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.


 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Upper Crust

Four fantastic pizza spots in the city.

25 Fav Eats 2018

We asked notable Edmontonians to pick their favourite drinks, dishes and treats in the city.

Made in Canada

Rather than going international, these restaurants are curating a wine list that focuses on Canadian offerings.
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Listings

Edmonton Restaurants >

Search for restaurants by cuisine or area of the city.

Find Avenue Edmonton >

Our 500 store listings cover fashion, home decor, sports, food and drink, and more.

Find an Event >

Wondering what to do tonight, tomorrow or next week? This calendar of events will help.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Calendar