Remember when grabbing a quick bite or fast food was pretty much restricted to getting some pizza, or chips, or pizza, or chips?
While we still have a soft spot for that kind of no-fuss, no-frills grub, we’re also happy to indulge our canny carniverous side, and are always on the look-out for a great burger joint. Happily, recent years have seen new eateries meat our demands, with some delish diners serving up brilliant burgers. Here are some of our favourite Dublin burger joints:
LOCATION: 24 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Highlight: Post night-out food
A great location at Dame street sees Rick’s Burgers perfectly placed to serve a wide range of mouth-watering American-style burgers such as Hawaiian & Double Decker Meals.
It’s prime location by the busy corner with George’s Street has made it a renowned spot for pub and clubgoers stopping by for after-drink bites, or binges.
Rick’s is known for tasty, big burgers for a reasonable price, and its chips with garlic and cheese are highly recommended.
There are also delivery options for those days you just don’t want to get off the couch – but with so many people passing by on their way in or out, there’re plenty of reasons to pop in to Rick’s.
LOCATION: Wexford Street, Temple Bar and South Anne Street
Highlight: Simple, straight-up burgers
Known as a hip and trendy burger joint, Bunsen is found at three locations in town. Among its unique claims to fame, Bunsen – having sampled all major beef breeds in Ireland – settled on having the beef supplied by FX Buckleys.
Also, having experimented with over 50 cheeses, including making their own (now that’s a unique claim), Bunsen settled on the closest possible thing to traditional American hamburger cheese available in Europe, adding to the authentic taste experiences cooked up by Bunsen.
There are also pure Paleo and gluten-free options at Bunsen, making its fare perfect for most foodies.
LOCATION: Suffolk Street
Highlight: Create your own burger
If you’re a bit of a control freak and a perfectionist, then The Counter is perfect for you. You can build your own burger and even add some pineapple with no one judging you.
So, if you’re getting stuck in, why not create the ultimate burger – defined by you – as its checklist-style clipboard menu boasts 85-plus ingredients, helping you come up with a deliciously dizzying range of possible combinations.
The Counter also offers signature burgers on buns and fresh greens, sandwiches, specialty fries, craft beers and regional wines, indulgent milkshakes, and even do a mean vegan burger, giving you no excuse not to pop in and tuck in to top fare.