A flipping good feed: 10 local burger joints worth a look

Calling all burger fans! These local hangouts offer more than a handful.

The days of the drive-thru are over – especially when you consider the sheer range of options when you’ve got the kind of hunger only a thick, juicy burger can tame. 

You couldn’t possibly have sampled all that’s out there, so here are some of our local favourites. 


Short Order Burger Co (Fremantle and Perth)

Described as juicy bites of burger perfection, the burgers at this joint are made with certified organic grass-fed beef from the Blackwood Valley and served on lightly toasted brioche. Try the maple candied bacon for a tasty add-on.



RoyAl’s Chicken and Burgers (East Vic Park, Northbridge Wembley)

For primo burgers, New Orleans-style po’ boys and wickedly good wings, RoyAl’s delivers. Real hungry? Add a side of pulled pork gringo fries.



Meet and Bun (Fremantle, Mount Lawley, Perth)

Gourmet burgers served on warm potato buns are how it’s done here. Wash it down with a peanut butter and jelly thick shake.



Troublemaker Burgers (Perth)

Perth’s newly developed Yagan Square is home to this retro-styled joint.

As well as great burgers and hot dogs, you’ll be tempted by swirly ice creams and milk shakes, too.



Varsity Burgers (Joondalup, Morley, Nedlands,  Northbridge, Waterford)

Not just a sports-watcher’s paradise, Varsity also offers a huge selection of star-spangled flavours and bonafide sorry-not-sorry food experiences.

The Double Cheese Deluxe never disappoints, just be wary of the Devil Wings – they’re not for the fainthearted! 



Right On Burgers (Bunbury)

Burgers plus gelato equals fun times according to Right On Burgers, which keeps things interesting with off-menu burgers every now and again. Try the Korean Fried Chicken for kicks.



Big Rigz Burger Co  (South Fremantle)

Here, sauces are part of the magic. And no wonder, one of the co-owners has a hot sauce business on the side.

Try the Scorpion Flying Rigz to set your mouth alight.



Hoodburger (Northbridge)

Hoodburger started out as a pop up, setting up smoky grills in alleyways and behind nightclubs. Nowadays, it’s all grown up with a permanent address to prove it.



Smokin’ Grill and Burgery (Geraldton)

These guys use organic beef which they dry age for a minimum of 35 days, for top flavor and tenderness. The local baker makes the buns, too.



Alfred’s Kitchen (Guilford)

Is this even a story about local burger joints if Alfred’s isn’t on the list? This roadside kitchen has been flipping patties since 1946 so they’ve got to be doing something right.


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