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Where to Get THE Best Burger in Copenhagen: 14 Tried and Tested Joints

Since we moved to Copenhagen, Mihir and I have made it a point to explore as much of this beautiful city as we could. However, exploring makes one hungry and what better to still your hunger than a juicy burger? We’ve done our due diligence and visited several restaurants in order to find the best burger in Copenhagen. Although we primarily focused on proper burger places, we have also included burgers from ‘regular’ restaurants. You can find them at the end of the post. Now go and dig in 😉

Where to Get the Best Burger in Copenhagen

Below we have listed our top burger joints in Copenhagen, based on taste, ambiance, and value for money. It was a tough job to rank them, because there was something we liked about each and every place. However, somebody has to win the title ‘Best Burger in Copenhagen’ 😉

11. Jagger

Jagger is one of the most popular burger joints in Copenhagen and has, in fact, 6 outlets in the city. With its minimalistic interior, it very much represents Danish design. It isn’t particularly ‘hyggelig’, but crisp and clean.

Jagger pride themselves in the fact that, despite serving fast food, they still make all their food from scratch, right down to their Bernaise sauce.

Jagger is a good place to grab a quick burger in Copenhagen.

Their menu is very extensive and reminiscent perhaps rather of an American diner than a regular burger joint. Alongside their signature burgers, they also serve hot dogs and milkshakes.

And if you’re up for it, they even have frozen daiquiris! A cheeseburger will cost you 65 DKK, but I would definitely recommend that you try one of their sides as well!

Vegetarians have a choice of either veggie pattie or halloumi, both costing 70 DKK. Gluten-free buns are available for +10 DKK.

Where to find Jagger
→ Jagger København K | Købmagergade 43, 1150 Copenhagen K
→ Jagger Østerbro | Nordre Frihavnsgade 58, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
→ Jagger Nørrebro | Nørrebrogade 114, 2200 Copenhagen N
→ Jagger Amagerbro | Amagerbro 128, 2300 Copenhagen S
→ Jagger Vesterbro | Istedgade 62, 1650 Copenhagen V
→ Jagger Frederiksberg | Falkoner Alle 84, 2000 Frederiksberg

10. Vesterbros Originale Burgerrestaurant

Vesterbros Originale Burgerrestaurant serves burgers in a American diner-inspired setting.

If you are looking for something close to an American diner in Copenhagen, Vesterbros Originale Burgerrestaurant is a good bet. I love this place for its simple but quirky interiors and of course the view over Istedgade.

All their food is cooked fresh daily. However, in contrast to their American interiors, I find that their menu has been largely adapted to Danish tastes (brown sauce on a burger, anyone? 😉 ).

Their burgers are solid and I really quite like their large selection of fries and dips. They also have a vegetarian burger made with chickpeas, celery, peppers, and avocado. For 99 DKK a burger, you can’t really complain.

Where to find Vesterbros Originale Burgerrestaurant
→ VB Vesterbro | Istedgade 34-36, 165o Copenhagen V
→ VB Østerbro | Østerbrogade 74, 2100 Copenhagen Ø

09. Cocks & Cows

Cocks & Cows is kind of a Danish take on a classic burger joint. And by that I mean – everything is organic. From their free range meat, to the honey in their cocktails and the coffee you enjoy after your dinner.

While their dedication to sustainability is honorable, their dedication to their quality isn’t far behind. Of course, they serve classic cheeseburgers, but they honestly fall flat compared to some of their more unique creations.

Check out The New Yorker or Ze Brazil for something with a little more pep. They also have a veggie burger and a completely vegan burger. The prices of their burgers do, however, vary substantially between 89 and 139 DKK.

Cocks & Cows serves burgers as well as cocktails.

Unlike most burger places in Copenhagen, Cocks & Cows has an extensive cocktail menu which is also fairly priced by Copenhagen standards. All in all, it’s a good place to sit down with friends after work over some juicy burgers and a couple of nice, cold drinks.

Where to find Cocks & Cows
→ C&C Central | Gammel Strand 34, 1202 Copenhagen K
→ C&C Nørrebro | Ravnsborggade 14, 2400 Copenhagen N
→ C&C SP34 | Sankt Peders Stræde 38, 1453 Copenhagen K
→ C&C Amagerbro | Amagerbrogade 37, 2300 Copenhagen S
→ C&C Østerbro | Rosenvængets Alle 6, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
→ C&C Kodbyen | Kødboderne 9, 1714 Copenhagen V
→ C&C Tivoli | Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen V
→ C&C CPH Airport | Lufthavnsboulevarden 6 (Terminal 2), 2770 Kastrup

08. Max

Founded by Curt Bergfors and Britta Andersson in 1968, Max is actually a Swedish burger chain where they now have more than 90 restaurants. In recent years, Max has expanded globally with one outlet opening in Copenhagen and two more in the city’s suburbs.

Max has some of the fastest burgers in Copenhagen.

Although you can simply consider it a Scandinavian alternative to McDonald’s and Burger King, Max actually has pretty decent burgers for a fast food joint. I am moderately obsessed with their GDL Umami Bacon Burger although the BBQ burger is also good.

They do have a vegetarian option as well as a lettuce burger. At 94 DKK for a meal, it’s a bit more pricey than its American competitors, but still more affordable than most sit-down burger joints in Copenhagen.

Where to find Max
→ Max Copenhagen | Gammeltorv 4, 1457 Copenhagen K

07. Tommi’s Burger Joint

Tommi’s Burger Joint is another popular burger joint in Copenhagen. It is situated in the meatpacking district just 5 minutes from Dybbolsbro station. This Icelandic burger joint now has outlets in Berlin and London as well.

The place itself is rather small in size but if you go in the afternoon, you won’t have a problem getting a seat. The decor is very trendy and the place has a funky atmosphere.

At Tommi's Burger Joint they serve no-nonsense burgers.

The burgers pack a punch with the meat being juicy, smokey, and tender. They use a blowtorch over the cheddar during preparation which makes it soft and creamy.

The sweet potato fries are tasty, but their burgers truly steal the show! Costing between 59 and 94 DKK, the pricing is also very reasonable.

Where to find Tommi’s Burger Joint
→ TBJ Kødbyen | Hørkerboderne 21-23, 1712 Copenhagen V
→ TBJ Lyngby | Lyngby Storcenter 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

06. Grillen Burgerbar

It is easy to overlook Grillen Burgerbar, but that would be a shame. Not only do they have some of the best burgers in Copenhagen, but their prices are also extremely reasonable. There aren’t many places where you can get a burger, fries, and soda for 89 DKK (including McDonald’s).

To be honest, all of their burgers are pretty good, but I personally enjoy the ‘Fully Loaded’ the most. You just gotta love their caramelized onions.

Grillen Burgerbar is the perfect place if you want a burger in Copenhagen that is simple but delicious.

What makes them stand out otherwise are the quick service and, more importantly, their milkshakes which are made with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. At 49 DKK they are also fairly priced by Copenhagen standards.

All in all, Grillen Burgerbar is probably the cheapest place to get a ‘gourmet’ burger experience in Copenhagen.

Where to find Grillen Burgerbar
→ GBB Nørrebro | Nørrebrogade 13, 2200 Copenhagen N
→ GBB Vesterbro | Vesterbrogade 41, 1420 Copenhagen V
→ GBB Christianshavn | Dronningensgade 42, 1420 Copenhagen K
→ GBB Amagerbro | Amagerbrogade 145, 2300 Copenhagen S

05. Sporvejen

Sporvejen is one of these restaurants that every local seems to know but where only few visitors make their way. Decorated like an old-fashioned tram (hence also its name), it is a very atmospheric place.

The restaurant bears witness to a once sizable tram network in Copenhagen, which disappeared during ‘modernizing’ efforts in the 1970s. I do have to admit, though, that I prefer sitting outside and watch the world go by.

Sporvejen is a great place to grab a burger in Copenhagen in a cozy atmosphere.

They serve a small range of burgers, ranging from classic cheeseburgers to more extravagant creations, such as a pineapple burger (and you thought pineapple pizza was controversial).

I personally quite like the pepper burger, although I would mostly recommend their cheeseburger. For the price, their burgers are quite generous.

They do also serve omelets, although it is really their burgers that stand out. The burgers cost between 85 and 105 DKK. If you are looking for a good deal, come before 17:00 when their dishes are a good 25% cheaper.

Where to find Sporvejen
→ Sporvejen | Gråbrødretorv 17, 1154 Copenhagen K

04. Duck It!

Duck It made its premiere in the Copenhagen burger scene only in 2015 when their first food stand opened in Kodby. But they quickly became popular after opening a stall at the famous Pariøen food market. After its closing, they changed location a couple more times before putting down roots in Hellreup.

Duck It! serves burgers made with pulled duck in Copenhagen.

As their name implies, they are known for their incredibly scrumptious duck burgers. If you love duck but are longing for something other than Chinese food, you will LOVE these. I’m honestly low-key obsessed with them.

There are three variations, all with pulled duck but different toppings. Additionally, they also have a wagyu burger and a veggie burger. They cost between 80 and 95 DKK which is appropriate considering the high-quality ingredients used. And do check out their parmesan fries as well – yum!

Where to find Duck It!
→ Duck It! Hellreup | Strandvejen 149, 2900 Hellerup

03. Gasoline Grill

Gasoline Grill is one of Copenhagen's quirkiest eateries.

We’re all about restaurants in weird locations. So how about a converted gas station? As far as roadside burger joints go, only few can compete with Gasoline Grill which has recently been named one of the best burger joints in the world by Bloomberg.

It is immensely popular, so I strongly recommend that you visit early in the day before they sell out.

Their menu is simple: the original gasoline burger, a cheeseburger, a veggie burger, and last but not least the butter burger. My personal favorite is without a doubt the butter burger in which the cheese is replaced by a good dollop of extra virgin butter. It’s a tad salty, but that really just adds to its greasy glory.

Enjoy the greasy goodness of a butter burger in Copenhagen.

At 75 DKK a pop, their burgers are also fairly priced by Copenhagen standards. Just be aware that there is very limited seating at most of their outlets and that you may have to wait in line for a while.

Where to find Gasoline Grill
→ Gasoline Grill Original | Landgreven 10, 1301 Copenhagen K
→ Gasoline Grill Central | Niels Hemmingsens Gade 20, 1154 Copenhagen K
→ Gasoline Grill Vesterport | Vesterport Station, 1606 Copenhagen V
→ Gasoline Grill Street Kitchen | Strandgade 95, 1401 Copenhagen K

02. Halifax

Halifax, run by friends Ulrich and Peter, opened their first location in 2007 and by now have opened no less than 11 joints in Denmark. They have a sizeable menu from which you can select the type and size of burger you want along with the type of bun.

It is one of the very few places where you have the option to replace your bun with lettuce – you know, for the health-conscious burger lover 😉

Halifax serves some of the best burgers in Copenhagen.

Their burgers are always seasoned well and cooked to medium (although you have the option of getting it rare or well-done as well). They have several vegetarian options (buh-bye boring veggie patty), and even a 100% vegan burger, incl. vegan mayo and sides.

Speaking of sides, I love how customizable everything is at Halifax. They have a large variety of sides and dips and if you can’t decide, they have a couple of good recommendations. I truly enjoy their sweet potato fries and Red Mojo dip. Plus, their staff is always friendly and attentive.

All in all, Halifax is always a great bet, especially due to the fact that they have outlets in every corner of Copenhagen. Costing between 95 and 120 DKK their burgers certainly aren’t the cheapest, but I always find them worth it.

Where to find Halifax
→ Halifax Nørrebro | Frederiksborggade 35, 1360 Copenhagen K
→ Halifax København K | Larsbjørnsstræde 9, 1454 Copenhagen K
→ Halifax Østerbro Trianglen | 1, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
→ Halifax Vesterbro | Vesterbrogade 72, 1620 Copenhagen V
→ Halifax Amager | Amagerbro Torv 13, 2300 Copenhagen S
→ Halifax Frederiksberg | Falkoner Plads 1, 2000 Frederiksberg
→ Halifax Valby | Skolegade 9, 2500 Valby
→ Halifax Lyngby | Handelstorvet, 2800 Lyngby
→ Halifax Hillerød | Torvet 6, 3400 Hillerød
→ Halifax Køge | Antoniestræde 4, 4600 Køge
→ Halifax Roskilde | Skomagergade 38, 4000 Roskilde

01. Banana Joe

Banana Joe’s is not the place to go if you are looking for a fancy pants burger. However, it is the place to go for a cheap, honest, and delicious burger.

In fact, Banana Joe’s was the first burger we ever had in Copenhagen and we’ve been back several times since. The owner Chiheb is simply the nicest guy you’ll ever meet and his food is definitely not lacking either.

We usually order his Special Burger for 52 DKK which comes topped with a fried egg and Chiheb’s secret sauce. I have no idea what is in it, but I can’t get enough of it. Apart from that, his salmon burger is also immensely popular and he also got a chicken and veggie burger on his menu.

The place itself is utterly understated, merely a hole in the wall with seating for less than 10 people. Banana Joe’s is probably the embodiment of Danish hygge which is why this one-man-show has the best burger in Copenhagen – at least in our books 😉

Where to find Banana Joe
→ Banana Joe | Elmegade 18, 2200 Copenhagen N
Please note that Banana Joe is only open between 17:00-22:00.

Honorable Mentions

Of course, in this post we are only scratching the surface of what Copenhagen’s burger scene has to offer. There are probably hundreds of restaurants out there serving top-notch creations. Below are some honorable mentions:

Selection of 10 different sliders, served with a side of french fries topped with 24-carat gold flakes. Decadent? Check. Delicious? Check.
→ Sliders Nørrebro | Nørrebrogade 1, 2200 Copenhagen N
→ Sliders Vesterbro | Enghave Plads 4, 1670 Copenhagen V

Seafood bistro with a mix of traditional seafood dishes and modern twists. Their fish burgers are to die for!
→ Hooked Nørrebro | Nørrebrogade 59, 2200 Copenhagen N
→ Hooked Vesterbro | Halmtorvet 34, 1700 Copenhagen V

Modern Scandinavian restaurant, 100% vegan. A go-to address for anybody looking for a vegan burger in Copenhagen.
→ Souls Østerbro | Melchiors Plads 3, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
→ Souls Nørrebro | Nørre Farimagsgade 63, 1364 Copenhagen N

Danish interpretation of a classic burger – roast pork in a brioche bun! With brown sauce, of course.
Grisen | Fredensgade 5, 2200 Copenhagen N

Now, what do you think? Where have you eaten the best burger in Copenhagen? Is there a joint we should be adding to our list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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