Food & Drink

Best Burgers in Philadelphia You Can Order For Takeout and Delivery

Get your burger fix this Memorial Day.

Pub & Kitchen burger
Pub & Kitchen burger | Trevor Raab/Thrillist
Pub & Kitchen burger | Trevor Raab/Thrillist

Even in quarantine, rest assured that you’re never far from an amazing burger in Philadelphia. While we’re still counting the days until we can hole up in a cozy booth and go to town on our favorite food, there are so many quality burgers still available for takeout and delivery thanks to the amazing bars and restaurants that continue to hustle as the coronavirus pandemic keeps the service industry scrambling. To show your support and keep eating local, even in times of uncertainty, take a look at this fine collection of Philly’s best burgers you can still nosh on from home. From experimental toppings to foie gras finishings to the ultimate in bacon-cheeseburger iterations, this city’s got it all. 

Lucky’s Last Chance

Queen Village, Manayunk
The art of the burger at Lucky’s lay in the toppings. Regulars know and love it for the PB&J burger, which is exactly what it sounds like .But the bacon, egg, and cheeseburger is true perfection for a burger dinner -- or breakfast. Regardless of your choice, you are a true rookie if you don’t order it with a side of Main Street tots. 
How to order: Order for takeout online

Khyber Pass Pub

Old City
Khyber’s menu gets a lot of inspo from Southern BBQ, and the signature Khyber burger is no exception. Angus beef, bacon, and barbecue make it the ideal comfort food for warm summer days spent avoiding people at all costs. It will almost make you feel like you’re in one of the city’s most classic bars for real. Almost.
How to order: Order takeout online or call ahead at 215.238.5888

Monk’s Cafe

Rittenhouse
We’re willing to bet that Monk’s is the “first-place-I-go-after-quarantine” dream for a lot of Philadelphians. In the meantime, though, the full menu is still available for carryout. So start deciding now if you’re going for the Brussels bacon and cheddar burger, the Antwerp Shiitake mushroom and truffle burger, or the four other burgers that make it impossible to choose. Also, frites! See the takeout menu here.
How to order: Call 215.545.7005 for takeout

spot burger
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Spot Gourmet Burger

Brewerytown
Spot has been making an effort to send some love (in the form of food) to those hit hard by COVID-19, also taking donations from patrons to help feed people who lost their jobs or are in need of a meal. During quarantine, you can score any variety of burgers from home and keep chipping away at discovering the secrets of Spot sauce. 
How to order: Order takeout and delivery online

Butcher Bar

Center City
Get your meat fix and then some with Butcher Bar’s massive Royale with Cheese, featuring two 4-ounce patties soaking in gooey masterwork. Add some cornbread to the order to help soak up the excess.
How to order: Order delivery on Caviar

REX 1518
REX 1518

Rex 1516

Graduate Hospital
All the Rex favorites are available for pick-up and delivery once again, so you can get through this time with brunch, wings, and the juicy yummy 8-ounce burger, topped with bacon, spicy pimento, crispy red onions, and bibb lettuce.
How to order: Order takeout online and delivery on Caviar

Hawthornes

Hawthorne
Straightforward gastropub fare is the specialty at Hawthornes, and there’s an extra bonus now that PA’s liquor laws have eased up. The Double Patty Backyard Burger gets a boost with a dose of house-smoked remoulade and its too-good Baker Street brioche bun, all the better with a DIY mimosa kit.
How to order: Order takeout online and delivery on Caviar

village whiskey burger
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Village Whiskey

Rittenhouse
The Whiskey King burger spares no expense (clocking in at $26), complete with foie gras, applewood bacon, blue cheese, and maple-bourbon glazed cipollini. If you want to spend a little less, the Village burger (and the veggie option) are more than adequate choices, but the Whiskey King is one for the Philly foodie bucket list. 
How to order: Order takeout or delivery on Caviar

South Philadelphia Tap Room

Passyunk
South Philly Taproom is open for takeout during the pandemic, which means you can have the signature SPTR burger all to yourself, made with love and existing as one of the most perfect versions of a bacon cheeseburger you can find out there.
How to order: Order takeout or delivery online

Pub & Kitchen

Graduate Hospital
We all miss people watching on 20th Street under the flowery trees outside Pub & Kitchen, but the farm-to-table restaurant’s super cute takeout window is serving the goods just as well. The P&K Burger is the perfect combo of gruyere, red onion jam, and porcini aioli, while the Smash Burger uses pickle relish and so-called “secret sauce” to mix things up. Falafel and fried chicken “burgers” and available, too.
How to order: Order for takeout or delivery on Caviar and Uber Eats

Johnny Brenda’s

Fishtown
Blast some music and pretend you’re about to see a show when you order the JB Burger to dine at home. The burger comes with prime sirloin patty, is topped with sharp cheddar and sauteed onions, and packs a big punch for just $11.
How to order: Order takeout online

Hilltown Tavern

Roxborough
Hilltown does classic pub fare very, very well, and while we all wish we could be throwing one back at their patio picnic tables, your living room will have to suffice. For something a little different, try the Swiss burger drizzled in gravy on a Baker Street brioche bun. Plus, you can score takeout craft beer throughout the week.
How to order: Order delivery and takeout online or call 267.766.5835

P’unk Burger

Passyunk
Doesn’t a burger covered in gouda and peppercorn bacon sound like the best thing ever right now? How about said burger with a creamy s’mores milkshake? P’unk Burger has 17 burger options you can order right now, and even more house-made shakes up for grabs, too, featuring everything from salted avocado to strawberry to Nutella. For burgers, you can build your own (and choose a different patty if you don’t want beef) or try a house variety. The aptly named Big Man on Campus comes with cheese-stuffed meat covered in garlic and bacon. 
How to order: Order takeout or delivery online or Grubhub

Standard Tap

Northern Liberties
As you might expect, the Standard burger is the quintessential food to pair with the house’s massive rotating beer list and addictive fries. Standard Tap has stayed open throughout quarantine in Philly, equipped with a handy takeout window to make your artisanal burger and beer dreams come true.
How to order: Order takeout online

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Marielle Mondon is a writer from Philadelphia. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @MarielleMondon.