Best Burgers in Asheville, NC

Y’all know how we love to eat! In this post we’re sharing our favorite places to get some of the best burgers in Asheville, NC. Each of them is guaranteed to hit the spot. And no two burgers on this list are the same! We dare you to work your way through these spots until you find your own personal favorite.

Baby Bull | 1 Roberts Street

Before there was Baby Bull there was Monday night burger night at Bull and Beggar. Caroline and I looked forward to this burger so much and for a while it was our weekly date night spot. Monday night burger night no longer exists but worry not! There is a new restaurant called Baby Bull, brought to you by the same people that made the old one at Bull and Beggar. And the new burger is damn good. It’s a double patty burger with pickles and mayo and gooey cheese.

copper crown | 1011 Tunnel Road

There are a couple of different burgers to choose from at Copper Crown. Our favorite is the Lo Fi Burger. It’s made with Hickory Nut Gap Farm beef and is pressed into two thin patties, topped with copper crown’s burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, and American cheese. This is a great spot for anyone who wants a veggie option because they serve Rosetta’s Kitchen veggie patty substitute. They’ve also got a gluten-free bun option as well.

Foothills Food Truck | 2 Huntsman Place

Head on over to Hi-Wire’s Big Top and get yourself a local, hand-made, pasture-raised burger from Foothills Food Truck. Every Monday is their Burger and Pint night special where you get a double cheeseburger, a side of tallow fries, and one of Hi-Wire’s draft beers.

Hillman Beer | Two locations

A burger with a toothpick spear in the middle of the bun is in the center of the photo. The burger has cheese, lettuce, pickle, and mayo visible on the toasted and buttered bun. A pile of fries is to the right of the burger and a small container of ketchup is behind it. An empty beer glass is to the left and rests in a wooden stand. Another burger and kale salad is in the background. Someone is holding onto the paper it is served on.
Wednesday is Burger Night at Hillman Beer but you can get them throughout the week, too!

We stopped in at Hillman Beer in Old Fort for a beer one evening only to discover that it was also burger night. For $14 you could get a burger and a pint! They have a different specialty burger each week but both Caroline and I opted for their HB Classic and it did not disappoint. The 1/4 pound patty is made with local beef from Joyce Farm and is served up in between two perfectly grilled and buttered bun halves and is loaded up with cheese, pickles, mayo, and mustard. The fries were damn good, too.

Jettie Rae’s Oyster House | 143 Charlotte Street

A double patty cheeseburger with a slice of tomato and shredded lettuce is served on a silver tray with a layer of brown paper on the bottom. Fries are on top of the paper and so is the burger which is also enclosed in a tight brown paper bag. A hand rests on the tray which sits on a wooden picnic table.
The burger from Jettie Rae’s is a 10/10.

The seafood at Jettie Rae’s is delicious. The oysters are fresh and cold, the lobster roll is full of meat, and the cocktails are on point! Turns out that the burger at Jettie Rae’s is also really good, too. In fact, as soon as we had it we knew it had to make it onto our best burgers in Asheville list. It kinda reminds us of a fancy In-N-Out burger and we mean that in the best of ways.

Wicked Weed Brewing Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue

Mmmm the burger at the Funkatorium is delicious. It’s a double patty burger that comes with melted cheddar cheese, pickles, purple onion, lettuce, and tomato. It’s the perfect thing to pair with any one of their delicious beers.

Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive

There are two burgers on the menu at the Smoky Park Supper Club. The first is their Classic Burger which is made with aged cheddar, charred herb may, house pickles, and tomato. The other is their Smoked Mushroom and White Bean Veggie Burger which is served with the same toppings as their classic. Both come with your choice of either fries or a side kale salad. You’ll need to take someone with you who’s a local in order to dine there but the burger is worth it!

Best Burgers in Asheville, NC Recap

Lists that claim to have the best of anything are always subjective. So, if you think we missed a burger in our best burgers in Asheville list, drop us a line and let us know who you’d like to see included.

Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, well what about Farm Burger in Asheville? No worries! It’s delicious but we opted not to include it on this list because there are 13 locations around the southeast. The two in Asheville are great, one in downtown and one in South Asheville but since you can get them multiple places, we made the tough decision to leave them out and stick to burgers you can only get in AVL.

Not in the mood for burgers? We’ve got tips and ideas on some of the Best Asian Food in Asheville, Best Pizza in Asheville, Best Tacos in Asheville, Best Lobster Rolls in Asheville, and Best Breakfast Spots in Asheville.

Published by Erin McGrady

Erin McGrady is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer exploring Asheville and beyond. My work focuses on sharing about LGBTQ safe spaces, camper van life, and the outdoors.

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