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Best Burgers in Palm Springs

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No trip to Palm Springs would be complete without a taste of our no-nonsense noshes and trying some of the best burgers in Palm Springs. The right burger puts you in the mood for indulgence and fuels your paradise party with protein power! We’re stacking up the competition for your dining pleasure, so open wide and take a ride on the succulent side…

The Heartstopper @ John’s 

Be-still our beating palates! John’s is serving up excess with maximum success. Their Heartstopper burger piles bacon, sausage, cheese and a fried egg atop a 1/3 pound patty. It also features a tomato slice, because… health. And if you like your burgers served up midcentury rare with a side of fierce fries, then John’s is an essential stop on your tour of the Palm Springs diner-scape. Step back in time while simultaneously enjoying fresh grub and throwback aesthetics galore. Tip: This pick for list of best burgers in Palm Springs is a favorite of the locals and often overlooked by visitors because of its more basic decor.

heart stopper burger at John's

Blackbook Tow-Handed Burgers

The signature Blackbook burger includes ½ pound Angus beef, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, pickles, and Blackbook house-made hickory sauce all served on a buttered bun. Located in the fun and festive Arenas District.

blackbook burger

Gastropub Burger @ Native Foods

Take a break from the meat-quake with a plant-based selection from Native Foods. The Gastropub burger marinates your taste buds in a tomato “bacon” jam and garlic aioli wonderland of vegan flavors. The texture of the velvety patty juxtaposes brilliantly with the crunch of fried onion rings, and the entire production nestles seductively in a mouth-watering pretzel bun. We’re twisted in joyous knots just thinking about it!

Heyday Burgers

The Heyday has been a local pop-up favorite for some time now. Their most recent location is just off the lobby of the Hilton Palm Springs. They are moving into a new permanent home in the Uptown Design District across from the Arrive Hotel at 1550 N. Palm Canyon. Their specialty is the smash burger made with house beef blend, cheese, caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, special sauce, on a buttery gridled potato bun.

heyday double smash burger with onions

The Eight4Nine Burger 

Everything about the Eight4Nine burger is bespoke. They concoct their own garlic dill thousand island spread to slather on a brioche bun to create a gourmet foundation upon which to build a legendary lunch plate. Choose between white cheddar and blue cheese as you thrill to the refreshing mélange of ripe tomatoes and butter lettuce. And the patty de résistance: ground tenderloin beef cooked to your specifications. Eight4Nine adds up to burger perfection! One of the best burgers in Palm Springs.

The Big Wow @ Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge 

Smokin’ Burgers are made with fresh, never frozen, 100% angus beef.  The “Big Wow” is a one pound burger with two beef patties, bacon, avocado, provolone cheese, crispy onions, pickles, house dressing, lettuce and tomato.

Smokin+Burger+Big Wow

Bacon Cheeseburger @ Tyler’s 

“Meat” us at Tyler’s Burgers for a Palm Springs foodie experience like no other. This cozy café is situated in the beating heart of downtown and their menu is unassuming yet refined and robust. Pair your burger of choice with a root beer float or homemade lemonade and immerse yourself in gastronomic elation.

The Big Kahuna @ Bongo Johnny’s

OK, the warm-up is over: it’s time to get real… real big, that is! Bongo Johnny’s supersizes your smile with a Big Kahuna that really lives up to its grand reputation. Hoisting two half-pound patties onto a bun of your choosing (potato, vegan, or brioche), the saucy staff doubles the bacon and triples your pleasure. Garnished with herb mayo and Bermuda onion, this behemoth will transport you to burger heaven.

bongo johnny's big kahuna burger

The 1501 Burger at 1501 Uptown Gastropub

The 1501 burger come with 1⁄2 pound fresh ground beef, tomato onion jam, cave-aged cheddar or gruyere, smoked bacon, romaine,
dill pickle, on a brioche bun served with house fries or horseradish slaw.


The Original Zin Burger

For a zin-ful option packed with Zen galore, visit Zin American Bistro. Their Original burger elevates your palate with Imperial Farm Wagyu beef, then brings you gently back to earth with hearty red onions, caramelized into silky sweetness. Fiscilini white cheddar dances along the ½ pound patty jauntily as fresh tomatoes mingle juicily with the other intoxicating ingredients.

zin bistro original burger

Anything @ Wilma & Frieda

We love to serve up options aplenty, so we’re ending with a smorgasbord of selections. Wilma & Frieda craft their superlative patties from chopped chuck and short ribs, then they leave the meat of the matter up to you. Cheese things up with your choice of havarti, mozzarella, Brie, blue cheese, or Gruyere, just to name a fabulous few. Add sautéed onions or bacon to rocket your taste buds further into the burger stratosphere!

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