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Kris Sep 27, 2004 06:01 PM

Need some help from all you hounds! Where is the best burger in the city? Thanks for your help.

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    MC Sep 27, 2004 07:35 PM

    Fat Phil's on Marlee has great homemade burgers. Hamberking on Bathurst in between Lawrence and Bathurst is also great! Think burgers and great service.

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      Curtis Sep 27, 2004 09:36 PM

      Man, Fat Phil's brings back great childhood memories. Reminds me that I need to revisit that place eventually.

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        Maureen Sep 29, 2004 10:16 AM

        Tulip on Queen E. does a pretty good burger too.

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      Paolo Sep 28, 2004 10:09 AM

      I recently had a very tasty burger at the Pilot on Cumberland. I was actually shocked at how good it was. My friend, who had something else but has had the burger there before, agreed that the Pilot had very good burgers.

      If you do a search on "burger" you will find many threads below discussing this topic.

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        Lazar Sep 29, 2004 07:34 AM

        Speaking of the Pilot, I strongly recommend the Patty Melt.

        A burger patty on toasted rye bread with cheddar and sauteed onions.

        Great googley-moogley it is awesome.

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        beth Sep 28, 2004 12:27 PM

        I second the Pilot, and they will also cook your burger rarish if you ask nicely ( I swear I won't sue).This makes me nostalgic for P&S burgers. Anyone remember them? They were on Sheppard across from IKEA.

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          Jake Sep 28, 2004 03:43 PM

          OHHH!!! I loved P&S burgers. Owned by greek families. Went to school with one of their kids. Ate a LOT of P&S burgers and fries. Will have to go try the Pilot soon - thanks beth.

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            beth Sep 28, 2004 06:03 PM

            And their onion rings...Amazing. If anyone knows of a current place to get a P&S style burger I would be forever gratefull. I tried Johnnies (sp?)in Scarborough but it did not quite measure up.

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              Kevin Bertsch Sep 30, 2004 01:45 AM

              Well, as a Don Mills teenager, I spent a lot of time at both P&S and Johnny's. Didn't see much difference, to tell the truth, and - NO - I wasn't drunk at the time!!

              Now living in Richmond Hill, and the Steer Inn - Yonge St just south of Major Mackenzie - reminds me of both places. The same onion rings with the great batter - not the thin wimpy stuff on Burger King or McD's - big, puffed up rings that only need a sprinkling of salt to be perfect. The same frozen fries and burgers of P&S and Johnny's - it's an acquired taste, no? - but they do actually offer a rum and butter milkshake, a flavour which seems to be lost in the mists of time.

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                fiasco Sep 30, 2004 09:43 AM

                Where is P&S Burgers?

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                  beth Sep 30, 2004 12:27 PM

                  It's long gone. It used to be near Sheppard and Leslie.The family retired I think...

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                dkanner Jul 10, 2008 12:03 PM

                One of the best places for burgers in Toronto is Golden Star, on Yonge just north of Steeles. Make sure you go for the ALLSTAR burger (or sometimes referred to as the Homemade burger)...the regular burger is standard, but the Allstar is phenomenal!

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            Jenna Sep 28, 2004 04:30 PM

            Crazy high-end burger ($35) Bymark - it has porchini mushrooms and brie - very yummy.

            Great sirlon burget ( and a more moderate price $12) Bloor Street Diner at Yonge and Bay

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              Kevin Bertsch Sep 30, 2004 01:50 AM

              Alas, Toby's Good Eats had the best and most interesting variety of burgers in Toronto, but AFAIK, they are gone. (Rumour has it there is still one in Hamilton; lucky them)

              I remember well the time in the late 70's when Toby's, Bemelman's, and the Bloor Street Diner (orig) were the best Bloor/Yonge destinations for great casual food late at night. I miss them all.

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                PATH Dweller Nov 10, 2004 10:02 AM

                There's one in the First Canadian Place - it's still thriving!

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                  blair Nov 10, 2004 02:24 PM

                  My son introduced me to Burger Shack on Eglinton at Oriole Pkwy, just east of Avenue Rd. Their homeburger is very good, and they have nicely battered onion rings. Nothing, however, matches the super thick, breaded rings that I used to get at the Burger Bar (Keele and Sheppard) about 25+ years ago.

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                JHammy Oct 1, 2004 02:05 PM

                Johnny's Hamburgers at Sheppard and Vic Park, Groucho on Bayview and on Eglinton, Allen's on the Danforth (mmm sweet potato fries)

                1. juniorcruz Jul 23, 2006 05:53 AM

                  There used to be this really small shop called OLIVIA's down the road from me which served up quite a tasty homemade burger (and great fried chicken, too, if I may add). I think they ended up moving to the west end of Toronto. If that is true then That would be a place I'd want to check out again asap!

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                    to_frankie Jul 23, 2006 09:59 PM

                    Best homemade burger in Toronto is Rails and Ales on the Danforth a bock east of Pape. mIve eaten at most of these mentione dand while most are very good Rails is the real deal and HUGE. Crushes Bymark for a third of the price

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