Avenue Burger Challenge

Edmonton — meet your final four.

November 1, 2017

This summer, we embarked on a quest to uncover the city’s best burger — and we decided to leave it up to our readers. Thirty-two contenders battled it out in a bracket on our website, and brought in over one million votes in total (and caused the website to crash). This is a city that is serious about its burgers.

The A.C.E. Cheesebuger at Original Joe's (Best Burger Winner!)

photography by Adrien Veczan

This burger, inspired by a staple available at a certain fast-food institution, swaps out a regular patty for two thin, griddled patties, and tops it with American cheese and all the fixings.

Bracket Buster:  The distinctive griddled double patties

Ten locations in Edmonton and area, originaljoes.ca

The Mad Hatter at The Hat on Jasper

From the AAA prime rib patty (clocking in at a whopping half a pound) to the variety of toppings, this burger is packed with flavour — including a barbecue double hitter, courtesy of the barbecue chips and barbecue ranch sauce.  

Bracket Buster: Barbecue chips — perfect for adding a little crunch

10251 Jasper Ave., 780-429-4471, thehatonjasper.com

The Quebecer at Jack's Burger Shack

Edmontonians have been making the drive north to Jack’s Burger Shack for years, and it’s not hard to see why. If you’re a fan of poutine, this burger that pays homage to a French-Canadian junk-food staple is a must try. 

Bracket Buster: Cheese curds. On a burger. Need we say more?

15 Perron St., St. Albert, 780-458-0055, jacksburgershack.ca

The Downtowner at The Downtown Diner

This spot’s retro diner vibe has earned many fans, and its Downtowner burger is a crowd favourite. It’s a messy one, but aren’t the best burgers always that way?   

Bracket Buster: It’s a battle between the sweet yet salty brown sugar bacon, or the in-house made crispy onions

10209 100 Ave., Fort Saskatchewan, 780-998-1435, facebook.com/The-Downtown-Diner

This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Avenue Edmonton. Subscribe here.


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