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Must-Try: The 5 Best Local Bacolod Burgers To Satisfy Your Craving

Brighten up your day with various burger offerings from the City of Smiles!

By: Shanice Reyes | February 20, 2020
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Local Bacolod Burgers

From burger challenges to stabbed buns, here’s where you can find authentic Hiligaynon burgers in Bacolod.

When a burger craving comes over you, you just have to give in and get one—but of course, not just any burger, it has to be a well-constructed one. Skip the fast food burgers and be blown away with the art of creating and cooking a juicy beef patty and assembling fresh ingredients. The food scene in Bacolod is mainly dominated by grilled chicken and sweet desserts, but there are local burger joints that have to be included on the list of Bacolod's specials.

This list of local Bacolod burgers takes every ingredient into consideration—from the soft, equally crisp-edged buns, to the juicy and beefy patties, to the overall flavor of their sauce and cheese—so you can be sure that these places can satisfy your cravings! Check out some excellent local Bacolod burgers by reading this article!

1. American-style Burgers from Gunny’s All American Burger

Where: Door #1, Heritage Dormitory, CL Montelibano Drive, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City
Price range: PhP69 - PhP130

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You can customize your burger and choose the largeness of your meat from 100 grams up to 1 kilogram.

Image Source: Angelica Shanice Reyes

This is probably the closest you’re going to get to an American burger in Bacolod. Gunny’s All American Burger serves authentic American-style burgers and good old-fashioned sides. The place is owned by retired U.S. Marine Corps agent Gene Jackson, who got all the recipes from his mother in North Carolina. Since it is close to a university, the prices of the burgers are affordable without sacrificing their quality. They have a “secret” menu, but for starters, their charcoal flame-grilled burger is the crowd favorite.

How to get to Gunny’s All American Burger: If you are at South Ceres Terminal, cross the street and board a Shopping La Salle-Central Market PUV. Then, ask the driver to drop you off across Eclipse Gym. Once you get off, enter the street to your right and walk a few meters to find the Heritage Dormitory. Gunny’s All American Burger is located on the left side of the building.

2. The Pork Barrel Burger from Das Burgery

Where: Door 4-B Monfort Motors Building, Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod City
Price range: PhP80 - PhP230

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They use natural ingredients to give customers the perfect burger experience.

Image: Das Bürgery Facebook Page

Das Burgery prides itself in not taking any shortcuts when making quality burgers. With every bite, you will know that the beef patties are made from premium beef cuts that are freshly ground, and natural ingredients that are hand-picked carefully. Chomp on their most wanted burger: The Pork Barrel (PhP160), which consists of all-beef patty with cheddar cheese, bacon strips, organic lettuce and tomato, and the house’s special sauce. If you want a proper cheat meal, this is the place to sin.

How to get to Das Burgery: Along Lacson Street, ride a Bata-Libertad PUV bound north. Get off at BPI Mandalagan Branch. From there, you will find Das Burgery beside the bank.

3. Stabbed Burgers from Chef Marquin's Burgerhouse Bacolod PH

Where: 18th Street, Palms 1, Bacolod City
Price range: PhP150 - PhP350

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Chef Marquino’s burgers provide customers with layer upon layer of gastronomic experience.

Image: Chef Marquino burgerhouse Bacolod PH Facebook Page

Chef Marquino’s Burgerhouse has two words for you: stabbed burgers. When served, their burgers are skewered with a knife. Some burgers are even torched in front of you! This burger joint offers massive portions of meat and fillings that will make you struggle to take a bite. But once you do, the flavors will delight your taste buds.

How to get to Chef Marquino’s Burgerhouse: From North Ceres Terminal, hop on a Mandalagan-Libertad PUV and get off at Starbucks Lacson located at 18th Street. Once you get off, enter 18th street and walk going to Palms 1 (at the back of Shell Station) located at the left side of the street. Enter the food strip and you will find Chef Marquino’s to your right.

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4. Charlie's Burger from Roli’s Café

Where: Roli's Arcade, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City
Price range: PhP115 - PhP230

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Roli’s is a decent place to have a nice merienda (snack).

Image: Roli’s Café Website

Focusing only on really good beef and layers of fresh vegetables with simple sides, Charlie’s Burger at Roli’s Café is a classic bun and patty experience. Roli’s holds the crown for many of the city’s best sandwiches and desserts, and its burger is up on the list of Bacolod’s specials. Its simplicity is the highlight of the preparation, but every bite of this burger would have you coming back time to time again.

How to get to Roli’s Café: Ride an Eroreco-Central Market PUV at the back of Puregold Central Market. Ask the driver to drop you off in front of Roli’s Arcade. Once you get off, cross the street to find the café’s entrance.

5. 5-Minute DBB Challenge Burger from Dalum Balay Burger

Where: 481 Corner Malaspina Street, B.S. Aquino Drive, Villamonte, Bacolod City
Price range: PhP70 - PhP270

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If you’re a hungry newbie, try their DBB Massive All In for just PhP270.

Image Source: Raymund Ryan

Dalum Balay Burger is immensely popular with the locals, especially the “5-minute DBB Challenge.” The challenge: devour a massive burger with iced tea and a side of fries in just five minutes, and your meal will be free. But this might be too easy for someone who’s been craving burgers all week. Besides the challenge, they have a wide array of mouth-watering choices to satisfy that burger fantasy.

How to get to Dalum Balay Burger: From Burgos Public Market, get on a San Agustin-Central Market PUV in front of Negros Grace Pharmacy. Then, ask the driver to drop you off at Villamonte Pedicab Station. Ride a pedicab and tell the driver to bring you to Dalum Balay Burger at 481 Corner Malaspina Street.

Now you know where to get your cravings sated, head to these burger joints and whet that appetite!
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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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