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Mar 20, 2011 09:09 PM

woody's burgers bar and grill in etobicoke ...

I have been quite impressed with my last few visits to this place so I thought i'd give them some love on here. It's turning into my fav Burger place in Etobicoke (kind of sick of Apache, i'm done with Magoo's, not overly impressed with GBC).

It's at Brownsline + Lakeshore. The burgers are really tasty and they are made over a wood burning grill. Sweet potato fries are good too. Haven't tried a pulled pork sandwich yet.

I still have to try Organig Big Burger which is just up the street, I hear they make a good burger as well.

Lakeshore Restaurant
2390 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V1C3, CA

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  1. I've been wondering about his place.

    I think Duckman posted something on here a while back too. I think he said it was pretty goood.


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    1. re: Davwud

      It is good! Although they have to prop their door open in ALL types of weather because the place looks and smells like a burning forest due to the wood burning grill.. So on all my visits it was either freezing cold or sweltering hot.

      Great spot for takeout though I agree

      Avoid the pulled pork, they put it on an olive oil/rosemary ciabatta bread (wtf?) and it's stewed, not smoked. Very, very bland. Poutine sucks. I stick to the 50/50 which is 50% regular fries and 50% sweet potato


      1. re: duckdown

        You hit the mark there. If it's busy, you'll have that 'just spent the weekend camping' scent right through to the core. That being said, when the burgers are good, they are very, very good. Worth the campfire essence. I have had one dry burger there, out of a dozen or so trips. It was a sad day indeed.

    2. It is good! I bought a voucher for it at some point and went with a friend before a movie at Queensway one time. Unfortunately we were running late so had to eat it really quick and didn't get to fully "enjoy" it but we had the bison burgers, and shared an order of fries.

      1. Yea, I had this last summer as well. Good service. Friendly owner. Food was decent. I wouldn't consider it a destination burger place, but definitely a good choice when in the area.

        Woody is the name of their wood burning grill btw haha.

        1. Go for the burgers & fries. If you want a pulled pork sandwich go to Paul & Sandys-same price range but a world of difference.

          1. Having only been there once, this may not be a true reflection of how they cook their burgers, but it was extremely dry. The size of the patty was perfect, but I had trouble finishing mine it was so dry - probably one of the driest hamburgers I've ever eaten! It's hard for me to ever go back.

            Squirms - I found Organic BB much juicer and tastier. However, they seem to have stocking issues with their ice-creams - they didn't have 3 flavours!

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            1. re: Apprentice

              I've been curious about Organic Big Bite but never heard any first hand feedback... So it's good you say?

              The burgers are fresh not frozen?

              1. re: duckdown

                Some are fresh, some are frozen, I just can't remember which ones (they have bison, organic and grass fed). Also some are grilled and others are flame broiled.