Stockholm’s bonanza of burgers

March 20, 2015

in Eating out in Stockholm,Stockholm

Barrels, Burgers & Beer The original burger is served on toast with fries and a dip sauce in a box. And surprise, you can get a carryout burger!


For many, many years, it was hard to find a good hamburger in this town. With very little exception, they were tasteless frozen patties with thousand island dressing on top. Bleh. But then Flippin’ Burgers came along a few years ago and Stockholmers would wait in long lines to get what everyone claimed was the best burger in town, “just like the ones in the US.” I tried one. It was only OK in my book. And the service was downright grumpy.

But being that Stockholm is a trendy town, the burger craze has caught on with a vengeance and now there is Prime Burger Company, Phil’s Burger, Lily’s Burger and KÄK Burger, among others, and more are opening all the time. And they are all pretty good, serving up a classic burger, fries and even milkshakes at a lot of the restaurants.

So I guess it’s fair to say you can get a good burger now in Stockholm. The latest to open on March 6 is Barrels, Burgers & Beer in Gamla Stan. My friend Zanne and I stumbled upon it last Sunday afternoon. We agree that it also serves up a tasty burger and fries. We both tried the original burger which is a plain cheeseburger on toast. Yum. Beers and other drinks come in frosty mugs and the service was superb. It’s definitely worth checking out.


Barrels, Burgers & Beer The bar.


Barrels, Burgers & Beer You have to love a frosty mug.

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1 stephen March 20, 2015 at 10:44

I like Lily’s, but Phil’s is another place with dire service.

2 Sandra March 20, 2015 at 11:10

Ha, oh that’s so typical, isn’t it Stephen? I actually had good service at Phil’s. I hope all is well with you, by the way!

3 Rog March 20, 2015 at 12:54

best is sorbon at Brommaplan 🙂

4 James March 20, 2015 at 15:42

Yeah but thousand island dressing is so good 🙂

5 Sandra March 21, 2015 at 09:22

Thanks Roger. Now is that burger good enough to step out of the city center for?

6 Sandra March 21, 2015 at 09:22

Ha, ha. Thanks James!

7 Tom H March 26, 2015 at 19:22

A burger on toast?? Found in exactly ZERO bars in Wisconsin. Had passable eggs Bendict at the Greesy Spoon today. A start! Tom

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