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The best burgers in Basel

Going on a trip also means trying out local specialities – but sometimes all you want is a juicy burger. From a simple take-away to the luxury version: here’s where to find the best burgers in the city.

International, Mediterranean 

1777 Kaffee Restaurant Bar

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 261 77 77

1777 Kaffee Restaurant Bar is located at the heart of Basel's Old Town. Offering a wide choice of beverages and dishes, it is set in a stylish, urban venue with plenty of retro charm. Historical Sc...

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Union

American breakfast meets Swiss tradition at the Union restaurant on Stänzlergasse. Every Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy delicious local specialities and Stateside food until late in the afternoon.

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American 

Tender & Loins

Basel Regio

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Phone +41 61 633 30 20

The Tender & Loins Restaurant with its large south-facing terrace is located in the Stücki shopping centre and is very popular among families with children as asll as with business gu...

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International 

Mr. Pickwick Pub

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 281 86 87

English pub atmosphere. English sports live on the big screen, darts, music and fun. Wide choice of English/Irish beers and pub food. The place where people meet...

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International 

Les Gareçons

Basel Messe

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Phone +41 61 681 84 88

Central location close to the Basler Messe with impressive ambience in the historical rooms of the German railway station. The fresh and creative crossover cuisine promises culinary delicacies...

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International 

Paddy Reilly's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 281 33 36

"Basel’s Paddy Reilly’s is the ideal place to visit; featuring a mixture of the traditional & the modern with a lively atmosphere seven nights a week. Conveniently located at Heuwaage, five min...

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Rhyschänzli Buvette

The Rhyschänzli buvette is located right next to the imposing facade of the Kaserne (former barracks) and, among other things, serves a delicious caipirinha and quince ice cream.

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American 

Papa Joe's

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 2259394

American restaurant and Caribbean cocktail bar. Tropical cocktails, fajitas, stuffed potatos and real burgers, Californian wine and hot desserts. Fun and food at its best...

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International 

Brasserie Baselstab Mövenpick

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 261 31 00

"Market–fresh brasserie dishes, seasonal salad and antipasti buffet or Mövenpick classics like “Zürcher Geschnetzeltes” with “Rösti” and a rich offering for breakfast....

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International 

Cantina Don Camillo

Basel Messe

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Phone +41 61 693 05 07

Creative cuisine in the post-industrial atmosphere of the old warteck brewery. Warm temperature invites you to enjoy the most beautiful rooftop terrace of Basel...

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French, Italian, Mediterranean 

Ristorante Coccodrillo

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 262 33 36

The Coccodrillo Ristorante is located  in the heart of Basel and invites you to take a culinary trip through a diversity of flavours. At Coccodrillo, enjoy the cosy and convivial  atmo...

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International, Regional 

Nomad Bar Eatery

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 690 91 60

The heart of Nomad is its lively Eatery. International dishes are served on the long wooden tables from early till late. The bar invites "urban nomads" to linger a while and enjoy inventive cocktai...

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Italian 

Veranda Pellicanò

Basel Regio

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Phone +41 61 311 55 00

The "Birsköpfli" is one of the most pleasant parkland areas in the Basel region. Designed in the style of an Italian beach house, the Veranda Pellicanò contributes to the area's relaxed atmosphere....

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Homelike, Traditional fare 

Aeschenplatz

Basel Hauptbahnhof

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Phone +41 61 271 38 55

Enjoy typical Basel specialities, but also the famous juicy steaks of the Restaurant Aeschenplatz. The cosy chimney hall in the basement invites to a relaxed feast and in summer the garden is nicel...

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American, International, Mediterranean 

L'UNIQUE

Basel Zentrum

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Phone +41 61 261 62 62

Good food and cool drinks in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere – surrounded by original artworks and collectors’ pieces of rock stars and other legends...

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