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The Best Burgers in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

Philadelphia is one of the most important cities when it comes to American history. From the Liberty Bell to the Declaration of Independence, it helped shape this country. So, it should come as no surprise that restaurants in Philly can cook up some great burgers—a classic American treat. We turned to our data and found the locals who know the best burger spots in town. Here’s where to go for a great burger when you’re in the City of Brotherly Love.

Restaurants:Bud & Marilyn's, Serpico - Philadelphia, Pub & Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Center City
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,268 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
If down-home cooking is preferred to a formal, upscale restaurant, Bud & Marilyn's is the perfect cure. Specializing in “comfort food” as prepared by executive chefs Marcie Turney Read more
96% recommended
American in Philadelphia

Serpico - Philadelphia

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,490 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Ranked as having a genuine “five-star experience in every way” by our OpenTable users, Serpico -- the brainchild of award-winning executive chef Peter Serpico and legendary restaurRead more
97% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
392 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Center City's pride & joy is none other than what the locals call “The P&K.” For nearly a decade, this restaurant and bar has been at the center of the city's burgeoning nightlife Read more
82% recommended

The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,117 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Ranked as one of the “most booked” restaurants by our OpenTable users, The Love is another restaurant backed by master restauranteur Stephen Starr. Here, however, Aimee Olexy is thRead more
96% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

M Restaurant at the Morris House

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
1,529 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
Featuring seasonal outdoor dining, M Restaurant at the Morris House has won several awards from Philadelphia Magazine, including Most Romantic, Best Ambiance by Open Table, and BesRead more
83% recommended
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Mica

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
1,397 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
An intimate restaurant located in the heart of historic Chestnut Hill, Mica is a BYOB bistro that proves, sometimes, that simplicity is the best option when it comes to good food aRead more
96% recommended
American in Philadelphia

Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
384 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
A kid-friendly restaurant located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, Marathon has serviced the greater Philadelphia area for more than 25 years. They specialize in farm-to-table dRead more
100% recommended

Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,930 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
More than 92% of all OpenTable customers “highly recommend” this restaurant, and it's easy to see why: it's another Stephen Starr production. When the famed restauranteur decided tRead more
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in Philadelphia

Red Owl Tavern

$$$$·American·
Old City
952 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
This Old City favorite is also considered a local hotspot because of its dedication to serving hand-crafted sandwiches and expertly crafted burgers. The Red Owl Tavern Burger is “sRead more
85% recommended

Bank & Bourbon

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,016 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Nearly 90% of our OpenTable users “highly recommend” this place, which is the brainchild of executive chef Joe Thomas Jr. His take on the modern American cuisine is both satisfyingRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
557 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Casual
The Continental Midtown is housed on three glorious stories of nothing but fun. But what patrons mostly come here for -- in addition to the different vibes they'll find on each levRead more
91% recommended

Valley Green Inn

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
1,121 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
This restaurant, located in the Wissahickon Valley, is one of Philadelphia's best-kept secrets. Boasting itself to be one of the “last great roadhouses” in Philadelphia, the ValleyRead more
100% recommended
Scenic View in Philadelphia

Redstone American Grill - Plymouth Meeting

$$$$·American·
Plymouth Meeting
4,175 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Considered one of the hot spots in Philadelphia by our OpenTable users, the Redstone American Grill also comes “highly recommended” by more than 94% of OpenTable users. Redstone feRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in Western Suburbs

Seasons 52 - King of Prussia

$$$$·American·
King of Prussia
7,858 reviews
  • Seasonal
  • Healthy
  • Good for a Date
Voted “Best Ambience” by our OpenTable users, Season 52 in Cherry Hill offers exceptional, modern American cuisine in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Inspired by the appeal of lRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

The ChopHouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gibbsboro
2,707 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The ChopHouse was voted as having the best service out of all the restaurants in Philadelphia by our OpenTable customers, so it makes sense that it would make our list of having thRead more
90% recommended
Best Service in New Jersey Suburbs

Prospectors Grille & Saloon

$$$$·American·
Mount Laurel
521 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
Despite its name, the Prospectors Grille and Saloon has actually been voted as being very “kid friendly” by our OpenTable users. And there are several reasons why it's become so beRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Jersey Suburbs

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,340 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Finally, Talula's Garden makes our list of restaurants serving the best burgers in Philadelphia because of its low-key atmosphere, its stellar customer service, and its unparalleleRead more
96% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Vernick Food & Drink

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,658 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located right in the heart of the trendy Rittenhouse Square, Vernick Food and Drink started out as a local favorite before quickly become a must-try spot for the tourist populationRead more
97% recommended
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Landmark Americana - City Ave.

$$$$·American·
Northwest Philly
154 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem
University City is home to some of the best universities in the United States, but few people knew -- until now -- that it's also home to some of the best restaurants in PhiladelphRead more
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Rose Tattoo Cafe - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Art Museum
1,703 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Located just inside the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Rose Tattoo Cafe lives up to its name of being fun and funky with an artistic-style vibe. There's a romantic ambiance found on Read more
92% recommended
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