Who doesn’t love a burger? The KiA team have slipped on their stretchy pants (ok that was just Tim) and taken to the streets to find the best family burgers. Fair to say our gastro mission uncovered some serious burger gold. Some we always knew were good, some we had to search bloody hard for and some, well we can’t actually tell you about, because burger disappointment is a real thing.

We want fresh buns, tasty flame grilled meats, fancy melted cheeses. We want vego and vegan options, smaller, cheaper options for kids and it’s been a total bonus if we found a bluddy good serve of fries, chips, tots, waffle fries or maybe even a deep fried pickle to accompany.

Black buns, brioche buns, turkish bread buns – it’s all acceptable in our quest for ultimate family burger satisfaction. We even found a burger with steak and prawns in it. Dang, take my money. 

Enjoy our find and let us know what you thing when you try out some of these places. We guarentee you one thing – all of these burgers are worth driving for. 

Cheeky Chook Eats

Fancy a burger made by one of Adelaide’s top chefs? Cheeky Chook is a sensational burger experience (washing it down with tap beer on site is optional but highly recommended) that will make you want to go back as soon as you possibly can. We strongly suggest the ‘West Fried’ which gives you that ‘food so good it makes you close your eyes’ moments, which you don’t come across too often! The hardest part about writing about this place is wanting to go back. It is that good. Exceptionally note worthy, the kid sized Bettys Jnr Burger and West Fried Jnr Burger.
Find them on Facebook HERE

Acre & Ash Grazing Studio

The new upstart challenger to the best burger title is this ripper from Acre and Ash at Murray Bridge. A brand new family owned cafe, we bloody loved there burgers which were the Goldilock sized….not too big and not too small. Just right. We are all about their signature Brioche Burger but their Bacon Burger was top notch too. It is well worth the drive and the little tackers can play in the kids play area whilst you dine in burger heaven. Bliss. Find them on Facebook HERE


Burgers at Nords will always be a strong showing on any ‘best burger’ list. A huge range of options (plus some ripper sides that the kids will LOVE). It’s one of those burger spots that people will travel a fair way to get too. Going to admit to a controversial opinion here but we feel they have slipped down the rankings in the past few years. Still deserving of a solid holding in the top ten. Find them in Norwood, Hindmarsh, Frewville and Chinatown. Visit them on Facebook HERE

127 Days Urban Eats

Do not ever try to tell Jacki there is a better burger in Adelaide than here. It’s like telling a Port Supporter that the Adelaide Crows are a credible team this year. We love that from the seventeen or so burgers on their menu, two are exceptional vegetarian options, yet they still note under these two menu items that there is an option to add meat. Worth.The.Drive and Go.The.Sides. Find them in Croydon Park and on Facebook HERE


A brand spanking new entry into the best burger arena, Oleaceae up at Mount Barker is a fantastic spot which pumps out a terrific burger. Continuing a bit of a chicken trend, the chicken burger was a hit and the kids smashed theirs down without a complaint. Add to that the lovely setting, heaps of kid focussed activities and of course a nice drive up through the Adelaide Hills, this is one you have to try out!
Find them on Facebook HERE


A hugely popular brunch and lunch spot just opposite the parklands on Fullarton Road, you will always see a heap of young families at this place and it is easy to see why….but how is the burger? Fantastic! Tried something a bit different with the slaw and were not disappointed. Served with a side of nice chips which didn’t last long with my 3 tiny seagulls around. If you have enough room left for a dessert after your burger feast (you will….it is a different tank for dessert) then try the Lotus pancakes. Go on. We dare you.
Find them on Facebook HERE

Burger Foundry

You seriously can’t go wrong with anything you choose from the menu at this famous western suburbs burger joint. But if you needed some inspiration, get the fried chicken burger because it is just incredible. Speaking of incredible, if you don’t try the Battered Oreos for dessert (it is exactly what it sounds like….deep fried Oreos) then you will live to regret it. With a really funky vibe and plenty of room to sit and relax, the kids will love the milkshakes, the burgers, the dessert, the everything. They even have kids games to you can spank them at Jenga before washing down the taste of victory with a burger and a beer. Brilliant.

Find them on Facebook HERE.

Hammer 'N' Tongs

Another new entry, with this country beauty opening at Strath in 2019, making it a great place to stop for lunch while you cruise the hills. The restaurant itself is brilliant with a blacksmith style theme so a burger seemed a fitting choice. A great sized burger with really good chips, again we chose the chicken and we absolutely can’t wait to go back and smash down another. 
Find them on Facebook HERE