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 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.
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The Burger skips any gimmicks and simply nails the execution of every element in a classic cheeseburger. A milk bun sandwiches the beef, American cheese, horseradish pickles, thick-cut bacon, shaved yellow onion, and dijonnaise.
For more information, visit commonertucson.com.
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.
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.
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The burger joint recently took over the old Diablo Burger spot across from Hotel Congress, and ever since they’ve been slingin’ out some tasty creations.
One of those is the Double Date, which simply comes with double meat, double cheese, and “all fixed up.” Make sure you’ve got plenty of napkins handy.
For more information, visit littleloveburger.com.
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 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.
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.
“Lindy,” as he’s more commonly known, rose to fame with his first burger-focused restaurant, Lindy’s on 4th. Although he hasn’t been involved with the restaurant that bears his namesake for years, he’s still a burger aficionado through and through.
If you stop by his newest restaurant, check out the 420 Burger, which is double bacon, cream cheese, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Thunder Sauce, and one of his chorizo burger patties.
For more information, visit thunderbaconburger.com.
What’s your pick for the best burgers in Tucson? Let us know in the comments.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran’s Fats. Although he is best known locally for his work for Tucson Foodie, his work has also appeared in publications such as Bon...