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The Burger's Priest

Last Year #20

I hate the BP new outpost on Yonge Street (ridiculous lineups, surly staff, inconsistent food quality) but my heart goes aquiver at the thought of a burger and fries from the original BP on the eastern reaches of Queen Street. The fries are sweet twice fried Yukon gold, and consistently perfect. Their basic burger is my dreamfood. It is simplicity incarnate. No fancy toppings or stupid gourmet pretensions, just great meat – juicy, greasy, delicious – cooked exactly the way you want it. I get my burger rare (oh joy!) with everything — ketchup, mustard, pickle, onion, tomato, lettuce and mayo. And they add just enough to highlight the meat, which is a smallish but thick patty fried on a flat-top. Ordinary white buns and cheese slices. The meat is the star here. This is the burger that made America great, once upon a time.

CuisineBurgers NeighborhoodQueen East
Chef NameShant Mardirosian Sous Chef Name
Address1636 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4L 1G3
Hours of OperationMon-Fri 11:30am - 10:30pm, Sat noon - 10:30pm Website
Signature DishDouble cheeseburger Signature Dessert
MealsLunch, dinner Vegetarian FriendlyYes
Avg. cost for two$25.00 Credit Cards AcceptedNo
Wines Available Bring Your Own BottleNo
Sommelier Corkage Fee
Year Opened2010 ReservationsNo
Private Party Areas PatioNo
Dress CodeNo Wheelchair AccessibleYes
Closest ATMNext door ParkingStreet parking available