5 Must-Try Burgers In Metro Detroit (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Looking for must-try burgers in Metro Detroit? Good news! Look no further because we have got you covered.

There are tons of delicious options for burgers in and around Detroit. So, whether you’re looking for something classic or out of the ordinary, you can find it in Metro Detroit. You just have to know where to look!

5 Of The Best Burgers In Metro Detroit

Sure, Detroit is famous for its Coney Dogs; however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t great options for burgers, as well. So, whether you’re a local or someone coming to Detroit for the NFL draft, you’re not going to have to go very far for a delicious burger.

Yes, you can find all the traditional burger chains around Detroit. It’s never hard to find a Quarter Pounder , Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, or Whopper. Additionally, we have a Shake Shack downtown in Campus Martius. If you’ve never had a burger from Shake Shack you are totally missing out. However, you can enjoy Shake Shack in just about every city in the country. For that reason, I’m not including it on the list of the best burgers in Metro Detroit. I wanted the burgers on the list to be exclusively found here in the 313.

Only picking 5 of the best burgers in Metro Detroit presented a challenge because there are so many good ones to choose from. So, to make it easier I focused on burgers close to Downtown. Yes, you can get great burgers up in Clarkston and Rochester–but we’ll save that for another time. Now, I want to focus on what you can find within a close drive to downtown because the NFL Draft is coming up and this year it’s being hosted in Detroit! Literally millions of people are expected to be in Downtown Detroit for the NFL Draft and they’re going to be hungry. I’d hate to send them all the way to Lake Orion to get a great burger. So, focusing around Detroit is what you’ll find on this list.

Ready to see what made the list? Feel free to let us know if we missed your favorite! Let’s dive in!

  • One-Eyed Betty's

    Honestly, I was going to do a list of the Best Burgers In Detroit, but that meant I couldn’t include burgers in Ferndale. If I can’t include burgers from Ferndale that means I can’t include the best burger in all of Metro Detroit. That burger is from One-Eyed Betty’s. It’s a simple burger with nothing complicated added on–it’s just a great delicious burger. I think it’s the garlic aioli that adds that little extra that goes a long way. I have full confidence in saying it’s the best burger in Detroit.

    Now, we can get to the list of the best burgers in actual Detroit. I’m sorry, I couldn’t not include One-Eyed Betty’s. Try it and you’ll understand.

  • Checker Bar

    Checker Bar in Downtown Detroit

    Checker Bar in Downtown Detroit

    Checker Bar is fantastic and is only a stone’s throw away from where the NFL Draft will be happening. In fact, it’s probably the closest burger joint to where all the fun will be had. That’s a good thing because the burgers are phenomenal! They have plenty of different options, so no matter what you’re craving they’ll have it. I’m a sucker for the sweet potato waffle fries. You’ll want to check this place out for yourself!

  • Green Dot Stables

    If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary then Green Dot Stables is for you! They have all sorts of sliders. There’s beef sliders, chicken sliders, and the famous Mystery Meat! They’ll change it up all the time so you never know what’s going to be the Special when you arrive. It’s been rabbit, beef, chicken, and more. No matter what it is, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a little tougher to walk to, but it’s a cheap and easy Uber or ride share.

  • Mercury Burger Bar

    The Mercury Burger Bar has some of the best burgers in Detroit. It’s also a very cool scene. The Juicy is my personal go-to. However, there is a long list of burgers to try on their menu. There are traditional burgers and funky ones, as well. So, no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find it there. Especially if you’re looking for a burger and a beer. That’s the spot.

  • Great Lakes Burger & Pizza Bar

    I only recently discovered the Great Lakes Burger & Pizza Bar, and I’m glad I did. There aren’t a lot of places in (or out) of Detroit where you can add Crab or Lobster Meat to your burger. However, you can do that here! A little Surf and Turf burger? Yes, please! They also have great pizza, in case you’re not looking for a burger…but if that’s the case what are you doing here?? If you’re looking for something far from traditional this is for you!

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