The Best Late Night Burgers in Toronto
The best late night burgers in Toronto seem to beckon as the night turns into the early morning. These burgers, in all of their diet-destroying glory, become evermore appealing after Friday night last call, when the only thing that will suffice is a little beef and a side of fries. These burgers range from classic diner, to sophisticated and decadently clad, and usually offer the perfect way to end off a night out.
Here is the list of the best late night burgers in Toronto.
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This burger is a mouth-watering seven ounces of fresh ground chuck, which is almost enough to distract from This End Up's delicious boozy cocktails. Topped with aged cheddar, house sauce, house pickles, arugula, onion, and shiitake and sundried tomato tapenade, it also happens to be a (relative) steal at $13 with a salad or fries on the side. Open past 1am Thursday to Saturday. More »
Jumbo Burgers does your classic, indulgent diner-style burger wherein a side of onion rings are pretty much a necessity. This late night spot (until around 2 a.m.) seems to have stayed the same for decades, with prices lagging nicely behind at $3.95 for your basic, minimally dressed burger. A milkshake here is always a good call, too. More »
For a burger at any time of night (or morning), there's always the Thompson Diner's list numerous and creative of options. The 24-hour spot offers beef, turkey, and veggie patties, wrapped in buns or lettuce, or (if you can stomach it) two grilled cheese sandwiches. Served with a side, burgers here start at about $12. More »
Never mind its somewhat-seedy sidewalk appeal, Burger Shack does a mighty fine take on a classic charbroiled burger. Your best bet here is the bacon and cheese-clad banquet burger, which, when paired with an order of crispy onion rings, is a no-fail choice for a late night bite around $10. Open until 3 a.m. on weekends. More »
Johnny Jackson sucks you in with its everything-ten-bucks late night menu (until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays), not the least of which includes its boxed-up six ounce burger. Paired with a side of fries, this patty comes topped with your requisite tomato, lettuce, and onion ring, and is dubbed, affectionately, "Brutus." All hail. More »
Paid for with pocket change, the classic old-school Dairy Freeze burger has been earning late night esteem for decades. This is a traditional mustard n' ketchup type burger, so those who crave arugula and brie toppings should probably look elsewhere. Best enjoyed on the patio picnic tables in the summertime. Open until 3 or 4am throughout the week. More »
For a time warp and a late night burger. Johnny's keeps retro charm alive in the form of paper hats, excessive orange decor, and a hot charbroiled burger for $3 and change. This is the type of place you stop by at 2 a.m. on Saturday night and devour your order in minutes in your car. And enjoy every second of it. More »
A step up, I'd say, from your average chain burger joint, but still open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Here the beef patties are made fresh and packed loose, topped with premium ingredients and house-made sauces. Gourmet Burger also makes a pretty delicious fish burger for pescetarian customers, along with sides such as poutine, onion rings, and milkshakes. More »
Pick from a list of "bosses" that includes the Dillinger, the Lucas, and the famed Capone. This burger joint draws inspiration from the big boys of crime, somehow translating that history into 6oz beef patties with dill Havarti, caramelized onions, and Gangster Goo (spicy ketchup). Whatever. It's open until 4 a.m. on weekends. More »
W Burger Bar makes an incredible Kobe burger if you can spring for the cash ($19), and a pretty delicious regular organic beef burger to boot. Open late Thursday through Saturday (until 2 a.m. or later), it's a solid choice for sustenance on the way home from the bar. More »
Some people just love the Hero burger, I guess. With multiple locations around the city open until the wee hours (or some, in the case of Queen West, all night), Hero Certified Burgers does a pretty consistent patty, offered with all of the fixings and fries and onion rings alongside. Angus beef, hormone-free, and about $10 with fries and a drink. More »
This is where hungry students seem to settle for a little beef after last call. Open until 4 a.m. on weekends, ACME offers a pretty meaty burger for your buck, complete with pretty much any topping you could want (minus peameal bacon) including guac and mango chutney for no extra charge. More »
If you can't quite stomach a 16-oz steak at 3 a.m. (who are you?) T-Bones' burger presents a much more reasonable option. This homemade burger comes hot and juicy, served with standard toppings, a side of fries, and a drink for less than $10. It's not a New York sirloin, but it'll certainly do. More »
Apache is Etobicoke's answer to the late night, old-school burger. Cooked up thin and wide, this burger is no-frills at its finest, best complimented by a mix of fries and on the side. This place hasn't changed in ages, and neither have the burgers. Open until around 3 a.m. on Fridays. More »