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Mar 28, 2008 04:09 PM

Looking for a good burger in Calgary

We are looking for a good burger in Calgary - all you can eat fries would be a bonus. Something like the old Red Robin or Fuddruckers.

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  1. White Spot does the all you can eat fries and the chipotle mayo is really good.

    I wasn't thrilled with their burgers though.

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    1. re: mcmuffin

      Last time we went to White Spot (by Southcentre) we waited an hour for two Triple-Os. I wish to heck that we had those fast-serve White Spot places like they have in Vancouver, not just the sit-down versions.

      And yes I know there used to be 2 in Calgary but both were way on the outskirts and they're closed now anyway.

      If you can live without all you can eat fries, I heartily recommend Burger Inn!

      1. re: John Manzo

        The White Spots are gone, eh? They were Montana's quality anyhow.

        They were packed to the gills when they first opened. The last time I went, it was totally dead on a Sunday afternoon.

        1. re: Shazam

          Closed? I thought the one on 32nd west of Barlow Tr opened under a year ago?? I admit I've never been...but I thought they were still open?

          1. re: maplesugar

            Whitespot web page still lists both as open. Now they were in Calgary years ago, and closed, but they opened again about 3 or so years ago. I think the new ones are still open.

          2. re: Shazam

            No, it's the triple-O places in the deep south that are gone. They were too far in the boonies for me to ever visit anyway.

      2. I hate to say it but Joey Tomato's has a good burger. The fries aren't all you can eat but ther serving is large. The only issue we've had lately is that the fries can be cold or too dry but not consistently and when they are good I really like them. They're the shoe string kind.

        1. Laurier has the best burger in town. Not crazy about their fries - not crispy enough for me. They moved into the old Michelango spot on about 6 St between 12 &11 Ave SW, Calgary

          1. Not all you can eat fries, but I think Tommy Burger Bar has one of the best burgers in Calgary.

            Fatburger is quite good too.

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            1. re: sweeterpea

              I like those nostalgic corner stores and burger places where they're run by an Asian couple/family. On of the tiny ones is Inglewood Drive In by Spulumbo's. It's a nice size and the patty is juicy. You can get a double cheese burger for $2.82. DH loves Moxie's extreme burger, however, lately everything on Moxie's has drastically increased in price so he's not loving that part. Not many places have bottomless fries and unfortunately all the Red Robin's in Calgary closed a while ago.

              DH thought Fatburger was way overpriced and the Turkey Burger I got there was dry and inedible.

              Someone off the CH board mentioned they like everything at Angel's Drive In.

              1. re: sleepycat

                I had the turkey burger at Fatburger and it's not the best. But the beef burgers are good.

                Angel's burgers are pretty good -- we go there mainly for the onion rings and shakes. If ordering the burger, avoid the white sauce.

                1. re: sweeterpea

                  oh yeah everything but the mysterious white sauce lol... so what is wrong with the white sauce?

                  1. re: sleepycat

                    Nothing, if you like white shoe polish on your burgers ;o)

            2. I know it is not news, but I had a Peters cheeseburger a few weeks ago -- the first time in years. It was a sunny winter day and we sat outside at lunch and we all remarked that they were the best take-out burgers we had in a long, long time. Also thought the onion rings were very good too.

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              1. re: pengcast

                goin' on 8 years in Calgary and still have not been to Peter's... or the zoo :)

                1. re: John Manzo

                  Peter's burgers are unique. They are soft as if they had been soaked in their smoky juices or sauce. It's a matter of personal preference. Sometimes I'm in the mood for Peter's but in general I prefer a burger that has a moist inside and a crispy crust.