When the craving for a burger hits, it’s hard to think about anything other than the melty cheese, juicy meat, and infinite toppings, all sandwiched between two buns.

Southern Oregon has lots of great burger joints, each with their own unique take on the classic hamburger. Our river guides love a good burger throughout the year, and we’re happy to share some of their favorites with you.

Bountiful Burgers at Pump House Burgers & Brews

Located in Talent, Pump House has great food, delicious cocktails, beer and wine on tap, and outdoor seating with cozy fire pits. But before diving into their great burgers, start your meal with smothered fries, sweet potato tots or dump truck nachos. Then, let the fun begin! With everything from burgers topped with guacamole, to blue cheese, mushrooms and more, your taste buds will come alive at Pump House. And, check their social media pages to see what delicious specials they’re offering!

Burger Spot is Bonkers for Burgers

Medford’s Burger Spot is crazy about making the best burgers. They have fun coming up with delicious creations, and love to make their customers happy. When you visit Burger Spot, you will experience their passion for great food and great service. And, they have many options beyond hamburgers. Check out their entire menu, which includes scrumptious options such as veggie burgers, corn dogs, baskets of fries, tots or onion rings, and of course, the classic root beer float!

Step Back in Time at Debby’s Diner

When you think of delicious hamburgers, what else comes to mind? Maybe jukeboxes and poodle skirts? Debby’s Diner is a 50s style restaurant with fun music, good people, and classic comfort food. Especially amazing burgers! Each of their hamburgers is made with 100% fresh ground chuck and named after a famous celebrity. Order the John Wayne, Grace Kelly or the Elvis; the latter which has honey-cured bacon, ham and cheese with lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled sourdough. Whatever you order, it will transport you to the golden age of burgers.

Fantastic Eats at Common Block Brewing Company

Located in the heart of downtown Medford, Common Block Brewing Company is a family-friendly restaurant and brewery. With food and drink options for all ages — and plenty of burgers! — you’re guaranteed to enjoy a fabulous meal. With local favorites like the Garden Burger, Farmstead or Chefslayer, there’s something for everyone. Keep coming back and try them all!

Eat Local, Experience the Best

Hamburgers are a culinary classic loved by all. Wherever you are in the Rogue Valley, you’re guaranteed to find a local restaurant which will satisfy your burger craving.