Best Burgers in Louisville, KY

Burgers for every taste, from a casual slider to an upscale plate.

Hamburger piled high with toppings.
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Are you looking for the best burger in Louisville, KY? There are plenty of great hamburger choices, from diner patty melts to fancy burgers piled high with toppings. Here are some spots to check out. Which one is your favorite?

Juanita's Burger Boy

1450 S. Brook St., (502) 635-7410
Open 24 hours, Burger Boy is a classic diner. It's a go-to spot for an inexpensive and casual meal, you'll often see University of Louisville students grabbing a bite, along with a few regulars from the neighborhood.

Plus, the spot is located late into the night. So, if you come during bar hours, you are likely to see young people who have had a beer or two chopping down french fries.

Bluegrass Brewing Company: BBC

Main Street: 300 West Main St., (502) 562-0007
Theatre Square: 660 South 4th St., (502) 568-2224
St. Matthews: 3929 Shelbyville Rd., (502) 899-7070
With multiple locations and known as a brewer of popular beers, BBC is a place to meet friends after work, watch the game or generally unwind. The menu is large with a steak burger, a bison burger and a spinach burger. BBC is a community staple. After all, they host the Blessing of the Beer for St. Patrick's Day.

Bluegrass Burgers

3334 Frankfort Ave., (502) 614-6567
Located in Crescent Hill, this small, casual location is a straight-forward burger shop. Beef burgers, bison burgers, garden burgers and more. They often feature special toppings and during Lent they offer a fried fish sandwich, too.

There is a kids menu featuring grilled cheese and hot dogs as well.


2295 Lexington Rd., (502) 618-1712
After their success with a BBQ spot near Come Back Inn, the owners of Hammerheads opened Game, a restaurant with even more protein options; angus, antelope, duck, lamb, kangaroo, salmon and more.

Tired of the average beef burger? This might be the restaurant for you.


921 Swan St., (502) 365-1112
Known as the trendy BBQ spot in Germantown, Hammerheads also serves up tasty burgers. Choose your meat (options include angus, chorizo, elk and venison) plus—if that isn't enough—you can request fries cooked in duck fat, adding another flavor element.

Mussel and Burger Bar

Jeffersontown: 9200 Taylorsville Rd., (502) 384-4834
Downtown: 113 S. 7th St., (502) 749-6451
The owners of Guaca Mole have taken burgers up a notch at this Jeffersontown restaurant. As the name suggest, there is a large menu with selections beyond the burger, though there are over 10 burger options available. Then, the Jeffersontown location did so well they opened a spot downtown as well. More burger location options!

North End Café

Clifton: 1722 Frankfort Ave., (502) 896-8770
Highlands: 2116 Bardstown Rd., (502) 690-4161
Focusing on fresh food, local when possible, North End serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. On their sandwich menu includes a half-pound burger made of grass fed ground beef. Top it with cheddar, swiss or blue cheese if you like. (Added bonus: This spot is on our Healthy Lunches in Louisville list, too.

Dine out and choose!)