Ridiculously Creative Burgers in WNY


Photo x Amy Suchodolski

Updated July 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.


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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


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.


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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.


Photo x Rock Burger

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.


Photo x Stack Burger


Stack Burger’s “Rodeo Burger”

1506 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna NY 14218


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.


Photo x Stooges

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~

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