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Nov 27, 2013 06:34 PM

Burgers in downtown TO

Looking for a good burger joint OR place that serves a hearty and tasty burger. I like Five Guys, looking to try something different like Burgers Priest? When you have a burger craving which pub, resto or burger joint is your go to?

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  1. You are in luck as Burger Priest just opened a Queen/Spadina branch! :)

    People in the core seem to like Big Smoke (multiple locations) and the Works. I'm not a huge fan of either of them. GBK is hit and miss, sometimes amazing, sometimes really bad.

    Depending on where you are downtown, just for with Burger Priest and you'll be happy every time

    1. The Priest is quite similar to 5 Guys but simply better. At least, in the burger department.
      5 G has them beat on fries.


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      1. re: Davwud

        Disagree re: fries. BP fries are probably my fav in the city.

        1. re: justxpete

          Of course you do ;-)

          I'm not a shoestring fry guy. So they're up against it from the git go.


      2. If you're looking for the Five Guys / Burger's Priest style of burger, Holy Chuck, The Stockyards, and Stack are all good choices as well.

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        1. re: Michael N

          But none are downtown. The closest would be HC at Yonge and St. Clair.


          1. re: Davwud

            True enough. I'm coming from Mississauga, so it all feels like downtown to me. :)

        2. Best burger i have found downtown is at the bay-adelaide centre at manhattan's burgers.

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          1. re: vidal_sassooon

            Wow, never heard of that place! Though the fact that they boast on their website that other burger joints use up to 30% fatty beef and they use "100% lean ground beef" makes me want to hate them right from the get-go. Another dry patty sucking all the moisture out of my mouth? No thanks.

          2. Posted in about in a seperate thread but just a heads up that P&L Burger joint is suppose to open on Wednesday just down the street from Burger Priest's Queen/Spadina location.