6 Places to Get Burgers in Rhode Island
Ride out the winter with some of these creative twists on the American comfort food classic.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
Note: This has been updated from a previous version which was first published in February 2021.
From the familiar to the strange, these restaurants push the boundaries of what a burger is. Bite into a classes cheeseburger or try an inventive patty…pick your favorite in the battle of a delicious burger.
True to its name, Crazy Burger offers some wild twists on the classic burger along with options for every dietary need. Choose from options such as the Whassuppy Burger, where the beef patty is rubbed in fennel, sesame and wasabi and topped with brie cheese, onion rings and a wasabi-chipotle mayo, or the Chicken Chorizo Burger featuring ground chicken mixed with pepperoni and chorizo and topped with bacon, cheddar, caramelized onion and red pepper rings, all served on bolo. Sample one of their vegan options, like the Birdie Mae burger which blends soy-based tempeh with purple sticky rice, sweet potato and rosemary-pumpkin pesto grilled into a tortilla. Another favorite is the Luna-Sea burger, a freshly ground salmon-mixed-with-pistachio-pesto burger wrapped in phyllo dough and served with a side of orange-chipotle mayo (fun fact: this was one of the menu items featured in a 2012 episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”)
Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. You can also order online for pickup.
The details: 144 Boon St., Narragansett, 401-783-1810, crazyburger.com
Harry’s Bar and Burger
With two locations in Providence, Harry’s delicious, award-winning burgers are never far out of reach in the Creative Capital. Sold as sliders, each order comes with two small burgers plus the option to add a third. Try the M.O.A.B a.k.a. the Mother of All Burgers, which tops the Hereford beef patty with hickory-smoked bacon, hearty Portobello mushroom and fried onion rings for an additional crunch. Meanwhile, the Sloppy Harry Chili Burger combines a few American classics: hamburger, chili and sloppy Joe all in one. Grab a few extra napkins with this one! Wash it all down with one of their adults-only milkshakes.
Hours: Vary by location. You can also order online for take-out or delivery.
The details: “OG” Harry’s, 121 North Main St., Providence, 401-228-7437; Harry’s on the Hill, 301 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-228-3336, harrysbarburger.com
Chomp Kitchen and Drinks
Come to Chomp with an appetite because these burgers do not mess around. Forget everything you ever knew about burgers. Less surely is not more when you order the Stack burger, made with two patties and BBQ honey fried chicken, bacon, two kinds of cheese, special house sauce and finally, lettuce and tomato. Chomp also offers an array of fried chicken sandwiches, equally as decadent as their burger menu.
Hours: Vary by location. Pickup and delivery are also available at both.
The details: 117 Ives St., Providence, 401-537-7556; 440 Child St., Warren, 401-289-2324, chompri.com
Stanley’s Famous Hamburgers
Return to the classic burger at Stanley’s historic Central Falls eatery. This restaurant has been bringing Rhode Islanders comfort in burger form since 1932. Stanley’s offers all the tried-and-true favorites, like a bacon cheeseburger or a simple burger with lettuce and tomato, all for under $7. It’s truly a timeless classic.
Hours: Open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Online ordering is also available.
The details: 535 Dexter St., Central Falls, 401-726-9689, stanleyshamburgers.com
Providence Burger Bar
Build your own burger or choose from one of the many craft burger options at this Providence staple. If you’re feeling spicy, get the Buffalo Burger, made with buffalo coleslaw, bacon and a bleu cheese sauce to mellow out the heat. The Lone Star State burger brings some big Texas flavor to the smallest state with its BBQ pulled pork and crispy onion strings. While burgers are what they do best, the Providence Burger Bar also has cheesesteaks, hot dogs and burritos on the menu. Top it all off with a boozy milkshake.
Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Appy Hour is 3–5:30 p.m. Order online for pickup.
The details: 161 Douglas Ave., Providence, 401-246-7945, providenceburgerbar.com
Serving up mouthwatering burgers in the City By the Sea, Mission’s mission is to make you feel like family. Sample one of their house-ground beef burgers, like the Micky D Burger, an upscale version of the guilty pleasure fast-food sandwich, topped with diced onions, sweet pickles, mustard and ketchup. The Bacon Cheeseburger has all the classic burger fixings and features the homemade Mission sauce. Add a fried egg to any burger for just $1. Pick up one of their hot dogs too, like the Sauer Dog which has yellow mustard and sauerkraut. Pair your burgers and dogs with crispy, hand cut fries.
Hours: Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Order online for take-out.
The details: 58 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-324-5811, missionnpt.com