You might travel to Canada for the world-famous cuisine, which often includes everything from tasty brunch and poutine straight on through to some of the world’s best coffee shops and fine dining restaurants.
However, as a traveller, you’re also seriously spoilt for choice when it comes to the best burgers in Canada. The burgers here are massive and flavourful, often featuring the country’s highest quality beef then piled high with toppings and tasty sauces.
If you’re already drooling, then you’re about to feel some serious hunger pangs set in. We apologise in advance for any cravings this list causes. But, the best burgers in Canada are just that good.
Following on from our 2019 round-up of the nation’s best burgers, we took onboard suggestions from our readers and our 2 million social audience of Canada’s best burgers throughout the year. With standout favourites and some great newcomers to this year’s list, here’s your (and our!) essential picks.
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Apollo Grill certainly knows what they’re doing when it comes to the best burgers in Canada or any beef for that matter. They grind their steak fresh daily on-site in order to whip up some of the world’s most mouthwatering hand-crafted burgers. Stop by and try the Royal Burger, which they call the “aristocrat of burgers” It and its special sauce have been Peterborough favourites for decades. You’ll be back for seconds for sure.
Dilallo Burger has been a Quebec staple since 1929, a legacy of sorts in the local burger scene. Family recipes are the base of all of the fantastic flavours here, whether you order their iconic Buck Burger or opt for something a bit heavier like their Double Cheese & Double Bacon Burger. We’d recommend starting with the Buck Burger. It’s famous both locally and beyond and it’s easily one of the best burgers in Canada.
Hamilton is actually home to quite the bustling burger scene. You’ll find passionate Canadians who think the burgers in this Ontario city are some of the best in the country. And, they’re right, especially at Hambrgr. All the burgers here are freshly-ground. Order whatever makes your mouth water, but Le Royale with Cheese is unmissable. It comes with melted Havarti, smoked bacon jam and truffle and black pepper aioli.
Aside from simply being one of the trendiest burger joints in the country, the thick, meaty meals you’ll get at Burger Revolution are truly tantalising. The burger list is seemingly endless, perfect for picky eaters and those after a bit of choice. From burgers topped with a pineapple and ghost pepper spread to one that’s even got peanut butter, you’re sure to find a unique burger here that’ll leave you drooling in the best way possible.
Canadians from all over Quebec flock to Chez Victor for their famous Veganator. It’s savoury, delicious, and so packed full of flavour that it’s even better than a real burger. And, while this spot is home to one seriously tasty veggie burger, the traditional gourmet burgers on the menu are to die for, too. Try their venison burger, which is luxuriously topped with rosemary and red wine pears. Commence drooling.
According to Jukebox Burgers, they’ve now served over 1 million burgers to hungry eaters near and far. And, we’re not surprised, seeing as every one on their menu is easily one of the best burgers in Canada. This retro-themed diner serves up fantastic comfort food, from nachos to poutine and mac & cheese. However, their burgers are the real showstoppers. Build your own or order one of their specialties, they’re all amazing.
Boogie’s Burgers, like Jukebox Burgers, is one of the coolest retro-themed burger joints in the country. Enjoy a bit of a throwback in terms of setting but nothing short of modern flavours when it comes time to chow down. Order the Don’t Fear The Reaper, which comes with four all-beef patties, four slices of bacon, a butterflied 100% all-beef wiener, two slices of cheddar, a fried egg, boogies signature red sauce and more. Wow.
When translated, the name of this modern eatery literally means “beauty and the beef.” And, after one look at their menu, you’ll definitely get where the beast part comes into play. The Epic Burger that they offer here is a legend, and it’s quite unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. Think you can devour a four-patty burger that’s topped with mushroom sauce, melted peanut butter, smoked bacon, loads of Brie cheese, and fried Kit Kat?
The Carbon Bar is billed as a spot where “fun-loving aficionados, gourmands and bon vivants meet to share un-pretentious snacks.” If that doesn’t entice you in for a visit then surely one look at their world-class burgers will. Start off with an order of their unique grilled marinated saltwater crocodile skewers. Then, settle in to enjoy their Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger. It’s got house-made jalapeno cheese and burnt onion aioli.
When you’re craving a burger that’s seriously massive, there are few better places than Cheese Curds. This spot does gourmet burgers and poutine. And, you can even get them both all in one dish. If you’re starving, check out the Triple Belly Buster Burger, which is pictured below. It comes loaded with three beef patties, fresh toppings and then they overload it with sauce. It’s messy but oh-so-delicious and filling.
New Brunswick burgers are no joke and Jane’s is proof of that. This is the true epitome of a local, gourmet burger bar. Here, they hand-press all of their patties and serve everything on fresh, gourmet buns. Tack on some delectable homemade sauces and you’ll be in foodie heaven just after the first bite. And, to top it all off, they serve wine, too. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Few things pair better together than a scrumptious burger and an ice-cold craft beer. At HELM Microbrasserie you can have both and in seriously hefty portions. Serving seasonal, collaborative and experimental brews, this local brewery knows how to craft flavourful treats. Case in point, their world-class burgers and other bar food. From the chicken wings to the gourmet hamburgers, it’s all just so darn tasty.
Serving up quality, authentic Irish comfort food, it comes as no surprise that the burger here are seriously mouthwatering. Settle into the fantastic local pub atmosphere, order an Irish beer and then prepare to devour one of the most flavourful dishes of your life. The burgers are always thick and juicy and the fries are cut just as thick to match. Bite after bite, you’ll find yourself falling in love with food like you never thought possible.
Serving up 100% pure beef burgers, completely filler-free, that sizzle on the grill and melt in your mouth, it’s easy to see why Krave Burger is so well-loved in Canada. They use Atlantic Beef as the centre of all of their fine, wild flavours. Then, they smash them between butter-toasted homemade buns and load up the toppings. You’ll need two hands to devour these big boys. There’s no way you’re leaving here hungry.
Bin 4 Burger Lounge asks you to “rethink your burger.” Well, actually, they do it for you. From their legendary onion rings to housemade sauces, they take care in ensuring that every ingredient they use is handled with care and presented to perfection. Order The Heritage, which uses 61 Acres Premium BC beef as the base on which they sprinkle bacon aioli and fresh veggies. It’s out of this world.
Darrell’s Restaurant is your go-to spot if you’ve got a sweet tooth but are craving a thick burger. Why? They’re famous for their iconic Peanut Butter burger, which features a “stick to the roof of your mouth difference” in terms of flavour and texture. Not feeling the PB? Check out any one of their other gourmet options, all served with some thick-cut, well-seasoned fries. You’re going to fall in love after the first bite.
Mile-Ex is one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Montreal right now. So, a visit to the aptly-named Restaurant Mile-Ex just feels like an extension of those modern, trendy vibes that make the area so cool. Even the name of their signature burger is cool. Drop in and order the Motherf *** er which you can get as a single, double, or even triple burger. It’s got Canadian beef, spicy mayo and lots of bacon.
Crispy yet soft buns and burgers dripping with flavourful meat juices are what makes Rouge Burger Bar such a popular spot in Quebec. Anything you order here ticks all the juicy burger-boxes. And, the best part is that you get to build your own burger according to taste. Choose your meat or veggie base and then throw on all the toppings you like and nothing you don’t. Perfection’s never tasted so good.
Just one look at these seriously massive burgers and you’ll book a ticket straight to Toronto. Seriously, these burgers are the real McCoy. And, they don’t overload you with too many choices. Choose from a cheeseburger, bacon burger, or other simple options and prepare to devour one of the tastiest, juiciest meals you’ve ever had in your life. It’s worth noting that the pizza here is pretty impressive as well.
The goal at Nuburger is to craft the perfect the “guilt-free” burger. And, they actually do it really well. They make their own tasty sauces with less oil, salt, and sugar to start. Then, they pile on fresh wholesome toppings while also seeking out locally-raised grass-fed cattle. The result is a fantastic array of burger offerings that taste sinful but totally aren’t. Go ahead and come back for seconds; you won’t feel guilty about it.
From inventive dill pickle chicken wings the spot’s iconic duck nuggets, Batch House specialises in whipping up some seriously tasty and creative treats. Think elevated bar food but with a fine dining twist, especially when it comes to their Batch Burger. It’s got a dry-aged smash patty, Ontario Swiss cheese, steak sauce mayo and black pepper & molasses bacon. In short, it features a unique combo of flavours that make it easily one of the best burgers in Canada.
The chance to visit an authentic drive-in and taste one of the best burgers in Canada? We’re in. Big Chief Drive-In serves up the very best burgers, shakes and high-quality service. And, despite recently changing ownership, you’ll find that the burgers and service have retained the same superb quality. Order the Mac Daddy, which comes with mac & cheese wedges that they stuff inside of an already thick bacon double cheeseburger. Yes, it’s as absolutely delicious as it sounds.
Visit any one of El Furniture Warehouse’s various locations and you’ll be welcomed by a fun, laidback dive bar vibes and great food to match. You’ll enjoy it all, whether you came for cocktails or a casual bite to eat. Their burgers use only premium Alberta beef as a base, ensuring that they’re not only packed full of flavour but that you’re chowing down on something super high-quality.
As the first true brewpub in the area of Fort Rouge, visiting Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery means you can not only order a seriously great burger, but you can also wash it down with a great lip-smacking beer. They serve their burgers with a unique and tasty scallion potato bun and roast garlic aioli. In short, it’s a flavour powerhouse all in a fresh, toasted bun that’s sure to tantalise, impress and delight.
For unparalleled sunsets, true country Canadian vibes and some of the best food in the country, visit Old Marina Restaurant. This Cambridge restaurant is famous locally and beyond for not only the marina views, but for their Puslinch Burger. They load up a beef burger with bacon and a two-cheese blend. It forms, as they say, a crusty “pull & peel” cheese ring that’s just as exciting in terms of texture as it is in taste.
If you’re after something massive in both size and flavour, head straight for Bernie & the Boys Bistro. Their 100% all-natural Alberta beef burgers are a true thing of beauty. And, you’ll understand what we’re saying if you order their famous Mammoth Burger. With a huge 24 oz. patty, it’s one of the biggest burgers in the country. The 8-inch diameter is no joke, but it’s so tasty you’ll push through to finish it all.
Dining at Uli’s is a real bistro experience as they specialise in transformative cuisine that uses high-quality, local ingredients as the base. Their farm-to-table flavours ensure each of their dishes tastes fresh and full of flavour, especially when it comes to their burgers. Their signature burger, for example, features a Challah bun, onion relish, and smoked cheddar & aioli. It’s light and fresh just filling and tasty.
Juicy, messy and totally saucy, it’s easy to see why so many people think Aisle Nine’s burgers are some of the best burgers in Canada. They’re massive and massively loaded up with topping and tantalising sauces that make them almost too hard to fit into two hands. Order the Zza Burger, which comes with a unique pizza sauce salami and mozarella cheese. You’ll be having dreams about it for a while.
The mission at Stuft is to create “sensational burgers and poutines that will leave you feeling happy and satisfied with each mouthwatering bite.” And boy do they accomplish it with ease. It’s one of the best spots in the country for both burgers and poutine. So, be sure to try them both. Not sure what to order? Opt for the Stuft Signature, which comes with crispy applewood bacon and some tangy BBQ sauce.
Lizards Bar & Grill is, at its core, a true hometown pub. Expect nothing short of great service and friendly locals as you prepare to devour one of their smashingly good burgers. They’ve got tons to choose from, but their Poutineburg is a must. Come on, it’s a poutine-loaded burger! Visit on a Saturday night to enjoy a great burger and some live music. It’s the perfect way to end a weekend evening in Sarnia.
At Clive Burger you can expect to enjoyclassic American-style burgers but with a Canadian flair. The secret to their success starts with local beef that’s always super fresh. Then, they make sure to only use the freshest of toppings to create juicy, thick and savoury burgers that delight with each bite. The restaurant itself is laidback and trendy, making it easy to stay for a while and enjoy each and every bite.
Yes, this is an actual barn where you can get some of the best burgers in Canada. While the concept might seem unique, you’ll find that the burger offerings here are just as creative. Complete with all the fixins, their American Southern-style comfort food is sure to satisfy any appetite. Check out the Double Bacon Cheeseburger or treat yourself to one of their specialties, such as a mac & cheese-topped burger. They’re all great.
There’s a secret to what makes the burgers here some of the best in Canada. And, it all starts with their secret recipe of USDA Prime & Canadian AAA “steak-cut” meat along with their QDC signature brioche bun. It’s the flavourful base upon which they craft some of the most inventive and tasty burgers in Montreal and beyond. Order the Steakhouse Burger, which they serve with parmesan brulee and truffle sauce.
There’s so much flavour to be found at Ground Burger Bar that it’s almost hard to know where to start. If you’re after something simple, order the Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls. Or, head straight for their unique gourmet burgers. Build your own or choose a favourite, like the Hog and the Buffalo. It’s got a thunder ridge bison patty, crispy pork belly, black garlic aioli and green apple chimichuri. Holy cow.
A favourite amongst locals and visitors alike, George’s is a great spot for everything from tasty burgers to fresh, flavourful subs. In short, this local burger joint has everything you could ever crave, even creamy shakes. Order the signature Fatboy: a beef patty with cheese, chilli, lettuce, mayo, mustard, onions, pickles and tomato. Double it up if you’re extra hungry or just enjoy devouring the fries on the side.
They call themselves Edmonton’s best burger joint, but so do numerous locals and visitors alike. It’s not hard to see why, either. When your teeth sink into their deliciously thick patties it’s pretty hard to argue with the fact that they serve some of the best burgers in Canada. What’s the secret to success? Confident cooking with quality ingredients at the core, all of which they deliver on a consistent basis.
What’s perhaps so surprising about Delirious Burger Co. is that people mention how much they love the spot’s fries just as much as their burgers. So, if you’re the kind of person who can’t enjoy a nice hamburger without pairing it with some thick, crispy fries, then this is the spot for you. Grab a smash burger and settle in for a flavourful ride. After finishing it you’ll be, dare way say…delirious with satifsaction.
This is no traditional burger joint. It’s trendy, modern fine dining meets local burger bar. And, it’s one of the most unique settings you’ll find for a great burger in Montreal. From fresh-cut fries and homemade sauces to craft cocktails and house sodas, you’ll find that everything here is hand-crafted with care. And, burgers feature fun religious names, such as the Devil’s Advocate, the Thou Shalt Bacon Cheeseburger and a Biblical Brie.
It doesn’t matter which publication, food blogger or local you ask, Holy Chuck is often cited as having one of the absolute best burgers in Canada and definitely in Toronto. Just look at the picture of this massive, majestic beast. If you’ve got a serious appetite, there’s nothing quite like biting into their triple-decker burger. It’s so flavourful that it’ll be hard to enjoy any other burger after. But, we imagine you’ll try.
When it comes to the best burgers in Toronto, it’s hard to argue with the fact that The Mueseum Tavern serves some of the tastiest. This vibrant, bustling tavern is, first and foremost, a great spot to enjoy a local beer or two. However, you can’t visit and not try the Prime Beef Double Cheeseburger. Veggie? They’ve got a pretty fantastic quinoa crusted tofu burger, too. It’s all absolutely bursting with flavour.
Planning a trip to Saskatchewan? You cannot, and we repeat cannot, pass up on the chance to visit the Harvest Eatery. Serving award-winning food and wine, the menu here centres around serving up small town charm and hospitality. It’s a gourmet bistro but with local charm where they’ll serve you world-class burgers. The Harvest Burger comes with speckle park beef and maple bacon. Yes, it’s out of this world.
Vancouver is home to quite a few options in terms of bar eats and burgers. But, you won’t find anything quite like the burgers at L’abattoir. Located inside of a 19th-century building, the restaurant holds a historic charm that makes it easy to spend the evening chatting and grazing your way through tasty dishes. The best of the best, however, is served at brunch. Their Breakfast Burger is beyond amazing.
Serving burgers packed full of creativity and flavour in equal measure, a visit to Burger Royal is always delightful. This Montreal restaurant serves up more than just beef burgers, which means even the pickiest of eaters will find something they love. However, their beef is mountain-raised, grass-fed beef from Mont Laurie. Get whatever they’re serving as the burger of the month and enjoy the fantastic flurry of flavours.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a local who doesn’t think that 2 Doors Down is serving up the best burgers in Nova Scotia. However, we’ve long believed they’re also home to some of the tastiest in all of Canada. The best part is that their menu is pretty extensive, including superb cocktails to help you wash down whatevever burger you decide to get. Order the Smokhouse, which comes with that Dutch gouda, house barbecue sauce, bacon, onion jam, and chipotle aioli. We’re already drooling.
Looking for a basic no-frills spot serving up some fantastic, world-class flavours? Burger Burger never disappoints. This London hotspot serves some of the best burgers in Canada along with some other flavourful dishes. The secret is that they make their hand-crafted burgers fresh in-house every day and use a flavourful combination of sirloin, chuck and brisket. It’ll melt in your mouth and leave you craving more and more.
What’s not to love about this Quebec burger bar? To start things off, they make every burger with 100% prime Canadian beef. They’re plump, juicy, grilled to perfection, and stuffed between two freshly-baked brioche buns. Then, they make sure to serve them with some of the most iconic fries in the country. After one bite, we’re pretty sure you’ll also be converted into a fan for life.
Rudy is a favourite amongst locals and travellers alike but seems to be a super-big hit with visitors who are after something they can’t find back home. Despite offering a small menu, you’ll find that you don’t need much else when dining here. Order your tasty burger with a side of their pickles to round ou the experience. But, be sure to save room for a creamy, sweet milkshake. There’s no way you can miss out on the taste.
Looking for one of the best burgers in Canada? You’ll have to go to church to find it. No, seriously. OMG Resto is, in fact, inside of an old church. Yep, get ready to thank whatever gods may be for their delectable burger offerings because you’re about to get saved. Their Burger de Gars tantalises and delights. The base is made of aged local beef, which is then topped with pork bacon, beef bacon, and exotic mushrooms. Can I get a hallelujah?
Uniburger is killin’ the burger game, and we’re not the only ones who think so. They’re consistently ranked as having the best burger in Montreal and one of the absolute best in the entire country. What’s so special about these meaty sandwiches? Their made-to-order burgers use only 100% AAA Canadian beef. And, they keep things simple in terms of toppings. With a patty this good, it doesn’t need anything added to it.
If it looks like some of the country’s best burgers are in Ontario, it’s because they are. But when it came time to rank the best of the best, everybody shouted from the rooftops…Mamo Burger Bar. Using local beef as a base, these burgers are piled high with creative, tasty toppings. Just take a look at this wildly tempting Daddy Mac. It’s got housemade mac and cheese, smoked pulled pork and caramelised onion. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe it.