Ozzy’s Burgers is a halal burger joint giving all the others in Toronto a run for their money.
Specializing in messy sky-high burgers loaded with toppings and sauces, fresh handmade patties and equally epic sandwiches, the nominal Ozgur Sekar formerly worked at nearby Top Gun Steak.
The interior is humble but emphasizes the restaurant’s transparency, an open kitchen with an extremely small fridge by industry standards fully visible from the dining area.
100% prime triple A Canadian beef is ground fresh in house every day to make precisely weighed six-ounce patties that are never frozen and contain no preservatives or additives.
As much as possible is made from scratch in house, including sauces.
The Mustang Sally ($11.99) is basically the ultimate double cheeseburger, with chewy smoked beef bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms, crispy onion rings, Ozzy’s secret sauce and a spicy chipotle aioli with serious kick.
Purple Rain ($9.50) somehow combines all my personal favourites with mozzarella, a thick, juicy, crunchy ring of grilled pineapple, fresh guac, punchy sauteed jalapenos, caramelized onion, lettuce and tomato.
The Ciao Bello Portobello ($11.99) tops a beef patty with a crusted portobello stuffed with some of the most molten, ooey-gooiest cheddar and mozzarella, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato and Ozzy sauce.
Son of a Bun ($11.99) wackily tops a beef patty with chicken strips, mozzarella, caramelized onions, jalapeno, rosemary garlic and chipotle sauces. This is normally a single-patty burger, but why not add another for $2.99 just to ensure you can never get your mouth around it?
The Ozzy-licious Sandwich ($13.99) is basically the messiest version of a loaded steak sandwich, sliced Canadian ribeye topped with onions and mushrooms grilled on the same flat top as the meat, hot peppers, cheddar, mozzarella, hot sauce, roasted peppers, lettuce, tomato, Ozzy sauce and rosemary garlic sauce.
If you’re going to do burgers this good, you probably have to have classic shakes in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ($4.99).
The restaurant only seats around 18, but a big garage window in the space that used to be home to The Grilled Cheese makes the place feel airy.
Ozzy’s is proud to employ members of both the refugee and LGBT community.