The 10 Best Burger Joints in Pennsylvania!

From the ballpark to the beach, there’s no wrong place to enjoy a really good burger. Luckily for Pennsylvanians, our state offers some of the best burgers in the nation. From Pittsburgh to Philly, Pennsylvania is a veritable burger bastion, ready and waiting to please hungry bellies. 

1. Aussie and the Fox, Lancaster, PA

This Australian eatery brings Lancaster a taste of the land down under, including a truly spectacular burger. The Fox Burger is standard but sublime, while the Aussie Burger really takes things up a notch. Smoked gouda, pineapple mustard, beet ketchup, and a fried egg easily make this one of the best burgers around. 

2. Wert’s Cafe, Allentown, PA

For 45 years, Wert’s has been a gold standard of food in Allentown, and shows no sign of slowing down. Still family owned and operated, the entire menu is stellar but the signature burgers are worth raving over. Whether you choose beef, veggie, crab, salmon, or turkey, these beauties are stuffed or topped with interesting, quality ingredients. Be sure to try Wert’s world famous onion rings!

3. Village Whiskey, Philadelphia, PA

Offering beef and veggie, with a monthly special, Village Whiskey sets the pace for the Philadelphia burger scene. Be sure to also try the gorgeous Baked Alaska for dessert, and be aware that parties of more than six sitting together is not guaranteed. 

4. Bolete Restaurant, Bethlehem, PA

This husband-and-wife owned, James Beard nominated eatery is worth visiting if you live in Pennsylvania, or anywhere else on the planet for that matter. Order the Cast Iron Seared Grass Fed Beef Burger, and absolutely make it “Bolete” style with the mushroom marmalade upgrade. 

5. Backyard Ale House, Scranton, PA

Scranton is known as the Electric City, and it may just be the Backyard burgers giving it such a buzz. A solid variety, with an exceptional veggie option, made fresh and served up by a friendly staff. Try the everything pretzel as a starter. 

6. Burgatory, Pittsburgh, PA

With six locations throughout the city, Burgatory has become a go-to for a great ‘Burgh-er. Their beef offerings are a spectacular combination of chuck, brisket, sirloin, and short rib, and other options include crab, veggie, chicken, bison, and wagyu. Enjoy your meal alongside a delicious cocktail or nearly sinful shake. 

7. DJ’s Taste of the ‘50s, Lancaster, PA

This retro throwback manages to both fulfill its theme and keep things tasty, no easy feat. With over 20 burger varieties, and a solid menu otherwise, this Lancaster location is well worth a visit. Twenty-five cents from every cup of coffee sold is donated to charity, and a spot out back is dedicated to peaceful prayer, making this a feel-good stop for both bellies and hearts. 

8. Billy Burger & Bakery, Elverson, PA

It may not look like much, but Billy Burger and Bakery makes one of the best meals in state. Try the Truck Stop Burger, topped with house-made coleslaw and waffle fries, and don’t you dare walk out that door without trying one of the decadent bakery offerings. 

9. The Jackson House, Harrisburg, PA

The Jackson House serves up a seriously good array of burgers, and a quality menu overall. No fuss, all flavor, and some of the friendliest service around, make the Jackson House an easy add to my list. 

10. The Blue Duck, Philadelphia, PA

A BYOB burger mecca, the Blue Duck is tops in Philly. With meats like wild boar and pork in the rotation, the burger list is brief but brilliant, and will satisfy both traditionalists and foodies alike. Worth a journey to Northeast, this eatery also serves up offbeat entrees like buffalo chicken ravioli and wild boar meatloaf. 

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