The 6 Best Burger Joints in Stockton, California | Visit Stockton

The 6 Best Burger Joints in Stockton, California

Bring a friend, and a hearty appetite, because it's time to savor some of the most delicious burgers in Stockton, California.

There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a juicy patty, wedged between freshly baked bread and stacked with a variety a flavorful ingredients. That’s why we have compiled a list of some of the places best known for their fantastic burgers in Stockton. Try them all and let us know your favorite by tagging @visitstockton and using #visitstockton on your posts!

1. Bigworm's Bakery and Deli

A delicious combo of bakery and deli, Bigworm's is a local favorite. The owner, Kenny, always greets you with a smile. In addition to delicious baked goods, the burgers there are amazing. The "Wormanator" includes two beef patties, bacon, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and grilled onions on 2 pieces of buttermilk toast, topped with house barbecue sauce.

For those with a sense of adventure, the "Donut Burger" is also available. It is exactly what the name suggests: two meat patties placed lovingly between two customized glazed donuts, with cheese, two slices of bacon, one egg, and topped off with house sauce. It is truly an experience.


8118 N West Lane; check them out on IG: @bigwormsbakeryanddeli1520

2. Bob's at the Marina

Besides having one of the best locations in the city, Bob's at the Marina is also well known for their classic burgers. There's nothing like eating outside at Village West Marina, watching the boats come and go while you sink your teeth into your favorite meal. "Bob's Giant Hamburger" is a solid choice any day of the week, but if you're looking for something a little less run-of-the-mill, we suggest the "Sourdough Burger" - with grilled onions, pickles, saucy mustard, American or jack cheese, all on grilled sourdough bread.

Note: Vegans and vegetarians will be happy to know they can order the "Garden Burger" - made with a meatless patty (a tasty combo of vegetable, rice, oats and wheat).

6639 Embarcadero Drive - check them out on IG: @bobsatthemarina

3. Midnight at Burnie's Drive-Up

Midnight at Burnie's Drive-Up is the stop you make late at night with friends or family who will only be satisfied by a crazy delicious burger. They don't open until 5pm and they stay open until midnight or 2am, depending on the day of the week! Special creations are must-haves so be sure to ask what new flavors are being offered.

Regular menu items of note include "The Cowboy Burger" with bacon, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, grilled jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and their signature bacon BBQ sauce. We also suggest the "Mushroom and Swiss Burger" which includes lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion, and Burnie sauce.

3221 W. Hammer Lane; check them out on IG: @midnight_at_burnies_drive_up

4. Moo Moo's Burger Barn

This chain of delicious burger joints was established right here in San Joaquin County. The atmosphere at each location takes you back in time to the soda shops of the past. With two restaurants in Stockton, at Trinity Parkway in the north and in Janet Leigh Plaza in Downtown, you have double the opportunity to try Moo Moo's creatively named burgers.

The "Morning Moo" features a delicious patty topped with a fried egg and bacon, all sandwiched between 2 pieces of Texas toast. Another favorite includes the "Flaming Moo" which comes on a Kaiser bun with pepper jack cheese, bacon, grilled onions, ranch dressing, and topped with regular and battered sliced jalapenos.

Note: Vegans and vegetarians can order a "No Moo" to satisfy their burger cravings.

10940 Trinity Pkwy, Suite A; 222 N. El Dorado St. Suite H; check them out on IG: @moomoosburgerbarn

5. Port City Burgers – Food Truck

Stockton has some amazing food trucks and Port City Burgers is one of the best. They consistently churn out mouth-watering creations that are packed with flavor. Tried and true items include their bacon-onion cheeseburger, but be sure to check out the specialty burgers they have each month.

Currently, they have a "Maui Wowie" burger that features a fresh beef patty, grilled rice patty, spam, Portuguese sausage, a fried egg, furikake, roasted garlic and scallion aioli, and mushroom gravy, all on a fresh Genova Bakery bun. Each burger they produce is created with the best combination of ingredients and our taste buds are always excited at the result.

Note: be sure to grab plenty of napkins as most of their burgers are oozing with flavor.

6420-6458, Pacific Avenue (near Chuck E. Cheese); check them out on IG: @portcityburgers

6. Squeeze Burger

If you love cheese on your burger, Squeeze Burger is the perfect stop for you. They are famous for their cheese skirt, which is an enormous piece of bubbly and crispy cheese that extends well past the confines of the burger structure. If you haven't seen it, you are in for a treat at this Lincoln Center eatery!

We like the "Chorizo Squeeze" which includes a grilled patty topped with melted cheddar cheese, chorizo, mayo, mustard, dill pickle, tomato, onion and lettuce. We suggest pairing this one with a local draft beer. If you are looking to go big, order “The Works Squeeze” because it is loaded with all the bacon, pastrami, mushrooms, avocado, and jalapenos you could want, along with a deliciously crispy cheese skirt. There may be no bigger challenge.

856 West Benjamin Holt Drive;; check them out on IG: @squeezeburgerstockton

A few extras...

Some restaurants in town may not be known for their burgers, but they have some epic offerings you won't want to miss.

  • American Waffle House: If you haven't tried a waffle-burger before, you are missing out. This diner serves great breakfast, mimosas, and a creative waffle burger creation you need to taste. Hit up their social to see more: @americawaffles

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