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10 Best Burgers in Indy


Indianapolis knows how to do burgers. From classic hamburgers to Impossible burgers to fully loaded, bacon-and-avocado topped craft burgers, we’ve got something for every taste and appetite. The next time you have a hunger that only a hamburger will satisfy, check out one of these top 10 places to get your burger fix!

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10 Best Burgers in Indianapolis:

Courtesy 317 Burger Facebook

Offering familiar favorites like the All-American Burger, as well as creative creations like the Strawberry Hill (with ghost pepper cheese, strawberry compote and peanut butter!). Families will find something for every taste at this Broad Ripple burger joint. | 915 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis

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Courtesy Apocalypse Burger Facebook page

Revenge burgers, anyone? How about some spiteful snacks? This playful burger restaurant serves up clever creations with a sense of humor, including an Unhappy Meal for kids, which comes with a toy — guaranteed to turn kiddy frowns upside down. | 115 E. 49th St., Indianapolis

Courtesy Baby’s Indy Facebook page

When you want your burger with a little glitter and sparkle, Baby’s Indy is your place. You’ll find smash burgers and fried chicken on the menu, and an awesome kids play area on the patio. Baby’s also offers a monthly all-ages drag show brunch, which is a must-experience! | 2147 N. Talbott St., Indianapolis

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Courtesy of BRU Burger Facebook page

Three words: Get the ketchup. BRU Burger makes their own ketchup in-house, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to their delicious fries and bigger-than-your-mouth burgers. Choose from among 20 different burgers, including vegetarian and vegan options like Impossible burgers and a black bean burger. | Multiple locations in central Indiana

Courtesy of Bub’s Burgers Facebook page

A visit to Bub’s is worth it for their thick milkshakes and malts alone. If you come with a big appetite, try the one-pound “Big Ugly” burger and get your picture on the wall if you can finish it! | 210 W. Main Street, Carmel & 620 S. Main Street, Zionsville

Courtesy of Burger Theory Facebook page

Don’t let the location of this burger restaurant deter you. Just because Burger Theory is located inside a Holiday Inn doesn’t mean you should sleep on this place! Serving up burgers made with a combination of chuck, brisket and short rib, the burgers are customizable and utterly delicious. Save room for one of their signature desserts, served in individual Mason jars. | 8555 Stansted Dr, Indianapolis

Courtesy of Elyse T./Yelp

Craving the taste of SoCal? California Burger is as close as you’ll get in Indy, and you don’t even have to hop on a plane. A newcomer to the Indy burger scene, the drive-thru lines at this popular fast-food burger joint can get long, but the food at the end of the rainbow is totally worth the wait. | 3502 W. 16th St., Indianapolis

Courtesy of Flamme Burger Facebook page

You’ll know you’re near Flamme Burger when you start to smell the wood-fired, charbroiled burgers. This eatery specializes in gourmet burgers and hand-cut fries, as well as thick gelato shakes. Bonus: Kids eat free on Mondays! | 8487 Union Chapel Rd., Indianapolis

Courtesy of Flight Burger Facebook page

This Carmel restaurant serves flights of mini burgers — perfect if you want to try something different but don’t want to commit. Beyond the classics, you’ll also find lamb burgers, salmon burgers, Waygu beef burgers and more on the menu. | 650 W. Carmel Dr., Carmel

Courtesy of Punch Burger Facebook page

You’ll find innovative burgers here, from a Thai concoction that includes peanut butter and Asian slaw, to the Aloha with pineapple and teriyaki glaze. And if burgers aren’t what you’re looking for, try the grilled cheese. You won’t be disappointed. | 137 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis & 550 E. 96th St., Indianapolis


Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.


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