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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Good George Dining Hall

Must try: B&B Burger with double cheese and streaky bacon
Address: 32A Somerset 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 with handmade prime beef patty
Vegetarian option: Gone Gardening with crumbed mushroom
Address: 9 Cook Street, Hamilton
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Punnet Eatery

Must try: Buttermilk fried Korean chicken burger
Vegetarian option: House-made beetroot + mint falafel burger
Address: 337 Newell Road, Tamahere
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Pony. Bar & Eatery

Must try: The Hot Hog with slow cooked pulled pork
Address: 55 Duke Street, Leamington, Cambridge
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Paddock Cambridge

Must try: Pork Belly with gochujang sauce
Address: 46 Victoria Street, Cambridge
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Orca Eatery & Bar

Must try: Southern Chicken Burger with homemade crunchy
Address: 2 Wallis Street, Raglan
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Rock-it kitchen

Must try: Fried Chicken Burger with avocado
Address: 248 Wainui Road, Raglan
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The Shack

Must try: Fried chicken bun with tonkatsu mayo
Address: 19 Bow Street, 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 and pickles
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: ST Cheese Burger with streaky bacon
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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Chambers Bar & Restaurant

Must try: Scotch Fillet Burger
Address: 46 Canada Street, Morrinsville
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