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The 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 of 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!

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, and one egg, and topped off with house sauce. It is truly an experience.

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

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 its 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

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 5 pm and they stay open until midnight or 2 am, 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

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, and ranch dressing, and is 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

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 a no bigger challenge.

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

Cast Iron Trading Co.

Imagine the highest quality beef stacked high with the freshest ingredients and a seemingly endless array of combinations. You're probably just imagining what the burgers from Cast Iron Trading Co. look like. These burgers are specials you'll find on the weekends, and they preview them often times on their social channels, so it's worth following to see what deliciousness they have in store each weekend.

The burger in the photo is their Surf 'N Turf Burger, with Podesto Market beef for the turf and blackened shrimp for the surf. It's an amazing combination that has to be experienced by any burger lover.

114 N San Joaquin St; check them out on IG: @cast_iron_trading_co

American Waffle Diner

American Waffle Diner is known for their chicken and waffles, and for good reason. They're spectacular. But what happens when you take your waffle expertise and apply it to a burger? You get the waffle burger and it's perfect. The waffle burger is one of those ideas that has people saying "Why didn't we do this before?" It's all the typical burger fixtures you're used to, but with waffles for buns. If you're thinking you need to try something different, this may be exactly what you've been looking for.

1540 E. March Lane; check them out on IG: @americawaffles

The Waterloo Club

On the corner of Waterloo Road and Comstock Road, The Waterloo Club is well known for its filling portions and delicious Bette's World Famous BBQ sauce and pesto. On top of that, they have some fantastic burger options just waiting for you to savor. The amazing 1/2 pound cheeseburger is only rivaled by its Sautéed Mushroom Cheeseburger. In their own words, "Yes, we CAN make our 'Best Burger' even better!"

10447 E. Waterloo Road; check them out on IG: @waterloo_ca

Valley Brewing Company

This spot on the Miracle Mile is well known for its delicious 30 microbrews on tap ready for you to sip or chug. And you know what goes great with a beer? That's right, a beefy burger. Valley Brew serves up their savory Brew Burger, Turkey Burger, and the popular Waylon Burger. Plus, you also have the option to design your own with the Build Your Own Valley Burger. Build your own burger and then devour it with a cold glass of beer. Sounds like a great time to us!

157 W. Adams Street; check them out on IG: @valleybrew

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.

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