What makes a restaurant’s cheeseburger the “best”? To us, it’s got to have that meaty patty, soft bun, and ooey-gooey cheese that’s sinfully delicious! We asked our WhenInManila.com readers to tell us what their favorite cheeseburgers are in Metro Manila—here are their answers!
Note: ranked in no particular order
1. Raging Bull Burgers
Raging Bull Burgers which is a homegrown brand by Shangri-La The Fort is known best for its delicious patties which are made from choice cuts of brisket, rump, and wagyu, all marinated in an original seasoning mix. Ground daily, the beef comes from the best Australian and American beef cuts with a focus on high-quality grain-fed and grass-fed beef. They are then chargrilled and topped with locally sourced fresh produce and a special secret sauce created in-house by the restaurant’s chefs.
They don’t have a cheeseburger, per se, but you can request to add cheese to your chosen burger. Find them at Shangri-La The Fort in BGC, Assembly Ground at The Rise in Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall (North Wing) in Ortigas. ORDER from Foodpanda here!
2. Sweet Ecstasy
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When we think of burgers, Sweet Ecstasy will never fail to cross our minds. They truly have made their mark in the local food scene with their menu of juicy, delicious, and affordable burgers! Try their classic cheeseburger made with lettuce, tomato, onions, and special ecstasy sauce. Find them in various locations in Metro Manila!
3. Hungry Homies
A burger brand that has been making waves since 2020, Hungry Homies offers the ultimate comfort food that you will surely keep on ordering! A must-try is their Hypebeef, which is one of the classic cheeseburgers you can get from them. It is a Cali-style cheeseburger with a smashed beef patty, caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, American cheese, and the Hungry Homies secret sauce, all served in a soft brioche bun. You can also try The Purist, which is an Oklahoma-style cheeseburger, or the Run BMC, a Western-style cheeseburger with smoked bacon and mushrooms. Visit their branches in Makati and Marikina!
Chili’s is known for its delectable American and Tex-Mex cuisine and its unli-margaritas! They have a unique cheeseburger that you should try called the Greg’s Bleu Cheese Burger featuring Creamy bleu cheese dressing, sautéed onions, bleu cheese crumbles, tomato, bacon, and crispy onions. So good! Find Chili’s at various locations around Metro Manila. ORDER from Foodpanda here!
5. Tipsy Pig
We love Tipsy Pig not just for being a great hangout spot for good drinks but also for its variety of comforting and filling dishes! If you’re craving a cheeseburger, you have to try the uber-indulgent Yellow Submarine burger—a delectable burger submerged in generous cheese sauce with bacon bits and parsley. It truly is the cheesiest cheeseburger we’ve ever had! Find Tipsy Pig in Capitol Commons, Forbestown BGC, and Timog, Quezon City.
6. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
If you want to level up your cheeseburger, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is the place to go. You can add multiple things to their Classic Wolfgang burger including bleu cheese, gruyere, and—our personal favorite—foie gras. Find Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Newport World Resorts, One Bonifacio High Street, Podium Mall, City of Dreams, and Gateway Mall.
7. Bored & Hungry
Bored & Hungry just popped up one day in Makati City and, after attracting long queues of hungry customers every day, it decided to keep its spot in Power Plant Mall permanently! This US-based burger joint earned the title of “America’s Best Burger” with smashed patties that won Good Morning America’s Best Burger Competition. Try it out for yourself to see why! ORDER from Foodpanda here!
8. Shake Shack
Hailing from New York City and found its way to our shores, Shake Shack remains one of the most popular burger franchises in the world, and with good reason: there’s really nowhere else you can get delicious made-to-order Angus beef burgers, crispy chicken, hand-spun milkshakes, house-made lemonades, beer, wine, and more all in one place! No one can resist their ShackBurger, which is their version of a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce. Find them in various locations around Metro Manila. ORDER from Foodpanda here!
9. Burger Geek
Located in Molito Lifestyle Center Alabang, Burger Geek serves classic American cheeseburgers featuring patties made with a custom blend of premium beef sandwiched between buns that are baked daily. Try “The Geek” which contains American cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
10. Burger Beast
Burger Beast by Chef Carlo Miguel offers everything you want in a gourmet burger at a very friendly price. Launched in late 2019, what truly separates Burger Beast from the various burger joints is its strong and unique flavors, chef-driven concept, and quality-focused artisan recipes. Try their Deluxe Cheese Burger featuring their signature patty, American cheese, beast ketchup, onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and secret sauce. ORDER from Foodpanda here!
11. Snack Shack
Ask any UP Diliman student or alumni, and they’ll always have fond memories of the campus’ best burger joint: Snack Shack. Their burgers are made freshly grilled with 100% beef. Always worth the wait! ORDER from Foodpanda here!
12. The Fat Skillet
The Fat Skillet, located in Quezon City, offers gourmet burgers that are so good down to the last bite! Try their Fat Burger Special which features a 100% pure smashed beef patty, caramelized onions, tomato, lettuce, gouda cheese, and a special sauce all between a brioche butter bun. ORDER from Foodpanda here!
13. Hey Ho Garage Burgers
Muntinlupa-based burger joint Hey Ho Garage Burgers offers not-your-ordinary burgers that you’ll keep thinking about in the days after. They’re all grilled to order, guaranteeing a fresh, delicious, and satisfying meal every time. Order their CBGB (cheese, bun, G Burg) or spice things up with the Lulu which has cheese, bacon, peanut butter, chili onion jam, and maple drizzle! It may sound weird but trust us—it’s love at first bite.
14. Margarita’s Quesadillas + Burgers
Margarita’s Quesadillas + Burgers is a restaurant based in Novaliches, Quezon City offering a variety of Mexican comfort food at affordable prices! They sell simple yet satisfying burgers on their menu, including the Premium Classic Cheese Burger. Pair it with a side of nachos or quesadillas!
15. Goodfull Burgers
They may not be as humungous as the burgers from international fast-food chains, but Goodfull‘s burgers are not to be underestimated! They’re packed with so much flavor and very much deserving of being called one of the best in Metro Manila. Goodfull Burgers is based in Pasig City but is currently not taking orders as it is preparing for its next pop-up. Stay updated by following its social media pages.
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