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Retro Burger Yonge and St Clair - worse than Hero Burger

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MorseCat Aug 12, 2010 10:02 AM

Retro Burger opened this past Monday and today the work team decided to give it a try. That will be the one and only visit for the 5 of us. Frozen fries, tasteless burgers and nothing special to report.
I'm old enough to remember good burger joints so I don't know what they mean by Retro.
We all tried burgers and fries except 1 brave soul who had the poutine; the poutine had real bacon and real curd, but the frozen fries just didn't do it.

Burger toppings are standard: ketchup, mustard, mayo, tomato, onion, bbq onion, hot peppers, lettuce, pickles, lettuce.

It's in a space where no restaurant has been successful in the past 5 years, so we'll see how long it lasts.

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    bytepusher RE: MorseCat Aug 12, 2010 10:33 AM

    You may want to consider deleting the autolinks that chowhound has added to your post as they are both irrelevant.

    Where at Yonge and St. Clair?

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      MorseCat RE: MorseCat Aug 12, 2010 12:36 PM

      1450 Yong Street
      South of St Clair on Yonge (where the Asian restaurants were and most recently Spinners)

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        Jomo Kito RE: MorseCat Aug 24, 2010 11:19 AM

        Totally agree with Morse Cat - worst burger I have EVER had!
        Could taste the freezer burn on the fries and the grease in the fried patty congealed with the filler - no beef in this joint!
        Plus the gooey white bread that attaches to the roof of your mouth like glue added unnecessary calories to my day.
        For this neigbourhood - I predict this place will be closed by December

        1. Bobby Wham RE: MorseCat Aug 24, 2010 11:39 AM

          with a name like Retro Burger, I'm not surprised it's brutal.

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            Davwud RE: Bobby Wham Jan 25, 2011 07:34 AM

            Agreed.

            DT

          2. miketoronto RE: MorseCat Jan 25, 2011 02:24 PM

            +1 on awful.

            It's not the space that's doomed, it's just the crappy food. So much potential here.

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              Herb RE: miketoronto Jan 26, 2011 06:34 AM

              Amy Pataki likes it.

              From her Top 10 Trends of 2010 list:

              "While hamburgers still sizzled in 2010, at least this year they’re affordable. Unlike the truffle-and-foie gras creations of recent times, the new crop at The Burger’s Priest and Retro Burger are refreshingly simple."

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                miketoronto RE: Herb Jan 26, 2011 06:40 AM

                I remember her being fond of their deep fried Mars bar, but in a review I swore I remember reading, she was not a fan of the burger...

                Regardless, try it for yourself, I promise you won't find it "refreshing".

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