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The Best Burger in Toronto

The best burger in Toronto is a thing of beefy beauty. In this city, you can get burgers that are smashed and simplistic, piled high and powerful, or even completely devoid of animal products. 

Here are the best burgers in Toronto.


Rudy on College
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Rudy on College

Little Italy, Queen West, and the Danforth have locations for these smashed, crispy burgers with frilly lettuce and squishy buns. Take your burger to the next level by getting it "tattooed" (topped with bacon).

Holy Chuck Burgers
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Holy Chuck Burgers

Fresh beef ground daily in house, aged and seasoned with salt, is the secret to the greatness of the burgers sold at multiple locations of this chain. Get them topped outrageously with pineapple or Nutella.


Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

The green chili burger at this St. Clair West BBQ restaurant is unmissable. A smoky patty and a hit of spice are the formula for its success.

Burger Shack
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Burger Shack

Yonge and Eglinton has this time warp of a burger joint where you can get classic combos like a humongous banquet burger with puffy onion rings and a shake.


Fearless Meat
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Fearless Meat

This place in the Upper Beaches is run by a butcher, so you know they're doing burgers right. You can even get them topped with peameal and Montreal smoked meat.


Planta Burger
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Planta Burger

A beet, black bean, lentil and mushroom burger is topped with a potato and carrot queso and mushroom bacon at this Financial District outpost of a vegan empire.

Golden Star
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Golden Star

Charbroiled burgers at this legendary Thornhill joint that's been around since 1964 include the whopping 12-ounce "MVP."


Extra Burger
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Extra Burger

Smash burgers are topped with a sauce that's truly special and served alongside crinkle fries and pickles until wee hours of the morning at Dundas West and Parkdale locations of this spot.

Top Gun Burgers
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Top Gun Burgers

Halal burgers are some of the best in Toronto, and this restaurant with locations in Kensington and on Lawrence East is a great place to get them, especially if you're looking for epic mountainous ones for the 'gram.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Golden Star

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