The Terrific Burgers of Davao City

Dabawenyos love their burgers.

And they’re not content to just get their burgers from any fastfood joint. Gourmet burger shops have been popping up all over the city to satisfy this mad craving. To stay ahead of the competition, these burger places often have something unique and distinct that make them stand out from the rest.

I like burgers, but I’m not a big meat eater. So the task of checking out all these joints was a bit daunting.

It took me a long time to try out all of them, but good thing my husband and friends are burger fans and this gave them the perfect excuse to tag along and go to their favorite burger joints nearly every weekend.

In no particular order, here’s seven of the best burger joints in Davao City.

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Riley Simon Grilled Burger and Ribs

Riley Simon makes some of the best burgers in the city, but they are better known for their ribs. The patty is thick, big (six inches in diameter!), and juicy. The veggies are always fresh, and the finished sandwich itself is always flavorful.

It’s big. I mean, really big. I could hardly finish the RS junior burger (P70) and I haven’t even tried their giant burger yet – out of sheer fear of its size, I admit, since this Goliath can serve up to four.

As I mentioned above, they’re also known for their tender, flavorful, smoked-grilled ribs. Kids in particular love their cheesy fries, which is crispy and cheesy at the same time.

They have two branches: one on Mabini Street, Marfori Subdivision, and another along Quimpo Boulevard, Ecoland Subdivision.

Bob’s Burger Palace

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I had a hard time finding this restaurant. It claims to have the best burgers in Davao, and this hole in the wall takes pride in the fact that their burgers are pure and unadulterated. People who like their patties medium rare have sung praises about how you can really taste the meat; they only use salt and pepper to flavor their patties and nothing else.

What else they’re known for: Bob’s uses real dill pickles with their burgers, good onion rings, and one of the few places in Davao that serves pancakes or French toast for breakfast for less than P100.

You can find them inside the Habana compound along Rizal Street.

Gino’s Burger Joint

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