The best restaurant burgers in Toronto will come to you - no need to order at the counter. Just sit back, order a beer, and unfold your napkin over your lap. These burgers are surely pricier than their fast food counterparts, but justifiably so - they're served on house-baked buns loaded with decadent toppings, and already include all the essential sides.
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Topped with sharp cheddar and caramelized onions, the juicy West Grey Farms aged-beef burger ($18) at this restaurant on Harbord is served with sides of tangy slaw and crispy frites.
The Drake burger ($18) features a 6oz Cumbrae's dry aged beef patty, stacked on a house-made milk bun and dressed with bacon, aged cheddar, Russian dressing and a pickle. The whole thing is topped off with a side of fries.
The College Street steakhouse grinds its own meat to form the premium beef patties for its namesake Bestellen burger ($19). Seared to perfection, with a still-rosy centre, then nestled into a house-baked brioche bun, this baby is made better still by gooey raclette and caramelized onions.
The public house on Elm St. serves up a deliciously refined take on a banquet burger featuring a thick hand chopped beef patty ($18) topped with just the essentials, including house-smoked bacon, cheese and ketchup.
Mildred's Temple Kitchen
The MTK burger ($18) at this Liberty Village stalwart features a juicy, hand-formed beef patty on a pain au lait bun, dressed with sharp cheddar, caramelized onions, and apple tomato relish. Side options include a kale caesar salad or frites.
A section of the menu is devoted to burgers at this smokehouse at Yonge and Lawrence, where 16 different varieties include a classic ($10), a mushroom cheese melt ($12), and a number of patties stacked with house smoked meats ($13-$17) like bacon or brisket.
This Bay Street eatery is home to a juicy sirloin bacon cheeseburger ($19) served with fries. Have it layered with cheddar, lettuce, and tomato, then doused in house-made Thousand Island sauce.
The 14oz Barberian's Steakburger rings in at $25.75 - that is, unless you buy a hundred-dollar bottle of wine to go with it; then it'll only set you back 99 cents. It might be among the cheapest options on the steakhouse menu, but it's massive and should not be dismissed.
This restaurant opposite the ROM doubles up on prime beef patties when building its sky-high cheeseburger ($17). The jaw-stretching creation is stacked with a choice of American cheese or aged cheddar, and lettuce, onion, pickles and their own spin on Big Mac sauce. A side of fries and house slaw make for one serious sit-down entree.
This French bistro found in the Distillery District does a mighty fine double bacon cheeseburger with frites ($24). The delectable beef patty comes loaded onto a toasted bun with double smoked bacon, smoked cheddar cheese and chicharrons.
The Best Restaurant Burgers in Toronto