Best places to eat burgers in Stockholm

Hungry for burgers? Then you’ve come to the right city. Hamburgers are very trendy in the capital of Sweden, and Stockholm is now full of places that serve the American fast food classic. But nowadays it’s not the dull and greasy burger made on an assembly line being served anymore, instead it’s fine burgers with top quality accessories. Meat from local producers, rib, homemade bread, self-made coleslaw and pickles are just some of the delicious things you are offered.

Here are our ten favorites where you can have the best hamburgers in Stockholm. The list is guaranteed to be free from the classic fast-food places so we can promise you a really good burger experience during your visit.

1. Flippin’ Burgers

At Flippin ‘Burgers they provide simple and great burgers made from scratch with a flavor focus. The menu includes six different burgers where one is vegetarian, and the bread is made by one of the city’s best bakers. You can choose to add fries and a drink from the extensive list which includes a number of good beers and unusual varieties of soda. And don’t miss their famous milkshakes made with ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.

The only bad thing with Flippin’ Burgers is that it can be difficult to get a table and they have no table reservations. The line is often long, so make sure to be there in time. But the wait may be worthwhile since many thinks these burgers are the best in the city.

Where: Observatoriegatan 8, Vasastan
No table reservations

2. Bistro Bon

Bistro Bon is a French bistro on Södermalm, and usually ranks high when stockholmers get to list their favorite restaurants. Their hamburger is notorious and on the menu it’s called something as flashy as “Gruyer gratinated waguy burger”. It is served with bacon, chili pesto, tasty cheese, and fries, and if you are extra hungry, you can also opt for a double burger. But given the size of the standard burger there is a little risk that you still will be hungry when finished. And if not everyone in the party is hungry for a burger, the menu also includes a wide range of other delights for all tastes.

Where: Renstiernas gata 30, Södermalm
Contact: +46 (0)8 640 19 19

3. Lily’s Burgers

Lily’s Burgers is located on Kungsholmen and Södermalm (close to Nytorget) and is a popular fast food place in true diner style. It was opened by the actors Joel Kinnaman and Mahmut Suvakci from the Swedish movie Snabba Cash, and here you can often run into several of their celebrity friends. There are both juicy standard burgers, and great specials with things like cheese, butter fried chanterelles and truffle mayonnaise. The kitchen also makes the burger of the week, where you can never be sure of what you will get.

Where: Hornsbergs Strand 47, Kungsholmen, Södermannagatan 27, Södermalm
Contact: +46 (0)8 656 90 06/+46 (0)8 661 40 45

4. Griffins Steakhouse Extraordinaire

A visit to Griffins Steakhouse Extraordinaire in central Stockholm, offers you a complete experience where design, art, culture and food are woven together. The dining room is eccentrically furnished with odd furniture and you can enjoy beautiful stucco and special interior. What about the burgers then? Of course they have the same high standard as the surroundings, from the meat and bread to the accessories. The supply of drinks is great as well.

Where: Waterfront Building, Klarabergsviadukten 67, City
Contact: +46 (0)8 519 422 70

5. The Flying Elk

At the gastro pub The Flying Elk in Old Town, you can enjoy a well-made and juicy hamburger with sophisticated accessories. Note that the burger is served every day in the bar, but only on Sundays in the restaurant.

Where: Mälartorget 15
Contact: +46 (0)8 20 85 83

6. Phil’s Burger

Phil’s Burger can be found on Kungsholmen and Gärdet, and here the focus is on the homemade, from the bread to the salad dressing and the French fries. The restaurant serves fast food cooked on site with high ambitions and, unlike many competitors, they have invested a little extra on the interior. The menu is simple, you can find the classic Phil’s Burger (160g), Double Phils (320 g), a junior burger with only meat, and a vegetarian burger with haloumi and avocado. And why not end your meal with a great milkshake?

Where: Fleminggatan 49, Kungsholmen, Sandhamnsgatan 1, Gärdet
Contact: +46 (0)8 652 15 50/+46 (0)8 42 05 09 40

7. Prime Burger

Prime Burger can be found at four locations in Stockholm, in Östermalm, Vasastan, City and Södermalm. At this place it’s 100% focus on the food, and you can really gormandise in the American food. The menu features a dozen different burgers and it is said that this is where you find the city’s best fries. And if you are looking for a little more exciting burgers you will not be disappointed at Prime Burger since the kitchen love to grill them in different flavors. As for beverages, there are a large number of American beers to choose from.

Where: Birger Jarlsgatan 101, Östermalm, Holländargatan 8, City, Folkungagatan 122, Södermalm, Hantverkargatan 50, Kungsholmen
Contact: +46 (0)8 15 61 06/+46 (0)8 230 080/+46 (0)8 640 48 48/+46 (0)8 650 08 00

8. Käk

Käk in Hornstull was opened by the Swedish rap artist Petter, and offers a sense of New York with tasty street food, great hang out, and good music. The food is  premium and the menu includes four different burgers, including bacon, triple cheese and a vegetarian option with portobello mushrooms. Of course you will also find all the right accessories such as fries, milkshakes and beer plus a range of other fast foods like tacos, steak sandwiches and Greek gyros. The place is quite small with only 25 seats, which means that it can get crowded during prime times. Luckily there is a takeaway menu if you can’t find a seat.

Where: Hornsbruksgatan 24, Södermalm
Contact: +46 (0)8 669 13 12
No table reservations

9. Svenska Hamburgerköket

If you don’t mind going a bit outside Stockholm city, we recommend a visit to Svenska Hamburgerköket at Telefonplan in Hägersten (take the metro red line against Fruängen). They make really good burgers with high ambitions in terms of both the meat and the bread. Moreover, their milkshakes are awesome. The restaurant needs to be spiced up a bit, but on the other side you get an unusually fast service.

Where: Tellusborgsvägen 78, Midsommarkransen
Contact: +46 (0)8 684 413 43
No table reservations

10. Babas Burgers & Bites

Babas Burgers & Bites is another great place if you don’t mind leaving downtown Stockholm. This small but popular place is located in Högdalen (take the metro green line against Hagsätra) and the line is often long, the reason being that they make amazingly good burgers. And the prices are good too. Here you will find all the classic hamburgers, but also specials like latino burger and Middle East burger. They also serve food like chili, burrito, quesadilla, fish n ‘chips, and salads. If you don’t eat meat you can get everything vegetarian and in many cases even vegan.

Where: Högdalsgången 20, Högdalen
Contact: +46 (0)8 21 20 28


11. Barrels

Barrels is a hamburger restaurant with three locations in Stockholm; Old Town and Norrmalm and Södermalm. The concept is simple: Homemade hamburgers and craft beer of the highest quality. A proof of their success is that they’ve won several awards. The burgers is made with only the finest ingredients and come from carefully selected suppliers. The bread is freshly baked and the meat is exclusively Swedish.

Where: Smålandsgatan 22, City, Stora Nygatan 20, Old Town, Bysistorget 4, Söder
+46(0)8-10 00 03, +46 (0)8-10 00 03, +46 (0)8-10 00 03

Hope you can find a really good hamburger in Stockholm on this list. Bon appetit!

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