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Oct 7, 2008 07:03 PM

Best Burger In Vancouver

In September, I tried to find the best burger in Vancouver. I went to Veras, Splitz, Moderne, Red Onion, White Spot, Cactus Club, Save On Meats and Burgers etc. There are some other places I still need to try like Hamburger Marys, Sutton, Red Robin, and others that I cannot think of off the top of my head. I don't think I will do Diva at the Met but I will go to Mortons for Happy Hour. Any other burger spots that I am missing?

I find burgers to be very heavy meals, almost all of them made me want to take a nap after. I definitely put on some pounds this month.

After all that, the winner is easily

Moderne Burger

To see a breakdown of the results go to www.Vancouverslop.com and look at the Monthly Challenge.

Let me know if you agree that Moderne is the best.


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  1. Thanks for eating all that meat. I definitely enjoy following personal "best of" missions and your burger mission was a good one! If this was something other than a chow site maybe you could do a "most comfortable/best running shoe" mission in-between food journeys! :)

    Looking forward to your next search.

    1. Two places I'd add to your list of places to try are Earl's (my favorite burger of the chains) and the Hamilton Street Grill (burger at lunch only). You can probably safely skip Hamburger Mary's and Red Robin.

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      1. re: HKDave

        HSG has a great burger. I would also add Market Grill in the Granville Island Public Market.

        (Nice to see you around these parts HKDave).

        1. re: fmed

          I drove by Crave (Main St) and was reminded that they had a pretty good burger. Tomahawk in North Van reportedly has a good burger (never had it, though - just going by reports).

      2. I love Fat Burger!!! WS burgers are pretty good, if you get it chargrilled, and easy on the triple O sauce

        1. Social @ Le Magasin makes a killer, KILLER burger.

          1. Unfortunately there isn't much choice for burgers in Vancouver. They are all the same pretty much. Over priced and mediocre at best. With the possible exception of Vera's. Winnipeg has by far the best burger joints. Juniors for a Fatboy not that lame example put out by Fatburger here in Vancouver and half the price and Salisbury House for a Cheese Nip again half the price as WhiteSpot and better tasting.

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            1. re: Mr. Whippy

              I keep hearing that Winnipeg has great burger joints....it may be the burger capital of Canada.

              1. re: fmed

                Kelekis on Main St., Winnipeg makes great Burgers, Dogs, and fries.