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, juiciest, messiest burgers, we’ve compiled our list of 2020’s Must-Try Burgers.
From a Windsor pizza inspired burger to one bringing in the flavours of New Orleans to a 16oz of glorious meat patties, Bison to teriyaki, 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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With Windsor pizza all the rage, why not combine what makes it great with a juicy burger? That’s exactly what Garfield’s did with their Pizza Burger by including gooey mozzarella, green peppers, canned mushrooms and shredded pepperoni.
With the Thirsty Butler now having a hot kitchen, they’re able to pull off items like the Butler Burger. It’s packed with thick bacon and pulled pork on a brioche bun and pairs great with their potato salad on the side.
Pickle lovers have helped this burger from Mamo Burger gather a cult following. Originally one of their Burgers of the Month, it became so popular they had no choice but to add it to their regular menu. It’s constructed with two beef patties, bacon, cheddar cheese, onions, dill pickle aioli, pickle slices up the wazoo, dill pickle chips and pickled jalapenos. Did we mention more pickles?
If you’re really into pickles, you can also get a side of dill fries to accompany the Pickle Bac.
Roast N’ Toast
Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting down at a diner and ordering one of their burgers from the flattop. Roast n’ Toast kicked their diner burger up a notch by just testing out things they liked and thought sounded good together. As a result, the RNT Burger was born.
It’s loaded with BBQ Ranch dressing, bacon, sautéed peppers and onions, and absolutely loaded with real cheddar cheese.
The Thompson House has been making some great burgers for a while, with the Dirty Bird appearing on a previous edition of our Must Try Burgers of Windsor-Essex. This one was so good they named it after the establishment. The in-house made patty is loaded with beer braised beef and topped with a crisp fried potato.
The Grove Brew House
Beef? What beef? When you head into the frontier you don’t expect to come across the usual. This burger is made with a bison patty, a thick slice of buffalo mozzarella, lettuce, field tomatoes, fried onion strings and finally topped off with a wild blueberry chutney. Giddy up!
The Frontier Burger pairs well with the The Grove Brew House’s Farmerette’s Peach Sour. This beer will help bring out all the flavours of the burger, plus it’s just delicious.
Motor Burger has been playing around with some new flavours lately and this one made the final cut. They brought the New Orleans classic, Muffaletta, and transformed it into a burger. Olives and blended directly into the beef patty before being dressed with fried mortadella, a thick slice of fresh mozzarella and an aioli with some kick.
Woah, mamma! This massive tower of a burger from Wolfhead Distillery is a beast. It’s made with two 8oz patties. Let that sink in for a moment. 16 ounces of hand packed ground beef mixed with veal and their own secret spices. It’s then layered with caramelized sweet onions, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, maple drizzled bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and a bun.
If you’re looking for a beverage that pairs nicely, their amazing Smoked Manhattan will cut through the cheese and acidity in this creation and blend perfectly together. I mean, you are at a distillery, after all.
CREOLE BLACK & BLUE BURGER
When people hear Kingsville, they almost immediately conjure images of Jack’s and their burgers. This one is brand new and worth all the talk. A Cajun dusted lamb burger, it’s topped with caramelized onions, a house-made red pepper jam, garlic mayo, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, and a house-battered local onion ring on a potato bun.