There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned burger and fries…except when it’s a specialty burger from one of these awesome restaurants in Virginia Beach. Of course, there’s seafood galore at the beach, but sometimes you just want a burger! Here’s a list of some truly delicious local options that are a must try if you can appreciate a good burger. Read through this list, try one or try them all and find your very own cheeseburger in paradise!
Repeal Bourbon & Burgers
Repeal takes pride in offering “a bourbon and burger experience”. With local ingredients, grass fed beef (or turkey if that’s more your style), and housemade kimchi, pickles and sauces, your taste buds are in for a treat with anything on the menu and their wide variety has something to suit every palate. Here are few of their intoxicating burgers to try:
If you’re from the New England area, you know that with this name, it must be good. Sink your teeth into this delectable surf and turf combo of a grass-fed beef patty, cheddar cheese, pan-fried lobster, lettuce, onion, tomato, and old bay chips.
This burger is a peanut butter and jelly like you’ve never had. Throw everything you know about this classic sandwich out the window and keep an open mind with this twist. The PB&J burger features VA peanut butter, a kick of sriracha jelly, and jalapeno candied bacon. If nothing else, this is one of those burgers you just have to try for the experience.
Where’s The Beef
The name says it all. This vegetarian friendly option gives those who prefer a veggie option something to enjoy too. The patty is made of black bean and corn, topped with cucumber, avocado, pea sprouts and a delectable garlic aioli sauce.
Gourmet burgers and local craft beers? Yes please! Whether you prefer to eat indoors our in the sunshine on the oceanfront, Lager Heads is a must stop on the boardwalk. If you’re up for a great burger and a brew with friends, this is the place to go.
3315 Atlantic Challenge
This challenge isn’t for the faint at heart or anybody just looking for a small bite to eat; this is the real deal. 3lb of 80/20 beef, 3 cheeses, 5 condiments and all the toppings. This challenge is named after the address of the restaurant, but you also only have 33 minutes and 15 seconds to devour the whole thing! Finish the whole meal in time and it’s free!
This is a new player in the Virginia Beach burger game, but up and coming! For great service and food with an Asian fusion, Oishii Burger is the place to go. Their menu features flavorful, crispy, katsu, pork belly, cabbage, deep fried Katsu Burgers, yatai, and Donburi.
Oishii Kakuni Burger
Talk about savory. This grass bed beef katsu burger is deep fried to perfection. This sandwich topped off with crispy pork belly, shredded cabbage, pickles, red onions, tomato, katsu sauce, and Japanese Kewpie mayo call for a one of a kind dining experience.
This is another burger option that takes some serious appetite to finish. This triple stack 100% grass fed beef burger is a meat lovers’ dream with pork, chicken, and crispy pork belly. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, ask for it topped off with a crab cake! While the meat is the real star of the show with the Sumo Special, there’s still the yummy cabbage, pickles, onions, tomatoes, Katsu sauce and kewpie to savor.
Did somebody say Wagyu? This ViBe District burger joint uses delicious Wagyu beef for all of their burgers. Their sweet potato waffle fries, fried pimento cheese, and blackened tuna bites are the perfect additions to their burger options.
The name of this burger gives you a hint of what it entails, but it’s not the full story. The house chili, avocado spread, jalapenos, fried tortilla strips, pepperjack cheese, and green chili aoli combine to make a burger that’s an awesome medley of spice and savor.
Barrel Burger Challenge
It wouldn’t really be a bucket list of burgers if I didn’t include all the meal challenges, would it? Tackle this Barrel Burger Challenge and you’re truly the champion. It includes three double bacon cheeseburgers, 1 aloha dog, 6 chicken tenders, chili cheese fries, and of course, a tasty rootbeer float to wash it all down with. Sounds simple enough, right?! Eat the whole thing in under an hour and it’s free!
Whether you do all the burger challenges or just looking for the perfect combination to satisfy your hunger for the day, one of these tasty options is sure to do the trick! Which of these will you try on your next Sandbridge Beach vacation?