Holidays are for fun, and what type of food says “fun” more than a delicious juicy burger?!
You’re never far from a great burger in the Great Ocean Road region, so we’ve selected 10 of our favourites in no particular order, they’re all good!
A favourite in Torquay for their range of good beers (they love it), Blackman’s Brewery also excels in their burger game – for fun, casual, good times, head into Blackman’s in the heart of Torquay for burgers and beer and cheer.
Also in Torquay, this casual burger joint began as a popular food truck and has now found a permanent home in Zeally Bay Road. You can now come straight from the beach and soak up the vibes perched under the very cool umbrellas in the garden setting – in true Torquay style there’s no shoes required. The burgers are delightful – we recommend the Southern Fried Chicken burger. Oh and there’s cocktails for a food pairing made in beachy heaven!
Last One Inn in Anglesea is in a cracking location overlooking the Anglesea River. Perfect for sunset drinks with a cocktail list that will melt your heart. Their casual dining menu, featuring a range of yummo burgers is causing belts to loosen all along the coast.
Bottle o’ Milk in Lorne is hard to miss – a spot underneath one of their iconic yellow and white umbrellas lined up on Mountjoy Parade is the stuff of bliss on a warm sunny day. Oh and the burgers are pretty great too!
Scorched Grill in Apollo Bay is a family favourite with their burgers, hot dogs and fries all done to perfection. Look out for their specials; they don’t use the term lightly – so when Chef Hayley is flippin’ the fresh flake it is not to be missed. If you’re not feeling fishy, just stick with our fave, the standard cheeseburger, which is spectacular. Then it’s time to find a great spot on the beach to enjoy your burgers!
Slightly cheating the rules, we thought a special mention should go to Grassroots Deli in Port Campbell for their Egg & Bacon Breakfast Roll, served on a milk bun with a lettuce leaf (making it a balanced meal), this is a favourite for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or whenever really. Owner Maria will tell you that the locally produced eggs and bacon are the key.
Mortlake’s Deli Fresh Cafe and Foodstore is the perfect place for travellers to take a break and enjoy some house-made treats including the Aussie Burger claiming to be the “World’s Best Burger”. That’s right. To find out, you really must go and taste it yourself.
A Warrnambool staple, Kermonds Hamburgers have been satisfying the hungry people of Warrnambool for many years. There are no overwhelming menus here – it’s your simple, delicious, traditional milk bar style burger, made from scratch and served with a smile 🙂 You can’t go wrong.
Overlooking the water, you’ll have the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a burger in Portland at Groke. There’s an extensive menu with some pretty great dishes, but the heroes here are the burgers. And yes – there are cocktails or beer to pair them with. The courtyard out the back is perfect for group get togethers too.
Go a bit further for your burger and head to Nelson to try the Nelson Kiosk “Aussie Burger”. Those in the know rave about the consistently delicious food here. Nelson is an idyllic place to disconnect however there’s no need to compromise on the quality of your burgers. Set yourself up beside the Glenelg River and enjoy…
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