Fresh beef ground daily in house, aged and seasoned with salt, is the secret to the greatness of the burgers sold at multiple locations of this chain. Smash burgers are topped with a sauce that's truly special and served alongside crinkle fries and pickles until wee hours of the morning at Sundas West and Park dale locations of this spot.
Halal burgers are some of the best in Toronto, and this restaurant with locations in Kensington and on Lawrence East is a great place to get them, especially if you're looking for epic mountainous ones for the 'gram. In this city, you can get burgers that are smashed and simplistic, piled high and powerful, or even completely devoid of animal products.
Pressed flat onto the griddle to create a thin patty with crunchy edges and often served on pillow rolls, check out these places to see why this is Toronto's new favorite snack. Lots of lettuce and thick slices of tomato add freshness to Rudy's burgers.
Matt's Patty's Burger Club Celeb chef Matt Matheson is back on the scene in Toronto with this burger joint serving double smash burgers topped with spicy ketchup or a chunky mustard pickle sauce, presented on buns coated in sesame seeds. Gold Standard Locations on Roncesvalles and in Park dale of this burger counter serve Detroit-style sliders with mustard, onions and cheese on soft, squishy buns.
Aunty Lucy's An Annex hotel now plays host to this Black-run smash burger project. Try the Quasi with one dry-aged beef patty or the Accra with two, both served on potato buns.
You can also get Way burgers topped with phone gas on black buns here. Harry's Charbroiled This burger project once took up residence in an old diner in Park dale, but now operates out of a takeout-only spot in Little Italy.
Expect smashed Plain Jane as well as red and green chorizo burgers. This place near Yong and Sundas serves a double smash burger with provolone, pickled veg, basil aioli and marinara.
We’ve updated the list for 2020, so if you can’t get to dine out right now, you can still enjoy one of these delicious burgers in Toronto for delivery or takeout! Rudy is a favorite amongst locals and travelers alike but seems to be a super-big hit with visitors who are after something they can’t find back home.
Order your tasty burger with a side of their pickles to round of the experience. When it comes to the best burgers in Toronto, it’s hard to argue with the fact that The Museum Tavern serves some of the tastiest.
This vibrant, bustling tavern is, first and foremost, a great spot to enjoy a local beer or two. For stacked burgers that are dripping with grilled cheese and finger-lickin’ good beef juices, this is the place to go.
The Burgernator is on a quest to rid the city of overcooked burgers, processed cheese and questionable toppings, and oh boy are they doing a great job. Bonus points for creative names such as Atomic Burger (which comes with a devilishly good deep-fried herb-crusted cheese) and Drop And Give Me Spicy.
An absolutely classic local diner, Golden Star has been feeding generations their drool worthy burgers since 1964. The juicy, homemade burgers are legendary in the Thorn hill area, and it’s a much loved family eatery.
Mushroom and lentil patties, BBQ jack fruit and black kale slaw are just some of what’s on offer. The burger scene in Toronto has unleashed a new kind of fandom with people lining up for hours and pre-booking days in advance just to get their paws on the latest smash burger (literally smashing a hamburger patty on a hot griddle to maximize flavor) or a juicy charbroiled patty.
The name may be extra, but the selections are straightforward: classic smash burgers and crinkle fries done right. The cheeseburger ($10.50) with American cheese, kosher pickle and secret Extra sauce comes fully loaded so there's no need to modify.
If you're lucky, you can catch this bright-yellow food truck roaming around the west end, but its main home is on Palmerston where you can order for pickup. Don't be confused by the name, the Plain Jane ($8.49) burger with cheese and pickles is anything but boring, neither are their thick cut french fries.
Chuck ya to these patties made of aged, high-quality steak ground fresh every hour. The Holy Chuck signature double cheeseburger ($12.49) is patty perfection with bacon, caramelized onions and specific instructions not to add any toppings.
Things get wild as you go down the menu, with burgers like the Holy Duck ($35.99) with fresh Quebec phone gas, maple smoked bacon and Italian white truffle oil. From the Holy Cheeses ($13.99) with deep-fried mozzarella to the Son of a Bun ($13.99) with two friend chicken tenders inside, these burgers are famous in their own right.
We love a good collab, and Gianna’s Patties and Pies specializes in perhaps the best one ever: Detroit-style pan pizza and burgers. Taking over the now-closed Tennessee Tavern spot in Park dale, Gianna’s brings a refreshing vibe to the area where the pizzas are thick and the burgers are stacked.
Keep your eyes peeled for their not-so-secret menu with totally ridiculous and absolutely necessary concoctions like the towering Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ($29.99) with either panko-crusted or cheese-stuffed portabello cap, American cheddar and two beef patties between two grilled cheese buns. Burger ($19) with its organic and grass-fed beef, garlic aioli, aged cheddar and beet chutney.
A decade in the making, this perfect cheeseburger ($22) creation from chef Jesse Calling proves that good things come to those who wait. In the middle of busy Sundas West, Antler stays true to its rural roots with a menu featuring nontraditional meat like venison, wild boar and of course that Zweihänder game burger ($26) with a patty of wild boar, bison and deer topped with duck egg aioli and smoked cheddar.
It's prepared to medium as standard, with a pickle, onions and riddled Beaufort cheese oozing down the sides. The MOST burger ($23) has thick black pepper bacon, smoked cheddar and that fancy Boston BBB lettuce that's almost too good for a salad.
At $40, the famous By mark Burger might be one of the most expensive in the city, but we’d be lying if we said we couldn’t taste the difference. The eight-ounce patty is loaded with brie DE me aux, shaved truffle and grilled porcine mushrooms.
Even with bacon, cheese, pickles, multiple sauces and caramelized onions, the gloriously beefy patty still shines through, and that’s no small feat.” 1438 Sundas St. W., 647-352-9120, themed.ca The Burger’s Priest 7 “It’s hard to imagine this now, but before the Burger’s Priest opened their first location in 2010, finding a decent riddled hamburger in Toronto was surprisingly difficult.
Without the Priest, the burger trend probably wouldn’t have hit the city as hard as it did; it’ll always have a special place in my heart for that alone. And though I think the quality has gone downhill since the heady days of their lone east-end outpost, it’s still pretty great.” Various locations, theburgerspriest.com.
And while they’re both quite good, these days I have to give the edge to Holy Chuck. In particular, their namesake burger is a greasy, gooey mélange of tender beef, melty cheese and sweet caramelized onions.
Rudy 1 “I frequently get asked which I prefer: Holy Chuck or the Burger’s Priest. But ever since Rudy opened a couple of years ago, I have an easy answer: neither.
The correct answer to this, and to any question regarding where the most delicious burger can be procured in Toronto, is Rudy. It’s everything you want it to be: the patties are immensely juicy and tender, with a picture-perfect mahogany-brown crust and a face-punch of amazing beefy flavor.
And the bun is soft, squishy and slightly sweet; it’s perfect, just like every element of this outstanding burger. The Broadview Hotel’s Broadview Burger 20 There’s no cheese on this house-ground chuck-brisket patty, best eaten medium-rare, but you won’t miss it with the savory mushroom ketchup and Pottery mayonnaise.
Cherry Street Bar-B-Que’s Double Stack Cherry Mac 19 House-ground brisket patties are stacked with cheddar on a bun that barely contains the house-secret “Mac” sauce running down the mountain like a finger-licking avalanche. Ozzy’s Mustang Sally 18 Kensington’s new halal kitchen stacks two patties with beef bacon, cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and golden onion rings, then douses it in barbecue and garlic sauces.
Poor Romeo’s PR Smash Patty Burger 12 This east-end snack bar’s beef is topped with gooey cheese, pickles and house-made special sauce, on a soft bun grilled in clarified butter. Constantine’s Lamb Burger 11 Perfectly pink, pleasantly Gama Beverley Creek Farms lamb and creamy Ontario feta sit atop a red tomato jam that covers the bun like icing on a sheet cake.
White Lily Diner’s Patty Melt 10 House-baked bread replaces the bun at this Riverside rest, where the patties are topped with chef Ben Den ham’s American cheese sauce and Poland relish. Momofuku Join’s Easton-Blend Burger 9 A blend of chuck, skirt and short rib is cooked on a griddle and topped with red wine–braised onions, garlic mayo and a skirt of fried Gruyere that hangs over the sides.
Two flame-broiled patties, layered with bacon strips and American cheese, are topped with whipped mustard, pickles, and a handful of diced onions so translucent and shiny they look like diamonds. Café Cancan’s Barry’s Burger 7 At Victor Barry’s pretty-in-pink French bistro, a puck-size patty cooked to a perfect medium-rare (pink, just like the walls) is stuffed in a house-made milk bun and topped with Gruyere, mayo rémoulade, red onions and pickles.
RUDY’s Rude Dude 6 Two griddle-smashed all-beef patties, a square of American cheese, a tomato slice, a lettuce leaf and some special “Rudy” sauce, all in a squishy bun, is Toronto’s closest approximation to the lusted-after Shake Shack. Maple Leaf Tavern’s Cheeseburger 5 The chunky, bracing tangy dill relish is the unsung hero here, layered atop a juicy ground strip loin patty with fancy house-made American cheese and creamy garlic mayo.
Palette’s Palette Burger 2 This burger’s beefy bona fides are maxed out with the addition of some aged tallow to the grind. But it’s the grilled Beaufort cheese, and its golden-bronze glow, that really sells this stunner.
Rest Poem’s Double B Burger 1 The Double B burger at Rest Poem, the Assembly Chef’s Hall booth run by chef Ivana Race and former Bachelor Brad Smith, is our favorite burger in Toronto right now. Two beefy griddle-smashed patties absolutely bursting with beef flavor are topped with American cheese, crunchy shredded iceberg, paper-thin onion slices, the all-important pickle coins and special sauce, then nestled between a buttery toasted potato bun.