Best Burgers in Greensboro and High Point
Whether it’s a griddled smash burger with tons of melted cheese, or a made to order patty piled high with toppings, Greensboro has got you covered. These local establishments master the art of the burger, all while giving their own creative spin on this American classic. Here are some of the best burgers in Greensboro and High Point.
Updated: January 2023
2138 Lawndale Drive / 2419 Spring Garden Street
Hops Burger Bar is arguably the flagship Burger joint here in Greensboro. With multiple locations, Hops has gained notoriety for its burgers. They have an expansive build-your-own burger menu, but their classic creations are simply perfection. What’s a burger without fries? Hops also features a creative Wall of Fries, featuring loaded fry creations like sweet Thai chili or poutine.
Pro Tip: Try the fan favorite Spicy Goat – piled high with goat cheese, applewood bacon, and spicy sweet pepper jelly!
431 Pisgah Church Road / 4608 W Market Street / 5836 Samet Drive, High Point
With three locations across Greensboro and High Point, plus a food truck, Porterhouse Burger Company may win the award for most signature burger creations. These massive half-pound burgers can be customized any way you like, and they offer gluten-free options as well. The menu is simple – it focuses on burgers with top-tier ingredients.
Pro Tip: Burgers are $5.95 with a side on Mondays – upcharges for premium toppings, but you can’t beat this deal!
212 N Davie Street
Conveniently located in Lebauer Park, Parkside Pull-Up has the perfect backdrop to enjoy a classic burger. Their menu exudes 1950s diner vibes, and they keep it simple with hot dogs, milkshakes, fries, and of course, burgers. Parkside Pull-Up is the brainchild of local restauranteur, Kris Fuller, who is also behind Crafted: The Art of the Taco. These smashed, griddled patties are piled with your favorite toppings, begging to be washed down with one of their signature milkshakes.
Pro Tip: Enjoy the patio seating, and pair your burger with a cold beer from Parkside’s neighbor, Lawn Service!
2270 Golden Gate Drive
Rascals Tavern is woman-owned and operated by Chef Jessica Borgione. Rascals maintains a neighborhood grill vibe, but they are serving up some serious gourmet eats. The signature Rascals Burger is topped with tons of melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, and spicy jalapeno aioli. This one is juicy, messy, and downright delicious.
Pro Tip: You can also get the Rascal’s burger at brunch, and they will add bacon and a fried egg!
2503 Spring Garden Street
Located on Spring Garden Street, Bites and Pints is a top-tier gastro pub with a casual and welcoming ambiance that serves out-of-this-world eats. They offer Impossible™ Burger as well as gluten-free buns. Try their fan-favorite Green Chile Burger – topped with pepper jack cheese, beer cheese, lime sour cream, cilantro, avocado, pickled onions, and green chiles!
Pro Tip: Bites and Pints serves over 60 craft beers!
2206 Walker Ave
Emma Key’s is a humble establishment with a take-out window where they take orders. Its griddled burgers elicit all the nostalgia to pair with the funky, diner-style exterior. Their menu is simple; however, the taste of these juicy burgers is anything but simple. Their most popular burger is the Lone Star – topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, crispy fried onions, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato.
Pro Tip: The mismatched umbrellas and wrought iron furniture create a fun, unique outdoor dining area.
2201 Walker Ave
Lindley Park Filling Station, a converted gas station as the name suggests, has a great patio and delicious eats to pair with it. Their burger menu cleverly incorporates street names in Greensboro and nearby cities. Check out the adventurous West Market Burger, topped with chili, slaw, ghost pepper cheese, and sriracha mustard. Another woman-owned spot you don’t want to miss.
Pro Tip: Enjoy a burger with your pup on the dog-friendly patio!
3750 Battleground Ave / 510 Nicholas Road
Big Burger Spot epitomizes a burger joint done right. They have an expansive menu of burgers that have ALL the meats. That’s right, get a burger topped with more meat than just beef – maybe it’s the Lonestar burger with beef brisket and pepper jack, or perhaps the Smokehouse, topped with classic Carolina-style pulled pork. Big burger spot has any burger topping combo you could want, and tons of pairing options, whether it’s onion rings, or one of their many fried potato choices!
Pro Tip: TV Personality Steve Harvey visited Big Burger spot and made his own burger creation: 2 beef patties, white cheddar cheese, onions, pickles, extra mayo, topped with steak fries on a whole wheat bun!