Burgers are an excellent choice for any dinner.
Burgers for breakfast? Sure.
Burgers as a lunch? Definitely.
Burgers in dinner? Sure, why not.
Fortunately, Cincinnati offers a variety of excellent burger establishments where you may have a burger at any time of day. There are so many fantastic burger establishments in the city that deciding where to go might be difficult. Fortunately for you, we’ve whittled down the options to the very best.
We have compiled a list of the 13 top burger joints in Queen City.
Places on the Map
The map below depicts all of the places referenced in this article.
Gas Light Cafe
Gas Light Cafe, located in the center of Pleasant Ridge, is one of Cincinnati’s top burger joints. They have a simple menu of hamburgers and cheeseburgers, with the option of adding bacon, pickles, and onions to each burger if desired. This simple diner isn’t fancy in the least, but it does serve some of the best burgers around. It only takes a visit to see why this location is so popular.
Address: 6104 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Sacred Beast, a diner in Over-The-Rhine, is recognized for offering excellent burgers in a welcoming ambiance. The double cheeseburger with an egg on top is our personal favorite.
Address: 1437 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Bones’ Burgers, a burger business in the center of the trendy Oakley area, is next on the list. Bone’s Burgers is recognized for its wonderful burgers, including standard beef burgers, vegan burgers, and even salmon burgers, as the name implies. Many Cincinnati residents will tell you that this is the best burger spot in the city, but you must try it for yourself to determine.
Address: 3235 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Bard’s Burgers & Chili
Bard’s Burgers & Chili, located across the Ohio River in Covington, KY, is one of Northern Kentucky’s top burger joints. If you’re a real foodie, you might want to try Bard’s Bardzilla Burger Challenge, which involves eating eleven 1/3-pound burger patties layered with 22 slices of cheese and two pounds of fries in under an hour. If you succeed, you’ll get a free burger and fries meal every week for the rest of your life.
Address: 3620 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015
Zip’s Cafe is next on our list of the top places to get a burger in Queen City. Zip’s, located in the center of Mt. Lookout, is a local favorite for a reason. Their burgers are amazing, the service is excellent, and you’ll almost certainly return after your first visit.
Address: 1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Arthur’s Cafe, a renowned local cafe in the posh Hyde Park neighborhood, delivers great burgers that go well with craft brews. Their basic cheeseburger with bacon on top is our particular favorite. Simple but delicious.
Address: 3516 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Nine Giant Brewing
Next up is Nine Giant Brewing, a Pleasant Ridge brewery that also happens to serve some of the city’s most delectable and fatty burgers. It’s simple to see why people adore this place: you may have a burger while sipping on a wide range of locally brewed beers.
Address: 6095 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Tickle Pickle, a little burger business in Northside, is one of the most interesting spots to get a burger in Queen City. Breadzepplin, meatallica, and rom zomwich are among the burgers named after rock ‘n’ roll superstars. The Metallica, a burger topped with layers of bacon and cheese, is our particular favorite, but you can’t go wrong with any of the burgers on the menu. Their mac ‘n cheese is also a tasty side dish that we recommend you add to your order!
Address: 4176 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Roney’s, a neighborhood joint in Milford that dishes up some of the best food in the city, is one of the best spots to get a burger on the city’s far east side. Their cheeseburgers are amazing, but they also have roast beef sandwiches on the menu. Whatever you order, you’re almost certainly going to appreciate it.
Address: 314 Chamber Dr, Milford, OH 45150
Krueger’s Tavern, a prominent two-story restaurant with a rooftop patio in the middle of Over-The-Rhine famed for its outstanding burgers, is next on the list. The bacon burger is our particular favorite (have you seen a trend that we prefer bacon?) However, their Krueger burger, blue gruyere burger, and veggie burgers are fantastic choices.
Address: 1211 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Quatman Cafe in Norwood is one of the most understated venues in Cincinnati to enjoy a fantastic burger. Quatman has the feel of a classic old-school diner, with quick and friendly service and great burgers.
Address: 2434 Quatman Ave, Norwood, OH 45212
Nation Kitchen & Bar
Nation Kitchen & Bar, located in Pendleton, is a newcomer to Cincinnati’s burger scene, but it has rapidly earned a reputation as a spot that offers some of the best food in the area. Each burger on the menu is flavorful, and the inventive potato sides complement the main courses nicely.
Address: 1200 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Red Feather Kitchen
Last but not least, there’s Red Feather Kitchen, a restaurant in Oakley’s downtown district noted for its gourmet burger menu. It should come as no surprise that the bacon burger with red onion marmalade and fries on the side is our favorite burger to order here.
Address: 3200 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209