Burgers have been around for many decades and nowadays come in many over the top varieties. Yet, we feel the best burgers are the ones that try to keep things fairly simple and not overloaded with an abundance of toppings to justify a heft price tag.
After a year of careful and delicious research, we have compiled our list of the 10 best burgers in Vancouver.
To Dine For Eatery
They have a huge sign outside the restaurant claiming to have the best burger in Vancouver. After numerous visits, we have to agree, especially the TDF Burger. To Dine For Eatery know how to make a mean burger. It’s not situated on a pedestrian friendly or busy neighbourhood, but it’s worth the SkyTrain or car ride.
Address: 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver
Moderne Burger is known for two things: shakes and burgers. Their shakes are amazing but their burgers are even better. This classic diner in Kits serves up a mean burger platter. Their hand made steak burgers are prepared daily and contain no preservatives or fillers.
Address: 2507 West Broadway, Vancouver
In what is another overlooked spot for passerby’s, Argo Cafe is a Vancouver staple and a stone’s throw from the Olympic Village. It’s a traditional, old school diner that looks like it has seen better days. However, once seated you’ll notice that the quality of the food is high and their burgers are worth every dollar.
The beef burger at Argo Cafe is simple and very well made. It comes with lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickle and chili mayo, and only for $5.25. You can add an extra patty, cheese, bacon, mushrooms and french fries to your meal at an additional cost.
Warning: Bring Cash! This is a cash only operation.
Address: 1836 Ontario Street, Vancouver
The Cannibal Café is Commercial Drive’s newest restaurant, serving up hand ground beef burgers and authentic milkshakes in a nostalgic, rockin’, diner-esque environment. The American Classic burger is your best bet here.
The Cannibal Cafe grinds three cuts of Alberta Beef; Brisket for it’s flavour and short rib for it’s rich marbling. The meat is hand ground daily in house to very specific standards.
Address: 1818 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Deep in the heart of the city’s west side, this spot is known for good times during the evening. The food is great, the beers flowing and the price is right.
Not to be overlooked is their quality burgers. The Organic Beef Burger is a must try, and on Tuesdays they have a $10 burger and beer special.
Address: 3293 West 4th, Vancouver
Vancouver’s best kept secret? Located at the edge of Gastown, near Railtown and the legendary No. 5 Orange, is Deacon’s Corner, an amazing old school style diner with great burgers. The Classic burger is a must try.
It can get busy around lunch so be prepared for a bit of a wait.
Address: 101 Main Street, Vancouver
Image: Mary Sheridan
Known more for their craft beer than the food, their Burger features Pemberton Farms all natural beef with lettuce, tomato, pickle, smoked onion mayo, fries & ‘slaw.
Address: 157 Alexander Street, Vancouver
In the heart of Vancouver’s financial district is an Aussie Pub with one of the best burgers in the city. Walking down Pender Street just keep your head down and you’ll see the basement restaurant. Try their “DUD” burger.
Address: Basement 830 West Pender Street, Vancouver
New to the food cart scene and the burger scene is the unnamed but dubbed by many as Hamburger $2.85. You read that correctly, a burger here will only set you back a few dollars, and it’s quite good. Best burger value in the city.
Address: Granville and West Pender, Vancouver
Website: See our article on Hamburger $2.85
The legendary Save On Meats Burger is ground fresh daily and comes with two patties and
your choice of toppings like it has since the 1960s. Ask your server for an order form and BUILD IT BIG!
Address: 43 West Hastings, Vancouver
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