The Best Burgers in Richmond

The OpenTable Team

Richmond is one of those “under the radar” foodie cities that delights diners every time they visit. From the modern streets of Carytown’s “Mile of Style” to converted 17th-century buildings, restaurants pop up in the most surprising of places- including some amazing burger joints. But where can diners find the best burger in Richmond? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve mapped out the best beef, chicken, and even vegan burgers to tantalize the taste buds. Burgers have come a long way in the past few years. No longer relegated to greasy fast food joints, now diners can head downtown and enjoy steak mince patties with pepper jam and bacon at one of Richmond’s top restaurants. Luxurious surroundings and filet mignon sliders take the place of the traditional burger in the Capitol District, but traditionalists can keep it real with a range of sauces, fried onions, and pickles over in Midlothian. Book a table for the best burger in Richmond tonight- just leave enough room for fries, too.

Restaurants:Perch, The Daily Kitchen and Bar Restaurant-Carytown, Tarrant's West
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Richmond

Perch

$$$$·American·
Richmond
790 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
A relatively new addition to the Richmond dining scene, Perch near Scott’s Addition is famous for amazing ambiance and tempting food. The overall theme is “American Pacific”; not sRead more
94% recommended
Brunch in Richmond

The Daily Kitchen and Bar Restaurant-Carytown

$$$$·American·
Richmond
319 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The Daily Kitchen and Bar is a relaxing, nature inspired joint, from the winding tree décor to the organic and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on the menu. That extends Read more
93% recommended
Healthy in Virginia

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
955 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Tarrant’s is a little piece of Richmond history. The building’s retained much of the charm of the original 19th century drugstore, and the ambiance inside the restaurant is old schRead more
87% recommended
Brunch in Richmond

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,928 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Originally a 19th century tobacco warehouse, this historic building first became a restaurant in 1977. Today, it’s one of the most elegant and popular dining and entertainment destRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Virginia

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere

$$$$·American·
Richmond
849 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Casual
The lure of the wood fired gill is undeniable. That smoky, outdoorsy smell is so nostalgic. Pair it with top quality USDA Choice beef and upscale yet welcoming surroundings, and thRead more
93% recommended
American in Richmond

Belle

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Richmond
242 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Belle, previously Belle and James, is a “New Southern Kitchen”. Belle celebrates the flavors of the South whilst sourcing ingredients locally and keeping a keen eye on sustainabiliRead more
84% recommended
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Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
720 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Some restaurants include a burger on their menu just to keep the fussier members of the dining group happy. This is definitely not the case at Saison. The Saison Burger bears the rRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Virginia
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Station 2

$$$$·Burgers·
Richmond
Station 2 is so named because it resides in the second ever firehouse in town. Station 2 combines this intriguing bit of history with some very forward thinking food ethics, workinRead more
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Barcode

$$$$·American·
Warm Springs
Everyone is welcome at Barcode. This inclusive restaurant doubles as one of the most popular gay bars in Richmond, making it a safe and friendly place to hang out. It’s also famousRead more
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Short Pump

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,062 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Take a break from shopping at Short Pump and take a seat in the relaxing, wood-lodge style surroundings of Firebird’s. Their lunch menu has no less than six burger offerings, rangiRead more
90% recommended
American in Richmond

Burger Bach

$$$$·Burgers·
Richmond
Gastropub is possibly an overused term, but Burger Bach has embraced the core concept- great food and refreshing drinks- and taken it to a new level. There’s the relaxed New ZealanRead more
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Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,744 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Tarrant’s has always been a key component in the Richmond community. Once, a 19th century pharmacy. Now, a classic dining joint offering brunch, lunch, dinner and a menu so varied Read more
86% recommended
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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
4,133 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Stunning views and a fun, nautical theme make The Boathouse one of Richmond’s favorite restaurant families. They pride themselves on locally sourced ingredients and being an integrRead more
83% recommended
Scenic View in Virginia
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Chez Foushee

$$$$·French American·
Richmond
1,103 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
A delightful nod to Richmond’s first ever mayor, William Foushee, Chez Foushee is an upscale yet relaxed French inspired eatery. All the classics are here: moules mariner, filet miRead more
95% recommended
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Brenner Pass

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Richmond
1,128 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Scott’s Addition is one of those neighborhoods that seems to attract any number of beautiful, contemporary restaurants. Brenner Pass fits right in. Pale wood, white furniture and pRead more
97% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Virginia
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Homemades by Suzanne at The John Marshall

$$$$·American·
Richmond
14 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Business Meals
Homemades by Suzanne is as genuine as it sounds; delicious home cooked treats, served lovingly since 1982. The historic John Marshall Ballrooms is an elegant and desirable venue, sRead more
92% recommended
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Helen's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
379 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Helen’s is a neighborhood favorite, beloved by Fan locals and visitor venturing outside Carytown. The menu changes regularly, making the most of seasonal ingredients, but there’s oRead more
95% recommended
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Bistro 27 - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Richmond
677 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
A favorite pre-theater dining destination, Bistro 27 is West Broad Street’s little slice of Europe. There are always events and special offers on, but it’s the brunch menu that burRead more
84% recommended
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