There’s just nothing like a burger. And, Edmonton knows what it’s doing when it comes to the patty on a bun. From the classic Alberta beef to the unique and creative, the burger joints below are the best places in the city to satisfy your burger craving.
1. The Next Act PubThe Next Act has been in Old Strathcona for over 25 years, so they know what you’re looking for. Get a taste of award-winning burgers in a spot that is part diner and part trendy eatery. The casual atmosphere will have you feeling right at home.
Address: 8224 104 St NW
2. O’Byrne’s Irish Pub
Modeled with tradition in mind, you’ll get the feel of a busy Dublin pub at O’Byrne’s. From the wood panelling of the bar to the open-air patio, you’ll be right at home. There’s nothing quite like a pub fare burger, especially when paired with fresh-cut fries and a pint of what’s on tap.
Address: 10616 82 Avenue NW
1. The Burger’s Priest
At The Burger’s Priest, eating becomes “a religious experience.” With a motto of redeeming the burger one dish at a time, they focus on fresh ingredients that are never frozen. Want a real treat? Ask to see the secret menu!
Address: 10148 109 St
2. Woodshed Burgers
Woodshed is all about Alberta beef! Using hand-pounded beef ground fresh daily and house-made buns, combined with flavourful toppings and fresh-cut fries, they focus on doing burgers up right. The menu may be small, but that just means they specialize on the dishes they serve.
Address: 10723 124 St
3. Blue Plate Diner
Brand new location, but the same service and flavours that have made them a local favourite. Blue Plate Diner’s burgers beef, bison, veggie, and pork, each patty paired with carefully-chosen toppings to set it apart. You might want to book a reservation on the weekends – it’s a popular place that can fill up fast!
Address: 12323 Stony Plain Rd
4. The HatBurgers may be relatively new to the menu, but The Hat has quickly made a name for themselves on the burger scene. Formerly called The Silk Hat, The Hat is among the oldest restaurants in the ciy, first opening the doors in 1912. With all that history, you know you’re in for a treat. Try the Signature Burger, with the classic fries.
Address: 10251 Jasper Ave
1. Fox Burger
One of Tomato’s Top 100 picks, Fox Burger’s award-winning burger will have you coming back again and again for more. From classic beef patties to a renowned fish burger, they have created a menu with a great selection, especially when paired with fries and shakes. Local tip? Try the smashburger.
Address: 6423 112 Ave NW
2. Jay-Bee’s Diner
Jay-Bee’s is proudly Edmontonian, serving the city for over 30 years. There’s something special about a diner burger, and they do it up right. From the classic burger to mozza with cheese, you’re sure to enjoy what you order. Try one with Jay-Bee’s special sauce!
Address: 3633 118 Ave NW
1. Sugar Bowl
The Sugar Bowl may not be the first place that comes to mind in a city that has options specializing in burgers, but this creative diner’s take on a burger can’t be beat. The lamb burger’s fresh and locally-sourced ingredients make it stand out from the usual fare.
Address: 10922 88 Ave
2. The Burger Joint
The Burger Joint is more than just a fast food burger. Their signature menu options include the Hot Tropical Jerk Burger, the Blue Cheese Burger, and more. Or, build your own by picking your favourite toppings of a list of ingredients to satisfy whatever craving you have.
Address: 9132 23 Ave NW
3. Delux Burger Bar
Delux takes burgers to a whole new level. Part urban chic, part lounge, Delux welcomes the whole family to try burgers including traditional flavours to unique combos. Their burgers are made their proprietary blend of Fire River Farms Angus beef, with zero additives and zero fillers. Kids eat free on Mondays!
Address: 14111 23 Ave
1. 1St RndWhether you’re there to catch any one of a number of games on the big screen or just hanging out with the gang, 1st Rnd is the place to go. The extensive burger menu goes beyond the classic to include options like Pizza Burger, Perogy Burger, PBJ, Mac & Cheese Burger and more. Or, build your own masterpiece.
Address: 1672 Brbn St West Edmonton Mall
2. Rockin’ Robyn’s Diner
This ’50s-style diner aims to create an atmosphere of “Cheers without beers” – where new and returning customers alike feel at home. They’ve expanded the menu to include the new jalapeno popper and smokehouse burger, but you can never go wrong with the Rockin’ burger. Plus, they’re the Wednesday special!
Address: 16604 109 Ave NW
1. YEG Burger
With a name like YEG Burger, you know it has to have some of Edmonton’s best. Their award-winning burgers range from the classic patties to unique creations for whatever mood you’re in. Plus, they have halal options available on the menu!
Address: 15131 121 ST NW
2. Hathaway’s Diner
Hathaway’s is an Edmonton staple – and it’s easy to see why. The burger section of the menu may be simple, but don’t skip it over. All homemade burgers are garnished with their own special sauce. Note that they are closed Sunday and Monday.
Address: 13225 132 St
By: Sarah Chestnutt
Sarah Chestnutt is a freelance writer and editor, working in the field for over 10 years. She calls Edmonton, home and loves to share its stories.