15 October, 2021, 08:50

9 Tucson restaurants with BANGIN’ burgers

You want a good burger? Well, that’s easy enough to find in Tucson, thankfully.

We looked up some of our favorites to check if they’re open right now; here’s the list. Bone apple teeth.

Beaut Burger

267 S. Avenida del Convento
B8 and B4 burgers at Beaut Burger (Credit: Jackie Tran)

B8 and B4 burgers at Beaut Burger (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Beaut Burger whips up heckin’ good food using only plants. You can indulge with both Midwest-style comforting options or go avant-garde with toppings such as peanut butter and tamarind chutney.

For more information, call (520) 344-5907 or visit beautburger.com.

Commoner & Co.

6960 E. Sunrise Dr.


The Burger skips any gimmicks and simply nails the execution of every element in a classic cheeseburger. A milk bun sandwiches two beef patties, American cheese, horseradish pickles, thick-cut bacon, shaved yellow onion, and dijonnaise.

For more information, visit commonertucson.com.

Diablo Burger

312 E. Congress St.
Señor Smoke from Diablo Burger in Tucson

Señor Smoke from Diablo Burger in Tucson (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

Diablo Burger dismisses the commonly-utilized 80% lean beef rule in favor of higher quality, local, and grass-fed 95% lean beef from their trust ranches, cooked medium-rare. The thicker patties sit on sturdier English muffins rather than soft buns.

For more information, visit diabloburger.com.

Divine Bovine

1021 N. Wilmot Rd.
Funny Farm Hand Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Funny Farm Hand Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Divine Bovine’s burger fundamentals shine bright, especially for a newer restaurant. The brisket, chuck, and short rib beef blend make for one of the best patties in town.

Their crunchy thick fries are also one of the most distinct in town. And don’t miss out on the house-made tater tots.

For more information, visit divinebovineburgers.com.

Fire N’ Smoke Wood Fired Pizza & BBQ

6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Although burger isn’t in the business name, it just might be soon; especially with Lindy on the team.

For more information, call (520) 300-6686 or visit firensmokebbqnpizza.com.

Graze Premium Burgers & Fresh Cut Fries

2721 E. Speedway Blvd.
Burger, fries, and milkshake at Graze Premium Burgers (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Burger, fries, and milkshake at Graze Premium Burgers (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

For a fast-food experience and price point from a local establishment, check out Graze.

While the menu isn’t packed with crazy combinations, Graze gives you the power to concoct your own burger with a wide list of toppings — the grilled jalapeños are an option harder to find elsewhere. The patties are thin with a nice sear, while the lettuce and veggies always taste fresh.

For table service and additional options, check out sister restaurant Truland Burgers & Greens.

For more information, visit grazepremiumburgers.com.

Mulligan’s Bar and Grill

9403 E. Golf Links Rd.
Cowboy Burger at Mulligan's Food Sports Drink (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cowboy Burger at Mulligan’s Food Sports Drink (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Cowboy Burger features a half-pound Angus chuck patty cooked to your preferred temperature, Pepper Jack cheese, thick hickory center-cut bacon, crispy onion rings, and “Daytona” sauce, a combination of tangy barbecue sauce and Buffalo wing sauce. The brioche bun is from Viro’s Bakery.

For more information, visit mulliganstucson.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.

The Parish Burger’s combination of blue cheese, bacon, sweet and savory red onion marmalade, and Dijon mustard on a kaiser roll provides intense savory, salty, and sweet with a kick.

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Red Garter Bar & Grill

3143 E. Speedway Blvd.

A hidden neighborhood classic, Red Garter has earned a devout following for its half-pound burgers. The namesake Red Garter Burger is the staple, but try Scotty’s Black & Blue Bacon Burger with blackened spices, blue cheese, and bacon.

For more information, visit redgartertucson.com.

What’s your pick for the best burgers in Tucson? Let us know in the comments.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.