WINNER: The burgers are best at Dirty Wilson in Lismore, according to our premium online readers who have voted it as the best place to get a burger in the Northern Rivers.
WINNER: The burgers are best at Dirty Wilson in Lismore, according to our premium online readers who have voted it as the best place to get a burger in the Northern Rivers. Dirty Wilson

REVEALED: Best burger on the Northern Rivers, voted by you

THE burgers are best at Dirty Wilson in Lismore, according to our premium online readers who have voted it as the best place to get a burger in the Northern Rivers.

Dirty Wilson is the second business venture of the original team behind the delicious Ilcarretto Pizza (which recently changed hands).

The team describes it as a burger shop with other tasty things.

It's "perfect for lunch, dinner, before dinner and after dinner shenanigans".

Dirty Wilson serves up street food, craft beer, sustainable wines, weird sodas and local spirits.

Andrea and Emily Bonotto are the faces behind the delicious burgers.

They opened in October 2017 after handing over the pizza venture and business has certainly been going steady ever since.

But Andrea said burger's wasn't the thing the couple originally wanted to do, but that's where they've ended up.

"We wanted to get into craft beer that's small batch and independent. We've got close to 40 different beers on our menu.

"People really liked the burgers so we concentrated on that.

"We use local produce and local meats so people are really supportive of that, and I think people appreciate the effort.

"We've got a lot of small suppliers and a good relationship with the butcher, PJ's Fruit and Vegetables, Tropicana."

The team also makes everything from scratch.

"We ferment and pickle a lot of stuff," Andrea said.

"It's very labour intensive and people do appreciate that. It's not just your salads and toppings, we try to layer the burgers ... we work on different flavours and textures."

He said Dirty Wilson was a great team and they were really happy with the business, but winning the most votes for the Northern Rivers best burgers was a "surprise".

"It's feels really nice when people appreciate what we do.

"We basically do what we like and what we think we want ... it feels nice to have the recognition."

All their burgers come with a side of beer battered fries or chilled edamame.

Shredded beef and beef patties, karaage chicken and jackfruit, and tofu are some of the burger topping options.

Bao buns, salads and wings are also some of the tasty eats on the menu.

Dirty Wilson at 123b Keen street, Lismore. Open Monday to Saturday 5pm-9pm.

The Northern Star's Best Of Northern Rivers Series is continuing this week, with voting open on our website on Friday for best eggs benedict.



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