13 Best Burger Spots Near Mesa, AZ | Visit Mesa

Posted By Visit Mesa Team
June 13, 2023

Top 13 Burger Spots in Mesa

Whether you prefer massive burgers or snackable sliders, custom or classic preparations, or patties stuffed with cheese and other toppings — these local Mesa restaurants are known for serving some of the best burgers in the region.

Sometimes nothing “hits the spot” quite like a really well crafted burger. Thankfully, burger connoisseurs will find no shortage of mouthwatering burger creations at restaurants, breweries and bars throughout Mesa and our surrounding communities. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite places to enjoy a burger below. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know on social media with #VisitMesa!

1. Giant Hamburgers

This no frills burger spot is laser focused on one thing: preparing an excellent, memorable burger that’ll leave you hungry for more. Despite the name, the burgers are approachable — yet still substantial — in size and can be prepared with the usual fixins’ and a side of fries. Don’t forget to compliment your savory sandwich with one of their sweet pies for dessert! | 2753 E Broadway Rd, Ste 104

2. Stufrageous Stuffed Burgers

Hungry for something a little… different? This popular spot flips the script and features the toppings inside the burger, delivering a satisfying, one-of-a-kind burger experience. Build your own creation and choose from “toppings” including a variety of cheeses, vegetables, sauces and more, or opt for one of their specialty options, like the Jalapeno Popper Burger or Pepperoni Pizza Burger. | 1036 W Southern Ave

3. Blue Adobe Sante Fe Grille

Found just steps from Downtown Mesa attractions like the Mesa Arts Center, Blue Adobe Sante Fe Grille’s expansive menu features the usual bar and grill fare, but the ​​Blue Adobe Burger — featured on Phoenix Magazine’s Top 10 — is what lands them on this list. This half pound beef patty is topped with cheddar, bacon and cooked to order over a pecan wood grill. They claim a green chile topping is optional but let’s face it… you can’t truly experience this great burger without it. | 144 N Country Club Dr

4. Blue 32 Sports Grill

Every great sports bar needs a good burger, and Blue 32 Sports Grill’s new Mesa location is no exception. In fact, there are eight different burger preparations on the menu to choose from, including the classics — old fashioned hamburger or bacon cheeseburger — as well as some more inventive offerings like the Black & Blue 32 Burger (blackened spice, bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, lettuce, and onion) and the spicy Hot Texas Burger (jalapeños, bacon, lettuce, onion, mustard, mayo, and Tabasco). | 2028 N Gilbert Rd

5. Haven Burgers

This otherwise unsuspecting restaurant next to Pioneer Park on Main Street can be identified by its trademark logo depicting a cheery, grinning burger with two thumbs up. Their signature creation, the aptly named Haven Burger, doubles down on the meat, topping the traditional beef patty with a heaping helping of pastrami for a flavor combination that will leave you just as cheerful as their mascot. | 606 E Main St #101

6. Brightside Burgers

Operating just a short drive from Downtown Mesa in nearby Gilbert, this burger food truck concept can be found at breweries and farmers markets in the area and is a regular fixture at Cider Corps cidery. Helmed by Chef Adam Allison — a Food Network Chopped Champion — Brightside’s rotating menu of juicy, delectable burgers come in an array of inventive builds, most of which draw upon southwest influences to create an unforgettable burger experience (that pairs great with cider!). | Cider Corps Gilbert & other locations; Check their Instagram for updates

7. Lenny’s Burger

This OG Arizona burger institution opened its doors in the Phoenix/Mesa area in 1984 and now slings delicious, charbroiled burgers — topped with housemade sauces, like the signature Lenny's Mayo — at six different locations around the Sonoran Desert, each with a vintage, diner-like vibe. The restaurant is named for visionary burgermaster Lenny Fleaszar, whose focus on fresh, never frozen ingredients has propelled his restaurants to become Arizona’s go-to local burger shop. | 1245 E Southern Ave

8. Flancer’s Incredible Sandwiches & Pizza

Specializing in sandwiches, pizza, and all day breakfast, Flancer’s burger menu is also worthy of your attention. Freshly baked, ciabatta-esque bread serves as the vehicle for their burger variations, all built upon the foundation of hand-shaped Angus ground patties from Arizona-based Gold Canyon Meat Company. Popular options include the Smothered Tortilla Burger (topped with green chile sauce, sharp cheddar and fresh tortilla chips) and the Looking Thru A Glass Onion (topped with onion straws, bacon, cheddar and prickly pear BBQ sauce). | 1902 North Higley Rd

9. Liberty Market

Liberty Market is an award-winning restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week in a beautiful, recently renovated space in nearby Gilbert. Their menus brim with a selection of fresh, handcrafted dishes, and their singular burger option is sure to draw the interest of burger lovers. The Tower Burger — available for lunch or dinner — is a half pound chuck patty topped with tomato, red onion, iceberg lettuce, a delicious chipotle aioli, and pickles, served on a light, grilled kona bun with a side of fries. *Chef’s kiss* | 230 N. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert

10. Joe’s Farm Grill

Also located in Gilbert, Joe’s Farm Grill’s menu items feature fresh, locally sourced produce and ingredients, including herbs, fruits and vegetables that come straight from The Farm at Agritopia. This fresh, local approach extends into their burger selection, using local, all-natural beef as the base for their staple burgers, including the Farm Burger, Fontina Burger and spicy (but oh so delicious) Flamin’ Southwest Burger. | 3000 E. Ray Rd. Bldg 1, Gilbert

11. Republica Empanada

Imagine taking a traditional burger and distilling them down into an efficient, handheld version without sacrificing any of the flavors or satisfaction expected with a standard burger experience. Well, local favorite Republica Empanada has done just that, developing a cheeseburger empanada that is just as enjoyable as the version between two buns. You’ll never look at “burgers” the same way again. | 204 E 1st Ave

12. Beer Research Institute (BRI)

Is there anything that goes better together than cold beer and fresh burgers? (The answer is no.) Beer Research Institute has perfected this flavorful combination at their location in the Mesa Grand Shopping Center, whose scratch kitchen is churning out some of the region’s most mouthwatering burger creations. Opt to build your own, or chow down on one of BRI’s faves, like the Pub Burger, topped with an over easy egg. Whichever choice you make, be sure to compliment the burger with one of BRI’s house brewed craft beers. | 1641 S Stapley Dr #104

13. 12 West Brewing

Located in the heart of Downtown Mesa, this hip taproom not only features 12 rotating taps of craft beer and a full spirits and wine selection (available to enjoy across two floors and a patio), but an impressive food menu to boot, complete with — you guessed it — some can’t miss burgers. Do yourself a favor and go right for their signature 12 West Burger, a 70-ounce angus beef patty adorned with dressed arugula, tomatoes, white cheddar cheese, and their flavor-packed bacon jam. | 12 W Main St

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