The Burgermeister was one of my first regular places in Berlin: It was close enough to work that it made a nice lunch place, and they serve up honest grub for an okay price.
They used good meat, had a sensible selection of toppings and the fries were nice and greasy. The food was solid, though not as earth-shattering as the hype wants you to believe.
Unfortunately, they somehow became a standard item on the tourist itinerary. At which point we stopped going for lunch – the burger is still solid, but not worth giving up 30 minutes of your lunch break for.
If you’re in the area and find a short queue, it’s still worth a try. No need to treck out there just for the burger, though: The current hype has more to do with the hip location – a former toilet house beneath the subway line – and the proximity to tourist-laden Schlesisches Tor station.
Supposedly queues are shorter at their second location at Kottbusser Tor, so you may give that a try instead.
Practical Details: Burgermeister Schlesisches Tor
- Oberbaumstraße 8, 10997 Berlin
- U Schlesisches Tor
- Open: Thu-Thu 11:00-03:00, Fri 11:00-04:00, Sat 12:00-04:00, Sun 12:00-03:00
- Over the counter sales, takeaway
Practical Details: Burgermeister Kottbusser Tor
- Skalitzer Straße 136
- U Kottbusser Tor
- Open: Mon-Thu 11:00-03:00, Fri 11:00-04:00, Sat 12:00-04:00, Sun 12:00-03:00
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