japanese-inspired burgers are local favorites with a cult-like following. Don’t forget your sides- the Fuku fries are particularly popular.
Bar Code Burgers
Though it’s a bit off the beaten path for tourists, Bar Code is a favorite among locals and students with its proximity to the main UNLV campus. The long hours (they’re open until midnight daily) and relaxed vibes make them a staple for late-night cram sessions (their selection of bar bites are perfect for study breaks) and watching the game. Check out their selection of signature fries like the Flaming Elote to go with your specialty burger like the Kwit-Cow-Ski- built by the Raiders Captain Nick Kwiatkoski.
We can't close out this round up without mentioning In-N-Out—It’s probably the most famous burger spot on the West Coast. Lucky for everyone, In-N-Out has locations all over the Las Vegas valley including one on the Strip at the centrally-located Linq Promenade. Their double doubles and animal-styled fries are often staples for any eastcoaster traveling through Las Vegas (including numerous visiting celebrities).