Best Restaurants for Cheeseburgers in Toronto

Today is National Double Cheeseburger Day and Thursday's National Cheeseburger Day, so showcasing the city’s five best cheeseburgers this week, just seemed a natural fit. I hope you’re wearing elastic-waisted pants…

The P&L Burger

1566 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A6

P&L is brought to you by the same folks of Parts & Labour. This little slip of a place has become iconic in a short amount of time, due to the legions of fans from the restaurant, the rock/tattoo vibe and the patties themselves, charred on the outside that delivers a delicious crunch.

Patrician Grill

219 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1J9

The Patrician Grill, one of the few original diners left in the city, serves up a simple, yet deeply satisfying Homemade Cheeseburger ($5.95). Owner Terry Papas, whose parents started the place back in 1967, says that his uncle - a cook - decided he was too busy to make burgers from scratch one day, using instead a few premade ones. Mayhem broke out, and well, they've been handmade ever since.

Dangerous Dan's Diner

714 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H2

Dangerous Dan’s is known mostly for its “heart-attack” specials like the 24 oz. Bulls Balls Burger, The Coronary (2 8-oz. patties, 4 slices of bacon, 2 slices of cheddar and fried egg), and Quadruple C (Collasal Colon Clogger Combo featuring a 24 oz. burger with a ¼ lb. of bacon, ¼ lb. of cheese, 2 fried eggs and served with a large shake and poutine). But the Double D is so much more than their most extreme offerings.

Barberian's Steak House

7 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1

So naturally, you’ve gotta try the one from Barberian’s itself. The 14 oz. Steakburger ($25.25) is only offered for lunch and you’d have to ask to add cheese, but if you purchase a bottle of wine at least $100 or greater, it will cost you just 99 cents (plus the addition of the cheese).

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