The Best Burger in Maine

Looking for the best burger in Maine? It is hard to beat a mouthwatering, melt in your mouth burger. One that has been seasoned and grilled to perfection and topped with flavorful cheese and dressed with your all time favorite fixings. Whether those are crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices or crunchy pickles and onions, we usually each have our idea of the perfect burger.

Here, we have struggled through our differences of opinion to bring you the most regionally acclaimed burgers we could find in Maine. To make our top burger list, these burgers had to consistently receive top marks taste test after taste test! This was research we didn’t mind doing, these burgers also were liked by the widest palette of tastes. So give our burger list for Maine a try. If you find a better burger in Maine let us know and we will make sure to try it out and weigh it against the competitors.

Also, we would love to hear what you think the best burger is to you, what qualities do you think are most essential? Or do you know of a burger joint that is the best kept secret in Maine and you want to share your love with the nation? We want to hear it, what you have to say is important to us!


Ground Round Grill and Bar

Bangor, ME

Ground Round Grill and Bar was established in 1969 with a limited menu, featuring 12 items that included burgers in a basket, snack food, and pitchers of beer. The restaurant is also proud for being one of the few family oriented restaurants where customers can enjoy full liquor service with their meals.


Rapid Rey’s

Saco, ME

Rapid Ray’s specializes in serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, steamed hot dogs, lobster rolls, french fries, and even onion rings. Rapid Ray’s is a family owned business in downtown Saco that claims to be Maine’s original fast food take out.


Roy’s All Steak Hamburgers

Auburn, ME

Roy’s All Steak Hamburgers is a well-known family founded and family run business that specializes in serving steak burgers which are made from fresh grade A choice steak. Roy’s All Steak Hamburgers also currently offers shrimp, clam cake, and haddock baskets set on a bed of hand cut French fries


Woodman’s Bar and Grill

Orono, ME

The Woodman’s Bar & Grill selection of hamburgers are all known to include half pound of fresh, hand-pattied burger served with french fries. The restaurant’s popular burgers include the Stout Burger, the Woodman’s One-Pound Burger, and the Southwest Burger


Blue Spoon

Portland, ME

Blue Spoon is a a chef-owned restaurant that serves lunch and dinner six days a week, plus Saturday brunch. The restaurant claims to be obtaining their ingredients from the best sources, including Wee Bit Farm beef and pork, Lankin’s Gorges Cheeses, and Woolever Farm lamb.


Paddy Murphy’s

Bangor, ME

Paddy Murphy’s is a popular Irish pub in Bangor, Maine that serves lunch and dinner daily. Paddy Murphy’s serves superb soups, garden salads, sandwiches, pasta, and burgers. Their popular burgers include the Bangor Burger, Paddy Melt, Guiness Burger, and Del Sol Burger.


Nicky’s Cruisin Diner

Bangor, ME

Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner claims to be offering a fun and family atmosphere with 50’s flare. Nicky’s Cruisin Diner started in the early 1970’s as Nicky’s Ice Cream Parlor and is currently specializing in great home-style cooking as well.


Side Street Cafe

Bar Harbor, ME

Side Street Cafe claims to be a cozy restaurant, a bumping bar, a local hang-out, and a tourist haven all at the same time. Side Street Cafe is also popular because of serving one of the best Lobster Rolls, Margaritas, Burgers, and Mac and Cheese.


Jordan’s Snack Bar

Ellsworth, ME

Jordan’s Snack Bar was established in 1981 by James and Carol Jordan of Eastbrook. Jordan’s Snack Bar is known as a family oriented restaurant serving world famous fried seafood, homemade burgers, sandwiches, and onion rings as well.


A1 Diner

Gardiner, ME

A1 Diner js known as a classic 1946 Worcester diner in the area of Gardiner. The diner’s selection of popular burgers include the basic burger, the cheeseburger, the blue cheeseburger, and the North of the Border.