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Iconic burger joint Boogie’s Burgers has been treating Calgarians to belly-busting, meaty delights since 1969. Entering Boogie’s is like stepping into the past. Indeed, the restaurant looks much like it did back in ’69. The walls are painted bright orange and pasted with photos of TV and movie celebrities as well as music gig posters. Its diner-style counter is lined with stools, and vintage arcade games are tucked into the corners.

Noel Sweetland, who co-owns Boogie’s with his friend Kipp Teghtmeyer, met while working as bartenders at a pub in southeast Calgary. They wanted to open either a pub of their own or a burger restaurant. “Burgers are cooler,” says Noel, who, along with Kipp, took ownership of Boogie’s in 2008. He says some customers were initially wary of the change in ownership — some have been regulars since the ’70s, he says — but any fears passed quickly. “We didn’t change anything,” says Noel. “Just made some things better, like using real cheese and baking buns fresh every day. We brought some new energy in, and it has been busier than ever.”

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Step back in time!

Truly reminds me of burger joints back in the day. Food is great. Expect a good many options from the menu? Looks pretty much the same as it did originally. Check it out to try something new.

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Located on Edmonton Trail south of Ninth Avenue Northeast, Boogie’s Burgers is a charming burger joint serving big, beautiful burgers paired with equally generous servings of fries (including yam and spicy) and onion rings. The Shroom à le-Gume Veggie Burger features a patty made of black beans and mushrooms and topped with a lemon garlic aioli. Pair your burger with a milkshake.

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Blink and might miss it: tiny Boogies Burgers on Edmonton Trail Northeast offers some amazing burgers. Its hotdogs are also something special. Try the Red Dawg Clogger, an all-beef dog dressed with cheddar, fried onions and Boogie’s signature red sauce.

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Featured on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here, Boogie’s deep fried mac and cheese burger certainly merits pasta stardom. Lettuce, onion, tomato and cheddar adorn three red-sauced wedges of macaroni barely contained by an extra-wide Boogie’s bun.

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