Lets be honest – who doesn’t love a good burger. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, enjoy extra cheese, beetroot, double patties, even without a bun – a burger is delicious.
We put our resident burger lover on the case of coming up with the best four burger places in Beirut. Along with some sauce stains and ready for an afternoon nap they came back with the following.
1. BRGR Co.!
To be honest, I cannot find the right words to describe how perfectly this restaurant has been able to perform both in their cooking and in their service.
BRGR Co first opened in Ashrafieh on Abdelwahab Street, and opened a new branch not long ago in Beirut Souks, Downtown. For what concerns the setting of both restaurants, I find the location in Downtown perfect for lunch on a sunny day, due to the terrace and peaceful scenery, while the one in Ashrafieh would be more suitable for a cozy dinner, considering it is relatively smaller.
Enough about the location, let’s get down to business: FOOD!
BRGR Co’s menu is NOT packed with enormous amounts of dishes that you will never think of ordering, like many other restaurants I can think of. Instead, the menu is short and clear, where you can pick a starter (salads, onion rings, hotdogs), a juicy burger (4oz, 6oz, or 8oz for the hungry), side dishes and additional toppings (fries, cheese and sauces), and finally desert. Perfect, isn’t it?
The burger, if ordered “medium/well” is simply the juiciest yummiest piece of meat your taste buds will ever encounter! Accompanied by a deliciously fresh salad of your choice, you will certainly not have room for desert.
BUT, if you do, do not forget to order their brownie, because you will enjoy every bit of it!
So, as the French say, On-y-va!
2. The Happy Prince ☺
Burgers burgers burgers!
Were you ever sitting at your dining table, staring at your plate filled with your mom’s Fassoulia dish and thought to yourself “Take this away, I need a juicy BURGER!”?
If so, The Happy Prince is the right place for you! It is a bar/restaurant located in Mar Mikhael Street in Beirut, which has lately become known for its succulent dishes, especially for its burgers. Yes, I do stress on the word burger, but that is only to highlight how delicious it tastes. Picture it in your mind: perfect bun, juicy patty, melted cheese…yum.
Other than serving burgers, this cozy place serves several other delicious dishes and has tasty brunch and lunch menus that can satisfy your taste buds at an acceptable price! After having filled your tummy with scrumptious food of high quality, finish the night off by having a drink with your friends, since The Happy Prince turns into a fun bar at nighttime!
Great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere: what else could you wish for?
My advice, visit The Happy Prince this weekend and you will not regret it!
3. Classic Burger
On the delish burger places timeline, as I like to call it, Classic Burger came into existence in Beirut before BRGR Co, its main competitor.
Classic Burger has many branches, in Sodeco, Jal El Dib, Uruguay Street (Downtown, Beirut), Zaitunay Bay (Downtown, Beirut), Hamra Main Street, Le Mall Dbayeh, and Kfardebian. In addition, it recently opened in Kuwait, which proves how well the business is doing!
It is the favorite place of a wide range of burger lovers, because, similarly to BRGR Co, it has a simple menu that is sufficient enough to make you want to come back. It is also important to note that they have extremely friendly staff, that always have a smile on their face, which I find makes the whole experience more enjoyable.
Their menu includes salads, burgers as well as deserts. You are probably waiting for me to tell you whether their burger is remarkably delicious, and I will tell you that it depends on your expectations.
How so? Well, if you are looking for a place to have a tasty, but fast meal, Classic Burger is the place for you. However, if you are more into the whole extravagant dining experience (such as myself), you will most probably not enjoy it as much. This is because, in my opinion, Classic Burger gives a “high quality, but fast food” impression, due to several reasons, including the small chairs and table, the open kitchen from which you can smell things cooking, and the whole ambiance.
However, this does not mean that it is not succulent, because it is. Classic Burger has for many years now provided delicious burgers that will bring water to your mouth!
Fun fact: Classic Burger announced that whoever will make a tattoo of their logo on a visible part of their body, they will be allowed to eat for free there, FOREVER! Are there any daredevils out there?
4. Frosty Palace
BURGERS, FRIES, SODAS, MILKSHAKES.
That is the first sign you will see when entering Frosty Palace, a restaurant located in Mar Mikhael, Beirut. The concept of this restaurant is a retro diner, which, by the way, has the same name of the diner in the movie “Grease”, for the fans!
Their menu includes a variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers and other side dishes, which are all simply cooked to perfection.
If you ever happen to visit, order a burger without thinking twice about it. They come with a big juicy patty, and a side of coleslaw and thick salted fries, that you will enjoy every bit of.
Don’t go anywhere; it’s not over yet. For those of you that have a sweet tooth, you should NOT walk out of that place without having tasted their milkshakes, one word: YUM.
If there is not much to say about Frosty palace, it is simply because it’s got it all: small cozy place, friendly staff, and yummy food. What more could you wish for?
If you are ever thinking of going for brunch, lunch dinner, or even for a delicious snack, think FROSTY PALACE!
Anyones mouth watering yet!
Do you agree with our top Burger’s in Beirut? Are there any you would add?