Check out the best budget burgers in Halifax

When you want a cheap meal out, most folks turn to burgers. To the delight of Halifax burger fans, it’s surprisingly easy to find exceptionally tasty budget-conscious burgers that aren’t served by fast-food chains. The eateries listed here use top-notch ingredients to create burgers that won’t take a big bite out of your wallet.

Krave

1
5680 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1H5

Located in the middle of busy Spring Garden Road, Krave has made big waves in the burger scene since it opened. A modernized diner, it features various seating options as well as a licensed bar, which offers spiked milkshakes and more. Krave’s signature burgers feature filler-free 100 per cent beef patties. The Steakhouse burger is topped with sautéed mushrooms, an onion ring and smoky horseradish mayo. Most burgers cost under $10.

Ace Burger Company

2
2605 Agricola St, Halifax, NS B3K 4C7

Anytime a conversation about burgers happens in this city, Ace Burger Co. is mentioned. They've set up shop in the popular Gus’ Pub, where you'll find mismatched tables and chairs in the dimly lit dining area, as well as a stage featuring musicians on an almost nightly basis. The burger menu features a wide variety of meat patties as well as a veggie option. You can’t go wrong with the Classic Burger, which incorporates a patty made of Nova Scotia grass fed beef. It’s topped with lettuce, frizzled onions, pickles and dijonnaise. Notably, it costs just $6.75.

Elle's Bistro

3
1678 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2A2

Situated on downtown Halifax’s busiest street, Elle’s Bistro on Barrington is the place you want to visit if you’re looking for hearty comfort food to brighten your day. On your way to its seating area, you’ll walk right past the restaurant’s open kitchen. The staff is extremely welcoming and friendly, making you feel right at home. The burgers here range from classic to creative. One of the more unique is the poutine burger, which is topped with cheese curds and prime rib drippings. Also appealing, all the burgers are priced under $10, with the Old School Diner Hamburger just $4.35!

Cheese Curds

4
380 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3S5

Just across the Halifax Harbour in Dartmouth, you will find the very popular Cheese Curds. While it’s a small place with just a few tables and counter seating, the establishment’s creative menu is anything but tiny. A popular choice, which became a regular menu item after getting rave reviews during Burger Week, is the grilled cheese Reuben burger. It features a beef patty with smoked meat, sauerkraut and Russian dressing between two entire Swiss-on-rye grilled cheese sandwiches. Given the quality of the food, eating here is an absolute steal!

Flip Burger

5
1565 Argyle, Halifax, NS B3J 2B2

At the very south end of Argyle Street, you'll find Flipburger. Here, you’ll find a small bar that serves beer and wine, as well as an elevated dining area beside the open kitchen. This is a great destination for a quick lunch or a late-night snack. The menu features classic burgers as well as the restaurant’s creative, signature burger selection. If you’re a meat lover, go for the Three Little Pigs, topped with pulled pork, peameal bacon and Oulton’s double-smoked bacon, as well as Canadian cheddar and chipotle mayo.

Cheachie's Mexican Grill

6
102 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax, NS B3S 1A7

You can find a delicious, decently priced burger outside of the city core. Cheachie’s in Bayer’s Lake Park calls itself a Mexican grill and tequila bar, but the restaurant’s burgers are its most talked about menu items. The decor is nothing fancy, but the burgers’ taste and size are definitely awe-inspiring. For example, the Big Earl burger features an eight-ounce patty, and is piled high with classic burger toppings including bacon, cheddar cheese and onion rings. Combos include fries or salad, and you get huge bang for your buck.

BOOMburger

7
64 Dellridge Lane, Bedford, NS B4A 0H1

BOOMburger is located outside the downtown core in Bedford. Laid out like a typical fast food chain restaurant, service is speedy, but the quality of BOOMburger ingredients is far superior. The burgers are made from 100 per cent Prince Edward Island beef, and the butter on the toasted buns as well as the cheddar are made by Cows Creamery. This is a build-your-own burger establishment. The list of toppings is lengthy, and the burgers can’t be beat for the price.

Willy's Fresh Cut Fries & Burgers

8
5239 Blowers St, Halifax, NS B3J 1J8

Sometimes the best burgers are served in the most unexpected places. Willy’s is a popular choice for the late night, poutine-craving crowd on their way home from the bar, but most people don’t know that the takeout-only restaurant serves a delicious burger. The burgers offered at Willy’s sidewalk window feature classic toppings such as lettuce, tomato, pickles, fried onions and mushrooms. Hearty and filling, they’re just $6 (plus another $1 each for cheese and/or bacon).

Relish Gourmet Burgers

9
6024 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A1

Located on Quinpool Road near the Halifax Commons, lineups are common at the very popular Relish. Its contemporary interior features high tables and stool-like chairs. The menu features about a dozen original burger creations, and they are all delicious. Especially excellent, the Big Texas features a generous helping of smoky barbecue sauce, crispy onion frites, pepper jack cheese and crispy bacon. The burgers are priced on the higher end of the budget category, but their generous size makes them a real bargain.

Darrell's Restaurant

10
5576 Fenwick St, Halifax, NS B3H 1P8

Located in South End, Darrell’s Restaurant features a retro diner-like upstairs, while the downstairs has a bar vibe. Darrell’s is known for its award-winning milkshakes and very popular peanut butter burger. The burger of note here is their traditional bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and mayo (BLTCM) with a twist – it also features a thick layer of peanut butter that provides its stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth difference. Included in the price are fries, salad or a huge pile of highly recommended Darrell’s fries. It’s a very filling meal that is almost a challenge to finish!

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