This combination is a classic for a reason, so satisfy those old-school cravings at one of these fantastic spots!
The Burger’s Priest
Sometimes, simplicity is best. At least, that’s the belief upheld by The Burger’s Priest, which cooks over a flat-top griddle and offers fresh, premium beef and simple toppings. Try the gooey cheese-stuffed breaded Portobello burger or brave the fiery bacon cheeseburger with crushed hot peppers. Or for a potentially religious experience, try your burger sandwiched between two grilled-cheese sandwiches. Wash it all down with a Jarge-style (vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry mixed) or black & white shake.
10148-119 St. | 780-760-0777
Delux Burger Bar
If you’re looking for a chic setting for your burger consumption, look no further. Delux gives its patrons a chance to dress up not only themselves, but their burgers too! Check out their online Burger Builder, which displays both the customizable options and their nutritional value. The restaurant prides itself on its environmentally sustainable Certified Angus Beef, to which you can add anything from creamy goat cheese to onion rings to buttered lobster. Then indulge in a three-scoop handcrafted milkshake, either virgin or spiked with whiskey, Kahlua, or schnapps.
9682-142 St. | 780-420-0101
The Downtown Diner
This casual dining restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan has a plethora of comfort food options. If you enjoy classics, the Downtowner burger includes brown-sugar bacon, smoked cheddar, and crispy onions. However, if you’re craving real comfort, choose the Meatloaf Burger with smoked bacon or the Shepherd’s Pie Burger with a crispy fried potato pancake. And no diner experience is complete without a milkshake — choices include chocolate cherry, pineapple, Rolo, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
10209-100 Ave., Fort Saskatchewan | 780-998-1435
Make sure you bring a big appetite! Particularly if you try the Triple Kingburger, which features one-and-a-half pounds of their juicy Alberta Angus beef and quadruple cheese, or even the veggie option loaded with guacamole, double Swiss, and a fried egg. The cooked-to-order burgers are beyond satisfying, but you’ll definitely still be tempted to add a thick and creamy milkshake (like a classic vanilla or fancier mocha java) to your order.
1755-102 St. | 780-469-8180
Jack’s Burger Shack
This family-owned business focuses on fresh food in both their St. Albert location and mobile shack. The ground beef and specialty buns are made and delivered daily, which they use to enhance their unique menu. Enjoy a beef patty topped with blue cheese, bacon, and fresh tomato relish, or try the mouth-watering poutine-inspired Quebecer (a classic patty topped with fries, cheese curds, and gravy). The unique milkshake menu includes such flavours as Cap’n Crunch, Darth Vader (vanilla and Coke), and Nutella.
15 Perron St., St. Albert | 780-458-0055
The 50s have yet to go out of style at this iconic blast-from-the-past in Spruce Grove, where you can enjoy their extensive menu from atop a classic red stool! Try a tasty buffalo patty with BBQ sauce, Swiss cheese, and bacon, or a 99-cent teeny Buck Burger. Then get a large milkshake in one of the classic flavours or go for a rum and butter, licorice, or maple!
123 First Ave., Spruce Grove | 780-962-2727
The Next Act Pub
This casual pub just off Whyte Ave. offers juicy specialty burgers and a varied beer selection. Purists will enjoy the classic housemade patty with lettuce, tomato, and pickles, while the more adventurous can test out the PB&J (patty with crunchy peanut butter and housemade bacon jam) or the shrimp patty with sriracha tartar coleslaw. If you want to learn more about the secretive Cameo Burger, you’ll just have to drop by and find out for yourself!
8224-104 St. | 780-433-9345
This family restaurant has a burger for anyone and everyone! Options range from the garden burger with country Dijon sauce to a grilled turkey patty with zesty chipotle aioli to a beef patty with hardwood-smoked bacon and melted Pepper Jack. And you can’t go wrong by pairing your choice with a Monster Milkshake: a creamy classic (like vanilla, strawberry, or peach) with a bonus refill tin.
A family-owned and -operated company, Rodeo Burger uses 100% Alberta Angus Beef, natural ingredients, and their own secret “rodeo sauce.” Choose a predesigned burger like the Western Burger with green chillies and guacamole or the Aussie Burger with a fried egg and pickled beets, or add your own veggies to a single or double patty.
8525B-112 St. | 780-435-6733
If you’re naturally indecisive, you may want to steer clear! Not only does Soda Jerks offer amazingly enticing choices like a burger with bacon, a fried egg, and hashbrowns or a beef patty with double bacon and chicken fingers, but you can create your own from an extensive list of options. Load up your chosen protein with a range of sauces and veggies and crazy fixings like chocolatedipped bacon, Doritos, and even gummy worms. Pair it with a classic milkshake like strawberry or peanut butter — or kick it up a notch by adding a shot of vodka, rum, or whiskey.
17520-100 Ave. | 780-486-5375