The best hamburger joints in Stockholm
Updated 9 Jun 2021
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
This American fast food classic has received a fair deal of bad press over the years. However its somewhat tarnished reputation has been redeemed in light of all the gourmet-style burger joints that have popped up lately. Stockholm has embraced this trend and houses an abundance of great hamburger joints, retro-chic diners and NYC-cool eateries. A juicy medium-rare burger, freshly baked brioche bread and crispy French fries washed down with a creamy milkshake - what could be better? So as to help you peruse the offerings we have created this guide to the best hamburger joints in Stockholm. Be sure to check out our guide to restaurants in Stockholm that serve amazing hamburgers as well.
Bun Meat Bun2 addresses
Despite its slightly desolate location, Bun Meat Bun is worth the trip, serving casual fast food. The burgers are made using a special technique; the meat is 'smashed' rather than rolled to create thinner patties with a slight crisp. This is paired with an unusually fluffy potato bread - a dreamy combo.
- Price: About 59 (small) - 95 SEK, fries about 25 SEK
Sustainable gourmet burgers
Modernt fastfoodställe signerat krögaren Johan Jureskog från prisbelönta köttkrogen AG. Här står hållbarhet och skön mentalitet i fokus - på menyn hittas ett gäng okomplicerade gourmetburgare, bland annat paradburgaren "Highfive" med tryffelaioli, som serveras tillsammans med ekologiskt bröd och pommes friterade i talg.
Flippin' BurgersObservatoriegatan 8, Vasastan
Flippin' Burgers is worthy of its much-hyped reputation, guests have eagerly lined up outside the premises since opening. The menu is selective; offering six different burgers, including one vegetarian alternative, with freshly-baked organic buns (gluten free bread is also available) and an optional side of fries. Got a sweet tooth? Don't miss the extensive ‘Shakes & Floats’ menu.
- Price: about 100-125 SEK, fries about 35 SEK
Franky'sTegnérgatan 16, City/Vasastan
Franky's began as a street grill on Sveavägen, as successful as it was unexpected. These days the restaurant can be found on Tegnérgatan, but the concept is still just the same - and just as popular. The burgers made daily from freshly-ground chuck steak are quite simply a must for die-hard burger aficionados.
- Price: Original double around 120 SEK
TiltNybrogatan 16, Östermalm
Burgers, cocktails and games
Östermalm's first mash-up bar combines food and drinks with games and activities. The menu includes several different burgers which can be ordered as single or double burgers. Truffle burger, chicken burger or a BBQ burger, perhaps?
Burgers and beer
This quaint burger joint in Gamla Stan is testimony to the fool proof concept of hamburgers and artisanal beer. Classic and innovative versions are served to hungry guests. The meat is organic and locally sourced.
- Price: About 95-115 SEK, double ca 135 SEK, fries/haricots verts about 35 SEK
The BorderHantverkargatan 36, Kungsholmen
Burgers vs burritos
Anyone who has ever visited the border area between the US and Mexico knows that burgers and burritos divide people into two distinct camps. At The Border you'll find both options. If you prefer hamburgers, there are plenty of different kinds - everything from cheeseburgers to falafel burgers - made from organic Swedish beef chuck. There's also gluten-free bread from a local bakery if you prefer.
Burgers & Pastrami BAPLinnégatan 38, Östermalm
New York vibes
Burger & Pastramis, or BAP as its commonly known, borrows its concept directly from traditional New York delis, serving seriously good burgers and pastrami. They're passionate about providing guests with a social dining experience, which means both the interiors and the service are warm and welcoming.
- Price guide: around 130-175 SEK
Burgers & Beer2 addresses
The name is pretty descriptive; this joint has tapped into the Americana fast food trend. Choose between simple ground beef burgers or pique you senses with exciting flavours. Gluten free options are available.
- Price: About 94-128 SEK, double +34 SEK, original fries about 35 SEK
Bastard Burgers7 addresses
New York meets Norrland
Bastard Burgers is a popular streetfood chain with branches around Stockholm. They serve award-winning burgers and boast one of Sweden's most extensive vegan ranges. Burger inspiration comes from New York, but the quality comes from Norrland. Add some tasty sides, Bastard Burgers' signature beer or a cold milkshake to your order.
- Price: Around 159-169 SEK
Bastard Burgers Vasastan
Bastard Burgers Gallerian
Bastard Burgers Södermalm
Bastard Burgers Farsta
Bastard Burgers Liljeholmen
Bastard Burgers Norrlandsgatan
Babas BurgersHögdalsgången 20, Enskede
Worth a detour
The much-hyped Babas was originally located in Kärrtorp but has now moved to Högdalen, where they serve their homemade burgers in cool retro surroundings. Their international influences and top-notch ingredients have made them a favourite outside the city centre, and they also have their own foodtruck on the streets.
- Price: Classic/cheeseburger around 95 SEK
Phil's Burger6 addresses
Delectable fast food
Phil's is a declaration of love to hamburgers. This upscale-burger joint combines industrial bistro-style sensibilities with homemade charm. Everything from the burgers, brioche bread and French fries to the ketchup and coleslaw is homemade. The selective menu offers vegetarian alternatives and classic milkshakes for dessert.
- Price: About 98-130 SEK (sides about 20-35 SEK)
Phil's Burger Kungsholmen
Phil's Burger Gärdet
Phil's Burger Stureplan
Phil's Burger Sundbyberg
Phil's Burger Götgatan
The real deal
The restaurant was opened after Gnarly Burger's initial food truck success. Authentic street food with emphasis on quality and the finest ingredients is served. The extensive menu offers showstoppers such as the signature Gnarly Burger with cheddar, 'Spicy BBQ Bacon' and 'San Francisco' with guacamole - with Americana influences are apparent.
- Price: About 169-179 SEK, sides about 29-49 SEK
Gnarly Grill & Burgers Roslagsgatan
Gnarly Grill & Burgers Fridhemsplan
Prime Burger3 addresses
Exciting combinations and amazing shakes
With its exciting flavour combinations, Prime Burger has wholeheartedly embraced the Americana trend. Featuring reasonably priced cheeseburgers, a California burger with avocado and cream cheese as well as pulled pork versions enhanced with truffle-mayonnaise. Not quite satiated? Their shakes are sublime.
- Price: About 80-140 SEK, sides about 30-55 SEK
Prime Burger Company Folkungagatan
Prime Burger Company Hötorget
Lily's Burger2 addresses
Lily's Burger is synonymous with its authentic 1950's style decor, complete with saccharine pastels and shiny leather couches. Juicy burgers, savoury chicken wings served in grease paper-lined diner baskets and creamy milkshakes are all part of its culinary repertoire.
- Price: About 110 SEK
Miss BehaveTullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town
"Sea- and junkfood royale"
American sailor vibes and a well-stocked bar are the key elements of Miss Behave on Skeppsbrokajen. The menu consists of "sea- and junkfood royale" from the American east and west coasts, including a variety of burgers - from "Chili Cheese" to "Vegan Megan" - made according to Heston Blumenthal's method.
- Price: around 155-225 SEK
KäkHornsbruksgatan 24, Södermalm/Hornstull
Premium fast food
Rapper Petter's fast food joint in Hornstull serves a variety of medium rare burgers including bacon, triple cheese and a vegetarian option along with fries, milkshakes and of course the obligatory beer. A simple yet tasty concept.
- Price: About 89-129 SEK, fries about 30-35 SEK