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Burgernator Kensington Market

kwass Feb 8, 2013 07:37 AM

A new burger joint just opened up in Kensington Market. Here are the links:



  1. kwass Feb 8, 2013 08:34 AM

    Here are some pics:



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      Michael N Feb 8, 2013 08:51 AM

      Interesting... (Also, how do you write a review of a burger joint and not order the hamburger?? Up next: Blog TO reviews a movie by letting you know that they watched the trailer and that it looks pretty good.)

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        ylsf Feb 8, 2013 11:23 AM

        Replaces "Big Chubby Burgers"...

        I thought I read that Burger Bar down the street was still running under new ownership but then saw in the "closing" thread that is is closed..

        Anyway did read the BlogTo article in full.. I don't have much faith in their "reviews" but I usually post links to them so people can see the pics... I was going to post about this spot in the Openings forum but you beat me to it :)

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        1. re: ylsf
          kwass Feb 8, 2013 11:42 AM

          Sorry :)

          I'm going to go on Monday, so I'll report back.

          1. re: kwass
            ylsf Feb 9, 2013 02:05 PM

            Looking forward to the report from one of you... Their "Manifesto" sure makes it look like they are planning to do a burger right...

            Also saw on BlogTO that they posted they are fresh grinding on site daily, using a flat top, etc.

          2. re: ylsf
            bytepusher Feb 12, 2013 11:38 AM

            When the sale of Burger Bar was announced it was stated that a) the new owner bought the rights to the name but did necessarily plan to retain the menu or any of the staff,b) they planned to close for renovations immediately and a reopening date was unknown.

            So some kind of burger joint will probably re-open in that space eventually but who knows what it will be like.

          3. Davwud Feb 9, 2013 05:21 AM

            Looks interesting. I'll have to give this a try.


            1. kwass Feb 11, 2013 05:37 PM

              So, I went for lunch today, and I have to say that it was really good.

              The burgers are made on a griddle and they're flat-pressed. My friend had the Sergeant Burger with fries and gravy, and I had the AK Veggie-7 Burger with onion rings and a vanilla shake.

              My friend said that her burger was one of the best burgers she's ever had. It was juicy, flavourful and seasoned perfectly. The fries were hand cut, crispy, and seasoned nicely as well. They were really yummy.

              As for the veggie burger, if you're looking for a veggie burger that's full of grains, lentils, and chunks of vegetables, you're going to be disappointed. But, if you're looking for a veggie burger that tastes like you're eating a hamburger, you're going to love this version. I had mine with sauteed onions, sauteed mushrooms and a fried egg. It also came with "guacamole", which wasn't really guacamole but some sort of green liquid. That actually, would be my only quibble. Other than that, the food was great, and the guys running the place were super nice!

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              1. re: kwass
                mkhall Feb 12, 2013 04:42 AM

                How would you compare it to the other burger places in the city? (Holy Chuck, BP, Slab Burger etc)

                1. re: mkhall
                  kwass Feb 12, 2013 05:52 AM

                  I wish I could comment on those other places, but I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't been yet. So, I'd be really interested to hear how Burgernator compares from someone who has been.

              2. Davwud Feb 12, 2013 04:52 AM

                Anyone interested in meeting for lunch Friday??


                1. Bobby Wham Feb 12, 2013 09:22 AM

                  This place is soooo bad. Dry meat puck on a way oversized bun, ridiculously salty, the greens were limp and the cheese was not melted. never going back, i give this place 6 months. This place is so far beneath Priest, Holy Chuck, etc, I would rather eat a Square Boy or Johnny's pre-frozen-to-grill burger.

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                  1. re: Bobby Wham
                    kwass Feb 12, 2013 10:23 AM

                    We had such different experiences Bobby Wham. Sorry yours' was so bad!!

                  2. kwass Feb 15, 2013 01:23 PM

                    Here is a link to the newly posted write-up from Toronto Life, with lots of pictures:


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                    1. re: kwass
                      Michael N Feb 19, 2013 06:38 AM

                      Is it just me, or do the couple who run the place look vaguely like a real-life version of the couple from Bob's Burgers?

                      1. re: Michael N
                        pakmode Feb 19, 2013 07:27 AM

                        Haha, that's funny.

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                      katulienka1 Feb 18, 2013 06:18 PM

                      great burger!!!

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                        Michael N Feb 23, 2013 07:51 PM

                        I finally got the chance to try this place. I had really high hopes, but sadly, I have to agree with Bobby Wham. Though the burger was somewhat juicy, the beef was way too finely ground and tightly packed, which made it a bit of a tough chew. There was little to no crust from the griddle, and the patty had a vaguely off-putting flavour that tells me they're using not-so-great beef. It's absolutely not in the same ballpark as a place like Burger's Priest, despite the fact that they're going for the same style of burger.

                        1. sgogo Feb 24, 2013 07:54 AM

                          Regardless of quality, the name of this place just makes me smile - makes me think of Trogdor the Burninator. Homestar Runner reference. If you've never gone to the site, and like ridiculous and hilarious things, go.

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