The City of Tribes has tons of creative restaurants putting their own spin on one of our favourite meals: Burgers! Some late evening cravings can only be satisfied by a huge burger packed with thick patties and delicious ingredients, be it meat or vegetarian, and luckily for us Galway has some seriously great options to choose from.
Take a look at our guide to some of the best restaurants to check out when you're craving a juicy burger and chips!
A juicy thick beef patty tucked in between two fresh brioche buns with crispy onions, Herterich's finest bacon, melted double cheddar and homemade Handsome sauce. The B.O.B from Handsome Burger almost sounds too good to be true. If you want to try something a bit different try their Indian-inspired vegetarian Bad N' Bhaji burger, it's honestly divine, or indulge on the hot n' spicy The Handsome Roost burger which is always a firm favourite! With their incredible selection of delicious burger, choosing what to order first from their selection of gourmet, locally-sourced, award-winning burgers is no easy task!
49 Dominick Street Lower, Galway // order here
Wholly Cow Burgers
Aged Brady's beef with Cashel blue cheese, crispy Colleran's smoked belly bacon, homemade relish, seasoned pickles and fried onions. Wholly Cow Burger's Bacon Blue Cheese burger is a explosion of great tasting ingredients. Their burgers are gluten-free and they have gluten-free buns to match, so don't be afraid to ask! With a dedication to locally-sourced produce and high quality homemade products the team has put an emphasis on serving up delicious burgers that are cooked with care and packed with exceptionally flavours.
Newcastle Rd, Galway // order here
Three juicy smashed beef patties oozing with American cheese, Chipotle honey mayo, fresh lettuce and garlic mayo, The Smash Harry burger from Harry's Bar contains a mouth-watering array of goodies that are sure to curb those burger cravings. If that's not quite for you, try The Filthy Animal burger is packed with buttermilk fried chicken, crispy bacon, fresh stuffing and relish, all dripping in garlic mayo and Harry's gravy. Whatever you decide to order, you can be certain that any grub from Harry's Bar is always a good time.
77 Bohermore, Galway // order here
Smokey streaky bacon, caramelized onion, melted pepper jack cheese, juicy tomatoes and a succulent beef patty. All snugly packed between two fluffy buns that drip with BBQ sauce. Capone's Diner's Smokey BBQ Burger is an ideal addition to any lazy afternoon at home. Capones offer their homemade top quality foods at the best possible prices. Paired your meal with their scrumptious Curry and cheese chips and you're in complete bliss.
1 Kingston Rd, Knocknacarra, Galway // order here
Two prime Irish beef patties, with fried onion, fresh pickles and the house sauce all served on a soft potato bun, makes up the signature Niche Smash Burger. Niche in Tuam started off as a food truck called The Burger Box, which was voted the Best Burger in Galway by our followers, and now offers a seriously delicious selection of burgers. One bite into one of their hefty burger will introduce to incredible combination of flavours that compliment and enhance one another. Served on a gourmet bun, Niche's Veggie burger boasts a high-quality beyond meat patty with shredded lettuce, gooey cheese and their specialty house sauce. Yum!
The Old Barracks, Vicar St, Tuam, Galway // order by calling 087 114 4551
Crunchy Southern Style Chicken with tangy aioli, homemade pickles, fresh lettuce covered in Smokey hot sauce makes up Caribou's Nashville Chicken Burger. With something for everyone, their new and updated menu features some seriously pub grub. From the sticky hot and sweet Korean Fried Chicken to the loaded Vegan Garlic Cheese Fries, the only thing you'll need now is an ice cold craft beer to accompany all that scrumptious goodness.
31 Woodquay, Galway // order by calling (091) 534 854
The Gourmet Offensive
Served on fresh brioche bun, The Gourmet Offensive's House Burger is crammed with delicious goodies such as the mixed leaves, crispy red onion, juicy tomatoes, BBQ beets and special house sauce, the scrumptious patty is made up of lentils, mushrooms and roasted walnuts. With a vast selection of delicious options to choose from, you are spoilt for choice at TGO. Treat yourself to their Beetroot Arancini Burger. The breaded and fried beetroot risotto patty is served with fresh hummus, Kale Caesar salad, slaw and smoky beetroot ketchup.
12 Mary St, Galway // order here
Roosters Café's Beef Burger is an absolute show-stopper: an 8oz beef steak burger covered in gooey cheese, juicy tomato slices, fresh lettuce and pickles and crispy bacon served in a warm brioche bun with a side of homemade twice cooked chips - delish! Or try Chef Geoff's special vegetarian falafel burger, this dish is prepared using chickpea, fresh parsley and onion served in a soft homemade brioche bun served with a side of your choice.
Queen St, Gort, Galway // order here
The Burger Exchange
A thick 7oz Homemade Ribeye Burger, topped with locally sourced Smoked Back Bacon, Kylemore Cheddar Cheese, and Wall Street's Secret Sauce of Success makes up the juicy Wall Street Burger from The Burger Exchange, with a side of loaded Bacon and Cheese Fries makes a evening of pure indulgence. If you're looking for a meat-free option try their Vegetarian Burger. A Portobello mushroom patty stuffed with diced peppers, red onion and sweet corn. Covered in melted Kylemore Cheddar, crispy onion rings, fresh lettuce, tomato and their homemade coleslaw and garlic aioli sauce. It's heaven in a bun.
Athenry Golf Club Car Park, Galway // order by calling 087 295 1004
Handmade by expert chefs, Hush? Burger's mouthwatering smashed burgers are a treat for your taste buds! These burgers are served on fluffy potato buns with melted American cheese, homemade pickles, crispy onions and their specialty Hush? sauce and paired with their hand cut Hush? Beer cheese fries it is a match made in heaven. Each smashed burger is made up of gorgeous taste, texture and juiciness! The second you finish your first burger you'll already be planning your next order.
Galway city // order here
Scotty's Famous Burgers & Wings
Serving over 58 burger combinations, Scotty's has possibly the best and most expansive menu around. From spicy Mexican-style burgers to barbecue chicken and pretty much anything else you could imagine! Try their Spanish Arch Burger with Galway Hooker BBQ sauce to enjoy a classic taste of Galway. Scotty's also have a very tempting selection of crispy fried chicken wings, and BBQ slow-roasted pork ribs, so if you're looking to burst some buttons, this is the place.
Cúirt na Coiribe, Headford Rd, Galway // order here
A thick juicy double beef patty with fried onions, fresh lettuce, crispy streaky bacon, Monterey Jack Cheese, pickles and smoky bourbon BBQ sauce makes up BóTOWN Burgers's popular The Boss burger. The team at BóTOWN know how to serve up some serious grub that are bound to satisfy all your burger cravings. Iif you have a serious love for cheese be sure to give the latest addition to their array of delicious burgers- The Big Cheese a go!
57 Dominick St, Galway's Westend // order here
Feature image by Julia Dunin courtesy of Handsome Burger