Ultimate Burger Experience

Welcome to my website - This is the place where I write about my quest to find the best hamburgers in Greater Vancouver (and sometimes beyond)

Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions. I’m always looking for ‘off the beaten track’ hidden gems that have amazing hamburgers.

I update my burger experience regularly, so come back often to find (and see) the greatest hamburgers in Vancouver!

Mr. Mikes – Bacon MikeBurger

Mr. MikesMr Mikes Chilliwack #9976 Mr. Mikes was the place to go tonight. They were promoting their burger at a local event (I didnt try it there), so I decided to try it in the restaurant. I had the Bacon Mikeburger. Mikeburgers are described as: "grilled over an open flame, served on our famous toasted garlic French loaf with Mikes special sauce and fries. All dressed or straight up - it’s the burger that won the west" The burger tasted pretty good; however, look at the size of those onions !! - I took them off - I think they would have ruined the flavour of the burger. I didn't find that the special sauce did much for the burger - just not the right flavour for me. And the french loaf that's its served on is unique, but a little too much bread for me. Overall the taste was alright, but I'm not crazy about this burger.
  • Price: $12.99
  • Rating in Category: 710
  • Overall Rating: 7/10
  • Address: They have several locations
MR MIKES Steakhouse & Bar on Urbanspoon
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    Wendy’s – Double Cheese Burger

    Wendy'swendys_dc Today, I decided to have one of Wendy's old fashioned burgers - the Double Cheese to be exact. I added bacon for an extra $0.90. It comes with two 1/4 pound patties, processed cheese, iceberg lettuce, onions, tomato and pickles. For a fast food burger it was just fine - it satisfied my temporary grease and salt cravings (I haven't had a burger in 3 weeks !!). But this burger does not compare with most restaurant burgers, and specialty burger joints.
    • Price: $5.79
    • Rating in Category: 5.5/10
    • Overall Rating: 4.5/10
    • Time from order to table: 2 mins
    • Address: Locations all over
    burger joints. Wendy's on Urbanspoon
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      White Spot – Bacon Cheddar Bigger Burger

      White spot burgerwhitespot I've been to White Spot many times, and now I have finally had a burger from their "bigger burger" selection. I had the Bacon Cheddar Bigger Burger, which is described as a 6 oz., 100% pure beef patty with hickory smoked bacon, aged cheddar cheese, lettuce & tomato with the famous Triple "O" sauce. I asked them to be easy on the sauce. The burger came closed, looked really nice and had a plain jane bun, but that's fine with me. The burger wasn't overly greasy, but still had some great flavour. The bacon was done perfectly - not over cooked or burnt as sometimes happens. Overall, I was quite satisfied with this burger.
      • Price: $11.99
      • Rating in Category: 8/10
      • Overall Rating: 7/10
      • Address: They have locations all over
      White Spot on Urbanspoon
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        A & W – Grandma Burger

        2011-06-11 21.03.44.jpg2011-06-11 21.03.04.jpg A&W has come out with the new Prime Rib Burger. The standard prime rib burger comes with only caramelized onions. I added cheddar (extra $1), bacon (extra 70 cents), lettuce (extra 35 cents) and tomato (extra 35 cents) to mine. The burger was just okay, but nothing too special. I would prefer A&W's uncle burger any day over this one. I feel that the burger needs some seasoning or a special sauce. They asked me if I wanted horseradish on the side (I said no). Overall, I wouldn't waste my time on this burger. As I said, the uncle burger is much better; the teen burger is even better IMO.
        • Price: $6.39
        • Rating in Category: 6/10
        • Overall Rating: 5/10
        • Time from order to table: 5 mins
        • Address: Locations everywhere
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          Moderne Burger – Standard Burger

          2011-06-09 12.50.55.jpgCIMG0497 Time to try out another burger specialty joint. Moderne Burger describes their burgers as "hand made steak burgers, made fresh daily using no fillers, preservatives or seasoning of any kind" They also don't put butter on the bun, which IMO, is a great thing; they do have their own house sauce. I had the standard burger (which comes with tomato, lettuce and red onion) with cheddar and bacon. As you can see from the photo, the bun is interesting - I think it was sourdough. Either way, it worked. The burger smelled and tasted great - it held together fine and didn't get soggy. This is a definite recommendation and the price was very good too !
          • Price: $9.95
          • Rating in Category: 8.5/10
          • Overall Rating: 7.5/10
          • Time from order to table: 7 mins
          • Address: 2507 West Broadway, Vancouver
          Moderne Burger on Urbanspoon
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            Hamilton Street Grill – Hamilton Street Burger

            Hamilton Street GrillCIMG0227 During my research on Vancouver burgers, I found that some people liked the burger here, so I had to try it out. I had the Hamilton Street Burger, which is described as: House-ground Certified Angus Beef, bacon, Aged white cheddar, chipotle mayo. The burger was not presented as shown; it was closed with the lettuce, tomato and onions on the side. I guess they wanted to hide the disgusting mess of a bun, with all the butter and big clump of the mayo (which didn't do much for flavour). The onions were dry, like they had been cut a day before and the tomato was kind of small. The flame-grilled burger patty was alright; however, a smidge burnt. I had asked for fresh avocado on the burger, for which the server said it should be no problem; I guess they forgot about that !! As I chomped into the burger, the taste was alright, but soon I found myself looking for the ketchup for some flavour. The bottom bun started to fall apart, which doesn't happen too much. Overall, I was not impressed at all and will definitely stay away from this place.
            • Price: $12.00
            • Rating in Category: 5/10
            • Overall Rating: 5/10
            • Time from order to table: 20 mins
            • Address: Hamilton Street, Vancouver
            Hamilton Street Grill on Urbanspoon
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              A & W – Uncle Burger

              Cheddar Bacon Uncle BurgerCIMG0084 Well, I decided to try out A&W's bacon cheddar Uncle Burger (it has been around since 29 September, 2007). This 5 oz sirloin burger has: A&W seasoning, a sesame seed bun, real cheddar cheese, bacon, ketchup, mustard, pickles, mayo, whole leaf lettuce, tomato and an onion slice. This would be considered A&W's premium burger. The burger was actually pretty good. Much better than McDonald's new Angus Third Pounder. This is a definite recommendation.
              • Price: $6.49
              • Rating in Category: 8/10
              • Overall Rating: 5.5/10
              • Time from order to table: 3 mins
              • Address: Places everywhere
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                McDonalds – Angus Third Pounder Burger

                Angus Third PounderThe very Big M Back to McDonald's to try out their new Angus Third Pounder. This has recently been added to the menu in Canada and replaces the prior Angus Burger, which was also 1/3 of a pound. Today, I had the Bacon and Cheese Third Pounder (and added lettuce and tomato for 20 cents extra). The Deluxe version comes with lettuce and tomato, but no bacon !! McDonald's advertises the burger as a "100% Angus beef patty on a premium bakery style bun, with a savoury bacon, two slices of golden cheese (processed !!) and crisp red onion and crinkle-cut pickles" The burger was just okay - the previous version was much better. This new version has processed cheese rather than real cheddar and the bun is not as good as before. Overall, I'm not happy with the new Angus Burger from McDonald's. I liked the old version much better. The new version is slightly cheaper. I don't think I'll be going back for this one. A&W's Bacon Cheddar Uncle Burger is much better in my opinion.
                • Price: $5.69
                • Rating in Category: 7/10
                • Overall Rating: 5/10
                • Time from order to table: 3 mins
                • Address: All over
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                  Vera’s Burger Shack – Baja Burger

                  Vera's Burger ShackCIMG0439 Vera's is a place I tried long ago, when they first opened up in Vancouver. It seemed like such a long time ago, that I thought I should try it again. I had the Baja Burger, which starts on a toasted kaiser and comes with their standard 6 oz flame grilled burger, with guacamole, salsa, cheese and banana peppers; I added lettuce, tomato and bacon to mine. After the wait of 15 mins, I got my burger. It felt big in my hands. Unfortunately, I was in a rush and I had to wolf it down, but I must say, I enjoyed every bite. I wouldn't hesitate to go back. Very tasty !!
                  • Price: $9.78
                  • Rating in Category: 9/10
                  • Overall Rating: 8/10
                  • Time from order to table: 15 mins
                  • Address: They have many locations
                  Vera's Burger Shack on Urbanspoon
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                    Monk McQueens – Prime Rib Burger

                    CIMG0260CIMG0265 Can't remember the last time I went to Monks, but I should have come back much sooner. I had the Monks Prime Rib Burger - It has an 8 oz house recipe prime rib & mild Italian sausage patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, red relish & roasted garlic mayo. All on an onion bun. And they gave me fresh avocado, which I love. From the moment, they brought the burger, my mouth was watering - this burger is huge and damn tasty. My only disappointment was that some of the bacon was burnt. Overall, I highly recommend this burger and would go back in a heart beat. This is the most expensive burger I've had to date. Comparable choices would be Boston Pizza's burger ($4.50 cheaper too) and the Fish House's burger (both Prime Rib burgers).
                      UPDATE: MONK MCQUEENS HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS !!!
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                      Welcome to my website - This is the place where I write about my quest to find the best hamburgers in Greater Vancouver (and sometimes beyond)