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Aug 21, 2007 02:58 PM

Toronto Life's Best List

Any comments on their list for these?
Golden Star Restaurant
Black Camel
South St. Burger Co.
Johnny's Hamburgers

Bar Mercurio
Pizza Pide

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  1. Toronto Life has obviously not had Burger Shack at 3am after a long productive night of drinking.

    1. i have never seen a burger at black camel? am i missing something...

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      1. re: OnDaGo

        yeah they profiled a pulled pork sammich, stretching it to say the least.

      2. What, no Allen's on the burger list? For shame!

        1. Have been doing some online research and hear about the following; any thoughts?
          Golden Star Restaurant, 7123 Yonge St. 905-889-6891 - another vote
          Magoo’s Gourmet Hamburgers and Ice Cream , 4242 Dundas St. W. 416-234-1148.
          The Real McCoy Burgers & Pizza , 1033 Markham Rd. 416-439-6804

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          1. re: itryalot

            The Real McCoy is a great place. I have been eating there since I was a kid, living in the area, almost 30 years ago now. Unfortunately, they're out of my way now, but my most recent visits within the last year have been worthwhile. Burgers are still excellent and nicely charred. Hand-cut fries. Definitely give them a try.

            1. re: Full tummy

              Finally, a possibility!! It is in the west end of Scarborough, right? Do they have poutines, etc?

              1. re: Full tummy

                Ok. Just did a search with maps and looks at least 30 mins from Cherry St (the Port Lands) in Toronto, but on Driving Directions with mapquest it says less than 15 mins. Ideas?

                1. re: itryalot

                  I'd guess about 25 minutes or so. They do have poutine.

              2. re: itryalot

                I love Golden Star, very old school, very heavy on the garlic, they make no apologies about it. There are plenty of detractors for those reasons alone, but I'm a fan. If you want a traditional burger w/ all the fixings that'll transport you back to your childhood, then GS is it.