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Only Burger

3710 Shannon Road, Suite 118, Durham, NC 27705
9199379377
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Ranked #7 of 637 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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  • English first
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Only Burger is the best place in Durham for burgers. We've been to Bull City Burgers and numerous bars and restaurants in the area (The Federal, Tyler's, James Joyce, Bull McCabes...), and nothing comes close to Only Burger for taste. We noticed that the menu got an update recently, moving the Frito Bandito Burger (our favorite) and some others that... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My office is in Durham but I am not that familiar with the local eateries yet. So when my Supervisor offered to buy lunch and suggested this place I was game to try. I ordered a Bacon cheeseburger with a fried eggs and fries...AMAZING!! As full as I was after probably half I had the desire to continue to eat.... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love Bull City Burgers, I liked my burger from the Federal quite a bit. Elevation has a decent burger. The top spot for me still goes to Only Burger. Its exactly what I want in a burger. Juicy, thick, tender beef that has flavor. toppings that add to the dish, not steal the show. Aside from one ordering hiccup,... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I've been trying to find the best burger in the triangle & I finally found it! The burger was so fresh & juicy. I had the Texan which is a burger topped with housemade brisket, pepper jack cheese, an onion ring, jalapeños & a spicy mayo. It was pure deliciousness! Also had fried pickle chips, best I've ever had! Staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was one of those times I read an online review and said "surely it can't be that good". Trust me, I'm a foody and it was rediculously good!! Get the onion rings! Also loved the fried green tomato burger. And they had Birch Beer. Felt like I was back in Jersey. So good!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you like fresh made, no frozen but really fresh made food, this is one of those few places hard to find, small but clean and friendly , excellent service and lied I said, FRESH cook food,I had the Texan and onion rings, the meat was real juicy and the brisket just delicious , onion rings crispy and really tasty,... More

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Wake Forest, Nc
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you want a really good burger, juicy, cooked the way you want it (medium rare for me and that is hard to get in NC), this is a great place. Beef is nicely flavored and you can order it many ways but I have found that topped with classically with cheese is great. Fries are hand cut and fairly... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The Only Burger has received a lot of great press and reviews so my wife and I had to check out the place. The burgers are Only OK, a long list of add-ons, but price to quality, the ratio doesn't work. Limited seating, stand up ordering, little service. Sorry, this was our last trip.

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Durham, North Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The burgers here are top notch, especially the more unusual choices such as the lamb sliders. The daily special is almost always an interesting concoction that's worth a try. Burgers seem smaller than comparable places in town (I'm talking about the regular burgers, not the sliders obviously) and it's pricey for a burger joint, though they use very high quality... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stopped by late on a recent Saturday afternoon with my son. He wanted to introduce me to his favorite burger place in Durham. He had the fried green tomato burger which was a burger with a fried egg, fried green tomato and pimento cheese. Crazy combination but it was very good. I had the slider trio with one cheese burger... More

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