With the worst of the cold weather behind us, there’s no better way to enjoy the day than chowing down on an old-fashioned (or new-fashioned) cheeseburger. We’ve found the very best burgers Durham has to offer, whether it’s an American classic or a new-fangled foodie dream.
7830 Hwy NC 751, Ste 100
If you’re looking for a humongous burger to sate your beef craving, look no further. Town Hall Burger and Beer has a menu full of gigantic sandwiches, salads and sides sure to please everyone in your party. Looking for something truly unique? You’ll love their Mediterranean burger, made with lamb, cucumber tatziki sauce, tomatoes and onions – all served on tandoori naan.
3710 Shannon Road, Ste 118
What happens when a popular food truck becomes too popular for its own good? Go brick and mortar! This Durham favorite is home to the famous Fried Green Tomato burger, every bit as amazing as the street buzz would have you believe. Featuring pimento cheese, egg and of course, a fried green tomato, it’s a burger synonymous with Durham’s Southern palate. Treat yourself to a side of their Sriracha mayonnaise to give your fries a kick.
617 Hicks St
“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” That line made Mr. J. Wellington Wimpy famous for his burger addiction in old Popeye episodes, and he’s the namesake of this traditional Southern greasy spoon. With rock bottom prices, Wimpy’s Grill is the place to go for high quality, affordable – and most of all, delicious – food. You won’t find trendy ingredients here, just the simple pleasures of American cheese and Heinz ketchup. The simplicity pays off: fresh meat is ground daily on site, and the proof is in the pudding. Remember to bring cash though – Wimpy’s doesn’t take cards.
737 9th St, Ste 220
If Wimpy’s is an old-school stalwart, then Burger Bach is a contemporary vanguard. Their menu features all-natural grass-fed New Zealand beef and unique flavor combinations. Try the East Coast burger, with blueberry chipotle barbecue sauce, uncured bacon, brie, caramelized onions and garlic aioli. All of them go down great with Burger Bach’s famous fries, moreso when paired with one of their distinctive dipping sauces. Try the roasted jalapeno remoulade or the coconut curry sauce!