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10 of the best burgers Durham offers this National Burger Day

Because National Burger Day should be celebrated with the best burgers Durham has to offer – including Tango, Twisted Chick and Fat Hippo Durham.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 23.08.2023

Fat Hippo Durham

36 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU

Filthy burgers, dirty fries and naughty milkshakes. At Fat Hippo Durham you’ll find good, old fashioned, get-it-all-over-your-face food.

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Twisted Chick

A swanky mobile van based out of Hetton le Hole, serving up all things hot fried chicken with a twist. You’ll find their burgers Durham wide (and beyond) at markets, festivals and fancy affairs.

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Tango Durham

96 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AG

You’ll find inventive, hand-crafted burgers fired up, seared and seasoned on the grill at this hip, family-owned restaurant. Served with craft beer and dirty fries. Go on, name a better trio ­– we’ll wait.

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19Twenty Bar & Grill

19-20 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA

Gourmet burgers chargrilled and drizzled in their secret 19Twenty burger sauce, with eclectically named creations like Hot Lips, Mad Cow and The Greek God.

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nkdBIRD

32A Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU

Where buttermilk fried chicken is the name of the burger game. Creative combos that make for sticky fingers.

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The Boat Club

Elvet Riverside, Durham DH1 3AF

For beef or chicken burgers Durham style by the river, (washed down with a cocktail or two).

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Parma La Familia

The Food Pit, 1 Framwelgate Waterside, Durham DH1 4SL

Smashed burgers, dirty fries and finger food served alongside craft beer and live music inside Durham’s stellar street food hall.

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Cosy Club

Unit R9, The Riverwalk, Durham DH1 4SL

You can enjoy the beef burger, dirty chicken burger or the vegan cheeseburger out on the cosy outdoor terrace overlooking the river here. Maybe with a Tremendous Tropical Mess to round things off?

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Slackjaw’s

A mobile van based in Durham, serving up gourmet British black Angus beef burgers all over the North East.

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Turtle Bay Durham

Unit R07 The Riverwalk, Durham DH1 4SL

Caribbean soul food straight from the BBQ jerk pit. Some of the juiciest burgers Durham has to offer, with a pulled jackfruit burger topped with rum BBQ sauce that’s to dine for.

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