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Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Company

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Zaehringerstrasse 28 | 8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 21 312 24 04
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2016

One of the driest hamburgers I have had in a long time. We ordered, sat down, and two minutes later the meal was delivered. Fries were ok.

1 Thank Monika M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Ok but not great. Best described as a student hang out. Fast service, don't expect any veg. Place was fairly busy.

1 Thank briyap
Watford, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

It's not cheap in Switzerland but this place is excellent value for money. We ordered a meal at the counter and sat down the meal came out within 5 minutes. It was a huge burger, a lot of chips and a soft drink for 20 Swiss francs we upgraded to beer / wine for 3 Swiss francs. Very enjoyable.

Thank Lorraine D
North Palm Beach, Florida
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

After a couple of weeks eating Italian and German food, we were dying for a simple hamburger. Holy Cow was sort of a cure. The problem is that they put some spices on the burger, or in the beef, that makes it taste like a hot dog. My advice to them is to keep it simple. A hamburger is ground... More 

Thank DemandingGuest
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry but my burger smelled overwhelmingly like a cheap hot dog and tasted horrible! It had some weird seasoning. I don't know what people see in this place but I hated it.

Thank Shannon G
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I consider myself to be a bit of burger gourmet! That being said, I'd say this place is a good "fast food" burger joint - two notches better than McDonalds/Burger King because of the locally sourced ingredients You can't compare it to the likes of Burger & Lobster OR Patty & Bun BUT it's a good go-to-choice when you want... More 

Thank marwanf
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We had been traveling all day long and were looking for a quick but filling dinner. Came across Holy Cow right by our hotel for the night. We both had the double burgers menus they offer, which were more than enough food. Super tasty, nice meat, very nice with the option of buying extra toppings (I had the avocado mash,... More 

Thank MarieSKw
Pune, India
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Friendly staff and really exceptional burgers at a decent (for Zurich) price made this a place we actually revisited during our short stay here. It's self-service, with canteen style seating inside and some benches outside for the rare days when the sun is out. Good, boutique beers are also served, adding to the experience

Thank ApurvNagpal
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Especially if you are coming from a country bordering Switzerland, this is pricey. But for central Zurich, 15.90 CHF for a meal is as good as it gets. This burger is of way higher quality and more filling than local kebab shops or McDonalds meals (which will come out to about the same price). Burger and fries are fresh and... More 

Thank Michael C
New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Zurich is expensive so $16-$20 for a burger and fries is not unexpected. As it was my first night in town and feeling a bit jet lagged, I wanted something quick and easy and Holy Cow! did not disappoint. I ordered the basic Big Cheese burger and left satisfied. I recommend if you are looking for something quick and filling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zaehringerstrasse 28 | 8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 24 04
Holy Cow! Is about fresh, nutritious, and tasty locally produced home made food that is cooked in front of your eyes and served to you in minutes in a fresh and fun environment. All burger ingredients are freshly prepared every day using only use the best locally sourced Swiss meat and vegetable products. Every single burger served is cooked to order. At this time we do not take reservations, however there is plenty of seating so come on by!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?