Since 1964, the Doria family has been flipping some of Thornhill’s best charbroiled burgers at Golden Star. The yellow star sign extends high into the air, signalling burger lovers from far and wide that the Star is near. Since Frank Doria and his family opened up the place in the ’60s, not much has changed.
Happy Burger delivers on its promise of “serving up fresh smash burgers and dogs — the happy way” from its no-frills Little Italy restaurant. The joint specializes in cooked-to-order smash burgers, which are served on toasted Martin’s potato rolls loaded with their signature Happy Sauce. Aside from its staple Happy Burger, the restaurant offers various
Harbord Street continues to be a top-notch culinary destination in Toronto. It’s home to the legendary Splendido, and also to The Harbord Room and its sister restaurant, THR & Co. The Food Dudes chose the neighbourhood for their upcoming venture, Tabula Rasa, and about a month ago Harvest Kitchen opened up in the space previously occupied by Tati Bistro.
Holier than the Priest, Chuck’s mission is that same all-American flat-top burger with American cheese on a buttered bun. We’re wowed by their signature The Holy Chuck: Two fat patties, rich and juicy, topped with caramelized onion, bacon and cheese. Don’t ask for ketchup; they’re religious about their toppings. Almost as much fun is the
There may be no White Castles outside of the United States, but Toronto’s King’s Drive-In bears an uncanny resemblance. Once inside, though, the blue, orange and white colour scheme is traded in for kitschy, nostalgic decor, like custom-made tabletops with the King’s Drive-In logo and vintage Coca-Cola ads. The menu is typical of a fast-food
Lobster Burger Bar is bringing a fresh new spin on seafood to Toronto. After settling into their first location above Coffee Oysters and Champagne, the lobster and burger bar is now getting ready to expand all over the city. When managing partner Marcel Schneebeli and president Ivan Ye first heard about the U.K.-based restaurant chain
Madame Boeuf and Flea is Anthony Rose’s summer destination for a little eating and a little shopping. In his own words, Rose calls Madame Boeuf’s backyard barbecue food “stupid simple.” The menu is comprised of classic favourites, like burgers loaded with toppings, cheese fries with a house-made cheese sauce, shrimp cocktails and ice cream from
Toronto chef and internet celebrity Matty Matheson is not new to flipping burgers. After running as pop-up shops in Japan, Hawaii, and at Matheson’s own food festival, Matty Fest, Matty’s Patty’s Burger Club has set up a permanent home across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Made with 100 per cent AAA beef sourced from Ontario, Matheson
Nice Nice wine bar is the newest project from chef and restaurateur Jonathan Poon (Paris Paris, Favorites Thai BBQ). A cosy neighbourhood spot in the heart of Parkdale, Nice Nice operates out of the former Superpoint Express pizzeria on Dunn Avenue. Nice Nice has an in-house menu of snacks from Paris Paris, but the coolest
Odd Burger is the home of the world’s very first 24-hour vegan fast food drive thru. This company began as a grassroots vegan organization that distributed locally sourced meal kits before turning into a fast food truck. Eventually, Odd Burger opened the fast food drive thru on College Street and began operating a manufacturing centre
Toronto used to have terrible burgers: overcooked hockey pucks on too-big, too-tough buns. But over the last decade, thanks to a renaissance led by the Burger’s Priest, you can now get good burgers all over town. Even in Kensington Market there are two more burger shops (the Burgernator, Top Gun Steak & Burger) within a
Regulars, a new venture by Patrick and Nadar Marzouk, fills a void on the uber hip, sometimes unapproachably elite King West strip in Toronto. The Marzouk brothers, well known for their first two restaurants in Mississauga and their Yorkville mainstay, Figures, have poised the aptly named outpost to become the Cheers of King and Bathurst. In a moment of pure serendipity, Patrick and Nadar were offered this dream location when the owner
Customers zip in and out of Rudy’s wide double doors as fast as they can pay and scarf down a burger. It’s fast food with no hyperbole or gimmicks, just a classic Rudy, with a patty smashed to melty perfection and dressed with their creamy Rudy sauce, American cheese, lettuce and tomato, all comfortably wedged
This Thornhill burger and fried chicken joint is making waves amongst the kosher crowd. Sheli’s is another restaurant from the owners of Cafe Sheli and Bistro Grande in Thornhill, and their goal is to make the best burgers and fried chicken in the city. The ingredients are brought in fresh every day, and the meat
South St. Burger Co. is one of Toronto’s favourite burger chains for good reason. It makes sense as it only uses 100 per cent Angus beef patties, from cows that were raised free of added antibiotics and hormones for its burgers. Customers can pick from a menu of burgers that are made to order on
North Toronto is smokin’ these days, both literally and figuratively. In recent months, the area around Yonge and Lawrence has seen a slew of new restaurant openings, including Riz, The Burger’s Priest and now a 4,000 square-foot smokehouse called Stack. It’s been busy since it opened.
North York’s hamburger haven the Burger Cellar is a the perfect spot for a good meal and a glass of vino. The burger joint is a little more upscale than its neighbour the Burger’s Priest and has a more steak house‒style interior, fitted with leather booths and visible wine cellar. The menu has an assortment