Food & Drink

Phoenix’s 10 Best Burger Spots

Published On 12/10/2014 Published On 12/10/2014
The Grind
The Grind
Bitter & Twisted
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
The Grind
St. Francis
The Parlor
Hillstone
Paradise Valley Burger Company
Rehab Burger Therapy
Windsor
The Stand
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1. Bitter & Twisted 1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (Downtown Phoenix)

Located inside the historic Luhrs building -- the same building that housed Arizona’s Prohibition headquarters years ago -- is one of Phoenix’s most unpretentious cocktail bars, Bitter & Twisted. And in addition to slinging a number of incredible libations (such as Born Tequila, crafted with fresh sage, pineapple, lime, and mango), an out-of-this-world ramen burger, B&T is also one of the city's most beautiful bars.

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2. Hopdoddy Burger Bar 11055 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (North Scottsdale)

Hopdoddy brings together the greatest two things on Earth: burgers and beer. Grab a cold one and pick from a vast selection or beef pucks ranging from classic to a little more exotic, like the Buffalo Bill made with a bison patty and Frank's Red Hot.

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3. The Grind 3961 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Arcadia)

Located in Arcadia, The Grind's menu features coal-fired, American cuisine at its finest. Pick from their vast selection of burgers, which include versions like the Mexi Burger with jalapeño and avo, or the Texas All American with an onion ring, bacon, and BBQ sauce on Texas toast.

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4. St. Francis 111 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (Uptown Phoenix)

This modern, family-owned establishment doles out tasty New American eats such as the highly touted Chile Burger w/pickled Fresno chile, sweet and sour onions, shaved romaine, jack cheese, and chipotle aioli.

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5. The Parlor Pizzeria 1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (Biltmore)

This Biltmore spot may specialize in tasty 'za (obviously), but if you want to go the non-Italian route for lunch or dinner here, grab a delicious Parlor Burger made with arugula, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, on a brioche bun with your choice of aged white cheddar or caramelized onions & provolone. And don't be misguided by the "Pizzeria" moniker; designed with a modern aesthetic and intimate booths, this restaurant will work for your first date as well as your family dinner.

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6. Houston's 6113 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (North Scottsdale)

Part of the well-respected Hillstone Restaurant Group, this Scottsdale eatery and bar doles out quality American eats in the form of burgers, sammies, and steaks. Pro tip: you can't go wrong with the classic cheeseburger.

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7. Paradise Valley Burger Company 4001 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032 (Paradise Valley)

The name pretty much says it all, but in addition to a number of juicy burgs ranging from your regular cheeseburger to specialties like a country fried version, this spot also slings a variety of sammies and tacos.

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8. Rehab Burger Therapy 7210 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

If something just isn't right in you're life, you should try Rehab Burger Therapy. This Old Town Scottsdale resto knows the cure for what ails you is plenty of burgers in a fun beach environment. Get the PBJ & Bacon Burger -- which is exactly what it sounds like -- or go the non-burger route and choose from the extensive menu featuring everything from burgs to wings to pasta and sammies.

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9. Windsor 5223 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Sundays are king at this casual spot. Why, ask you? Three words: Bloody. Mary. Cart. For $5, you can choose a red or green Bloody Mary base and then walk over to the cart to jazz it up with mix-ins like pickles, olives, cocktail onions, sports peppers, pickled peppers, lemons, horseradish, and more. Oh, and you should probably get some donut holes or a crab cake eggs Benedict to sop up some of that boozy goodness.

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10. The Stand 3538 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Arcadia)

This Arcadia joint has a pretty limited menu, but once you've tried its burgers, tacos, fries, and corn, A) you've tried basically everything, and B) you won't need any other options to be satisfied.