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The Best Burger in Toronto

The best burger in Toronto is juicy, meaty and probably a little messy. Patties—smashed or charbroiled—are being layered up with condiments and hopefully some cheese between two buns for the unwieldy bite of your dreams. 

Here are the best burgers in Toronto. 


Burger Drops
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Burger Drops

It’s all in the crispy edges at Liberty Village’s smash burger joint. They’re smushing down chuck roll patties on the flat top with melty American cheese and pickles on super soft potato buns for a party in your mouth.

Rudy on College
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Rudy on College

The smash burger chain that started it all has multiple locations in the city. Head to the original location in Little Italy for The Rudy, a cheeseburger so simple yet delicious you’ll be wondering what’s in their secret sauce.


Holy Chuck Burgers
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Holy Chuck Burgers

Headlining the menu at this burger chain is their eponymous Holy Chuck. They ask that you don’t add toppings to this one: with maple-smoked bacon, cheese and caramelized onions, it’s already perfect as is. Head to St. Clair or Wellesley subway stations for a store.

Cabano's Comfort Food
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Cabano's Comfort Food

A pair of smashed Ontario beef patties with American cheese, lettuce, onion and deep-fried pickles make up the Cabano Burger. Bringing it all together is the mustard-based Cabano sauce. Find it on Nicholas Street.


Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

Everything on the menu is good at this St. Clair West BBQ house but their pimento cheese burger takes the prize. Think garlic-infused mayo, smoked jalapenos and aged cheddar cheese. Crispy onions take it completely over the edge.


Extra Burger
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Extra Burger

When on the hunt for that late night weekend snack, look no further than the happy faced logo of this burger counter on Dundas West. There’s only four items on the menu: it's either a single or double cheeseburger. Crinkle fries recommended. 

Happy Burger
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Happy Burger

Happiness feels like a crispy-edged cheeseburger from this takeout spot on Lippincott Street. The American cheese is melty, the pickles are crunchy, and the potato buns are soft—what else can you ask for.


Rosie's Burgers
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Rosie's Burgers

This Port Credit transplant landed by Queen and Portland in the summer, to the delight of jugheads who’ve been following the smash burger brand for years. A side order of fries and a milkshake is pretty much mandatory.

Ozzy's Burgers
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Ozzy's Burgers

You have not lived high level, bro, if you haven’t wrapped your hands around one of these impossibly large halal burgers. This iconic Kensington Market business is serving patties that weigh a whopping six ounces, stacked high with secret sauces and toppings galore.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Happy Burger


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