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Burger Brats - A burger joint on Adelaide West

graydyn Apr 28, 2011 09:45 AM

I just checked out Burger Brats, here's my report.

I tried a normal burger and an 'Angry Texan'. Both are made with handmade patties, 6oz, and the beef was very flavorful. The patties were juicy, but some burger hounds may find the beef a bit too lean for their liking (you're not going to get fat dripping down your arm here). The Texan, like several of their burgers, featured some very nice peameal bacon, and was monstrously huge. The bun on either burger was nothing special, but got the job done.
They are rocking some poutine with high quality curds and their fries are fresh cut and crispy. I actually find this to be one of the better poutines in the area.
Nathans dogs are also on offer, although I haven't gotten one (yet).
Price for a basic burger, fries, and drink comes out around $10. A bit steep, but pretty much par for the area.

It seems like with this place, along with M:brgr, the Grindhouse, and Craftburger, Toronto is getting a bit of a 'burger district'.

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  1. Jed Clampet RE: graydyn Apr 28, 2011 09:55 AM


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      Manybears RE: Jed Clampet Apr 28, 2011 10:23 AM

      254 Adelaide St W, in between Duncan and John (right beside the fire station).

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        abigllama RE: Jed Clampet Apr 28, 2011 10:28 AM

        254 Adelaide West at Duncan.

        I was walking by a couple of weeks ago and was handed a bogo coupon with the info on it. It's a few doors down from Burrito Boys in a spot that I think hosted an Italian place but has been vacant for several years.. Have not tried it yet.

        www.burgerbrats.ca is the webstie but still under construction.

      2. jayt90 RE: graydyn Apr 28, 2011 10:50 AM

        Another place in downtown Toronto with Nathan's beef hot dogs. It is almost as if the distributor is trying to build up a cult demand for the very limited product, and not offer it in food stores.

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          jmeggs RE: jayt90 May 6, 2011 12:11 PM

          Who else has Nathans? I know of only the Air Canada Centre and Johnny Rockets. That new Little Dog hotdog place supposedly has them, but when I ordered one there I swear they gave me a shoppsys.

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            damonster RE: jmeggs May 6, 2011 12:55 PM

            Looks like this place has Nathan's

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              jmeggs RE: damonster May 6, 2011 01:27 PM

              Yeah, that's where I went. I'm not saying they don't have Nathans, I'm just saying when I explicitly asked for a Nathans hotdog, I didn't get one. And they're so overpriced (over $5 for a hotdog) that I wouldn't risk going back and trying again.

        2. GoodGravy RE: graydyn Apr 28, 2011 01:01 PM

          What's on the Texan that makes it monstrously huge? Is it two 6 oz patties or do they just top one patty w/ extra stuff?

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            graydyn RE: GoodGravy Apr 28, 2011 01:15 PM

            Just one patty. It's like a grilled cheese with peameal bacon and a hamburger with an egg on it stacked together.
            They do have multi patty burgers, I didn't try one though.

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            ylsf RE: graydyn May 23, 2011 07:12 AM

            Anyone else been yet to this spot? It is featured on Teambuy (today is the last day, teambuy.ca ) . The reviews on Urbanspoon seem very suspicious the way they are written - all single review posters. However the Yelp reviews seem decent except noting that the prices are high (which makes it more reasonable with this deal). Will probably pick one up for myself but a heads up for others.

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              abigllama RE: graydyn Jun 17, 2011 02:04 PM

              Me and SO went there last night and had a bogo coupon. Split a classic burgers, a Nathan's hot dog, and chili fries. We both really ejoyed it. Burger was cooked medium well and still fairly juicy. Meat tasted fresh and and was decent quality and resembled a home grilled burger. Hot dog was awesome as we're big fans of Nathan's. Chili fries were decent. Fries were a bit overcooked but held up well against the beefy chili on top of them. Would go back if in the area but probably wouldn't go out of my way.

              As a point of reference for burger snobs, I'm not particularly picky. Love Burger's Priest, Harbord Room, enjoy most of the recent burger upstarts, dislike Lick's, Harvey's, Hero, Dangerous Dan's.

              Dangerous Dan's
              714 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1H2, CA

              Harbord Room
              89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

              1. kwass RE: graydyn Jun 17, 2011 03:30 PM

                My boyfriend was there on Monday and he gave it a big thumbs up. He had a cheeseburger with fried onions and their bbq sauce, which he said was off the hook. He also had a hotdog, which he liked even better than the cheeseburger.

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