Beef me up, Scotty: Five great burger places in Copenhagen

Beef me up, Scotty: Five great burger places in Copenhagen

I love burgers! Do you, too? If so, you’ve come to the right place! I’m on a constant exploring mission to find delicious burgers all around Copenhagen, and I have a couple more on my “to try” list. But for now, here are five of my favorite burger places! What are yours? Which ones did I miss or should I try next? Share in the comments below!


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What can I say, Halifax is my favorite burger place in Copenhagen. The variety they offer simply can’t be beat – build your own burger with a bun (classic or whole grain), patty (classic beef, chicken or a vegetarian option of either chickpea or green pea patties), style, sides and sauces. The possibilities are endless! My personal favorite is the Mexican style burger with guacamole and a spicy salsa, for which I like to choose the green pea patty. Another great combination is the Tokyo burger, topped with an Asian coleslaw and a spicy miso sauce – I recommend the chicken for this. Their homemade remoulade sauce is absolutely fantastic!

Four locations in the city (Trianglen Østerbro, Nørreport, Forum Frederiksberg, and city center) – burgers DKK 120-140 (incl. sides and dips) – takeaway and delivery –

Vesterbro’s Originale Burgerrestaurant


Located in an old sauna, this place on funky Istedgade is definitely worth a visit. Great burgers, I recommend the classic “Den Originale” with cheddar and bacon. Major plus in my book: they have curly fries! I don’t know why, but they just taste so much better than their boring, straight cousins. They also make their own ketchup, which is absolutely fantastic.

Istedgade 34-36, Vesterbro – burgers DKK 85-89, side orders DKK 15-35 –

Haché Gourmet Burgers

With two restaurants in Copenhagen, Haché have definitely made a name for themselves and their tasty burgers. Their Nørreport restaurant has a sort of industrial, low-key charme, but the friendly staff makes up for what some might perceive as a lack of coziness. Their burgers are prime, with limousine beef patties and great homemade sauces. The barbecue burger is highly recommended. They are also famous for their deep-fried Mars bars, but I have to say, I’m not a fan. They have special lunch offers, too. (see my full review here)

Two locations (Nørreport, Valby) – burgers DKK 100, side orders DKK 35 – takeaway and delivery –

Cocks & Cows

The – admittedly unusual – name of the two restaurants stands for cocktails and burgers, which is what they are known for. I’ve only been in the one on Gammel Strand, which I absolutely loved. I really liked the atmosphere – you’re seated either in American-style booths along the wall, or at one of the long massive wooden tables with benches. Their cocktails are delicious and quite strong, and the burgers are oh-so-nom! I highly recommend their Sweet American bread, which comes branded with their logo and adds a really nice flavor. They are really milking their name theme, from the cocktail names to the signs on the bathroom doors that say “cocks” and “cows”. I recommend that you book a table in advance.

Two locations (Gammel Strand, Rådhuspladsen) – burgers DKK 89-129, sides DKK 29, sauces DKK 12 – takeout and delivery –

XO Burgers and Steaks


We tried this place out on a weeknight, as it’s conveniently located right across the street from Palads movie theater, where we had tickets for later that night. Online portals such as Yelp have some mixed reviews, but I think the place actually offers a very good burger experience! Their interior is very nice, American style with cozy leather booths and a nice color scheme. The staff was very friendly, and our food was served very quickly (but we ate early so it wasn’t very busy). I tried the English style burger with HP sauce and sunny side up egg, and it was very good. Very nice meat, cooked to perfection. Worth mentioning are the potato wedges – real, big, oven baked wedges, from real potato, nicely seasoned and going great with their chili mayo. Yum!

Axeltorv 3 (across the street from Palads) – DKK burgers 99-159, sides DKK 30, sauces DKK 10 –

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10 thoughts on “Beef me up, Scotty: Five great burger places in Copenhagen”

  • Great post, I’m all about burgers! Have you tried Grillen Nørrebro on Nørrebrogade? Delicious burgers (my favourite is the Fully Loaded with bacon, fancy cheese, caramelized onions and some kind of delicious sauce. They also have curly fries and they are amazing. Their weekday lunch special is fantastic, only 69 DKK for burger, fries and dip, and 29 DKK for a soda. The only one I’ve tried on your list is Vesterbro Burger, and it was really good too – my chef bf was obsessed with the homemade ketchup. I want to try more burger places here, but I’m too addicted to the Fully Loaded! :)

    • Hi Caroline, Grillen Nørrebro is definitely on my list – the Fully Loaded burger sounds awesome! And I agree with your boyfriend, the ketchup at Vesterbro’s Originale is delicious!

  • My boyfriend and I (mostly my boyfriend haha) have also been on the hunt for the best burger in Copenhagen for like a year! So far the top one has been Cafe Molka near Forum station until the past weekend when we went to Copenhagen Street Food and tried the burger there! So great.

  • such a great post, thanks a lot for that. Looking forward to visit Copenhagen early next year, and having a boyfriend addicted to burgers I need to make sure I find a proper spot :D

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