5 of the best places to get a burger in Glasgow (expert's view)

We asked burger blogger James Lees of James Vs Burger to pick out his top choices for the best places to get a burger in Glasgow.

Published 24th Aug 2017
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Glasgow has pretty much become a mecca for burgers over the past few years, with eateries popping up on nearly every street in the city centre (including the now famous burger corner on St Vincent Street).

To cut through all of the noise, we spoke to food blogger and burger specialist James Lees of the hugely popular James Vs Burger blog to find out what his picks of not only the best burger joints are, but also what he believes are the best burgers in Glasgow.

Bread Meats Bread

(104 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5UB and 701 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8BN)


James said: "The Cali burger is Bread Meats Bread’s love letter to In-N-Out’s Double Double in the US and it’s every bit as beautiful.

"You can stack it with two, three or four patties and be sure to ask for it 'mustard-fried'. One of the best burgers you’ll ever eat."

El Perro Negro

James said: "If you’re lucky enough to visit, make sure you try the ‘Top Dog’.

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"Regarded by many as Glasgow’s best burger, it consists of a rare-breed beef patty topped with bacon, bone marrow & roquefort butter, caramelised onions and black truffle mayo all on a toasted brioche bun. There’s no cheese here either – it doesn’t need it."


(117 Bath St, Glasgow G2 2SZ)


Picture: Twitter

James said: "Bloc’s slogan is ‘Not for everyone’, but you can bet that the burgers will make anyone salivate.

"Their ‘Mad Mac’ burger is their own spin on a certain high street chain classic, but oh so much better.

"One of the dirtiest, juiciest burgers you’ll find in Scotland – you’ll probably require extra napkins!"

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Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

(585 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1PY)

Burgers Glasgow

Picture: Trip Advisor Traveller

James said: "Tucked away in Glasgow’s east end, this place is burger and barbecue paradise!

"Signature burgers include the ‘Carnival’, topped with double cheddar, soft onions, no salad and housed in a lovely butter-soaked bun. Don’t forget to try the Nutella ribs too. Trust me, it really works!"

Tiny Dancer's Slider Pantry at Platform at The Arches 

(253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL ,Glasgow)

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James said: "The Gochujang, bursting with juices and a rich, smokey flavour that seemed to stick to my fingers long after I’d eaten, was simply stunning.

"It’s quite common for sliders to be treated like an afterthought on menus, or something that’s only served as a kids’ option – but these were in a different league."

James added: "Tried all of these? Check out Steak, Cattle & Roll, Buck’s Bar, Lebowski’s, Kimchi Cult, Max’s Bar, Slouch and the Crafty Pig for even more burger goodness!"

• James Vs Burger is Scotland's burger blog and you can follow it here

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