Updated January 2019
Sure you’ve indulged in a perfectly cooked, amazingly juicy burger…but wait til you get a load of these. Get ready to meet the burgers that combine creativity, heaven, and a little bit of insanity. Here’s 11 ridiculously creative burgers in WNY that you *HAVE* to try.
Allen Burger Venture’s “Chick Pea Chole Burger”
175 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201
It’s not too often that you find a burger joint with a Vegan option like this, let alone a good one. Topped with a coriander serrano yogurt and placed on a brioche roll, this burger has all the flavors of the familiar Middle Eastern food falafel- and it is absolutely delicious.
Colter Bay’s “Split Rock Burger”
561 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
Horseradish on a burger may not be the craziest thing on this list, but turns out it’s pretty darn good. Add to that a juicy ground beef patty cooked to perfection, caramelized onion, braised short rib, white cheddar cheese, and arugula. DELISH.
Griffon Gastropub’s “Kangaroo Burger”
5445 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
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Yes, kangaroo. This kangaroo patty is piled high with lettuce, tomato, bacon, warm goat cheese, a fried egg, savory sauce, and fried onions on a bun. It will leave you with quite the pouch for the rest of the night, but it’s SO worth it. Get it, like a kangaroo pouch? Lmao.
Doc Sullivan’s “Hole in One”
474 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220
There’s literally a volcano hole in this burger erupting with bacon mac & cheese, queso, fries, and spicy ketchup. A freakin’ VOLCANO HOLE. Just take look at their Instagram and you’ll understand why Doc Sullivan’s is THE place to go for an insane burger. Also, triple points for presentation.
Grover’s “Cheeseburger Soup”
9160 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051
Don’t feel like eating a burger the traditional way? Great, because you use a spoon to eat this burger. Just make sure you bring an empty stomach and cash to this old school burger joint (there is an ATM but it charges a pretty hefty fee. Don’t say we didn’t warn you). And FYI – the “liquid cheeseburger” has been approved by the one and only Guy Fieri.
Juicy Burger Bar’s “Poutine Burger”
1 Buffalo St, Hamburg, NY 14075
You’ve had burgers and fries, but what about poutine on burgers? Adding gravy and mozzarella curds takes things to a whole new level. Perks of living near Canada amirite.
Rock Burger’s “The Cheesecake Wonder”
328 Niagara St #2, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Talk about creative burgers, this one gets a 10/10 in the “Most Unique” department. Picture this: sweet, cheesy goodness stuffed inside savory juicy beef. Now top that off with some bacon and strawberry glaze. Woof.
SoHo Burger Bar’s “Red Hot Chili Burger”
64 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202
This baby is a people’s choice fav at SoHo. Get ready for a spicy kick to your burger with some jalapeño compote along with roasted tomato and aged cheddar. And have a napkin ready in case, you know, tears.
Stack Burger’s “Rodeo Burger”
1506 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna NY 14218
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This creative burger is just one of many at this little dive. Topped with onion, house-made loganberry (yes, LOGANBERRY), and brown sugar bbq sauce, this burger has a burst of unique flavors in every bite. 5/5 stars. 6/5 for the use of loganberry.
Stooges’ “Taco On a Bun”
2 Pine St, Lockport, NY 14094
Yes, you read that correctly. Forget the bag. This new stuffed burger bar will keep the juicy meat you love on the outside, stuffing the inside with your favorite taco ingredients: olives, salsa, sour cream, hot sauce, & cheese. You get the best of both worlds in every bite~
Vizzi’s “Cajun Burger”
967 Kenmore Ave Buffalo, New York
This little ole cash-only bar/restaurant is said to have the best burgers in town, and the Cajun Burger is a shining example as to why. Want a taste of New Orleans in burger form? Here ya go. This burger is huge and definitely a mouthful of zest, don’t say we didn’t warn yaaaaaa