Best Burger Joints You Must Try in Singapore

24 September 2020

Sink your teeth into a juicy meat patty, layered with toppings and condiments packed between fluffy buns. Making a mess is inevitable, but it’s the right way to chomp down a burger. There are many restaurants and cafes serving burgers, but finding the best ones can be overwhelming. Here’s our guide to the best and must-try burgers in Singapore, you’ll find a list that will suit any budget, from fancy restaurants to hawker eats. Please leave the calorie calculator at home, you won’t need one here!

1. MeatSmith

Source: Meatsmith

Source: Meatsmith

If you’re a fan of American smokehouses and appreciates tasty wood-fired barbecued food, MeatSmith is your go-to. The Telok Ayer outlet specialises in smoked meat and American BBQ – you’ll find huge sharing meat platters, divine ribs (which are smoked over hickory wood for up to 14 hours!) and mouthwatering burgers. From Pulled Pork Sandwich ($15), Meatsmith Cheeseburger ($16) and even Pastrami Sandwich ($20), we can’t decide which we love most, so we recommend you try all! They have another outlet at Little India which focuses on modern Indian barbecue with fragrant herb-infused dishes such as Kerala Beef Rib and Coconut Pork Ribs.

167 -169 Telok Ayer St, S068620
Daily from 11.30am – 11.45pm

2. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Source: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Source: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Source: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Situated at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, find your next favourite burger at Black Tap! Order their signature, The Texan Burger ($25) which includes prime beef with aged cheddar, crispy onion ring, bacon, sweet baby rays BBQ and mayo. They are also famous for the over-the-top milkshakes! A hearty meal and cosy vibe, what’s not to love?

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave #01-80, S018956
Mon to Fri 12pm – 11pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11am – 11pm

3. Wolf Burgers

Source: Wolf Burgers

You’ll be spoilt for choice here at Wolf Burgers with more than 12 burgers to pick from. If you’re overwhelmed, we recommend going with the classic Original Wolf Burger which includes a steamed baked bun, juicy beef patty, American cheese and their signature Wolf Burger sauce. Or try the Salted Egg Chicken Burger if you’re a fan of creamy salted egg sauce. And because bacon makes everything better, it’s available as an add-on for just $1.80 per serving.

Pasarbella at Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 1, #01-455, S038983
Daily from 11.30am – 8.30pm

4. The Social Outcast

Source: The Social Outcast

Source: The Social Outcast

If you think you can’t find sublime burgers at hawker centres – think again, because The Social Outcast will prove you wrong. While this Muslim owned burger joint doesn’t have a slew of options, they are focused more on quality than quantity - take a bite of their monster burgers and you’ll know why. Be blown by the legendary Royal Mushroom Beef Burger ($15) which includes tender beef patty with chargrilled onions and a unique addition of blue cheese (surprising ingredient but it works so well!) packed between fluffy and buttery brioche buns. Besides burgers, they also have fall-off-the-bone ribs and other other ‘sidekicks’ such as the Smokey Deng Deng. Come hungry!

Level 2, 348 Bedok Rd, The Bedok Marketplace, S469560
Tues & Wed: 5pm – 11pm, Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 12am, Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm, Closed on Mon

5. Three Buns – Potato Head Singapore

Source: Three Buns Potato Head

For some badass burgers, Three Buns is your go-to burger joint. Sharing the same building as Potato Head Singapore, serving thick juicy patties sandwiched between pillow-soft buns which just screams ‘eat me now!’ Forget about the cutleries, dive in straight using your hands and get sloppy with a range of fusion burgers. Their seasonal creation of MISTACHOOK Burger features a buttermilk brined fried Sakura chicken thigh, smothered in gochujang sauce with cheddar cheese, hot sauce, shredded lettuce, mayo and pickles. Vegetarians or vegans can opt for their range of plant-based burgers which are also just as mouthwatering.

36 Keong Saik Rd, S089143
Daily from 11am – 12 am

6. Fatburger

Source: Fatburger Singapore

Source: Fatburger Singapore

When Fatburger landed in Singapore in September 2018 at Novena Square, we were overjoyed not just because they’re one of America’s most popular fast-food chain, but because they’re Halal too which is great for our Muslim friends to enjoy. Flippin’ meat patties and serving hungry bellies since 1952 in Hollywood, they only use freshest ingredients for the burgers, makes addictive homemade onion rings and a slurry of sinful ice cream milkshakes. You can also build-your-own-burger, so you can add toppings to your heart’s content. Don’t leave without trying their flavourful Buffalo wings too - go for the Death Valley sauce if you like it spicy! Besides Novena Square, they are also located at KINEX and Clementi here.

Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, #01-08/09, S307683
Daily from 10am – 10pm

7. GRUB Burger + Noodle Bar

Source: GRUB Burger Bistro

Source: GRUB Burger Bistro

Priding itself in dishing out only quality meals, GRUB sources their ingredients locally as much as possible. Their homemade buns are baked using French butter, so you can be assured quality in every bite. Our recommendation is the Mentaiko Mille-feulle Katsu Burger that comprises of crispy pork katsu accompanied by layers of shabu pork, mentaiko cheese and sprinkled with seaweed. A bite of this burger may easily transport you to Japan. If you have room in your tummy, try their innovative creation that is the Mala Xiang Guo Burger, which includes luncheon meat, pork slices, enoki mushrooms with spicy mala mayo.

8. Employees Only

Source: Employees Only Singapore

Hailing from New York City, Employees Only came to Singapore in 2016 and are situated in the heart of Amoy Street in Chinatown. With an obscure entrance that has a neon “Psychic” sign, we won’t blame you if you walk right past this speakeasy bar and diner.

Although they’re known for their signature cocktails such as Amelia and EO Gimlet, we can’t rave enough about their EO “Ramly” Burger, which is inspired by our local Pasar Malam favourites. A bite of this burger will ignite a taste of familiarity and excitement. Instead of using regular meat patty, Employees Only uses wagyu beef patty and their homemade smoked aioli, which enhances the flavour that’ll leave you wanting more.

9. Common Chefs

Source: Common Chefs

Opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre, Common Chefs exudes a laidback vibe and is the perfect place for casual dining with your friends and family. Nestled in between rows of shophouses, Common Chefs’ must-try dish would be the Rich Man Burger. The patty is made from diced Chorizo, blanketed over with velvety scrambled eggs and truffle mayo. Cheese lovers rejoice! This dish comes with a side of melted cheese sauce, so pour it all over to your heart’s content. Elusive but worth the effort, please note that this dish is only available during the weekend.

10. Tocha Bistro
Located within Hotel Boss, Tocha Bistro boasts a wide range of affordable Western cuisine. Must try is the Double Rock Burger, stacked with double beef patty (about an inch thick) that is grilled to a perfect pinkish centre that’s slabbed between two slices of cheddar cheese, mixed lettuce, tomatoes and well-toasted buns. Tocha Bistro is also known for its great happy hour deals. So, crack a beer with that burger and you’ll be settled for the day.