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Only Burger

4.5

3710 Shannon Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 937-9377
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Photo of Paul Seeds Paul Seeds
Jul 17, 2019 5

Maybe the best casual burger joint in Durham... Seating is limited, but worth waiting. If you are expecting a cheap burger this is not the place. A typical burger, fries, drink is pushing $20. That said, I have been coming here probably once a month for the last 8 years or so. No plans to stop. :)

Photo of Benjamin Oechsli Benjamin Oechsli
Aug 14, 2019 5

When you want the best burger around, this is the only burger that should come to mind. With options for every pallette, including vegetarian and vegan options, Only Burger will blow your taste buds away with juicy burgers and simple-but-perfectly-cooked fries.

Photo of Kevin Kevin
Jul 20, 2019 5

A delicious burger joint with amazing fried food. I enjoyed the burgers we tried quite a bit, but the fried sides were by far my favorite part. The fried pickles and bacon wrapped macaroni and cheese were especially good. I definitely recommend trying the fried sampler to get a taste of a couple of different sides.

Photo of J P J P
Jun 19, 2019 5

Small burger joint and big on customer service imo. The menu is straightforward and easy to read. The staff is friendly and they keep the place clean. I enjoy the fries and fried green tomatoes. Worth a visit.

Photo of Louis Costanzo Louis Costanzo
Jun 23, 2019 5

Great burgers, try the fried green tomato slider. These may be the best fries in the area. Craft beers in cans are reasonably priced. Seating area is rather small, but to-go orders are most common.

Photo of Mikayla Myers Mikayla Myers
Jun 12, 2019 4

Burgers were decent and fries supremely thin. also tried the mac and cheese deep fried squares which were superb! Loved the vintage 50s theme complete with counter seats and glass bottles of soda. Got a chilli cheese burger with fritos and that was good! Just overall not as good as a 5 Guys Burger and lacking a little.

Photo of Sean Harrison Sean Harrison
Feb 25, 2019 4

The burger was amazing – just a single with everything, hold the onions. The fries were excellent. Only problem: They didn't hold the onions! thankfully the memory of onions on the burger isn't a problem for me, but some people really can't have them so they should pay a little better attention to the order. But the burger and fries really were outstanding in the end.

Photo of KIA Graves KIA Graves
Apr 6, 2019 5

Words cant express how much I LOVE Only Burger!! I've been going here for almost 10 years and the owner and his family are the most amazing people!! Sweet, Humble and Fun!! They have the best burgers and their chili cheese fries are my favorite of ALL time!!

Photo of Jo Wilson Jo Wilson
Jun 11, 2019 5

Had the bacon&blue burger. Small fries with it is plenty of fries. They also sell beer and have some outdoor seating. About $16 for the burger, fries and beer. Well worth it:)

Photo of Dr Lady Smith Dr Lady Smith
May 26, 2019 4

I visited this restaurant, because of a referral. It's a tight squeeze, fast paced, burger spot. The burger (ket, must, shredded let, tomato) was pretty good. I didn't care for the fries (very thin sliced fried potatoes). Overall, a good meal. I would visit again, if I'm on that side of town...

Photo of Buddy Cox Buddy Cox
Jul 18, 2020 3

Placed an online order for a Baja burger, selected two medium rare patties, per website instructions, order reflected Beef x1 Beef x1 under the third burger I ordered, indicating two patties, with no other changes, however, after driving to pick up the order and returning home, it was discovered that not only was there only one patty on the burger but all of the other toppings in the description were on the burger. Called the store and was offered nothing for resolution. Very disappointed and would highly recommend going completely through your order, including unwrapping the burgers, to insure the order is correct.

Photo of Jon Day Jon Day
Mar 10, 2019 5

Solid burger joint, we had the frito bandits and the Carolina burger with Chili Cheese Fries. Fries were absolutely top notch, burger was better than good but not great, maybe something with the bun.. Overall 4.7 review earns you 5 stars, and I’m sure I’ll be here again.

Photo of Evan Clendening Evan Clendening
Feb 24, 2019 5

I was invited to come here and knew I heard the name before. When I stepped in it clicked that I had seen the food truck before. I tried the fried green tomato burger with pimiento cheese and and an egg. It was so good it was a blur i ate it so fast. They sell great comfort food and will go back to try other things.

Photo of S R S R
Mar 11, 2020 5

These burgers are SO good. One of the best burgers I’ve had. I’m from CA too and these are way better than In-n-out. I usually dislike trying new restaurants because I’m a picky eater..i need everything to be fresh, authentic, natural, homemade-tasting which most restaurants lack. I am blown away by this place! I loved the sauces as well, they taste house-made. The beef is certified & grass fed. I’m not a huge fan of turkey burgers...I took a bite of my daughter’s turkey burger and I was surprised how good it was too. It taste close enough to beef. Must try the food here :)

Photo of Maggie Fisher Maggie Fisher
Feb 29, 2020 4

I enjoyed the burger. They had some more unique topping options. I just got sharp cheddar, tomato, lettuce, and pickle. I did not like the fries. The prices were higher than expected. Sadly, I was told they no longer sell ice cream sandwiches.

Photo of Kirk Bryson Kirk Bryson
Nov 29, 2019 5

Great tasting burgers. Lamb sliders are really good

Photo of Kenna Gonzalez Kenna Gonzalez
Dec 5, 2019 5

We love this place! The burgers are great! My husband loves the Greek lamb burger and fried green tomato burger. Try their fried green tomato slider and jalapeno poppers. They recently added an impossible meat option to their menu. It is life changing! I have not had a burger that good, since giving up meat. So satisfying. They also have a great selection of beers (cans and bottles only).

Photo of Wes Bolton Wes Bolton
Oct 27, 2019 4

Only Burger is still my favorite Burger spot and the meat and toppings are always of great quality. It's not as consistent as it used to be, but I still love the breakfast burger with the pimento cheese and fried green tomato. I also really like the bacon wrapped Mac and cheese, it's delicious! The fries are also perfect, and a I wash them down with a good Boylan soda. I like sitting outside and even though it's small inside, I can usually find a spot because it turns over quickly.

Photo of guyanesepocahontas . guyanesepocahontas .
Nov 10, 2019 5

My family and I went here this afternoon for a quick lunch and man let me tell you they delivered on all levels!!! The food was delicious and well executed. We will definitely be coming back. We tried the lamb, brisket and beef sliders along with the bacon blue burger, fries and onion rings...all was succulent!!! Please keep up the great work.

Photo of Sean Flynn Sean Flynn
Oct 4, 2019 5

Fantastic quick burgers for an exceptionally reasonable price. Good meat. Nice crispy fries. Optional beer in the fridge. It might not change your life but it'll change your standard for quick-service burgers.I'd opt for this instead of Five Guys every time.

Photo of JJ Shreders JJ Shreders
Jan 25, 2022 5

One of my favorite local burger joints. Build-your-own or try one of their great burger selections - you can't go wrong. I am especially a fan of the onion rings and fried pickles.

Photo of Patricia Cepeda Patricia Cepeda
Feb 5, 2022 5

Excellent onion rings, big, crunchy and golden with plenty of flavor. Just don't find them like that anywhere anymore. Also got the Deluxe Only Burger and added pickled jalapeños at the suggestion of one of the staff. Meat was good quality, everything very flavorful. I shared this one with my partner because we didn't know if we'd like it and I ended up regretting not getting my own.

Photo of Elizabeth M Elizabeth M
Feb 2, 2022 5

Only Burger is one of my all-time favorite places to get a burger and fries! This place has become a Durham institution! 🍔 The burgers are juicy and delicious. The fried pickles are thick, and I love the regular fries. The slider size burgers are perfect for kids. Their location only allows outdoor seating for now, but there’s always plenty of room. If you haven’t been here, you must check it out.

Photo of Leila Bridgeman Leila Bridgeman
Feb 19, 2022 5

My husband and I just got burgers which were very good (and filling!), but my goodness, the fries were outstanding! Most places here make crispy ones that taste like cardboard, and I'd totally given up on ordering fries in the Triangle until sneaking one from my husband just now. This is a deep cut, but if you are craving Montreal-style fries, these have the perfect taste and texture.

Photo of Kelly Sloan Kelly Sloan
Jan 29, 2021 5

A good standard burger, fries are nice. The ranch is really really good

Photo of Tega Jessa Tega Jessa
Jan 8, 2021 5

The best Mushroom melt I've ever had. A very satisfying burger

Photo of B Fisher B Fisher
Dec 19, 2020 5

I stopped here while on a cross-country road trip a few weeks ago. I was hoping to find a good, local burger joint and wasn’t disappointed. Burger was great as were the fries. Also loved the sweet potato crinkle fries! Linda was very cool and informative. Thanks for making my stop worthwhile!

Photo of Alaina Jones Alaina Jones
Nov 28, 2020 5

My fiance and I just tried this place out today and it's absolutely fantastic! We ordered the Original, the Philly, the Sampler (onion rings, fries, fried pickles, and fried green tomatoes) and some bacon wrapped mac and cheese bites. Everything was sooooooo delicious!! We especially loved the fries and onion rings. They are probably the best onion rings we've ever had. So crispy! This may have just turned into our go-to burger joint. We will definitely be back!

Photo of Brandon Greene Brandon Greene
Nov 18, 2020 4

No dollar menu they're not that expensive good burgers good hot dogs excellent tater tots

Photo of Dolly Fergus Dolly Fergus
Nov 24, 2020 5

Very good food! Great Service and Staff! Visiting from out of state. Wish we had Only Burger where we live.. Although, probably would be bad for my waistline.

Photo of Charlena Watson Charlena Watson
Oct 14, 2020 3

It was ok. The burger was good just made the bread soggy with the topping. I have the Baja burger. My daughter had a slider

Photo of Umair SaeeD Umair SaeeD
Sep 16, 2020 5

A usual spot for me and my friends. we enjoy the curbside pickup and having some social time outside. You can’t go wrong with any of their burgers, they are all great, high quality stuff! love their fries btw!!

Photo of Sean Bickford Sean Bickford
Sep 29, 2020 4

Pretty good burgers but the price really goes up once you start adding toppings. Also not sure why there's a $5 upcharge on a $6 burger to make it an Impossible patty.

Photo of Jymmi Taylor Jymmi Taylor
Sep 5, 2020 5

This was a spur of the moment find, and I regret nothing. The burger amazing! And the sweet potato crinkle french fries with a side of sriracha mayo was absolutely incredible!! This place is a must try, seriously doubt you'll be disappointed.

Photo of Aj Peterson Aj Peterson
Sep 1, 2020 5

best burger place near hope valley and durham.

Photo of A Cooper A Cooper
Jul 29, 2020 5

This was just a burger with mayo, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. But it was awesome! It hit the spot for me! I enjoyed it so much that I could have had a slider of the same thing. I paid about $7 but it was worth it! I'll be back to try other burgers on the menu however today was just a grab and go situation. Also, these folks also have a food truck as well! 👍🏽

Photo of Anne Everitt Anne Everitt
May 19, 2022 5

Love the Only burger! Delicious fresh cooked and you really know how to do a lettuce wrap right! Easy to order, lovely staff, great experience. Have to say the last few times I was there my medium rare burger was not even pink, (like medium). It was delicious, but don’t offer medium rare if you can’t deliver.

Photo of Gisele Costello Gisele Costello
Sep 7, 2021 5

One of THE BEST burger places down here in Durham! They are fresh made, and the taste is real! The fries are fresh and taste homemade, and onion rings are extremely tasty. Not only that, but their fried green tomatoes are out of this world good! The staff is really very helpful and attentive and you don't have to wait long for your order. I have never had a bad meal here. I do hereby recommend this place 150%+

Photo of Shakir Brooks Shakir Brooks
Jun 28, 2022 3

I ordered a lamb burger and an Only burger. I ordered the lamb burger medium, but the patty was very thin and the lamb burger was well done. My lamb burger was smaller and thinner than the Only burger, and cost twice as much. I doubt I will be patronizing this place again. The Only burger was just ok.

Photo of Mr. Lonely Mr. Lonely
Nov 26, 2021 5

Only Burger has one of the best burger I've tasted. Big and filling, cooked just right. Love their crunchy fries. Fresh and delicious.

Photo of David C David C
Aug 12, 2022 4

Great quality burgers and dogs. Turkey Pattie’s are fantastic. I like the versatility of offering turkey, beef, lamb or impossible for any burgers. Lettuce wraps are done extremely well - not a wimpy piece, but wrapped fully and stays together. Outdoor seating is nice. Prices are still reasonable. I was disappointed they do not offer cups of water. Employee stated that they have a soda machine that doesn’t have a water faucet. This is poor customer service, especially for families with young children.

Photo of B M B M
Aug 17, 2022 5

Nice atmosphere. Friendly service. We had the Bacon Burger (delicious!), Carolina Burger (not delicious), the fries were great! The jalapeno poppers were good too! It was a fun lunch spot. A little pricey in my opinion.

Photo of Louis Li Louis Li
Dec 25, 2021 4

Great, delicious, quick burgers for a good price. You can build your own burger or try one of their many featured burgers. I built my own with toppings I enjoy. Lots of good side options with large portions as well. Tried the fries and fried green tomatoes; both were delicious.

Photo of Havi Havi
May 14, 2022 5

The vanilla shake, the Frito Bandito Burger, and fries with chipotle ranch... Delicious. I've also had the Greek burger which is great too. But this spot is great and definitely hits the spot.

Photo of Monique Bonner Monique Bonner
Oct 27, 2021 4

The hamburgers and fries were really good. The staff was friendly. I love that they have lots of options for cheeses, meat, and veggies.