Burgers make a near ubiquitous appearance at most eateries around town, but few give the simple sandwich it’s fair dues. Here are two Bodrum locations that not only create great basic burgers, but also elevate the taste experience to new levels.
If you like your burgers filled with surprises, Ox Wine & Burger Bar is the place to head. Name a topping like bacon jam or pulled beef served atop the regular patty and chances are you’ll find it. Portion sizes of all menu items are enormous, including pastas and salads, so assess your appetite before placing an order. Making room for a glass of wine from the extensive list is highly advisable.
For evening meals, make sure you book ahead. Kumbahçe Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Caddesi No.155, Bodrum; T: 0532 356 76 52
A tiny eatery in Gümüşlük’s well-known waterfront row of restaurants, Little Burger Shop By The Sea offers a varied selection of burgers in two different sizes. Quality and diversity are built into the shop’s DNA, and prices are surprisingly modest. Ingredients are hand-chosen and prepared in-house, while toppings includes caramelized onions, blue cheese, jalapeno peppers, and more. Let’s not forget the view that comes with your burger, on the house.
Open daily 11am-11pm. On selected days/weekends also open in winter, call for details. Yalı Mevkii No.64, Gümüşlük 1120. Sokak, Bodrum; T: (0252) 394 45 42; www.littleburgershop.com