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6.3.2014 | Restaurants

Top Burgers

Top Burgers

Where to find the best burgers in Tallinn, as suggested by locals.

 

A good burger has good meat, fresh buns, and uses quality ingredients. It’s not to be overcooked. The fries on the side are just as important. Are they crispy? And what about sauce? We asked local burger lovers where they go to satisfy their burger cravings. Here is what they told us.

Vesivärava Grill

About 80% of the Tallinn locals we asked mentioned Vesivärava Grill. Why – well the burgers are grilled and enormous. Located right next to a café of the same name, Vesivärava Grill has nine different kinds of burgers on the menu, as well as a chicken burger and a veggie burger.

Vesivärava 42, Tallinn

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R-18 Väike Resto

Väike Resto is the latest addition to the Tallinn burger scene and offer a burger-only menu as well as pulled pork sandwich and chicken fillet burger. For a restaurant that is located in Town Hall Square, the prices remain reasonable. Be sure to check the board for daily specials, which often include a burger with fries and sauce of your choice, otherwise, you have order each separately. Väike Resto scores bonus points for their house made mayonnaise (tarragon, mustard, chilli, or aioli) as well as guacamole, blue cheese cream, or BBQ sauce.

Raekoja plats 18, Tallinn

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Mack Bar-B-Que

This is the place to come for a hamburger that is almost the size of your plate. Mack Bar-B-Que’s hamburgers are just as you would get in America: grilled and overflowing with toppings. Choose between a salad or fries on the side. The burger menu also boasts a southern fried chicken burger, pulled pork sandwich, and a pulled chicken burger.

Tartu mnt 63, Tallinn

Rocca al Mare Shopping Centre

Paldiski mnt 102, Tallinn

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Late night burger munchies

Tommi Grill – Open until 7am seven days a week. Tatari 64, Tallinn

Söögiplats – Open 24hrs. Tatari 1, Tallinn

McDonald’s – Open until 4am Fridays and Saturdays. Viru 24, Tallinn Old Town

Tommi Grill Metro– Open until 2am Fridays and Saturdays. Viru väljak 2 (Metro Plaza), Tallinn 

Other local favourites:

NYC Piano Bar – Small burger menu including a salmon burger and a chicken burger. They also offer sliders or mini burgers in orders of four or eight.

Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn Old Town 

NYNY – One burger on the menu, served with remoulade sauce and steakhouse fries. Kentmanni 4 / Sakala 10, Tallinn

Fish & Wine – While you wouldn’t expect a fish restaurant to have burgers, but we heard from a few locals that the burger is excellent – it is served with aioli and fries. Harju 1, Tallinn Old Town

Goodwin Steakhouse – If you are hungry, this popular Tallinn steakhouse serves a 500g burger with all the fixings. Viru 22, Tallinn Old Town

Estburger – Located right behind the Harju street skating rink, Estburger offers a lengthy burger menu. The burgers are everything you would expect from a burger kiosk, but as snack after an afternoon of skating, why not. We recommend asking for the sauce on the side, and try the onion rings instead of the fries. They were some of the best in town. Harju 40a, Tallinn Old Town 

Dereku Burger

This popular Saaremaa burger joint had a brief stint in Tallinn with a location near the Port. Tallinn locals were very enthusiastic about Dereku Burger, but now you have an excuse to go and visit them in Kuressaare on the island of Saaremaa.

Kuressaare Turg, Tallinna mnt 5 Kuressaare

 

Opening soon: Estonian Burger Factory

The brains and some say the talent behind the popular Vesivärava Grill are going to open a new burger joint in Tallinn under the name Estonian Burger Factory. Location is yet to be determined, but we will keep you posted via Facebook and Twitter.

TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV

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