Archive for $12.00 and higher

Waddling Dog Pub – Housemade Beef Burger

CIMG0498CIMG0499 This was such a disappointment. I was in Victoria for just a short time and I didn't have the time to look around for a good burger joint. I ended up going to this place on the way back to the ferry. This burger was very dry and bland. And the bacon (for an extra $1.50) was boring as well. I wish I hadn't wasted my money here !
  • Price: $13.89
  • Rating in Category: 2/10
  • Overall Rating: 3/10
  • Time from order to table: 10 mins
  • Address: 2476 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC

Beacon Landing & Grill – Beacon Burger

CIMG0309I was on the Island today for a short visit for my dad's birthday and we decided to try this place out. The burger seemed to take a while (it was the last plate brought to the table), the presentation was great. The burger tasted alright, but the bun was a little too over-toasted - Kinda ruined it - almost every bite had a burnt taste. For this price I would expect full leaf lettuce and better looking tomatoes.  
  • Price: $17.00
  • Rating in Category: 4/10
  • Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Address: 2537 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC

Sammy J. Peppers – Canadian Burger

CIMG0303CIMG0299 I was in the neighbourhood today, so I tried out Sammy J. Peppers. Their Canadian Burger has a roughly 6 oz ground beef patty and comes with aged cheddar, pepper bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion & mayo. On my burger there were way too many onions and not too much in the tomato department. When I opened the take-out container, the burger looked and smelled great, but I must say I wasn't very impressed with the taste all that much. Seems like the burger needs some serious seasoning or even at this price go with prime a rib patty. For the price, I was disappointed and would not recommend this burger. One thing that I was impressed with was that availability of fresh avocado and for a reasonable charge of $0.50. NOTE: SAMMY J PEPPERS HAS RECENTLY REDONE THEIR MENU AND CHANGED THEIR BURGER. I WILL HAVE TO GO BACK SOON !
  • Price: $13.50
  • Rating in Category: 6/10
  • Overall Rating: 6/10
  • Time from order to table: 15 mins
  • Address: Various locations

Five Palms Restaurant, Maui – Angus Burger

Angus burger at 5 PalmsNice view The first time I had this burger was 3 years ago and at that time, I considered it the best I ever had. This time around, the burger was still great, but not the best I've ever had. This grilled black Angus burger is topped with Swiss Cheese (I had cheddar), sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions on a Kaiser roll. The cost is $13 plus $2 for bacon and $2 for avocado (which I love). Whenever I go to Maui, I have to have this burger !
  • Price: $17.00
  • Rating in Category: 8.5/10
  • Overall Rating: 8.5/10
  • Address: 2960 S. Kihei Road, Maui
Five Palms Beach Grill at the Mana Kai Resort on Urbanspoon

Boston Pizza – Prime Rib Burger

Boston Pizza Prime Rib Burger This pizza place has put a hamburger on the menu and I can say without a doubt - they did it right ! This 1/2 pound, 100 % Canadian Prime Rib burger oozes with flavour. The burger has fresh lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles. Plus, BP's secret ingredient - a zesty sauce that simply defies description. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend this to all hamburger connoisseurs ! And they have a great take-out container as well ! UPDATE. I CAME BACK HERE, AS I LOVED THIS BURGER LAST TIME. THIS TIME - NOT SO MUCH. MAYBE I WAS EXPECTING MORE - MAYBE I HAVE SAMPLED SOME TRULY GREAT BURGERS IN THE MEANTIME. THE BURGER PATTY JUST TASTED SO PRE-MADE - NOT FRESH AT ALL. AND AT THIS PRICE POINT ($14.00 WITH CHEESE AND BACON) THIS IS NOT A GOOD DEAL AT ALL. i CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS BURGER ANYMORE. BP - STICK WITH PIZZA ! Boston Pizza on Urbanspoon

Fish House – Prime Rib Burger

Prime Rib Burger with thick cut Irish bacon and avocadosThe Fish House - 1930 Okay. I have found the best burger in Vancouver to date. Funny that its in a place that specializes in seafood, but they had it ! It was a beautiful 8 oz prime rib burger, served with great presentation. They even had fresh avocado, which I always ask for, but rarely get (and the didn't charge extra). Yes, its also the most expensive burger I've had, but in this case, you really do get what you pay for. The service here is always great as well. I will go back every year for sure !! UPDATE: THE FISH HOUSE HAS CHANGED THEIR BURGER TO A REGULAR NON PRIME RIB BURGER; I WENT THERE LAST SUMMER AS I ALWAYS DID AND I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED - THE BURGER WAS TERRIBLE. I SENT THEM AN EMAIL TO TELL THEM OF THEIR BIG MISTAKE CHANGING THE BURGER - I GOT NO REPLY - BIG SURPRISE. I GUESS I'LL CROSS THIS PLACE OFF MY LIST - THERE'S MANY BETTER BURGERS OUT THERE ! THEIR NEW BURGER IS SHOWN BELOW... THE PRESENTATION IS EVEN WORSE THAN BEFORE ! Fish house Burger Fish House in Stanley Park on Urbanspoon
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