Best Burgers in Toronto: Burger Shack

If you want a great burger without the hipster vibe and line up around the block, look no further than Burger Shack, located in Midtown Toronto. This no frills burger bar has been operating in the city for over thirty years, and is located at Yonge and Eglington. It has a totally old school vibe, with simple burgers, good quality ingredients and no credit cards accepted. This isn’t a rustic or retro restaurant by design – Burger Shack has been serving the good people of Toronto the best fast food since 1974. And just because this burger joint has been around forever, doesn’t mean that it isn’t always packed out with die hard customers – it’s still very much the best burger for many Torontonians.

Sometimes a classic burger and bun just can’t be beat, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to Burger Shack. Unlike some of the gourmet burger offerings in Toronto, the menu doesn’t have hundreds of different types to choose from – but the ones they do are charbroiled and succulent down to the last bite. And if you’re often overwhelmed by the wealth of choice on burger menus, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief at the stripped back simplicity of this restaurant. The Home Burger may look pretty run-of-the-mill, but once you bite into the sautéed onions (one of the best parts), you’ll begin to understand just what all the fuss was about. The “Home Banquet” burger is a staple for many of the restaurant’s regular customers, but don’t forget to try their signature onion rings, which are thick and delicious.

This hole-in-the-wall Toronto establishment is open late and promises you a great tasting burger with no frills or fuss. While the Burger Shack may be older than some of the people going back to it each month, this restaurant has aged so well because its burgers have always been the best.