Best Burgers in Toronto: Dangerous Dan’s

Toronto burger fans have been flocking to this Riverside restaurant since 1999, when Dangerous Dan’s first opened up in Toronto.

The stalwart has been serving some of the Toronto’s best mouth (and eye) watering 24-ounce burgers to its loyal customers ever since, who return time and time again for friendly service and a laidback atmosphere. This greasy spoon restaurant, with its car seating, has absolutely no airs and graces, and is all about serving you up some of the best burgers in Toronto. Owner, James McKinnon, named Dangerous Dan’s after his grandfather, Dan Wooley from Port Dover, Ontario, who acquired the nickname from his love for wrestling. Dan loved to eat, as do the hungry customers who have been setting foot in the Toronto burger restaurant for nearly twenty years. And famed for his grouchy bedside manner, James McKinnon, may just be as Dangerous as his Grandpa.

The restaurant’s claim to fame is that their burgers are bigger at the double D, and they really aren’t kidding around. Dangerous Dan’s offers its customers the 24-ounce Balls Burger, for all your incredibly “excessive beef needs.” Or there’s the Coronary Burger Special, which serves up two 8-ounce patties, four slices of bacon, two slices of cheddar and a fried egg on top, along with a side of fries and gravy, for those who prefer to clog up their arteries with their favourite fast food long after they’ve visited Dangerous Dan’s. If, however, you like to save some calorie intake for the rest of the month, “The Elvis” is one of the Toronto restaurant’s best and most unique burgers, with bacon, peanut butter and a fried banana.

And don’t forget to try one of the Toronto restaurants milkshakes or floats, all of which have been made the old fashioned way. Choose from chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, banana, cherry, coffee, mocha – or go for the “Elvis Shake,” with (you guessed it) chocolate, peanut butter and banana (probably the best).