Burgers are the perfect food to consume at any meal.
Burgers for breakfast? Sure.
Burgers for lunch? Definitely.
Burgers for dinner? Of course.
Fortunately, Cincinnati has tons of great places where you can enjoy a burger at any meal. In fact, there are so many good burger joints around the city that it can be hard to decide where to go. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed down the list to the very best.
In this post, we share the 13 best places to get burgers around the Queen City.
Map of Places
The map below shows the location of every place mentioned in this post.
Gas Light Cafe
One of the best places to get burgers in all of Cincinnati sits in the heart of Pleasant Ridge: Gas Light Cafe. This laid back cafe isn’t fancy by any means, but it does serve up some of the most delicious burgers you can find anywhere. They offer a simple menu of hamburgers and cheeseburgers with the option to add various toppings like bacon, pickles, and onions on each burger if you’d like. It only takes one visit to see why locals love this spot.
Location: 6104 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Located in Over-The-Rhine, Sacred Beast is a diner known for serving up delicious burgers packed with flavor that can be enjoyed in an inviting atmosphere. Our personal favorite is the double cheeseburger with egg added on top.
Location: 1437 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Next up on the list is Bones’ Burgers, a burger joint located in the heart of the trendy Oakley neighborhood. As the name implies, Bone’s Burgers is known for serving up a variety of delicious burgers including traditional beef burgers, vegan burgers, and even salmon burgers. Many locals will tell you that this is actually the best burger joint in all of Cincinnati, but check it out for yourself to decide!
Location: 3235 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Bard’s Burgers & Chili
Located across the Ohio River in Convington, KY, Bard’s Burgers & Chili is one of the best places to get a burger in all of Northern Kentucky. If you’re an extreme foodie, you might even be up for Bard’s Bardzilla Burger Challenge and attempt to eat eleven 1/3 lb burger patties stacked with 22 slices of cheese along with 2 full pounds of fries in under an hour. If you’re able to do it, you can score a free burger and fries meal each week for life.
Location: 3620 Decoursey Ave, Covington, KY 41015
Next on our list of best places to get a burger in the Queen City is Zip’s Cafe. Located in the heart of Mt. Lookout, Zip’s is a local favorite and for good reason. Their burgers are delicious, the service is fantastic, and you’re virtually guaranteed to come back once you visit this joint once.
Location: 1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Located in the upscale Hyde Park neighborhood, Arthur’s Cafe is a popular local cafe that serves up delicious burgers that pair nicely with craft beers. Our personal favorite is their traditional cheeseburger with bacon added on top. Simple, yet tasty.
Location: 3516 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Nine Giant Brewing
Next up is Nine Giant Brewing, a brewery in Pleasant Ridge that happens to serve up some of the most delicious and rich burgers in the whole city. It’s easy to see why people love this spot – you can choose from a wide variety of locally brewed beers and enjoy a burger all in one place.
Location: 6095 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
One of the most unique places to grab a burger in the Queen City is Tickle Pickle, a small burger joint located in Northside. Each of their burgers are named after rock ‘n roll legends like breadzepplin, meatallica, and rom zomwich. Our personal favorite is the meatallica – a burger topped with layers of bacon and cheese, but you really can’t go wrong with any burger on the menu. Their mac ‘n cheese is also a delicious side that we recommend adding to your order!
Location: 4176 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
One of the best places to get a burger on the far east side of the city is Roney’s, a neighborhood joint in Milford that serves up some of the best food in the city. Their cheeseburgers are delicious but their roast beef sandwiches are also a popular menu item. No matter what you order, you’re basically guaranteed to enjoy it.
Location: 314 Chamber Dr, Milford, OH 45150
Next up on the list is Krueger’s Tavern, a popular two-story restaurant with a rooftop patio in the heart of Over-The-Rhine known for serving incredible burgers. Our personal favorite is the bacon burger (have you noticed a trend that we prefer bacon?) but their Krueger burger, bleu gruyere burger, and veggie burgers are all excellent options as well.
Location: 1211 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
One of the most low key places to enjoy an incredible burger in Cincinnati is Quatman Cafe, located in Norwood. Quatman gives off the vibe of a classic old-school diner, their service is quick and friendly, and their burgers are amazing.
Location: 2434 Quatman Ave, Norwood, OH 45212
Nation Kitchen & Bar
Located in Pendleton, Nation Kitchen & Bar is a newcomer on the burger scene in Cincinnati, but it has quickly gained a reputation as a place that serves up some of the best food in the area. Each burger on the menu is rich with flavor and the creative potato sides serve as nice complements to the main entrees.
Location: 1200 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Red Feather Kitchen
Last but certainly not least is Red Feather Kitchen, a restaurant located in the heart of Oakley known for their menu full of gourmet burgers. It should come as no surprise that our favorite burger to order here is the bacon burger that is topped with red onion marmalade and served with fries on the side.
Location: 3200 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209