10 must-try burgers just outside Toronto

Toronto is flooded with burger joints but when venturing outside of our city's borders it's good to know where to go to get beef between two buns that doesn't start with a McD or end with a King.

Here are my picks for must-try burgers just outside Toronto.

Delirious Burger Co. (Hamilton, ON)
Located in the heart of Westdale this burger joint is dishing out some monstrous sized offerings. Toppings range from your basic cheese and bacon to the outrageous stuffed portobello mushroom.

Burger Barn

Burger Barn (Ohsweken, ON)
Just as the name says this restaurant near Brantford, Ontario is a big red barn that serves up burgers. All burgers are 8 oz Prime Rib patties and come loaded with toppings like thick smoked bacon, dusted jalape単os and even an over easy egg.

Burger Legend

Burger Legend (Mississauga, ON)
You can find this local eatery in the heart of downtown Streetsville. All burgers are served fresh and are never frozen so arrive early as they often sell out before the day is over.

Kookoos Kitchen

Kookoos Kitchen (Woodbridge, ON)
If you're looking for crazy out of this world burgers then a visit to Kookoos Kitchen is in order. The sky is the limit for burgers and customizing your own creation is encouraged.

The Ship

The Ship (Hamilton, ON)
While The Ship may excel in seafood offerings don't pass up the chance to get your hands on a burger. They currently boast a whooping 14 burgers on the menu and if none of them strike your fancy ask your server for the specials.

Port Restaurant

PORT (Pickering, ON)
This Pickering restaurant is serving up all your favourite comfort foods with a modern touch. They are also located on the waterfront so you can enjoy your giant burger while checking out the stellar view.


Chip+Malt (Newmarket, ON)
Fish and chips aren't the only things to order at this Newmarket restaurant. Order up the infamous Big Ben and receive a burger the size of your head stacked with cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, chips, lettuce, tomatoes, pickled red onions, pickles and C+M sauce.


HAMBRGR (Hamilton, ON)
With a name like HAMBRGR you know they are mastering the craft. They have over a dozen burgers on the menu along with the option to create your own.

Kenzington Burger Bar

Kenzington Burger Bar (Barrie, ON)
Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here paid a visit and you should too. If you aren't close to Barrie don't fret you can also pay a visit to their two other locations in Orillia and Bradford.

&Company Resto Bar

&Company Resto Bar (Mississauga, ON)
While this Mississauga destination may be known for its wild nightlife they also have some delectable menu offerings like their Montreal Burger. A beef patty gets topped with smoked Oka cheese, puttanesca chutney and roasted garlic may.

What did I miss? Add your favourite burger joint outside of Toronto in the comments.

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