Don’t worry burger lovers, the Detroit food scene has plenty more to offer than just Coney Islands and Soul Food. Whether it’s a hole-in-the-wall establishment with no website or social media, or the new trendiest eatery downtown or a good-for-you vegan burger, no matter where you are in Detroit proper, chances are you aren’t far from a great burger.

In no particular order, here are the best burgers in Detroit.

A sandwich shop in the heart of Midtown Detroit! Serving a variety of karaage fried sandwiches, unique burgers & hot dogs, salads, snacks & healthy comfort foods with the freshest ingredients.

10009 Curtis St., Detroit; 313-861-0331

In 2007, Greg Beard opened Greg’s Soul “N” The Wall in the tiny brick storefront that used to house Brothers on Curtis near Wyoming Road.

660 Woodward Ave. #4a, Detroit; 313-963-9000;

Co-owned by Dennis Archer Jr., Central Kitchen and Bar offers unique takes on classic dishes like burgers and salads.

3919 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-0892; 

This establishment, owned by Michael Byrd, is a contemporary restaurant and bar combo. The menu consists of burgers, chicken wings, and other elevated pub favorites.

267 Jos Campau, Detroit; 313-446-4682; | 17810 Vernier Rd., Harper Woods; 313-309-3600

Founded in 2006 and known for live music, They Say has since opened a second location in Harper Woods.

13741 W. McNichols, Detroit; 313-862-7685

This westside bar and restaurant is located at McNichols and Schaefer Highway. The bistro takes bar food and the legacy of Motown and weaves them into a menu that’s full of mouthwatering dishes.

20198 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-340-2988; 

This vegan fast-food restaurant offers plant-based burgers, smoothies, acai bowls, and salads. When Trap Vegan opened in November of 2021, they sold out the first day — that’s how good it is.

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