IHOP – Bacon ‘N Beef Bacon Cheeseburger

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Well, I was doing some work at this location, so I decided to try it out. Before I went, I checked out their online menu and was pleasantly surprised by the looks of their new Bacon ‘N Beef Burgers – So I had to try it out. They are advertised as “Hickory-smoked bacon is blended right into the beef to make our burgers juicy and delicious with bacon flavor in every bite.” I ordered the Bacon ‘N Beef Bacon Cheeseburger. I was eagerly awaiting my burger and when it finally arrived, the wind blew out of my sails. The bun was good; however, it was smothered with butter. The burger patty was kind of small (probably 5 oz) and was not juicy as advertised. And I didn’t see any bacon in the beef. The taste was alright, but at this price, I was not impressed. I think IHOP should stick to pancakes !

  • Price: $11.69
  • Rating in Category: 6/10
  • Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Time from order to table: 12 mins
  • Address: Locations are all over

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Montana’s Cookhouse – Classic Sirloin Burger

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Well, I decided to try Montana’s today, because I had a coupon from the Entertainment Book. Montana’s prides themselves on their meat, but ribs are their feature product. The burger was the ‘Classic Sirloin Burger’ – advertised as a juicy, lightly seasoned burger. It was actually not juicy at all, with little flavour – likely a frozen patty, that many restaurants use. The burger itself was kind of okay, but I have had many better. When flavourless pattys like this are used, it really helps to have a good sauce to kick up the flavour – this one didn’t have that kicker. In this category, I would much rather have a burger from Burger Heaven, Burger’s Etc. or Fatburger.

  • Price: $11.97
  • Rating in Category: 7.5/10
  • Overall Rating: 6/10
  • Time from order to table: 18 mins
  • Address: Various locations

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Waddling Dog Pub – Housemade Beef Burger

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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

Fatburger – King burger

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After a long time of thinking about going to this place, I finally got around to it. I had the fully loaded King burger with bacon. This is a 1/2 pound made-to-order burger, grilled on the flat-top. After getting my hands around this behemoth, I enjoyed every bite. I can’t believe I waited so long. I will definitely go back here and highly recommend it – make sure you get it with bacon !

  • Price: $8.98
  • Rating in Category: 9.0/10
  • Overall Rating: 8.5/10
  • Time from order to table: 8 mins
  • Address: They have many locations

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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

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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

Frog & Nightgown Pub – Frog Burger

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I decided to try another pub burger. I had the Frog Burger – it’s an in-house made 6 oz all beef patty, with bacon, cheddar, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and red onions. I don’t know why, but it took forever to get the burger and once I got it, it was so soggy from the grease overload. The take-out container was also way too small. When I opened the container, the burger smelled great and looked alright, but it was just too greasy for my liking. Not too bad on the taste, but heavy in the stomach.

  • Price: $9.95
  • Rating in Category: 5/10
  • Overall Rating: 3/10
  • Time from order to table: 20 mins
  • Address: 1125 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam

Lulu’s Restaurant, Maui – Magnum Burger

Magnum burgerHere’s another ‘burger abroad’. This one-half pound burger (from the Maui Cattle Company) is called the Magnum Burger; it is topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and guacamole – Everything that I like.

Eating this burger was pure bliss – juicy and I could really taste the bacon, which is not always the case with burgers. I highly recommend this burger ! Based on taste and price, this burger ranks very high overall.

  • Price: $11.99
  • Rating in Category: 9.5/10
  • Overall Rating: 9.5/10
  • Address: 1945 S. Kihei Rd, Maui

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Five Palms Restaurant, Maui – Angus Burger

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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

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Pacific Grill – Vancouver International Airport – Airport Hamburger

Airport HamburgerI didn’t have many choices for burgers in the US departures terminal at YVR, so I tried the hamburger at the Pacific Grill. This must have been one of the worst burgers I have ever had. It was dry and bland. And for the price ($8.47 pre tax), it was especially bad ! I could have had a burger at Burger King and I would have enjoyed it much more. It goes without saying, that I would not have this burger again.

  • Price: $8.47
  • Rating in Category: 3/10
  • Overall Rating: 1.5/10
  • Time from Order to Table: 7 mins
  • Address: US departures terminal at YVR