Top 8 Burgers in San Antonio

Plain or fancy, there's a burger calling your name

Chris Madrid's Macho Cheddar Cheesy burger.
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From fast-food places to traditional sit-down restaurants, there are a ton of places to get a good, juicy burger in ​San Antonio. Whether you want an original bare burger with condiments, one loaded with cheese and refried beans, or simply topped with bacon, you'll find it at one of these restaurants.

01 of 08

Chris Madrid's

1900 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
+1 210-735-3552

A San Antonio establishment, Chris Madrid's is a comfy restaurant with a full bar on one side and a patio. Try the Tostada Burger, a juicy hamburger with onions, refried beans, and a large chunk of melted cheese that oozes all over the patty.

02 of 08

Bobby J's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers

13247 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023-3937, USA
+1 210-695-4941

In nearby Helotes, there is a great burger joint that prides itself on being just that. Serving up old-fashioned burgers in a nostalgic setting, Bobby J's is a great spot to fill up on a delicious burger. Try their famous Jalapeno Cheddar Burger and a homemade milkshake.

03 of 08

Longhorn Cafe

17625 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232-1043, USA
+1 210-492-0301

Not just a burger joint, the Longhorn Cafe has a big and varied menu. It just so happens, they also make some of the best burgers in town. Their huge burgers require an equally big appetite (just try ordering the Big Juicy), so you might want to ask for that to-go box in advance.

04 of 08

Burger Boy

2323 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212-4148, USA
+1 210-735-1955

Some of the best food in town comes from small, blink-and-you-missed-it eateries. Burger Boy is one of those. Everything is cooked to order, and you can double your burger for just a little more cash. Try the Bates Special; the bread is toasted, buttery one of the best in town, especially if you're someone who thinks that bun quality is often overlooked when judging burgers.

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05 of 08

Chester's Hamburgers

1006 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
+1 210-805-8600

Chester's has hot burgers and lots of cold beer, including dozens of imports. Try the onion rings to go with your cheeseburger; they are delicious and not at all greasy and the green chili sauce is fantastic if you want to add spice to your burger. The atmosphere is laid-back and everything is self-service.

06 of 08

Sam's Burger Joint

330 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215-1228, USA
+1 210-223-2830

This hybrid restaurant is also a bar and a live music venue, but you can eat your burger in a separate room if the band is not to your liking. Get a small burger or go for the half-pound version if you have a bigger appetite. Cheese lovers will love Sam's extra gooey cheeseburgers.

07 of 08

TJ's Hamburgers

2323 W Southcross Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78211, USA
+1 210-927-7331

This tiny hole-in-the-wall joint is a Southside establishment where the burgers are juicy and hot. The fries are okay, but the onion rings are a customer-favorite. The food is as affordable as the nearest national fast food chain, but the burgers are way better.

08 of 08

Chunky's Burgers & More

4602 Callaghan Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228-2603, USA
+1 210-433-9960

If you like cold beer, country music, burgers, or any combination of the three, try Chunky's Burgers, located smack-dab in the middle of the city. They are most famous for their "4 Horsemen Challenge" (featured on Man V. Food), which involves eating the famous burger topped with three different kinds of peppers, including the crazy-hot ghost pepper.

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