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21 Spots Flipping the Juiciest, Beefiest Burgers in Montreal

A meaty collection including old-school classics and fast favourites

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Make no mistake, Montreal is a solid burger town. You’ve got the classic spots, like Dic Ann’s and Dilallo, which have been slinging patties and buns to hungry crowds for decades, and then in recent years a number of newer sensations specializing in the diner favourite. From souped-up bistro cheeseburgers, to thinly pressed “smash” varieties, and various fusion concoctions in between, a wide range exists.

Old or new, classic or modern, the places on the map below make Montreal a damn fine place to grab a juicy burger.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dic Ann's (multiple locations)

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10910 Boulevard Pie-IX, Montréal-Nord
QC H1H 4B3, Canada
(514) 322-2276
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Dic Ann's famously thin burger originated out of efficiency's sake — but now it’s a quintessential Montreal eat. "My grandfather wanted to work with volume, assembly line style, but with simple, good quality products. That's how he came up with the idea," Anthony Zammit, the grandson of Dic Ann’s founder, previously told Eater.

2. Chez Tousignant

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6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal
QC H2S 2T3, Canada
(438) 386-6368
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With Chez Tousignant, former Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte was able to realize a casse-croûte dream. Arguably one of the city’s best diner-style burgers right now: expect potato buns made in house, top quality beef, and a tasty special sauce.

3. L'hamburger

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933 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1M9, Canada
(438) 375-9400
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At L’hamburger it’s all about those patties: smashed thin for crisp, caramelized edges, and doubled even in their standard burger options. Add a milkshake and poutine for good measure.

4. Restaurant Mile-Ex

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6631 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal
QC H2V 4L1, Canada
(514) 272-7919
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Chef Greg Paul’s raunchily titled Motherf**ker Burger at Mile-Ex is big, and with double- and triple-stacked versions can be difficult to wrangle. But it checks off all the right juicy burger boxes.

5. La Boulette

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2223 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 2M8, Canada
(514) 903-5599
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The meat patties at this Rosemont favourite are thickset, and when encased in their buns and joined with toppings, also quite tall. If the classic beef options aren’t calling out, give their fantastic crispy fried chicken burger a try.

6. Provisions Bar à Vin

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1142 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1J8, Canada
(514) 277-7788
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A very well-regarded butcher shop and wine bar in the city, Provisions is also known for dishing some succulent cheeseburgers. Pair yours with a poutine and some “purple rain” (blueberry and cream cheese-flavoured ice cream), and you’re in business.

7. Nouveau Palais

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281 Rue Bernard O, Montréal
QC H2V 1T5, Canada
(514) 273-1180
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This converted Mile End diner offers up a hearty burger topped with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce, among a menu of crowd-pleasers, including a much-loved macaroni and cheese.

8. Larrys

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5201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 2L9, Canada
(514) 503-1070
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This Mile End restaurant serves a superb burger made with Quebec Angus beef sourced from sibling Boucherie Lawrence, just up the street.

9. Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine

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8517 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1L 2M1, Canada
(438) 375-9281
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Tétraultville newcomer Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine is worth the hike out east for anyone on the hunt for cheesy American diner-style smash burgers on potato rolls. Grab a side of chili cheese fries or a one-pound poutine to complete the meal.

10. Patati Patata

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4177 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y7, Canada
(514) 844-0216
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Patati Patata is pretty much Montreal's perfect corner greasy dive, churning out eats from before noon until the bars are about to close. Their micro-burgers are a Plateau staple, and the spot toes the line between a classic diner and cool burger-and-poutine innovator.

11. Resto-Bar Le Pick-Up

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3739 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1S3, Canada
(514) 526-3739
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Head to this Hochelaga-Maisonneuve hangout for the carnivore classic — though they’re also serving it with Impossible patties and vegan cheese. Le Pick-Up’s special “Bernie Mac” burger sauce brings it all up a notch, and its coriander and garlic fries are exceptional. Also available at Le Pick-Up’s original dépanneur-meets-sandwich counter location in Mile End.

12. Le Petit Vibe

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30 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H2X 0C8, Canada

Now operating out of food hall Le Centrale, Le Petit Vibe gives the patty, bun, and cheese trifecta a boost with the very welcome addition of atchara, a tangy, pickled green papaya salad.

13. Burger T

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705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3B 4G5, Canada

Normand Laprise’s Brasserie T! spinoff, Burger T, in downtown Montreal’s Time Out Market, solidifies the famed chef’s reputation for perfect patties. Available in beef, lamb, and veggie options.

14. Mister Steer

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1198 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3B 1K1, Canada
(514) 866-3233
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The original Mister Steer opened in 1958 in the Latin Quarter, and while it’s now downtown, the restaurant still uses kosher beef, shaped by hand, spiced and charcoal-grilled.

15. Burger Bar

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1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada
(514) 903-5575
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This restaurant's hangover burger — filled with smoked bacon, poutine, an over-easy egg, caramelized onions, and truffle oil — may defy all logic, but this downtown spot has a thorough selection of other easier-to-handle burgers.

16. Restaurant Picks

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1407 Rue Saint-Marc, Montréal
QC H3H 2G4, Canada
(514) 937-1937
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Korean-influenced burgers take the stage at this Shaughnessy Village casse-croûte, which features an à la carte list of toppings including kimchi and wasabi mayo. Be sure to try a Kogo (Korean pogo) while there.

17. Le Boucan

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1886 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M6, Canada
(514) 439-4555
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A half-dozen condiments — including fried onions, cheddar, jalapeño mayo and barbecue sauce — sit atop Le Boucan’s hickory smoked beef burger. Sandwiched in a brioche bun, the appropriately-named Five Napkins burger has earned its reputation as one of the best burgers in the city.

18. Foiegwa

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3001 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1N9, Canada
(438) 387-4252
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The five-ounce cheeseburger at Foiegwa come in a brioche bun and gets topped with caramelized onions and a port wine demi-glace sauce for a somewhat fancier, French-leaning take on the diner classic.

19. Loïc

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5001 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1T2, Canada
(438) 372-2188
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This popular St-Henri spot recently revamped its interior, but its much-loved brioche bun cheeseburgers haven’t left the (former bank) building. Paired with crinkle-cut fries, they make for a decidedly fuss-free accompaniment to Loïc’s savvy natural wine list.

20. Uniburger

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4621 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X1, Canada
(514) 419-1135
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Consistently voted top-tier on several channels, Uniburger flips burgers made with a blend of fresh Canadian AAA beef. Now with six locations, including an Old Montreal bar.

21. Dilallo (multiple locations)

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2851 Rue Allard, Montréal
QC H4E 2M1, Canada
(514) 767-9921
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Dilallo's no-frills burgers have fed generations of Ville-Émard residents. Opened in 1929, it now counts three locations across the city, plus one in Saint-Jérôme.

1. Dic Ann's (multiple locations)

10910 Boulevard Pie-IX, Montréal-Nord, QC H1H 4B3, Canada

Dic Ann's famously thin burger originated out of efficiency's sake — but now it’s a quintessential Montreal eat. "My grandfather wanted to work with volume, assembly line style, but with simple, good quality products. That's how he came up with the idea," Anthony Zammit, the grandson of Dic Ann’s founder, previously told Eater.

10910 Boulevard Pie-IX, Montréal-Nord
QC H1H 4B3, Canada

2. Chez Tousignant

6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal, QC H2S 2T3, Canada

With Chez Tousignant, former Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte was able to realize a casse-croûte dream. Arguably one of the city’s best diner-style burgers right now: expect potato buns made in house, top quality beef, and a tasty special sauce.

6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal
QC H2S 2T3, Canada

3. L'hamburger

933 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1M9, Canada

At L’hamburger it’s all about those patties: smashed thin for crisp, caramelized edges, and doubled even in their standard burger options. Add a milkshake and poutine for good measure.

933 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1M9, Canada

4. Restaurant Mile-Ex

6631 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H2V 4L1, Canada

Chef Greg Paul’s raunchily titled Motherf**ker Burger at Mile-Ex is big, and with double- and triple-stacked versions can be difficult to wrangle. But it checks off all the right juicy burger boxes.

6631 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal
QC H2V 4L1, Canada

5. La Boulette

2223 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 2M8, Canada

The meat patties at this Rosemont favourite are thickset, and when encased in their buns and joined with toppings, also quite tall. If the classic beef options aren’t calling out, give their fantastic crispy fried chicken burger a try.

2223 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 2M8, Canada

6. Provisions Bar à Vin

1142 Av. Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1J8, Canada

A very well-regarded butcher shop and wine bar in the city, Provisions is also known for dishing some succulent cheeseburgers. Pair yours with a poutine and some “purple rain” (blueberry and cream cheese-flavoured ice cream), and you’re in business.

1142 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1J8, Canada

7. Nouveau Palais

281 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2V 1T5, Canada

This converted Mile End diner offers up a hearty burger topped with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce, among a menu of crowd-pleasers, including a much-loved macaroni and cheese.

281 Rue Bernard O, Montréal
QC H2V 1T5, Canada

8. Larrys

5201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 2L9, Canada

This Mile End restaurant serves a superb burger made with Quebec Angus beef sourced from sibling Boucherie Lawrence, just up the street.

5201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 2L9, Canada

9. Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine

8517 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal, QC H1L 2M1, Canada

Tétraultville newcomer Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine is worth the hike out east for anyone on the hunt for cheesy American diner-style smash burgers on potato rolls. Grab a side of chili cheese fries or a one-pound poutine to complete the meal.

8517 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1L 2M1, Canada

10. Patati Patata

4177 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y7, Canada

Patati Patata is pretty much Montreal's perfect corner greasy dive, churning out eats from before noon until the bars are about to close. Their micro-burgers are a Plateau staple, and the spot toes the line between a classic diner and cool burger-and-poutine innovator.

4177 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y7, Canada

11. Resto-Bar Le Pick-Up

3739 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1S3, Canada

Head to this Hochelaga-Maisonneuve hangout for the carnivore classic — though they’re also serving it with Impossible patties and vegan cheese. Le Pick-Up’s special “Bernie Mac” burger sauce brings it all up a notch, and its coriander and garlic fries are exceptional. Also available at Le Pick-Up’s original dépanneur-meets-sandwich counter location in Mile End.

3739 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1S3, Canada

12. Le Petit Vibe

30 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 0C8, Canada

Now operating out of food hall Le Centrale, Le Petit Vibe gives the patty, bun, and cheese trifecta a boost with the very welcome addition of atchara, a tangy, pickled green papaya salad.

30 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H2X 0C8, Canada

13. Burger T

705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 4G5, Canada

Normand Laprise’s Brasserie T! spinoff, Burger T, in downtown Montreal’s Time Out Market, solidifies the famed chef’s reputation for perfect patties. Available in beef, lamb, and veggie options.

705 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3B 4G5, Canada

14. Mister Steer

1198 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 1K1, Canada

The original Mister Steer opened in 1958 in the Latin Quarter, and while it’s now downtown, the restaurant still uses kosher beef, shaped by hand, spiced and charcoal-grilled.

1198 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3B 1K1, Canada

15. Burger Bar

1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B2, Canada

This restaurant's hangover burger — filled with smoked bacon, poutine, an over-easy egg, caramelized onions, and truffle oil — may defy all logic, but this downtown spot has a thorough selection of other easier-to-handle burgers.

1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada

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16. Restaurant Picks

1407 Rue Saint-Marc, Montréal, QC H3H 2G4, Canada

Korean-influenced burgers take the stage at this Shaughnessy Village casse-croûte, which features an à la carte list of toppings including kimchi and wasabi mayo. Be sure to try a Kogo (Korean pogo) while there.

1407 Rue Saint-Marc, Montréal
QC H3H 2G4, Canada

17. Le Boucan

1886 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1M6, Canada

A half-dozen condiments — including fried onions, cheddar, jalapeño mayo and barbecue sauce — sit atop Le Boucan’s hickory smoked beef burger. Sandwiched in a brioche bun, the appropriately-named Five Napkins burger has earned its reputation as one of the best burgers in the city.

1886 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M6, Canada

18. Foiegwa

3001 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1N9, Canada

The five-ounce cheeseburger at Foiegwa come in a brioche bun and gets topped with caramelized onions and a port wine demi-glace sauce for a somewhat fancier, French-leaning take on the diner classic.

3001 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1N9, Canada

19. Loïc

5001 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1T2, Canada

This popular St-Henri spot recently revamped its interior, but its much-loved brioche bun cheeseburgers haven’t left the (former bank) building. Paired with crinkle-cut fries, they make for a decidedly fuss-free accompaniment to Loïc’s savvy natural wine list.

5001 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1T2, Canada

20. Uniburger

4621 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1X1, Canada

Consistently voted top-tier on several channels, Uniburger flips burgers made with a blend of fresh Canadian AAA beef. Now with six locations, including an Old Montreal bar.

4621 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X1, Canada

21. Dilallo (multiple locations)

2851 Rue Allard, Montréal, QC H4E 2M1, Canada

Dilallo's no-frills burgers have fed generations of Ville-Émard residents. Opened in 1929, it now counts three locations across the city, plus one in Saint-Jérôme.

2851 Rue Allard, Montréal
QC H4E 2M1, Canada

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