It may seem odd now but once upon a time, Sydney didn't really have a burger scene. Then came Mary's, Dan Hong's Lotus cheeseburger and Chur Burger. Not long after there were countless imitators and even more innovators.

Now burgers are everywhere. They're on cafe menus, at the bar in fine diners, and in just about every second food truck that's ever rolled onto a Sydney street. Style-wise it may look all over the place with wild specials, attention seeking ingredients and even more ridiculous names but all the basics are classic American. Beetroot, eggs, defrosted patties and sesame buns are relics now, now it's all about milk buns, American cheese, house-ground patties and special sauce.

Whether they're classically American, stacked like fatty Jenga towers or filled with experiments, here's where to find the best in town.

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Five Points Burgers

Do it like the New Yorkers do with the help of Tomislav Martinovic.

124 Walker Street (enter via Berry Street)
North Sydney NSW 2060

Chur Burger

So popular, it's gone interstate.

48 Albion St
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Eat Burgers

A cult burger joint down South.

43 Gerrale Street
Cronulla NSW 2230