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23 of Montreal’s Juiciest Burgers

Charcoal-grilled classics, new wave sensations, plenty of cheeseburgers, and everything in between.

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Make no mistake, Montreal is a solid burger town. While the city has become a new wave burger hub in recent times, classics like Dic Ann’s and Dilallo have been slinging patties and buns to hungry crowds for decades. Now a wide range exists, from elevated diner and bistro varieties to various fusion concoctions.

Old or new, classic or modern, the places below altogether make Montreal a damn fine burger city — toasted buns, juicy meat, crisp toppings, and all.

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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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Anthony Zammit, the grandson of Dic Ann's founder Dominic Potenza, told Eater that the restaurant's famously thin burger was originally for efficiency's sake. "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."

2. La Boulette

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2223 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2G 2M8, Canada
(514) 903-5599
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Retired burger cognoscente Paryse Taillefer tells Eater that a lot of former customers endorse La Boulette as the Montreal burger most faithful to her own at La Paryse.

3. Chez Tousignant

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6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal
QC H2S 2T3, Canada
(438) 386-6368
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Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte's casse-croûte dream has been fully realized, with assistance from Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione — think potato buns made in house, top quality beef, and a special sauce for a smoothly classic burger.

4. Paulo & Suzanne

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5501 Boul Gouin O, Montréal
QC H4J 1C8, Canada
(514) 336-5561
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The no-nonsense diner-style burgers are the big drawcard at this 24-hour Cartierville diner, open since 1980.

5. 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 le Mile-Ex is big, and with double- and triple-stacked versions that are difficult to wrangle, it checks all the right juicy burger boxes.

6. Lawrence

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5201 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 2L9, Canada
(514) 503-1070
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Even after closing to retool its interior and menu, this Mile End restaurant continues to serve its superb burger on weekdays for lunch, made with Quebec Angus beef sourced by Boucherie Lawrence just a few doors up the street.

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 diner has become an anglophone hot spot in Mile End, with a hearty burger topped with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce, as one of the menu’s hottest items amidst a list of crowd-pleasers. The Palace now has a second location over on Papineau — burger included.

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8. L'Anecdote

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801 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2J 2H6, Canada
(514) 526-7967
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Another top contender for one of the best classic burgers in town since burger icon La Paryse shuttered, Plateau diner L’Anecdote offers options varying between beef, lamb, veal and deer meat. However, the #1 — a classic beef patty with Emmental cheese, bacon and mushrooms — is arguably the best. 

9. Hachoir

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4177 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M3, Canada
(514) 903-1331
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Although the menu verges on the annoying tendency for burger joints to slather meat and other symbols of masculinity (Jack Daniels) on their burgers, Hachoir's home-ground meat and nods to local produce like elk meat and wild mushrooms make for hearty fare with Quebecois flair.

10. Pataterie Chez Philippe

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1877 Rue Amherst, Montréal
QC H2L 3L7, Canada
(514) 528-5957
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Open since 1962, Chez Philippe grinds beef daily for some of the best casse-croûte burgers in the city. The Super Phil, with mozzarella on a kaiser bun, is the way to go here. They make a superb Michigan hot dog too.

11. Beauty's Restaurant

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93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal
QC H2T 2S5, Canada
(514) 849-8883
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Open since 1942, this classic Jewish diner is known well for its hearty breakfasts — but it’s the burger that might take you by surprise. Using locally sourced meat from Montreal’s public markets, the burger is explosive in flavour; the egg-soaked griddle might have something to do with that. 

12. 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 early in the morning until the bars are about to close. Their micro-burgers are a Plateau staple, toeing the line between a classic diner and cool burger-and-poutine innovator.

13. Burger Royal

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3820 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X6, Canada
(514) 282-0002
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Like the burgers at this Plateau spot? Then thank the Nordest farm in Mont Laurier, Quebec, where Roger Raymond and Céline Bélec have raised Angus cattle without hormones or antibiotics since 1982.

14. Uniburger (multiple locations)

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302 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2X 1H6, Canada
(514) 419-6555
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Younes Bengeloune wisely chose to keep it simple when he made over La Paryse in the Latin Quarter. Consistently voted on several channels as having the best burger in Montreal, Uniburger uses a proprietary blend of fresh Canada AAA beef. Now with three locations, and an Old Montreal bar.

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15. Brasserie T

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1425 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal
QC H2X 2J4, Canada
(514) 282-0808
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Normand Laprise's Quartier des Spectacles restaurant makes what critic Lesley Chesterman dubbed one of the best upscale burgers in the city", with buns by Hof Kelsten. The recent announcement of an all-burger spinoff, Burger T, for the upcoming Time Out Market in downtown Montreal will likely solidify Laprise and team’s reputation for perfect patties.

16. 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.

17. Burger Bar

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1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada
(514) 903-5575
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This restaurant's poutine burger may defy common sense but this five-year-old downtown spot has a thorough selection of other easier-to-handle burgers, with a notably wide range of cheeses on offer.

18. 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, and features an à la carte list of toppings that go from the atypical to options like kimchi and wasabi mayo. Be sure to try a Kogo (Korean pogo) while visiting.

19. 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 smokehouse burgers in the city. The backyard terrasse is a bonus.

20. Greenspot

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3041 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1N9, Canada
(514) 931-6473
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This Saint-Henri diner has been in business for over 70 years, and while its classic wood-panelled interior hasn’t changed much, the restaurant has made the additions of new poutine and burger concoctions to its menu. Try the Saint-Henri: Two patties with cheese, caramelized onions, and pickles.

21. Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce (multiple locations)

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5732 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4A 1W8, Canada
(514) 369-9090
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This burger restaurant in NDG has expanded around the city since its 2014 opening. Beef is ground fresh daily on site and condiments and sodas are homemade as well. However, at least one professional wrestler of note has beef with this place.

22. Cosmos

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5843 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4A 1X4, Canada
(514) 486-3814
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Burger-wise (but maybe not health-wise), the smart play at this greasy spoon landmark is the Good Morning Burger, with a fried egg, bacon and cheese.

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23. Dilallo (multiple locations)

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2851 Rue Allard, Montréal
QC H4E 2M1, Canada
(514) 767-9921
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Dilallo's Buck Burger has fed generations of Ville-Émard residents. The beloved burger slinger has been open since 1929.

1. Dic Ann's (multiple locations)

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

Anthony Zammit, the grandson of Dic Ann's founder Dominic Potenza, told Eater that the restaurant's famously thin burger was originally for efficiency's sake. "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."

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

2. La Boulette

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

Retired burger cognoscente Paryse Taillefer tells Eater that a lot of former customers endorse La Boulette as the Montreal burger most faithful to her own at La Paryse.

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

3. Chez Tousignant

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

Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte's casse-croûte dream has been fully realized, with assistance from Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione — think potato buns made in house, top quality beef, and a special sauce for a smoothly classic burger.

6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal
QC H2S 2T3, Canada

4. Paulo & Suzanne

5501 Boul Gouin O, Montréal, QC H4J 1C8, Canada

The no-nonsense diner-style burgers are the big drawcard at this 24-hour Cartierville diner, open since 1980.

5501 Boul Gouin O, Montréal
QC H4J 1C8, Canada

5. Restaurant Mile-Ex

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

Chef Greg Paul's raunchily titled Motherf**ker Burger at le Mile-Ex is big, and with double- and triple-stacked versions that are difficult to wrangle, it checks all the right juicy burger boxes.

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

6. Lawrence

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

Even after closing to retool its interior and menu, this Mile End restaurant continues to serve its superb burger on weekdays for lunch, made with Quebec Angus beef sourced by Boucherie Lawrence just a few doors up the street.

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

7. Nouveau Palais

281 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2V 1T5, Canada
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This converted diner has become an anglophone hot spot in Mile End, with a hearty burger topped with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce, as one of the menu’s hottest items amidst a list of crowd-pleasers. The Palace now has a second location over on Papineau — burger included.

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

8. L'Anecdote

801 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2J 2H6, Canada

Another top contender for one of the best classic burgers in town since burger icon La Paryse shuttered, Plateau diner L’Anecdote offers options varying between beef, lamb, veal and deer meat. However, the #1 — a classic beef patty with Emmental cheese, bacon and mushrooms — is arguably the best. 

801 Rue Rachel E, Montréal
QC H2J 2H6, Canada

9. Hachoir

4177 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M3, Canada

Although the menu verges on the annoying tendency for burger joints to slather meat and other symbols of masculinity (Jack Daniels) on their burgers, Hachoir's home-ground meat and nods to local produce like elk meat and wild mushrooms make for hearty fare with Quebecois flair.

4177 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M3, Canada

10. Pataterie Chez Philippe

1877 Rue Amherst, Montréal, QC H2L 3L7, Canada

Open since 1962, Chez Philippe grinds beef daily for some of the best casse-croûte burgers in the city. The Super Phil, with mozzarella on a kaiser bun, is the way to go here. They make a superb Michigan hot dog too.

1877 Rue Amherst, Montréal
QC H2L 3L7, Canada

11. Beauty's Restaurant

93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal, QC H2T 2S5, Canada

Open since 1942, this classic Jewish diner is known well for its hearty breakfasts — but it’s the burger that might take you by surprise. Using locally sourced meat from Montreal’s public markets, the burger is explosive in flavour; the egg-soaked griddle might have something to do with that. 

93 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal
QC H2T 2S5, Canada

12. 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 early in the morning until the bars are about to close. Their micro-burgers are a Plateau staple, toeing the line between a classic diner and cool burger-and-poutine innovator.

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

13. Burger Royal

3820 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X6, Canada

Like the burgers at this Plateau spot? Then thank the Nordest farm in Mont Laurier, Quebec, where Roger Raymond and Céline Bélec have raised Angus cattle without hormones or antibiotics since 1982.

3820 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X6, Canada

14. Uniburger (multiple locations)

302 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2X 1H6, Canada

Younes Bengeloune wisely chose to keep it simple when he made over La Paryse in the Latin Quarter. Consistently voted on several channels as having the best burger in Montreal, Uniburger uses a proprietary blend of fresh Canada AAA beef. Now with three locations, and an Old Montreal bar.

302 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2X 1H6, Canada

15. Brasserie T

1425 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H2X 2J4, Canada

Normand Laprise's Quartier des Spectacles restaurant makes what critic Lesley Chesterman dubbed one of the best upscale burgers in the city", with buns by Hof Kelsten. The recent announcement of an all-burger spinoff, Burger T, for the upcoming Time Out Market in downtown Montreal will likely solidify Laprise and team’s reputation for perfect patties.

1425 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal
QC H2X 2J4, Canada

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16. 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

17. Burger Bar

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

This restaurant's poutine burger may defy common sense but this five-year-old downtown spot has a thorough selection of other easier-to-handle burgers, with a notably wide range of cheeses on offer.

1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada

18. Restaurant Picks

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

Korean influenced burgers take the stage at this Shaughnessy Village casse-croûte, and features an à la carte list of toppings that go from the atypical to options like kimchi and wasabi mayo. Be sure to try a Kogo (Korean pogo) while visiting.

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

19. 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 smokehouse burgers in the city. The backyard terrasse is a bonus.

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

20. Greenspot

3041 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1N9, Canada

This Saint-Henri diner has been in business for over 70 years, and while its classic wood-panelled interior hasn’t changed much, the restaurant has made the additions of new poutine and burger concoctions to its menu. Try the Saint-Henri: Two patties with cheese, caramelized onions, and pickles.

3041 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1N9, Canada

21. Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce (multiple locations)

5732 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 1W8, Canada

This burger restaurant in NDG has expanded around the city since its 2014 opening. Beef is ground fresh daily on site and condiments and sodas are homemade as well. However, at least one professional wrestler of note has beef with this place.

5732 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4A 1W8, Canada

22. Cosmos

5843 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 1X4, Canada

Burger-wise (but maybe not health-wise), the smart play at this greasy spoon landmark is the Good Morning Burger, with a fried egg, bacon and cheese.

5843 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4A 1X4, Canada

23. Dilallo (multiple locations)

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

Dilallo's Buck Burger has fed generations of Ville-Émard residents. The beloved burger slinger has been open since 1929.

2851 Rue Allard, Montréal
QC H4E 2M1, Canada

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