Where can I get the best hamburgers in Toronto?

#1 Posted by manathirst (167 posts) -

This site is crazy, there is a hamburger forum!!!  Can anyone in Toronto tell me where I can get the best  hamburger in the city?

#2 Posted by error11 (79 posts) -

McDonalds

#3 Posted by hazzard4123 (196 posts) -

Hard Rock Cafe downtown.

#4 Posted by mastergiani (28 posts) -

Licks

#5 Posted by roofy (1005 posts) -

hard rock cafe.
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#6 Posted by Frostmane (56 posts) -

You guys need some serious learning. The best burger in Toronto (well, downtown) is from Craft Burger at King and Portland. It's so damn good. Not cheap, but really good.

#7 Edited by marth (33 posts) -
Johnny's before the car dealership was demolished.
Johnny's Hamburgers located at Victoria Park and Sheppard.  It looks ghetto from the outside but it has the best hamburgers I have ever eaten.  The price is comparable to a fast food chain and they are made right in front of you with excellent condiments.  In short I'd say Johnny's Hamburgers are amazing.
#8 Posted by AllanIceman (1322 posts) -

That new Angus Burger at McD is pretty good if you're on a budget plus it's not that hard to find.  Otherwise I'd go with Sizzerlers on Young and Collage, not bad at all.

#9 Posted by Frostmane (56 posts) -

I've heard Johnny's was good, too bad it's in the middle of BUTT FUCK NOWHERE. Scarborough doesn't count man. That's practically Durham Region.

#10 Edited by Caje (138 posts) -

Licks is definately the best.

#11 Posted by marth (33 posts) -

It is at the edge of Scarborough.  Accessible from Don Mills station by a bus.  Trust me, you'd have to go so much further to be in the middle of nowhere.

#12 Posted by cookee (1 posts) -

 Hi my vote goes to http://www.originalmotorcycleburgers.com/  New & Vintage look, rare motorcycle art, detail &branding style in every way including Fuss's new hand picked playlist, it's an experience You have to try!!! Featuring "The Original Steak Burger", AAA Ground Fresh on Site,highest quality ingredients, everything is made to order, variety of Original Steak Burgers, Free Range Chicken, Veggie Burgers, Fussy Wings, Soup & Salads, Original Fries, Sweet Potato Fries & Onion Rings.

#13 Posted by and333 (842 posts) -

Do burgers even exsist in Canada?

#14 Posted by Insectecutor (1186 posts) -
@cookee said:
"  Hi my vote goes to http://www.originalmotorcycleburgers.com/  New & Vintage look, rare motorcycle art, detail &branding style in every way including Fuss's new hand picked playlist, it's an experience You have to try!!! Featuring "The Original Steak Burger", AAA Ground Fresh on Site,highest quality ingredients, everything is made to order, variety of Original Steak Burgers, Free Range Chicken, Veggie Burgers, Fussy Wings, Soup & Salads, Original Fries, Sweet Potato Fries & Onion Rings. "
Lol did you sign up just to advertise your burger joint?
#15 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -
@and333 said:
" Do burgers even exsist in Canada? "
Either bad flamebait or kidding, hopefully the latter.
#16 Posted by and333 (842 posts) -
@Cube: Kidding dude I have nothing wrong with Canadian figured I'd try to add some flavor to the thread since I know nothing about Canadian other then.....they say about weird.....yeah...
#17 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -
@and333 said:
" @Cube: Kidding dude I have nothing wrong with Canadian figured I'd try to add some flavor to the thread since I know nothing about Canadian other then.....they say about weird.....yeah... "
We have poutine, okay.
 
Do you guys have donairs?
#18 Posted by and333 (842 posts) -
@Cube: huh? I'm sorry but I don't understand your canadian language.....again just kidding!  I've actually had a Donair Kobab in germany don't know if they're they same thing but they're awesome in germany! If Canada is anything like germany then i'm down.....dogg!
#19 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -
@and333 said:

" @Cube: huh? I'm sorry but I don't understand your canadian language.....again just kidding!  I've actually had a Donair Kobab in germany don't know if they're they same thing but they're awesome in germany! If Canada is anything like germany then i'm down.....dogg! "

Donairs in Canada destroy the world with kick-assery.
 
 "The meat in this version of the döner kebab (sometimes called 'Halifax donair') is sliced from a loaf cooked on a vertical spit, made from a combination of ground beef, flour or bread crumbs, and various spices, while the sauce is made from evaporated milk, sugar, vinegar, and garlic. The meat and sauce are served rolled in a flat-bread pita with diced tomato and onion. This version is generally so packed with ingredients that the pita is almost there for ceremonial purposes; the pita of any true Haligonian donair will be so soaked in sauce that attempts to pick it up will be fruitless."
#20 Posted by and333 (842 posts) -
@Cube: I think you just explained heaven to me! I could totatlly make a trip up to Canada to cause I live in WA near seattle and its only a few miles away!
#21 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

Find the Trailer Park Boys, tell them if they can direct you to Phil Collins and Randys mobile Dirty Burger mobile, and there you will find the best burgers in the world.

#22 Edited by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -

Lick's is only good if the burger isn't partially cooked before you get it, and it isn't overcooked (which it usually is). I've been to the Craft Burger at Yonge and Bloor once, it's above average but not awesome. 
 
Hero Burger is the best chain, I'd put it above South Street Burgers which is also solid. As for the best in the city without qualifications, I'm still searching...!
 
@marth
said:

"

Johnny's before the car dealership was demolished.
Johnny's Hamburgers located at Victoria Park and Sheppard.  It looks ghetto from the outside but it has the best hamburgers I have ever eaten.  The price is comparable to a fast food chain and they are made right in front of you with excellent condiments.  In short I'd say Johnny's Hamburgers are amazing. "
It's good as a quick-and-cheap place, but the quality of the meat isn't very good. They've lost the main parking lot too, so it's really tight to get in there now.
#23 Posted by TimesHero (677 posts) -

Johnny Rockets!  Younge and Dundas!  Across from City TV!

#24 Posted by Noodlearms (586 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
"Find the Trailer Park Boys, tell them if they can direct you to Phil Collins and Randys mobile Dirty Burger mobile, and there you will find the best burgers in the world. "
#25 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -
@TimesHero said:
" Johnny Rockets!  Younge and Dundas!  Across from City TV! "
I've been eying it for ages, will give it a try sometime in the next few weeks. 
 
I don't think it's anywhere near City TV though...it's part of the Metropolis, with the big AMC and Future Shop, facing towards Dundas Square.
#26 Posted by TimesHero (677 posts) -
@UnsolvedParadox said:
" @TimesHero said:
" Johnny Rockets!  Younge and Dundas!  Across from City TV! "
I've been eying it for ages, will give it a try sometime in the next few weeks.  I don't think it's anywhere near City TV though...it's part of the Metropolis, with the big AMC and Future Shop, facing towards Dundas Square. "
I was there on boxing day (went to see if they were doing anything at Foot Locker for Jane Creba this year), and that is exactly where City TV moved to.  There is a giant bill board on top of it advertising Breakfast Television.
#27 Posted by rjayb89 (7719 posts) -

I shall bookmark this thread for any future visits to Toronto.

#28 Edited by Arjuna (886 posts) -
@manathirst:
I used to live in the Scarborough region.  Funny story: 
 
There was this new Dairy Queen.  I went there not many days after it first opened.  I ordered the spicy burger, and it was freakin' fantastic!  Imagine the perfect hamburger...  yeah, it was that!  The owner/manager came out and talked with me while I was eating, just to be nice.  I went there quite a few times after.  At first, I thought:  wow, Dairy Queen is awesome! 
 
Then, I moved somewhere else; still in Toronto, but not the same area.  I went to another Dairy Queen and their burger was fucking TERRIBLE!  As it turned out, the original Dairy Queen store I went to was simply going above and beyond what is expected when it comes to quality and customer service.  Remember that, business owners! 
 
*huff puff* - ok...  I was able to find it...  I "should" be able to embed the google maps image here...  But it's not working with Giantbomb for some reason...  Just click on this link: 
  
Dairy Queen in Scarborough
#29 Edited by TimesHero (677 posts) -
@Arjuna said:

" @manathirst:

*huff puff* - ok...  I was able to find it...  I "should" be able to embed the google maps image here...  But it's not working with Giantbomb for some reason...  Just click on this link: 
  
Dairy Queen in Scarborough "

Tried to post the street view directly here... didn't work :(
 

#30 Posted by ProfessorEss (7307 posts) -

Jumbo Burger at the corner of Runnymede and Dundas West.
(...also has the greasiest, most incredible onion rings - the smooth shiny kind)
 
Forget those overpriced Craft and Hero joints.

#31 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -
@TimesHero said:
" @UnsolvedParadox said:
" @TimesHero said:
" Johnny Rockets!  Younge and Dundas!  Across from City TV! "
I've been eying it for ages, will give it a try sometime in the next few weeks.  I don't think it's anywhere near City TV though...it's part of the Metropolis, with the big AMC and Future Shop, facing towards Dundas Square. "
I was there on boxing day (went to see if they were doing anything at Foot Locker for Jane Creba this year), and that is exactly where City TV moved to.  There is a giant bill board on top of it advertising Breakfast Television. "
Oh really? I usually tune out the ads, will keep an eye out for that the next time I swing by.
#32 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -

Hungry Jacks...=(

#33 Posted by marth (33 posts) -
@Arjuna: I've seen that Dairy Queen before, just never thought to go their for a burger before.  Will check it out.
 
@UnsolvedParadox said:
" Lick's is only good if the burger isn't partially cooked before you get it, and it isn't overcooked (which it usually is). I've been to the Craft Burger at Yonge and Bloor once, it's above average but not awesome. 
 
Hero Burger is the best chain, I'd put it above South Street Burgers which is also solid. As for the best in the city without qualifications, I'm still searching...!  
 
I'd disagree about Hero Burger being the best chain.  In terms of quality of burger it is fantastic, however the quality of sides is terrible.  Every occasion and every different Hero Burger I try their french fries and am absolutely disappointed with them.  Personally I find the french fry side to be integral to the burger experience.  
#34 Posted by xmrgonex (15 posts) -

Craft Burger just north of Yonge/Bloor
 
Acme Burger at Bathurst/Bloor
 
Dangerous Dan's Diner on Queen East past the DVP
 
Gourmet Burger Co. on Parliament in Cabbagetown
 
i pity people from here who say shit like McDonald's

#35 Edited by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -
@marth said:

" @Arjuna: I've seen that Dairy Queen before, just never thought to go their for a burger before.  Will check it out.
 
@UnsolvedParadox said:

" Lick's is only good if the burger isn't partially cooked before you get it, and it isn't overcooked (which it usually is). I've been to the Craft Burger at Yonge and Bloor once, it's above average but not awesome. 
 
Hero Burger is the best chain, I'd put it above South Street Burgers which is also solid. As for the best in the city without qualifications, I'm still searching...!  

 I'd disagree about Hero Burger being the best chain.  In terms of quality of burger it is fantastic, however the quality of sides is terrible.  Every occasion and every different Hero Burger I try their french fries and am absolutely disappointed with them.  Personally I find the french fry side to be integral to the burger experience.   "
Admittedly the sides are not good, I had not factored that into my previous post. 
 

@xmrgonex 

said: 

" Craft Burger just north of Yonge/Bloor  Acme Burger at Bathurst/Bloor  Dangerous Dan's Diner on Queen East past the DVP  Gourmet Burger Co. on Parliament in Cabbagetown  i pity people from here who say shit like McDonald's "

Dangerous Dan's is kind of wild, I've gone there with someone who ate the Colon Clogger in one sitting. No burger should ever weigh more than the average steak.
#36 Posted by Huey2k2 (488 posts) -

Shamrock Burgers.  /thread

#37 Posted by Chewii101 (820 posts) -

Apache Burgers. Best. Period. Its downtown in Etobicoke, google it. Trust me. Tons of hockey greats have dined there (Gretzkey, Sundin, Domi) Can't go wrong that. 

#38 Posted by DuderBattalion (269 posts) -

Well .. since you are trying out burgers .. you should totally try out this poutine place too. It's called .. Smoke's poutinerie. Jesus Christ .. that shit is sinful ! You can find locations on their website .. 
  http://smokespoutinerie.com/

#39 Posted by King9999 (613 posts) -

Word on the street is Johnny's at Vic Park and Sheppard is supposed to be good.  They seem to get steady traffic there.  I live within walking distance, which is good because the parking is terrible. 
 
Also try Harvey's if you're visiting Canada.

#40 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -
@Venom2112 said:
" Well .. since you are trying out burgers .. you should totally try out this poutine place too. It's called .. Smoke's poutinerie. Jesus Christ .. that shit is sinful ! You can find locations on their website .. 
  http://smokespoutinerie.com/ "
There's a Burrito Boyz below it too, for anyone looking for a fix of that.

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