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21 of Montreal’s Juiciest, Beefiest Burgers

A meaty collection including old-school classics and some 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 dish. From elevated 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. 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 alone is worth the hike out east for anyone on the hunt for cheesy American diner-style smash burgers on potato rolls.

2. 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 Dominic Potenza, previously told Eater.

3. 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, give their crispy fried chicken burger a try.

4. 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, almost caramelized edges, and doubled even in their standard burger options. Add a milkshake and poutine for good measure.

5. 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 special sauce.

6. 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 Cartierville diner, open since 1980.

7. 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.

8. Lawrence/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 by Boucherie Lawrence just a few doors up the street, plus crisp lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard.

9. 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 its menu of crowd-pleasers.

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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 most satisfying 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. 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, and the spot toes the line between a classic diner and cool burger-and-poutine innovator.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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 common sense but this downtown spot has a thorough selection of other easier-to-handle burgers.

15. Le Petit Vibe

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5536A Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3T 1Y9, Canada
(438) 375-6335
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The requisite patty, bun, and cheese trifecta gets a boost at buzzy Côte-des-Neiges spot Le Petit Vibe with the very welcome addition of atchara, a tangy, pickled Filipino green papaya salad.

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 smokehouse burgers in the city.

18. 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.

19. The Famous Cosmos

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5843 Rue Sherbrooke O, 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.

20. Uniburger

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4621 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X1, Canada
(514) 419-1135
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Consistently voted on several channels for flipping some of Montreal’s top burger, Uniburger uses a proprietary blend of fresh Canada AAA beef. Now with six locations, and 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 Buck Burger has fed generations of Ville-Émard residents. The beloved burger slinger has opened in 1929, and now counts three locations across the city, plus one in Saint-Jerome.

1. Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine

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

Tétraultville newcomer Chez Simon Cantine Urbaine alone is worth the hike out east for anyone on the hunt for cheesy American diner-style smash burgers on potato rolls.

8517 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1L 2M1, Canada

2. 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 Dominic Potenza, previously told Eater.

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

3. 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, give their crispy fried chicken burger a try.

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

4. 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, almost 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

5. 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 special sauce.

6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal
QC H2S 2T3, Canada

6. Paulo & Suzanne

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

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

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

7. 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

8. Lawrence/Larrys

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

This Mile End restaurant serves a superb burger made with Quebec Angus beef sourced by Boucherie Lawrence just a few doors up the street, plus crisp lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard.

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

9. Nouveau Palais

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

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

281 Rue Bernard O, Montréal
QC H2V 1T5, 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 most satisfying 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. 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, 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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 common sense but this downtown spot has a thorough selection of other easier-to-handle burgers.

1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada

15. Le Petit Vibe

5536A Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3T 1Y9, Canada

The requisite patty, bun, and cheese trifecta gets a boost at buzzy Côte-des-Neiges spot Le Petit Vibe with the very welcome addition of atchara, a tangy, pickled Filipino green papaya salad.

5536A Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3T 1Y9, 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 smokehouse burgers in the city.

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

18. 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.

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

19. The Famous Cosmos

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

20. Uniburger

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

Consistently voted on several channels for flipping some of Montreal’s top burger, Uniburger uses a proprietary blend of fresh Canada AAA beef. Now with six locations, and 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 Buck Burger has fed generations of Ville-Émard residents. The beloved burger slinger has opened in 1929, and now counts three locations across the city, plus one in Saint-Jerome.

2851 Rue Allard, Montréal
QC H4E 2M1, Canada

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