A mouthwatering burger can really hit the spot after a day exploring Asheville and our surrounding mountains. Many downtown Asheville restaurants offer burgers on their menu, but there are some that stand out as exceptional. 

Vault best burger in asheville
The Vault's burger has won the Battle of the Burgers People's Choice award year after year. 

If you're shooting for an all-American cheeseburger topped with pickles or prefer to try something new, the best burger in Asheville is offered in a variety of ways. Don't forget the french fries! 

Burgers range from traditional ground beef to local grass-fed beef, bison, lamb, turkey, and veggie burgers of all kinds. Aside from the popular american cheese, many restaurants source our local creameries for fresh gourmet cheeses like goat, sharp cheddar, blue and more. Add a southern favorite on your burger- Pimento cheese!  Unique toppings are endless... fried pickles, slaw, pickled veggies, flavorful sauces and many more. Many burger joints offer gluten-free options.

Best Burgers in Asheville

White Labs Kitchen & Taproom

This brewpub showcases craft cocktails, wine and 32 rotating taps of local beer. They serve wood-fired pizzas, farm-fresh salads and beer-infused dishes and desserts. Their winning cheeseburger… read more

This brewpub showcases craft cocktails, wine and 32 rotating taps of local beer. They serve wood-fired pizzas, farm-fresh salads and beer-infused dishes and desserts. Their winning cheeseburger features a grain-fed beef patty with smoked gouda, tomato jam, fried shallots, house pickles and special sauce. 172 S Charlotte St

Foothills Food Truck

This food truck features American classics like house-made hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches. The prize-winning Foothills Burger is simple, juicy, and delicious! You can find their food trucks at… read more

This food truck features American classics like house-made hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches. The prize-winning Foothills Burger is simple, juicy, and delicious! You can find their food trucks at Hi-Wire Brewing in Biltmore Village (2 Huntsman Place) and in the River Arts District (284 Lyman Street).

Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge

This favorite local hangout features creative American fare, local beer and craft cocktails.Their delectable Vault Burger features 100% grass-fed beef from local farms, taking home local awards… read more

This favorite local hangout features creative American fare, local beer and craft cocktails.Their delectable Vault Burger features 100% grass-fed beef from local farms, taking home local awards year after year. Enjoy the patio or sit at the walnut bar inside. They’re open until 2 AM, perfect for a late night craving. 7 Rankin Ave

All Day Darling

Located in Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood, this cozy bistro offers fresh coffee and baked goods, smoothies, salads, dinner specials, cocktails and more. Enjoy beer or wine on the patio… read more

Located in Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood, this cozy bistro offers fresh coffee and baked goods, smoothies, salads, dinner specials, cocktails and more. Enjoy beer or wine on the patio in the warmer months! Open daily 7 AM- 9 PM. 102 Montford Ave.

Universal Joint

Located in West Asheville, this full-service neighborhood restaurant offers friendly service, rotating draft and bottle selection, and one of the more dog-friendly patios in town. Their menu… read more

Located in West Asheville, this full-service neighborhood restaurant offers friendly service, rotating draft and bottle selection, and one of the more dog-friendly patios in town. Their menu features build-your-own burger options, along with delicious signature burgers. Don’t forget the tater tots! 784 Haywood Rd

Foothills Butcher Bar

This butchar bar, committed to supporting local family farms, features a American classics like house-made hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches. Their cozy bar in West Asheville features local draft… read more

This butchar bar, committed to supporting local family farms, features a American classics like house-made hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches. Their cozy bar in West Asheville features local draft beer and simple cocktails. The prize winning Foothills Burger is simple, juicy and delicious! 697 Haywood Rd

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