Top Places to Get a Burger in Minneapolis

Here in the Minneapolis, we know a thing or two about a quality burger. From cheese-filled, to gourmet, to those burgers with a cult-like following, we've definitely got what you need when the burger craving strikes.

Matt's Bar

Heard of a Jucy Lucy? It’s a Minneapolis staple when it comes to burgers. The cheese is stuffed inside the beef patty instead of placed on top, creating a melty molten cheese center that oozes from the first bite. If you haven't tried one, just trust us. Matt's claims to have the original "Jucy Lucy". This no-nonsense bar specializes in creating these gooey, tasty masterpieces and they do it extremely well.

*Open for dine-in, takeout, and curbside pickup

5-8 Club

A little rivalry never hurt anyone, did it? 5-8 Club goes head to head with the aforementioned Matt's Bar, both claiming to be the original creator of the infamous cheese-filled burger. Ask any local "Matt's or 5-8 Club?" and you're sure to get an opinion. Try both and judge for yourself. At the 5-8 Club, they don't just stick with the typical American cheese to stuff your Lucy, choose from a few different cheese stuffing, including blue cheese, Pepper-Jack and Swiss.

*Open for dine-in, takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery

Blue Door Pub

If you go to Blue Door, don't expect your basic burger. Their menu is filled with delicious creations that we would never in our right minds come up with ourselves. But they just work. Take the "Jiffy" - pepper jack cheese, peanut butter, bacon, mayo and pickles. If it sounds outrageous, that's because it is. But it's delicious. And it's one of our absolute favorite burgers in Minneapolis. If that's too over the top for you, try any of their Blucy's (Blue Door Juicy Lucy's) and be sure to give their totchos a try (nachos made with tater tots).

*Open for curbside pickup and delivery

Red Cow

If you're looking for a solid, delicious burger, Red Cow is the place to go. With 17 different burger choices, including meat-free options, you will definitely find something you love. They have a fantastic drink menu, with options for beer snobs, wine enthusiasts, cocktail seekers, and non-drinkers alike. And do not leave without trying their cheese curds with triple berry ketchup! 

*Open for dine-in, takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery

Parlour Bar

This is it. The burger of all burgers. The bucket list burger. The cult burger. The "I'm so full but just one more bite" burger. The burger you'll return for, the burger you'll dream about. If you are only going to eat one burger in Minneapolis, make it this one! The concept is simple: Two smashed patties, white American cheese, pickles, and a crispy, buttery bun. Don't let the simplicity fool you. This is the type of melt-in-your-mouth burger that will make you question all others. Oh, and pair it with their old fashioned and a side of fries with swiss aioli. 

*Open for dine-in, takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery


While we love Revival for their fried chicken, their burger is something not to be forgotten. Another favorite among locals, this unexpected gem is worth every bite. Revival keeps it simple, reinforcing that sometimes the best burgers are the least complicated. A juicy patty, melty american cheese, bread + butter pickles, and lightly charred bun make up this masterpiece. Insider tip: Add the bacon.

*Open for patio dining and takeout

Surly Brewing

Sure, Surly is best known for their delicious beer and massive taproom. But their menu is far from bar food. Especially their burger. With two thinly smashed patties, layers of American cheese, dijonaise, sweet dill pickles, and red onion, it might sound ordinary but one taste and you'll realize it's anything but. Pair with a beer in their bustling taproom and call it a night. 

*Open for dine-in, takeout, and curbside pickup. Please note - the taproom will close indefinitely on November 2.


Instagram-worthiness aside, Martina has become a burger destination in Minneapolis. Their sought-after double cheeseburger can only be found on their brunch menu, so if you're a fellow Martina burger seeker, keep that in mind. Their version is made of two patties, American cheese, and sliced pickles. Red onion, lettuce, and tomato come on the side, but this is one burger we like to keep pure. No vegetables, please. Melty cheese, tangy pickles, and a perfectly toasted bun will do. 

*Open for dine-in and takeout