Eat and Drink

Best Burgers in the Waikato

In the Waikato region, home to some of the best beef and the tastiest cheese, not to mention fresh and crisp salad ingredients, there are some of the best places in the country to get your burger fix, gourmet or simply streetwise.

EAT Burger

Must try: Waikato Burger with aged beef and sliced beetroot
Vegetarian option: Get Jacked Burger with pulled BBQ jackfruit
Address: 348 Victoria Street, Hamilton
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Burger Bro

Must try: Big Jake - double burger with crispy onion rings
Address: 237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
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The Keg Room

Must try: Wagyu Beef Burger with cheese and pickles
Address: 36 Horsham Downs Road, Hamilton
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Winner Winner Hamilton East

Must try: White BBQ chicken & bacon burger
Address: 439 Grey Street, Hamilton
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Gone Burger

Must try: Gone Classic Burger with handmade prime beef patty
Vegetarian option: Gone Gardening with crumbed mushroom
Address: 9 Cook Street, Hamilton
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Good George Dining Hall

Must try: The Cowboy Burger with double cheese and bacon jam and onion rings.
Address: 32A Somerset Street, Hamilton
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Punnet Eatery

Must try: Chicken, Bacon + Guac Burger with chipotle mayo and iceberg.
Vegetarian option: House-made stuffed Portobello Burger
Address: 337 Newell Road, Tamahere
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Weave Eatery

Must try: Hereford Brisket Burger with cumin seed gouda and heirloom tomato
Address: 3 Melody Lane, Hamilton East, Hamilton
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Paddock Cambridge

Must try: Pork Belly Burger with gochujang sauce
Address: 46 Victoria Street, Cambridge
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Rock-it kitchen

Must try: Kiwi Beef Burger with caramelised onions, beetroot and fried egg.
Address: 248 Wainui Road, Raglan
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Cornerstone Kitchen

Must try: Invincible Burger – super large Cornerstone Burger.
Vegetarian option: Emmerson Burger with kumara and holoumi
Address: 49 Peach Road, Gordonton
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Merchant of Matamata

Must try: Beef Burger with cheese, bacon and onion rings.
Address: 44 Broadway, Matamata
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The Old Forge Kitchen

Must try: The Forge Burger with smokey cheese sauce
Address: 9 Alexandra Road, Te Aroha
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Storyteller Eatery & Bar

Must try: Chicken Burger with cheddar cheese, bacon and pickles.
Address: 221 Mahoe Street, Te Awamutu
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The Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery

Must try: Hereford Beef & Bacon Burger
Address: 57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
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Burger Junction Pokeno

Must try: The Kiwi Burger
Great selection of vegetarian burgers
Address: 5/25 Market Street, Pokeno, Pōkeno
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Phat Pattie - The Burger Shop

Must try: Phat Clucka with grilled 24-HR marinated chicken breast
Address: 2 Durham Street, Ngāruawāhia
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Stoked Eatery

Must try: Crispy Pork Burger with apple salsa
Address: 68-70 Rora Street, Te Kuiti
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Redoubt Bar and Eatery Morrinsville

Must try: O.M.G. Burger with fried egg and beetroot
Address: 314 Thames Street, Morrinsville
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The Duck and Cover

Must try: Korean Style Smashed Burger with crispy bacon, kohlrabi kraut and nori salted fried egg.
Address: 174 Whitaker Street, Te Aroha West
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Tote Burger

Must try: Best Bet Burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles
Vegetarian option: Each Way Burger with pumpkin & spinach smash parry and halloumi
Address: Cambridge Raceway, Taylor Street, Cambridge
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