The Best Burgers in California’s Wine Country including Napa & Sonoma

Wine Country has so much to offer, there are so many amazing spots to enjoy a glass of wine, and grab a bite to eat. Since I have written a lot on my favorite spots in the Wine Country area, I decided it is a great idea to share the Best Burgers in Wine Country I’ve tasted thus far. It’s so important to support small businesses now more than ever, so follow along below to see some delicious burgers you need to try!

Barndiva. Healdsburg

Barndiva has a lovely motto that fits the restaurant perfectly, “Eat the View.” Barndiva celebrates the exquisite foods from the Mendocino and Sonoma counties crafting the most delicious food you’ll try. Below is their mouth-watering filet mignon burger that has brioche, aged cheddar, tomato marmalade, aioli, and Alexander Valley pickles. It also comes with their delicious frites (fries) for only $18. Check out Barndiva’s website to try it today.

Barn Diva Burger

Dry Creek Kitchen’s Spirit Bar, Healdsburg

Dry Creek Kitchen has a fabulous Burger, The “Smashed Burger” any Burger lover (like me) must try! It’s quite traditional with American Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Shredded Lettuce, B & B Pickles, Red Onion, Tomato, Animal Sauce and a Brioche Bun. And the best part is it’s only $12.50 during their happy hour which is Sun-Th | 5:30-7p and  Fri-Sat | 5-7p. See more info about Dry Creek’s Spirit Bar online here. 

Spirit Bar Dry Creek Kitchen Burger

Dukes. Healdsburg

The Dukes “Almost Famous Burger” is another must-try that’s similar to The In’n Out Burger and divine. It’s very classic with lettuce, tomato, onion, American cheese, special sauce and it comes with fries, all for $13. Check it out and trust me you’ll thank me. More info and order online at Dukes here.


Gott’s Roadside, St. Helena

It’s hard to talk about Wine Country and burgers without mentioning the adored Gott’s Roadside. This is hands down one of my fav’s in Napa Valley and their drive-in (although you just walk in now) style Burger eatery is just the cutest. They also have one in the Ferry Building, read all about Where to Dine in The Ferry Building here.  When in Napa, be sure to check out Gott’s Roadside, St Helena. As for what to order the Burger (obviously) and I love both their sweet potato fries AND regular fries so hopefully you’re with a pal and can try both.

Gott's Roadside

Gott's Roadside

The adorable picnic area at Gott’s Roadside, St Helena

Goose and Gander, St. Helena (Napa)

Goose and Gander is truly a hidden gem that is located in the St. Helena area. Their G&G burger is like something you’ve never tried before. Made with grass-fed beef, gruyere cheese, bacon, remoulade, and Manhattan pickles, for $21. You can even add on a duck egg, and more marrow. How’s that for gourmet?

Goose and Gander

Healdsburger, Healdsburg

You’ll definitely want to check out Healdsburger and Picks Drive-In where you can get some fresh delicious food in the Healdsburg area. They have a variety of awesome burgers to choose from like the Buffalo Cheese Burger, Lamb Burger with Feta Cheese and Grilled Onions, the Teriyaki Burger, and so many more. Or if none of these satisfy all your taste buds, you can build your own at Healdsburger Picks and Drive-In!

Healdsburg Bar & Grill, Healdsburg

Awarded Food and Wine Magazine’s 2018 list of “Best Burgers in the U.S.,” you’re going to have to try Healdsburg Bar and Grill’s Burgers. They have so many delicious burgers on their menu, but their Salmon Pita Burger is so tasty!


Journeyman Meat Co. Healdsburg

Journeyman Meat Co is one of the newest culinary arrivals to Healdsburg which opened in the Spring of 2018. It is a butchery shop, salumeria, and tasting bar sharing salumeria, burgers, wines, and more! It’s located a block from the Healdsburg square in the same building as another Healdsburg gem, Single Thread. Read more about Single Thread Restaurant here.


KINSmoke, Healdsburg

 The “Art of Barbecue,” is truly shown through KINsmoke’s delicious burgers. These half-pound burgers will be sure to fill you up, and satisfy your tastebuds. Make sure to save room before heading over to KINsmoke because you’ll want to enjoy every taste.


Montage Healdsburg

Those of you who’ve been lucky enough to visit Montage Healdsburg will know it’s fabulous! I have yet to stay but I’ve dined with them a few times and most recently enjoyed their Blue Cheese Burger which was spectacular! It has two beef patties and blue cheese and is divine. Also, be sure to save room for the Truffle Fries with bellwether pecorino, black truffle aioli. 

Montage Healdsburg

Taub Family Outpost, Sonoma

And of course, I didn’t forget about the vegetarians. Located in Sonoma, California, Taub Family Outpost is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a great burger to accommodate your diet. Their Ancient Grain Burger has organic quinoa, faro, lentils, a secret blend of herbs and spices, daisy cheddar cheese, lettuce, pickles, red onions, and is all set on a challah bun for $18.

Taub Outpost Sonoma

The Worst

Voted Best Burger in Sonoma County, The Wurst’s ‘Smash Burger’ is definitely one to put on your list. This burger has grilled onions, sharp cheddar cheese, fry sauce, butter pickles, and Wurst seasoning. To see more delicious burgers, check out The Wurst website here.

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