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Burger Suggestion Woodbine/Hwy 7

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spine64 Dec 6, 2012 09:22 PM

Looking for a great burger spot for lunch tomorrow. We have an hour so long drive out of the question.

Thanks

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    Doopsylalolic Dec 7, 2012 05:52 AM

    Closest:
    The Prime Burger
    8384 Woodbine Avenue

    Also:
    Hero
    1480 Major Mackenzie Drive East @ Leslie

    Further:
    Tom's Burgers
    5775 Highway 7 west of Markham Road

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      auberginegal Dec 7, 2012 06:58 AM

      if you go to Prime Burger, get some fries. i don't always like thick cut fries but they do a great job with them!

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        Barbara Morris Aug 2, 2013 05:02 PM

        The fries at Prime Burger are the best fries I've had in years, maybe ever. Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and taste like potato - perfect. The burger was also excellent, good meat, good bun, but it's the fries that I would make a special trip for.

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        LJS2 Dec 7, 2012 01:02 PM

        Prime is mostly take out. Hero does not get much(any) praise on this board. There is a south street burger on Woodbine south of 7. If you want to go slighlty upscale Baton Rouge on 7 just east of the DVP does an okay burger with great shoe string fries although I must confess that I have not been there is over a year.

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          bytepusher Dec 7, 2012 01:15 PM

          Prime is an old school place, like Johnny's but better.

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            stv Dec 8, 2012 09:38 AM

            Johny's, BLAUGH.

            Never have I been to a place that has survived so long with such an inferior product.

            The only reason I went to that place to get a burger, and never again, was all the comments from this board.

            So far, this is the only "miss" that I have encountered from this board.

            1. re: stv
              T Long Dec 8, 2012 10:24 AM

              Funny you say that. It was from this board that I've heard the most criticism of Johnny's. That's almost like saying you went to the Mandarin because of the comments on this board.

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              Doopsylalolic Feb 6, 2014 06:25 AM

              Prime Burger closed Dec. 21, 2013. There's a nice sign in the door To Our Valued Customers, It is with mixed emotions that we inform you that after 40 years in business we are closing.

            3. re: Doopsylalolic
              Davwud Dec 10, 2012 08:49 AM

              OMG you did not just recommend Hero Burger?!?!?!

              DT

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              magic Dec 7, 2012 06:44 AM

              Big Moe's Burgers: Kennedy @ Steeles

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                happycamper Dec 7, 2012 01:27 PM

                Another vote for Big Moe's.
                Also, Hazel's is great for a diner burger n' shake.

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                  magic Dec 8, 2012 05:25 AM

                  Is there a Hazel's around Woodbine Hwy/7??

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                    happycamper Dec 8, 2012 01:16 PM

                    Oh my mistake! it's near 401. there's only one hazels', far as I know.

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                      magic Dec 8, 2012 03:30 PM

                      Ok. Just checking! :-)

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                        prima Dec 10, 2012 10:02 AM

                        Hazel's burger is a very densely packed hockey puck of a burger. Difficult to swallow. Haven't tried the shakes. Would stick to breakfast at Hazel's if you have to eat there. If you need to eat a burger on Yonge 3 km south of the 401, Burgers Priest and Burger Cellar are less than a 2 minute walk from Hazel's.

                  2. re: magic
                    Davwud Dec 10, 2012 08:49 AM

                    A good but not great choice IMHO YMMV

                    DT

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                      magic Dec 10, 2012 09:25 AM

                      What other burger joints would you recommend in this area?

                      Only went once. It was pretty darn good. Solid 8.5/10. And I'm a tough judge.

                      Only problem was the environment. Not very pleasant.

                      But overall, and especially given the area, I definitely recommend for a burger fix.

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                        Davwud Dec 10, 2012 09:43 AM

                        There aren't many choices that I know of.

                        My one visit saw a very over cooked Jucy Lucy. Dry meat, molten cheese, big red burn mark on my chin.
                        I've heard the regular burgers are better than the JL but I've yet to make a return visit.

                        DT

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                          magic Dec 10, 2012 09:45 AM

                          Crappy about your experience.

                          Based on what I'd heard I went with their regular burger yeah (double actually)... and was very pleased. Was worth the fat: )

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                            Davwud Dec 10, 2012 09:47 AM

                            I keep thinking that one of these days I need to give the one on Lawrence E a shot. It's kinda convenient if I have to go to a vendor out in Scarb.

                            DT

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                              magic Dec 10, 2012 09:50 AM

                              I was curious about that one yeah....

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                                Davwud Dec 10, 2012 09:55 AM

                                My next trip that way may include a stop at Al Tanoor though. I guess I need to take them off my shit list.

                                DT

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                                  magic Dec 10, 2012 09:57 AM

                                  That location I can't vouch for! Never been. But if you decide to go I hope you'll let us know.

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                                    Davwud Dec 10, 2012 10:04 AM

                                    Sure will.

                                    DT

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                                      magic Dec 10, 2012 10:07 AM

                                      :-)

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                                        Davwud Dec 10, 2012 10:08 AM

                                        Speaking of burgers, I'm quite impressed with the burger at Stack on Yonge just south of Hoggs Hollow.
                                        A buddy went on Saturday specifically because of my recommendation and thought it was, as he likes to put it, "Spectacular."

                                        DT

                                        1. re: Davwud
                                          prima Dec 10, 2012 10:11 AM

                                          plan to try the burger at Stack in the near future- thanks for reminding me.

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                                            Davwud Dec 10, 2012 10:12 AM

                                            The smoked meat sandwich is phenomenal as well.

                                            DT

                                            1. re: prima
                                              Davwud Dec 10, 2012 10:13 AM

                                              Oh, and don't forget Oreo donuts for dessert.

                                              DT

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                                                magic Dec 10, 2012 10:19 AM

                                                Stack is high on my list. Only so many calories in a week, haha. Guess it hasn't made my cut yet. It will though. Sounds great.

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                                          magic Dec 18, 2012 08:40 AM

                                          Davwud, there's a Groupon deal for Big Moe's - in case you feel like giving it another shot (on a 50% discount at least).

                                          http://www.groupon.com/deals/big-moe-...

                                          1. re: magic
                                            Davwud Dec 18, 2012 11:07 AM

                                            Cool
                                            Thanks

                                            DT

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                        magic Dec 10, 2012 09:40 AM

                        spine64..... any reports?

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                          magic Dec 18, 2012 08:38 AM

                          Guess not.

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