The Best Burger in North Carolina

Looking for the best burger in North Carolina? 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 North Carolina. 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 North Carolina a try. If you find a better burger in North Carolina 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 North Carolina and you want to share your love with the nation? We want to hear it, what you have to say is important to us!


Spanky’s Grille

Kitty Hawk, NC

Spanky’s Grille was a long time dream of Ben Zak. Spankys feels their success is based on one word; value. Every day of the week they serve .79 all beef hot dogs, $2 sandwiches, and on Friday nights they offer a choice of homemade meatloaf, slow cooked roast beef, open face turkey, or a 1/2 pound hamburger steak with gravy and one side for only $4.99.


Comeback Shack

Boone, NC

Come Back Shack is all about fresh, delicious hand-made food at an amazing value. They hand-patty fresh, never-frozen, USDA ground chuck. Their chicken sandwiches are all-natural locally sourced chicken breasts, and their chicken tenders are fresh, never frozen, hand-breaded, and all natural. They hand-cut fresh potatoes for their fries and fresh sweet potatoes for their sweet potato chips. They make their sauces from scratch daily. Their milk shakes are made with premium real ice cream and hand spun in a dozen flavors.


Brown Bag Cafe

Goldsboro, NC

Since opening September 9, 2009 their vision has been to bring the freshest and most unexpected food to their community. rom awesome 1/2 pound burgers, fired flatbreads, fish, steak and chicken + apple tacos, fresh salads, amazing sandwiches and a great selection of vegetarian options. They pride theirselves on cooking from scratch in small batches to ensure freshness. They make everything from their sauces, salsas, pimento cheese, fresh sliced Idaho pub chips & fries and always-fresh meats.


Pepper’s Restaurant

Boone, NC

Pepper’s was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. Since the early days Pepper’s has expanded into a full service restaurant and bar with a menu boasting Certified Angus Beef steaks and deli meats, wild caught seafood, savory pasta dishes, and of course, the famous Pepper’s French Onion Soup, Jean Lawsons, Fried Mushrooms, and Onion Rings.


Galileo’s Boone

Boone, NC

With a cozy pub-like interior, Galileo’s provides delicious local meals, amazing drink prices and the best desserts.Family friendly dining in a casual atmosphere in downtown Boone. Stay late for Friday Night Karaoke or Come Monday Nights for the Best Trivia night.


Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard and Beach Fries

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Kill Devil’s is committed to serving the finest frozen custard and freshest food available. They take pride in making their custard the old-fashioned way, creating a rich flavor with a velvety smooth texture. They are located at 1002 S. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills NC.


Wilber’s Barbecue

Goldsboro, NC

Wilber’s Barbecue has been opened since 1962 and has been serving Eastern North Carolina style barbecue for over 47 years. They serve Pit Cooked (Oak Wood) Barbecue Pork Plate and Barbecue Tray, Slaw and Hushpuppies.


Big Oak Drive In and Bar-B-Q

Atlantic Beach, NC

Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q is a classic beach drive-in, a little red-white-and-blue stripped building with a walk-up counter for their shrimpburges, a fried affair slathered with Big Oak’s signature red sauce, coleslaw and tartar sauce.


Chefs 105

Morehead City, NC

Chef’s 105 Restaurant is located on the beautiful Morehead City, NC waterfront. They pride theirselves on serving you amazing food in a casual and inviting atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a night out with friends, or the perfect restaurant for date night, Chef’s 105 Restaurant is sure to impress.



Durham, NC

For over five decades, they’ve kept their devoted fans coming back for the best hamburger steak sandwiches around—not to mention their famous shakes, hot dogs, Bar B Que, and fried apple turnovers, too! Stop by one of their Raleigh-area locations, and taste why Char-Grill consistently wins “Best in Class” for their food and their service.