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Johnny's Charbroiled Hamburgers

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

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Johnny's Charbroiled Hamburgers is a Scarborough institution. Check out our full review here.

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31 Comments

toothpaste / October 6, 2008 at 01:14 am
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i wish they had lettuce
Frapanese / December 7, 2008 at 01:07 pm
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They say lettuce is only for greek salad.
Jo / December 23, 2008 at 10:56 am
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One of the two things I about Scarborough!
Mmmmmmmmmm...
Jo / December 23, 2008 at 10:57 am
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oops...forgot the word MISS...
shipill / February 13, 2009 at 11:01 pm
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worst burger ever !!! and They are so rude. please avoid this place!
mike / February 14, 2009 at 09:30 am
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wtf u talkin' 'bout shipill .... the rudeness is part of the experience ... kinda like the Soup Nutzi in New York!!!
Jay / February 24, 2009 at 12:13 am
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Agreed... it abruptness is how it's done. You don't go there for smiles, you go for great burgers. You want smiles? go to MacDonalds.
Miss K / February 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm
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I love this place! I now live in Calgary and often wishI could hit up Johnny's in the middle of the night or for lunch... what a great place!
Shawn@SoScooter.com / March 13, 2009 at 01:25 pm
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They aren't really rude per se... more like "neutral"!
cake / April 26, 2009 at 02:58 pm
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bunch of young and hip hop F**k run the place. Burger is OOOK if you are reaaallly hungry. That's it.
Fatass / May 21, 2009 at 04:53 am
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I use to live down the street and it was always my #1 and always will be. "Soup Nutzi" for real "Number 10!...What do you want on it?"
Swampy / August 6, 2009 at 10:54 am
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Almost got in a fight with the cashier about putting mayo on my fries. They put it on my burger but wouldn't put it on my fries. The guy finally put in on my fries and subsequnetly told me he was going to lose his job for putting mayo on my fries.

Still love this place - its got good cheap burgers (not as cheap as sqare boy) and an edge. Bring your own mayo
naz23 / November 23, 2009 at 10:31 am
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I was at this joint once at around 2am and it was full, people were talking bout GREAT burgers and how much they all loved this place.... so we ordered a few burgers....... and..... EEWWWW nasty shit... we all had to throw em out... fries were shitty as well... honestly, it was all soo bad, i never went back....
milky / December 27, 2009 at 05:02 am
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I have friends that drive from Richmond Hill and Vaughn to eat here. The service is a little slow, but you can't blame them since they're always busy, but it's worth the wait. The employees are great, one even drew a smiley face on my burger with the mustard! Everything on the menu is fantastic. You don't need lettuce to enjoy a great burger!!
jordan / May 8, 2010 at 11:34 pm
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Burger is over hyped. Or maybe i just got tired for eating it for 10 plus years.
CHE / August 16, 2010 at 04:00 pm
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the place has gone downhill, i can't honestly stomach the food anymore, no matter what the price is... it might have been great once, at another time, but I can't say its even hangover-able
Krip / August 17, 2010 at 07:09 am
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The guy decorating my burgers had black dirt under his fingernails. This was a few years back. I lived in the area and was a fairly regular customer. Because of the poor grooming, I have not returned since.
Gary S. / February 2, 2011 at 03:25 am
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When Steak Queen closed down at Victoria park and Lawrence I am very much surprised Johnny's didn't open a second location there in it's place! They would have done really well.
Now it's some kind of Meditreanian grill place.
Too late Johnny's! YOU MISSED A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!!!
Isa / February 9, 2011 at 06:51 pm
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A place where they still have authentic and original burgers, not those cheap patties you can get from the stores. This place beats any franchises.

The best burgers ever and it is always packed with people, so you know when a place is good!
Cate / March 16, 2011 at 01:24 pm
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I'm not sure why Johnny's makes all the top burger list in TO. Its not really that good - burgers seemed to be frozen and not fresh and the fries were sub-par and saltless.
Greg / May 28, 2011 at 12:17 am
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Nobody goes to Johnnys for a great burger because quite honestly.......they are terrible burgers. People goto Johnnys...becasue its "Johnnys"
Krip / May 28, 2011 at 06:48 am
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I think people go to Johnny's simply because it's open late and not for the food...unlike many years ago...
Stuart / June 30, 2011 at 04:43 pm
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http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2212844017 Check out the facebook appreciation group!
David / July 13, 2011 at 02:20 pm
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20 years ago it was excellent.. best burger in the city. Now, its still ok, but honestly, there is much much better in Toronto. Johnny's has lost it's touch.
Bash / November 5, 2011 at 02:29 pm
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Can everyone who is giving negative comments calm down. What makes this place amazing is value for your money. There is no where in the city you can get a burger and fries of that size, taste and value. I have tried some of the other places on the burger review and they are way over priced and the burgers are not that much better. I will agree I have had better tasting burgers in the city, however it is expensive or the portions are small. That being said nothing beats the combination of taste and value like Johnnies! Therefore in my opinion it is one of the best burger joints in the city.
dmowb / December 8, 2011 at 04:26 pm
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Went there one. It was solid, but nothing crazy good. Kinda like Webers up where I live near Muskoka. Soooo hyped and lineups all the way across the parking lot. But anybody who lives near Webers knows the burgers are just skinny little patties in a bun. All you GTA cottagers think it's the shit. It ain't.
MJXS replying to a comment from David / June 28, 2013 at 03:09 am
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It's replies like this that actually make me wonder. It's still pretty good, how much better was it? Why don't I have this?
Northern Dirt / October 22, 2013 at 02:31 pm
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Place sucks. Always sucked. Only thing it has going for it, it's open late for potheads, who would eat a bag a grass clippings.
The Real McCoy slays this place.
El blancito / January 15, 2014 at 02:10 am
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I can't believe people like this place, they must have grown up on my pbj sandwiches and Kraft dinner. The food quality is laughable and pathetic I don't care how cheap it is. The burgers are cheap out of the box super market crap, probably one of the worst places to eat in gta.
Bart Grace / February 5, 2014 at 06:05 pm
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I tried this place after reading the review and quite frankly I expected something that was at least superior to Harvey's, which Johnny's is not. For $3.00 it gives a pretty good burger. For $3.50 not so good. For $4.00 I would go down Vic Park a bit to Harvey's. Harvey's has a better bun and more condiments on offer. This is another way of saying, you get what you pay for. I would rather pay more and eat something better. It is a mystery how this place made the best-of any list.
jim / February 11, 2014 at 12:18 am
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Great burgers! Cheap prices. Don't really get the comments about rudeness, these guys just have a personality and don't mind chatting with the customers. I think its probably less rudeness, more uptight customers.

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