There seems to be no end to our appetite for the quintessential hamburger. A juicy patty; crisp lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions; tangy ketchup and mustard; and a soft, pillowy bun—it’s the all-around, perfect meal. If you’re looking for just the right burger to satisfy your cravings, you’re in luck. Chandler has a number of burger joints you’ll absolutely flip for. Here are four spots to check off your must-try list.
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
When it comes to food pairings, nothing goes better together than a cold beer and a juicy burger. The combo is so perfect, in fact, one Chandler restaurant has built their whole concept around it. Welcome to Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers. Tucked in a cozy neighborhood near the Price Corridor, this sports bar, grill and restaurant serves sliders, half-pound and one-pound burgers in an assortment of styles. For burger purists, there’s the All American featuring lettuce, tomato, pickles and American cheese. For the more adventurous, there’s the Ring of Fire (buffalo sauce, jalapeños, spiced onion ring), the Bacon PB&J (sugar-cured bacon, peanut butter, grape jelly), and the Mmmac & Cheeseburger.
Map: 1980 W. Germann Road, Chandler AZ 85286 or (480) 899-2007
Brews Burger Joint
Also serving great, big burgers with cold beers on tap is Brews Burger Joint - A taphouse and gourmet burger joint in south Chandler. The casual restaurant offers a selection of great appetizers to nosh including pretzels with beer cheese, fried pickles, fried cauliflower and Wisconsin cheese curds. But when it comes to burgers, they offer versions with flavors from all corners of the U.S. Try the Gaslamp, with fresh avocado, grilled red peppers, pepper jack cheese and a drizzle of spicy aioli and the Bourbon Trail topped with crispy bacon, grilled onions, cheddar cheese and a bourbon aioli topped with crispy fried onions; and the State 48 featuring pepper jack cheese, fried corn tortilla, hatch green chili sauce avocado and fresh pico de gallo. Complement your burger with a basket of fresh cut or shoestring fries or sweet potato tots.
Map: 2095 N. Dobson Road, #12 Chandler AZ 85286 or (480) 590-3901
A hot spot for live music and their signature mason jar cocktails, The Stillery offers a great selection of two-handed hamburgers that will please burger enthusiasts. Try the Bacon Mushroom Bleu featuring a tangy gorgonzola spread, crispy bacon, mushrooms, arugula and a roasted garlic aioli and the Pretzel Burger with a spiced pub cheese, crispy bacon, caramelized onions served in a house-made pretzel bun. And for those with a huge appetite, look no further than the Carnivore with its four patties, crispy bacon, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, roasted garlic aioli and house-made barbeque sauce.
Map: 130 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 590-1409
Matty G's Steakburgers & Lobsta' Rolls - Chandler
Located in Downtown Chandler, Matty G's offers a relaxed atmosphere and great patio dining for burger enthusiasts. A local favorite, the Southwest Burger is a zesty kick with a smoky chipotle mayo, roasted green chilies, pepper jack cheese, and crispy bacon
Map: 140 N. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 699-9104