Best Burgers in Baltimore

With a longstanding history as a highly important seaport, the birthplace of our national anthem, and a crab shack paradise, Baltimore is certainly one of the hottest spots in America to visit.

There is another important factor contributing to why this city is so popular for tourists right now, though: BURGERS.

It may not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking of Baltimore, probably not even the second or third, but Baltimore is busting out a booming burger scene, and we think you need to jump on board! Here are the top burger joints throughout the city!

Abbey Burger Bistro

This spot is perhaps the most popular in the area, with arguably the very best of the best in the burger business. What's so special about Abbey's? They feature rotating exotic meats, such as antelope or spicy duck. They also have vegetarian and vegan options, and you can pretty much go crazy with their 'build a burger' option.

Burgers to Try:
Baltimore Burger - Angus beef, crab dip, bacon, cheddar.
Exotic Meat Slider Trio - Whatever the seasonally rotating game is at the time, served in mini slider form.
Harry's Bistro Burger - Angus beef, sunny side up egg, applewood bacon, cheddar, English muffin bun.

Twist Fells Point

Though technically considered a Mediterranian eatery, Twist Fells Point offers an excellent selection of burgers that we just can't pass up. From traditional Moroccan lamb sausage to the highly inventive (and delicious) grilled tomato and pimento goat cheese burger, this place is a must-try!

Burgers to Try:
Greek Burger - Topped with roasted tomatoes and greek olives
Mediterranean Lamb Burger - Feta Cheese, red onion, roasted tomato, and harissa cucumber yogurt sauce.
Classic Fell's Burger- Sauteed wild mushrooms and swiss cheese.

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Kooper's Tavern

Recognized as one of the 'Must-Try Burgers Across the Country', featuring the highly popular BYOB concept (build your own burger), Kooper's Tavern is one of the best-tasting burger joints in the area.

Burgers to Try:
MacGuinness - Black Angus, applewood bacon, cheddar.
Gonzo Sliders- Imperial Porter, celery, bacon, mushroom, sauteed onion, Roma tomato, jalapeno ranch.
Baja- Pickled jalapenos, baja slaw, jack cheese, jalapeno ranch, flour tortilla.
Billy's Wagyu-
Roasted garlic cream cheese, truffle arugula, bacon.

Clark Burger 

So you want a really great burger, eh? How about a great burger with a side of poutine? Then Clark Burger is the place for you! Canada inspired, Baltimore served, Clark Burger is certainly one of the best in town! PS. Clark Burger also serves up 'boozy shakes', try the donut flavored one!

'At Clark Burger we only serve All Natural, Never Frozen, 100% Antibiotic-free Certified Angus Beef!'

Burgers to Try:
The Full Mountie - Poutine burger with fries, curds, and rich gravy.
The Wake N Bacon - Fried egg, smoked bacon, cheddar, caramelized onions and Sriracha mayo.
The Clark Burger - Sharp white cheddar, smoked bacon, sliced red onion, lettuce, pickles, and CB sauce.

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Shake Shack 

This modern day “roadside” burger stand is a cross-country hit, with humble beginnings as a hot dog cart in NYC. Visit this old school burger, hot dog, and custard eatery and learn why these burgers are such a hit, coast to coast!

Burgers to Try:
Shack Stack - Both a cheeseburger and a 'shroom burger stacked together and topped with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce.
SmokeShack- Cheeseburger topped with applewood bacon, cherry pepper, and ShackSauce.
ShackBurger- Classic burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce.

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Hamilton Tavern

Considered to be a 'relaxed saloon setting', Hamilton Tavern serves up some of the best farm-to-table renditions of old pub traditions. There are actually only 2 burgers on the menu, but there are oftentimes house specials and burgers of the day, depending on the season and resources available.

Burgers to Try:
Crosstown Burger - Roseda Farm beef, shredded lettuce, red onion, horseradish cheddar, brioche bun. (Options to add 'sticky-spicy bacon' or fried egg).
Housemade Veggie Burger - Mixed greens, red onion, smoked tomato aioli, sesame brioche bun.


Be sure to check out our Best Burgers in Boston blog for more juicy info!