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Apache Burgers

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 13, 2007 / review policy

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Apache Burgers is an institution in Etobicoke. Check out our full review here.

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40 Comments

Sir / July 17, 2009 at 06:35 pm
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Apache Burger is amazing! I actually just had the bacon burger, and it was incroyable! The fries are good, and the onion rings are out of this world (albeit it may lend a hand in clogging up ones arteries). It's also been around forever (my dad used to go a ton when he was a child), and has been visited by countless celebrities time and time again. I can't recall what a single burger costs, but it was $25 for 3 burgers and 2 fries overall (for 3 people).
Adam / October 17, 2009 at 10:36 pm
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I concur. Apache has the best burgers and fries in Toronto - bar none.
Shelly / June 19, 2010 at 02:54 am
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This happened literally 30 minutes ago. I walked into Apache with my boyfriend and we ordered 2 burgers for $12. My change was $5 and some coins, the OWNER passed me my change and my $5 bill but placed his wrist back on the bill and pulled in back toward himself and behind the counter, POCKETING THE BILL. Assuming that every customer is drunk and unsuspecting, he pocketed the bill, thinking that I did not notice, when in fact, both my boyfriend and I BOTH noticed the theft, pointed it out, and he played dumb - stating that 'the lady offered me it'. He did give me my money back, only after argument - but I wonder how many people he got away with stealing from on a day to day basis??? I walked back up to the counter and expressed my anger towards the other employees, and they did in fact tell me that the older gentleman watching the register was the owner. They did not care, or apologize.

When is theft OK?! I am severely disapointed with people stealking from children. It is disgusting the measures people go to to make a living. Utterly disgusting.

PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON-------------------------
Mersquila / August 22, 2010 at 05:31 pm
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Apache Burger has gone seriously downhill. My family and I used to go when I was younger, just went back with my Mum a few months back, didn't even want to finish my burger. So very sad. I used to love this place.
kyle / September 17, 2010 at 05:38 pm
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Apache is a legend, a legend that doesn't live up to its' name. I gave it a "Nice To Eat" rating on my burger blog. http://wheresthebeefto.blogspot.com/search/label/Apache%20Burger
jimmy / September 19, 2010 at 02:23 pm
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Nasty! Apache burger off hwy 77 s of globe az. 1 bite and tossed the burger and almpst tossed my guts! Never again. Wast of $ only 1 question....???? Is it beef or "mutton"?????
stef replying to a comment from jimmy / December 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm
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your comment doesn't really apply since this is a list of the best burger joints in toronto. an apache burger, which may not even be the same restaurant but may just share the same name, in arizona can't really compare to one in toronto. sorry!
karl / January 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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Apache burger is a greasier Harveys. Not sure why so many people soil their pants over this place. Probably had a lot to do with childhood memories, maybe.
kerry smith / January 27, 2011 at 05:14 pm
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Dont go to Apache Burger, I got food poisoning and was violently ill for three days.
brad / January 27, 2011 at 08:37 pm
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Shelly's comment doesn't surprise me: Great burgers - too bad the staff is completely miserable and the service is always rude and obnoxious. Almost doesn't make the burgers worth it.
bd / April 12, 2011 at 07:35 pm
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Ya, I used to love it, but I took some friends a few weeks ago and it was horrible. All you could taste was the beef filler. May have been an off day
Vince C / August 5, 2011 at 04:35 am
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Best fresh cut fries and homeade onion rings I've ever eaten, great burger as well I had the Apache burger. Two thumbs up. Service wasn't bad either very friendly cashier.
Sam / August 8, 2011 at 04:24 am
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Apache Burgers is second to none.. They have been open for 41 years, and haven't changed a thing since I was a kid. The prices are not cheap, but I think it has to do with getting what you pay for! I absolutely love the customer service, I always get treated like a pal and so does everyone else.. If your ever by Kipling Station in Etobicoke make a run up to Dundas and grab some food, you won't be disappointed!
Bob / August 13, 2011 at 01:26 pm
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I don't get whats so special about this place the burgers are the cheap frozen kind and are way way way overpriced the fries on the otherhand are above average, the service is suspect with
the bordem of the Employees oozing out of their trying to get exited faces. Also watch your change
Darcy / August 17, 2011 at 07:16 pm
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I used to love this place until the gentleman putting the toppings on my burger treated me like i was an idiot for not knowing that "Everything" didn't include ketchup and mayo even though they were sitting along side the other toppings. After disagreeing angrily about the meaning of the word "Everything" he proceeded to tell me that i just don't get it and then hid the mayo and ketchup under the counter and said "there, next time you have to ask for them specifically". I'm just annoyed that he turned what should have been a little misunderstanding into enough of an issue that I will never eat there again. Also, i think the burgers are a little overrated... a lot of bun and same old toppings.
Roctop replying to a comment from Darcy / August 19, 2011 at 11:47 am
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Maybe the 'priest' needs to have a little talk with this mayo and ketchup ;hoarder boy'. You think?
S thompson / November 27, 2011 at 08:15 am
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Apache Burger. my be at one time it was a good burger place.
But it's very very over rated frozen burgers come on!and the staff SHAME ON YOU GUY'S who rates this place. Get out of the burger bussiness.
lmg / December 6, 2011 at 11:35 am
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I went to Apache Burger a couple of months ago and it has sure changed since I was a kid living in Etobicoke. Going there use to be a treat! I was driving by with my mother and we hungry, I suggested it. Unfortunately, I should have not.

We both ordered a cheese burger and fries. The place was packed, usually a good sign. When our order came, we both took a bite and looked at each other. I know my mothers tastes are usually hard to please but even I was saying, oh boy in my head. The burgers were not fresh meat and 100% must have been defrosted and frozen a couple of times. We can tell when something is not fresh and from frozen. Needless to say they were disgusting and such a disappointment. We mentioned something to the manager on the side not to draw any attention to the situation and he was kind enough to replace the burgers with a fresh batch. We took a bite again, same problem. So sad. When your are spending $25 to $30 on "fast food" the least they can do is make the food taste good. I am not even going to get into the buns and the oil that had not been changed in months from the deep fryer.

We were so disappointed and sadly do not plan on going back to Apache again. There goes a childhood memory... I might as well go to Licks or Wendys!
David Manion / December 15, 2011 at 05:02 pm
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Saturday night in high school would usually end with a burger & fries from APACH. Since they went all neon they have gone down hill. Burger is all gristle and the fries must still be cooked in the same oil as they leave a ring of grease on the top of your mouth. Red Cabin across the street is a much better choice.
Dave / December 28, 2011 at 10:53 am
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Apache is great when you are a drunk highschool kid going for a late night snack - at least my nostalgia tells me so.

Going back as an adult, you quickly realize that the frozen patty's, probably from Shopsy's, doesn't deserve to make a top burger list in Toronto. And now that the original ownership has changed, there's this punk kid that serves up your toppings - he gives off so much attitude that you want to reach over the counter and wipe that look off his face.

There are sooooo many better choices for a burger in Toronto. Apache no longer deserves your $15 bucks for a burger, rings and a grape drink
Max speed / January 14, 2012 at 06:38 am
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Apache Burger WAS a great place at one time. The service is now slow, the food served cold. Take a pass on this place. So sad as it used to serve such great food.
Ty / January 17, 2012 at 03:34 pm
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Apache Burger is seriously overated...Cheeseburger was really nothing speacial and the fries were some of the worst i've had and tossed them out only half finished. The joint was grimey and unkept, the staff was unfriendly and unclean...this place definetly did not live up to its legend.

Rating 1 out of 5

Would not eat here again.
Marble / March 30, 2012 at 08:21 am
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Completely disappointing and no better than any of the fast food chain burgers!
Junctionresident / July 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm
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I'm not sure what all the positive reveiws are all about.

I found this place so overated. The fries are soggy and over-salted. The burger is nothing special and totally overpriced.

Will not eat here again.
The Nomad / December 9, 2012 at 12:27 am
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Apache Burger was an institution and I grew up loving their product. I took my son there recently as I bragged to him how they made the best burger in Toronto. I was served two burgers ice cold along with Luke warm fries. It was a horrible mess. I apologized to my son and we left. How could you give this such a high rating when there are clearly better places in the GTA? Suggestion. When you rate a place, please actually go there and experience the place and then render an honest opinion. If you rate this place so high, it is obvious that you have never tasted the food there.
Nancy Edwards / February 6, 2013 at 11:53 am
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I was talking the other day with friends about one of my favorite toronto restaurants and i recalled Apache burgers, i use to go there when i dated my husband back in the 1970's now its still there....fantantastic, loved their burgers and their hard crispy onion rings...i wonder if the owners are the same? lol Wouldn't that be cool, i was a regular for many years! lol
karen / February 22, 2013 at 02:59 pm
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This rating is from 2007 people.
jb / February 23, 2013 at 06:08 pm
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Maybe I am missing something, but their food is nothing to write home about
shawtelle / February 24, 2013 at 02:19 am
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this place is absolutely brutal and over priced... the staff is rude (especially the black guy)and come across like they rather be dead then putting toppings on ur burger... go elesewhere... even wendys next door...
girl / February 28, 2013 at 08:46 am
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my change got pocketted too on a saturday afternoon by the older lady who works there. not cool. i rather go to harveys.
Leo Felini / April 21, 2013 at 07:23 pm
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I live in the area, and every time I go in here, busy or not, the staff have been incredibly rude. A few weeks ago I stood at the counter for 10 minutes waiting for someone to take my order.But, they were all too busy talking together, even the owner's wife. I walked out and will never go back again.BTW the owner's wife seemed scared to death of her "staff" and so do many of the clients.
Alice / April 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm
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This place has the worst service ever! I think the food is great, especially the onion rings. But the service is so bad that it's not worth it. Also, VERY pricey.
Tony / June 23, 2013 at 07:19 pm
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One word: dogshit. Whatever is WAS, it isn't that now.
Sean / September 28, 2013 at 02:44 am
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Been going there a since I was turned on to it by a friend a few months ago. They make the best onion rings known to man and the fries are no joke either. The burgers are also very good. Service was nice and friendly. If you're looking for a great meal I would definitely recommend the Apache...
Jack12 / September 28, 2013 at 03:46 am
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These other reviewers must have some kind of issue with the price or something, because my friends and I just left there and we ate great. The crispy onion rings are fantastic and everything else was also great. Service was fine. Everything was well very well lit and so clean. I'll definitely go for another visit
Vincegill / September 29, 2013 at 07:54 am
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It's been the same for the 45 years we've been eating there, excellent.
TonyP / October 1, 2013 at 02:42 pm
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Excellent!!!
Maria / October 1, 2013 at 02:50 pm
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The food is very good but also a touch pricey.
Mikka / October 22, 2013 at 06:11 pm
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I was just in T-Dot on holidays; we did Apache Burgers 3 times; the same dood was cooking the burgers each time. I call him 'The Grillmaster' and I tried to kidnap him back to Australia; but he wouldn't have it :(
Graham / February 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm
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The Apache has had the best burgers since I found the place in the 60's! The present owner is the daughter of the founder; who had a partner who founded Superburger at Primrose (north of Orangeville). Sadly, Superburger spiralled down the toilet after the original owner sold the place. Apache is still as good now as it was in the beginning.

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