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Burgermeister
Burgermeister

Burgermeister

9.69 reviews
$$$$
Fast Food, Burgers
Ranked #55 in Berlin restaurants
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Oberbaumstrasse 8, 10997 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 23883840
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Although I kind of dislike the hype of this places, and at the end a hamburger is a hamburger. I feel the fame of this place is well deserved.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I love cheeseburgers more than just about anyone on the entire planet, and after hearing such great things about Burgermeister, I made the trek to eat here once I arrived in Berlin. Let me tell you: the hype is real and 100% deserved. This was one of the (if not THE) best burger I have ever been served anywhere in the world. It was so great I went back to eat here twice while in the bustling German city.

This place is dive-y because it's literally located in the middle of a busy street under a bridge (you'll be eating and looking out a window at cars that are whizzing by mere feet away). There's extremely limited seating so come prepared to stand up. There will be a line but it moves quickly. The employees were kind with us foreigners and they do speak English (although you'll score points if you at least try to order in German as we did).

You order at the window, pay, and then get your food when it's ready. Since everything is made fresh to order, expect to wait a minimum of 15 minutes on a busy day. We had to elbow our way into a small standing room only ledge to eat our meal but it just added to the overall ambiance!

I opted for a local cold beer and a classic burger with chili cheese fries. What struck me the most was the overall high quality. Europeans have better food standards than we do here in the U.S. and it shows in their food! The bun was soft and spongy with a buttery flavor, the burger tasted super beefy and fresh, and the produce toppings were top notch all around (crispy lettuce, bright red tomatoes, and sweet onions)! All of these elements combine to make one of the best burgers you'll ever eat.

The fries were great too! Topped with chili, jalapenos and a melty cheese sauce, the potatoes were crispy and hot. They were also a standout. The portion size was a little small compared to the bloated American standards but they're so satisfying that ordering one to share will be plenty. They even came with cute little wooden mini forks for eating.

If I had to describe the burger to Americans, think of it as a super high quality mesh between In-N-Out and SmashBurger. That's not doing the place justice, but you get the general idea.

Bring stickers from your hometown if you have 'em because customers have adorned the interior with them.

Don't let anyone poke fun at you for eating American style burgers while in a foreign country -- these are THAT good, take it from a burger fiend like me. I LOVE this place and can't wait to return to Berlin to eat here again!

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Local from Berlin, Germany

While you should normally beware of the “must do’s” that tourist guides recommend you, this one is definitely not to skip. This joint used to be a simple public toilet, but don’t let the history of the place mislead you: it now serves some of the best burgers in town, without all the fuzz of funky ingredients or signature interiors. You will always notice a queue at every time of the day, however, it always moves quite fast. The outdoor (and to be frank, slightly uncomfortable) seating available means that people don’t linger around too much: the pace is straight to the point - order burger, eat burger, leave. The fries are delicious too!

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Barcelona, Spain

Although I kind of dislike the hype of this places, and at the end a hamburger is a hamburger. I feel the fame of this place is well deserved.

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London, UK

Even in the winter all the tables outside this fast food restaurant were packed, as people braved the cold in order to sample its awesome burgers. Hugely popular amongst students, Burgermeister sells an array of delicious burgers for relatively cheap prices and is the perfect night time snack having enjoyed a few beers. It’s open throughout the day until 3am in the morning and was always busy no matter what time of day I walked past.

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Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
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Quirkily located in an old public toilet underneath the Schlesisches Ubahn bridge Burgermeister is serving up fast, delicious gourmet style american burgers for cheap. Casual and cool, you eat standing up at shared outdoor tables with the train rattling overhead. It’s usually busy but the line moves quickly. Try the meister burger and chilli cheese fries. Burger heaven.

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The best burger

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Absolutely the best burger in Berlin! Try thr chili cheese french fries!

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