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Burgers in the Burg

Burgers in the Burg

by Sarita Rao 6 min. 21.09.2019 From our online archive
Where to grab a patty in the city, and reader recommendations for their favourite burger joints.
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In need of some comfort food as the days get cooler? Burgers are so much more than a beef patty here in the Grand Duchy, so explore Luxembourg City's burger joints and fill up your fuel tank. Vegetarian? Fear not, there are plenty of burger options for you too. 

Reader recommendations

The first time we ran this article, our readers told us we'd missed some of the best burger places both in the burg (Luxembourg City) and some that were worth going out of town for. 

Mr Dixon - Luxembourg City
One commentator says: “Nice burgers, cold beer, great staff....what more to ask for?” A popular lunchtime venue in the old town, American-style diner Mr Dixon located on rue des Bains, has a Facebook page but no menu or its own posts, so you’ll just have to go and try the burgers in person.

Oscar's Bar Grund
Classic, chilli or veggie, you can snaffle up a burger with a choice of toppings including blue cheese, guacamole, fried egg or roasted red onions in this Grund establishment open Monday to Saturday noon to 1am and Sunday noon to 9pm.

Crossfire – Luxembourg City   
This Nordic sportsbar has been flagged by readers as a great place to grab a burger. You can choose from the Jack Daniel with Crossfire’s own special sauce, the Hot Philly with a spicy bell pepper sauce, or the even hotter Hot Diablo.  Vegetarians can try out the Halloumi and Falafel burgers whilst fish lovers should try a la Plaice. It’s a good place to catch a sports match too.

Cafe Bel Air – Belair
Just outside the city limits, the cafe's Facebook page has The Muppets Swedish chef smacking his lips in approval of the menu. Reviewers give it praise on high for its burgers and convivial atmosphere. It has veggie-burger options too. 

Out of town

Lou’s Diner – Beidweiler
Readers cannot get enough of this retro American diner just north of Junglinster in Beidweiler, which serves up 100% beef patties in crusty white rolls. Burgers are made to order with fresh ingredients and served with home-made sauces and crispy fries. If you fancy something different the owners recommend Lou’s Taco Dog or Chicken Parm. It also has 140 spaces on its summer terrace and 70 on its winter one.

Flux – Hierheck
If you’re in the Sûre region you can check out Flux which offers pure Angus beef patties but also vegetarian options, and in summer often has a food truck at the beaches of Insenborn. One reviewer says you’ll get gourmet burgers at McDonald’s prices, whilst several others love the fact you can create your own burger choosing your toppings.

Schräinerei – Differdange
You wouldn’t expect anything less than a Minett Burger when you’re in the Red Rock region, and this one comes with cheddar, spicy salami, lettuce and a special sauce. If you prefer to be meat-free, then try out the veggie option of grilled tofu, portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, rocket and garlic sauce. You can dine outside, or if you’re feeling lazy, they will deliver within the commune.

More city-side burger places

Snooze – Luxembourg City
You might feel like doing just that after you've been to American-style burger joint Snooze. Choose from beef, chicken, fish and veggie – there’s even a low-carb burger (an oxymoron, maybe). Snooze has a staggering list of sauces and a good selection of sides. Open all day from 11am with late night opening to 1am at the weekends.

Lux'burgers – Gare/ Bonnevoie
Pun aside, this small, family friendly burger place is only open on weekday lunchtimes and Friday nights. But it gets rave reviews on its Facebook page if you can get a seat inside. Look out for burger-and-wine and burger-and-beer nights.

Brooklyn Bar – Luxembourg City
Open all day until 1am weekdays, midnight Saturdays (closed Sundays), this is your chance to finally find out "why the chicken crossed the road" – to jump between iceberg lettuce, cheddar and mushrooms in this establishment's burger of the same name. Swap burgers for ribs or dogs (guess that answers a lot of animal-road-crossing questions).

Independent Cafe - Luxembourg City
Organic burgers and craft beers make the centrally located 'Indies' a hit with many. Open Monday to Thursday from 7am until midnight and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Urban bar & restaurant – Luxembourg City (and Belval)
For something different, try a pulled pork burger and a side of loaded fries, with jalapeno, cheddar, guacamole, and cream. Vegetarians can try the quinoa-chickpea-beetroot patty with a side of sweet potato crisps and skinny fries. 

Beet – Luxembourg City
Vegans and the health conscious can enjoy Beet’s extensive burger menu offering vegetable or crispy patties topped with vegan mayo, bio ketchup, pesto, vegan cheese and home-made fermented chilli, all served in white or brown organic buns.

Buvette – Rotondes
Open to 3am on Fridays and complimented with DJ sets and concerts, try out the house burgers. Also open Monday to Saturday until 1am and late on Sundays when an event is planned. You can find out more about events and the menu on their Facebook page.

Hitch – Limpertsberg
Maybe not gourmet, bur it's a reliable burger joint, and if you need a night out, then it has a late bar and disco at weekends. Check out the Black Salmon burger served in a black bun, or the red hot chilli burger for a bit of a kick. Open late on Monday to Saturday.

Five Guys – Luxembourg City
If you've had your fill of Quick and Burger King, but wanted something fast and easy for the kids, Five Guys at 55 Avenue de la Gare, can at least supply hot sauces and relishes, and a side of Cajun fries with your burger, veggie burger or kosher hot dog. Open every day of the week. 

Burgers from a truck

Some of the best burgers come on four wheels. Check out our article on food trucks to discover where you can find StrEATchef, FoodRiders, Burger and co, The Karavan, and L'Atelier du Gourmet. 

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