It’s time for another glorious list of the absolute must-try burgers in and around Windsor, Ontario.
Can you believe we’ve already been doing this list since 2013?
People who live in and around Windsor, Ontario know they’ve got it made when it comes to burgers. The locals love them and the chefs cooking them know they’ve got to step up their game in order to make their burger stick out.
To help guide you in deciding where you can get your hands on some of the city’s best tasting burgers, we’ve released our list of 2019’s Must-Try Burgers.
From fried brie to a stuffed kafta meat patty, hashbrowns to coffee whisky syrup, the list of toppings makes our selections anything but your average burger.
Have you tried any on the list? Did we feature your favourite? Did we leave anyone out? Are you cursing us because we just destroyed your diet? Let us know in the comments!
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Etta’s Greeklish Eatery
Opa! The Greeklish Burger from Etta’s is as refreshing as a burger comes. Topped with roasted red pepeprs, red onions, feta, tomato and tzatziki.
The Grove Brew House
In the famous words of David Puddy, “Don’t mess with the Devils, buddy!”
The El Diablo burger is going to make you sweat. A ground chuck patty topped with smoked bacon, chipotle cream cheese mousse, spicy peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, spent grain kaiser bun.
Of special note, The Grove Brew House sends their spent grain from their brewing process and have Stiemar bakery make their burger buns.
Tasty Tip: To fully enjoy this burger pair it with The Grove’s Lupulin America Pale Ale or their Fogcutter New England IPA.
Maria’s Restaurant has made the perfect burger for after a long night out. A 6 ounce homemade patty topped with cheese, peameal bacon, shredded hash browns, two strips of bacon and an over easy egg topped with hollandaise sauce and served on brioche bun.
Tasty Tip: It’s breakfast in a burger. Order it with a side of home fries.
I love it when you call me big popper. Throw your hands in the air, if you like a hot burger!
8 ounces of certified Angus beef is complimented with jalapeno cream cheese, monteray jack cheese with jalapenos, deep fried jalapenos, onion rings, bacon, lettuce and a tomato snug between a brioche bun.
Basically, it’s a jalapeno popper in burger form and one of Joe Schmoe’s top sellers.
Tasty Tip: A burger and a pint are always a good combo. It pairs nicely with GL Heritage Brewing IPA.
The Grand Cantina
So you’re telling me a taco joint makes a great burger? Yep!
The Grand Cantina was looking to have a really well balanced burger to stand up to their taco options. We think they nailed it. Simple. Classic. Tasty.
Tasty Tip: You’ve got to try the duck fat fries at least once.
Is it a burger? Not really, but, it’s meat between two pieces of (sorta) bread and it was too delicious not to include on the list.
Fried marinated chicken breast is coated in seasoned panko breadcrumbs, served between two buttermilk waffles with bacon, sliced granny smith apples and Wolfhead Coffee Whisky syrup.
Sweet, salty, crunchy, savoury, rich and mighty mighty. You’ve got yourself a chicken and waffles with a twist.
Tasty Tip: Try it with the distillery’s signature Sweet & Zesty Old Fashioned cocktail.
A replica of burger royalty that the king would be proud of.
Sometimes you just need a classic burger and this one fits the bill. Two four ounce beef patties, American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mayo and ketchup on a classic bun.
Tasty Tip: It’s a staff favourite that is not on the menu. You gotta ask for it.
Speaking of kings…
This slider is a nod to the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. A local beef patty absolutely covered in caramelized bananas, house batched and blended peanut butter on a Blak’s Bakery roll.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised how the sweet of the peanut butter and bananas blends with the savoury of the beef.
Tasty Tip: Just to wow whoever you’re seated with, order one of Walkerville Eatery’s specialty caesars.
This one may please the Keto dieters, or anyone else that wants a belly fully of tasty goodness.
A chargrilled beef patty placed overtop a bed of scrambled egg with quinoa, along with smoked bacon, jalapeno Havarti, sliced avocado, fresh tomato, shaved red onion and a grilled marinated carrot. The entire thing is only 10 grams of carbs.
Tasty Tip: This burger is surprisingly filling. You might want to get a half glass of one of the in-house Motor Craft Ales brews.
Garfield’s in Colchester has been pumping out this beauty of a burger for a bit now.
The Steimar Bakery brioche bun overlays a half pound beef patty, cheddar cheese, pickled jalapeño peppers, house BBQ sauce, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato & onion. It’s pretty much a spicy take on a cheeseburger.
Tasty Tip: A gluten free version of this burger is available if you request: a gluten free bun and sub crispy potato strings and caramelized onions in place of the onion rings.
A fun take on Middle East meets West.
Souq uses kafta meat to create a patty, then stuffs it with kashkaval cheese while topping the burger with a chipotle sauce. It’s a beautiful fusion.
Tasty Tip: This burger is extra juicy. Ask for extra napkins.
THE SMASH BURGER
Eastwood’s Grill & Lounge
It’s not called the Smash Burger for nothing.This burger is almost as tall a toddler. Seriously. You literally need to smash it down to fit in your mouth.
It’s a stick of fried brie cheese, melted nacho cheese, crispy onion rings, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles on a beef patty.
Tasty Tip: Whether regular or sweet potato fries, get it with a side of their roasted red pepper aioli.