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21 Spots Flipping the Juiciest, Beefiest Burgers in Montreal

A meaty collection of 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 several newer sensations also specializing in the diner favourite. A wide range exists, from souped-up bistro cheeseburgers to thinly pressed “smash” varieties and various fusion concoctions in between.

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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Dic Ann's (multiple locations)

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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.

Chez Tousignant

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With Chez Tousignant, former Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte was able to realize a casse-croûte dream and, in the process, created one of the best diner-style burgers in town. Expect potato buns made in-house, top-quality beef, and a tasty special sauce.

L'hamburger

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L’hamburger is 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.

Restaurant Mile-Ex

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

La Boulette

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The meat patties at this Rosemont favourite are thick-set 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.

Provisions Bar à Vin

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

Nouveau Palais

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This converted Mile End diner offers up a hearty burger topped with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce. Its macaroni and cheese is another crowd-pleaser.

This Mile End restaurant serves a superb burger made with Quebec Angus beef sourced from its sibling butcher shop (Boucherie Lawrence) just up the street.

Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine

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Anyone on the hunt for cheesy American diner-style smash burgers should head to Tétreaultville newcomer Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine. Grab a side of chili cheese fries or a one-pound poutine to complete the meal.

Patati Patata

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

Resto-Bar Le Pick-Up

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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 up a notch, and its coriander and garlic fries are an exceptional side. (Burgers are also available at Le Pick-Up’s original dépanneur-meets-sandwich-counter in Mile End.

Le Petit Vibe

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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.

Burger T

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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.

Mister Steer

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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.

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This restaurant's widely known hangover burger — filled with smoked bacon, poutine, an over-easy egg, caramelized onions, and truffle oil — defies all logic. However, diners looking for something easier to manage will find an extensive selection to choose from.

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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.

Le Boucan

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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 a reputation as one of the best burgers in the city.

Foiegwa

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The five-ounce cheeseburger at Foiegwa comes 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.

This popular Saint-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.

Uniburger

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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.

Dilallo (multiple locations)

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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.

Dic Ann's (multiple locations)

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.

Chez Tousignant

With Chez Tousignant, former Impasto chef de cuisine Yann Turcotte was able to realize a casse-croûte dream and, in the process, created one of the best diner-style burgers in town. Expect potato buns made in-house, top-quality beef, and a tasty special sauce.

L'hamburger

L’hamburger is 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.

Restaurant Mile-Ex

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

La Boulette

The meat patties at this Rosemont favourite are thick-set 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.

Provisions Bar à Vin

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

Nouveau Palais

This converted Mile End diner offers up a hearty burger topped with cheese, tomato, onion, and lettuce. Its macaroni and cheese is another crowd-pleaser.

Larrys

This Mile End restaurant serves a superb burger made with Quebec Angus beef sourced from its sibling butcher shop (Boucherie Lawrence) just up the street.

Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine

Anyone on the hunt for cheesy American diner-style smash burgers should head to Tétreaultville newcomer Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine. Grab a side of chili cheese fries or a one-pound poutine to complete the meal.

Patati Patata

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

Resto-Bar Le Pick-Up

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 up a notch, and its coriander and garlic fries are an exceptional side. (Burgers are also available at Le Pick-Up’s original dépanneur-meets-sandwich-counter in Mile End.

Le Petit Vibe

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.

Burger T

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.

Mister Steer

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.

Burger Bar

This restaurant's widely known hangover burger — filled with smoked bacon, poutine, an over-easy egg, caramelized onions, and truffle oil — defies all logic. However, diners looking for something easier to manage will find an extensive selection to choose from.

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Restaurant Picks

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.

Le Boucan

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 a reputation as one of the best burgers in the city.

Foiegwa

The five-ounce cheeseburger at Foiegwa comes 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.

Loïc

This popular Saint-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.

Uniburger

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.

Dilallo (multiple locations)

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.

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