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Search for the Best Burger in Calgary (self.Calgary)
submitted 1 year ago by underflux
A few guys at the office put together a blog on burgers. They've been visiting joints across the city in search of the best Calgary has to offer. Thought /r/Calgary might enjoy.
[–]nintendosixtyfour 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
No one has mentioned Boogies? It might not be the best, but its very good.
[–]Dirtpig 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
They have decent burgers but the beef they use is pink slime.
[–]Anthropax 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I thought pink slime was the chicken/white meat. Your telling me that its our beef as well?
Pink slime is the beef, not chicken. And yes, that pre ground beef you are buying at the grocery store is still 100% beef but is mostly pink slime. It is legal in Canada to sell the stuff as 100% beef. We try to get most of our meat from local farmers now. Buy a big roast and cut your own steaks from it and grind yourself a couple of pounds. The taste difference is noticeable instantly.
[–]dino340 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
They're on the site
[–]DarthXelnaga -3 points-2 points-1 points 9 months ago
Lolz Page Error 404
[–]dino340 0 points1 point2 points 9 months ago
The link worked 3 months ago when I posted it.
[–]DarthXelnaga 0 points1 point2 points 9 months ago
Boogies Burgers SUCKS!
It's annoying that they think there Cock of the Walk and better then Peters Drive Through(ANY Business that Blams others like this is Poor Advertising. Just shows how they are Dick Heads)
[–]Codisious 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago
[–]canadiangrlskick 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
The lamb burger and Lounge burger is delicous :)
[–]Mark4Nier 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
The burgers at Wurst are exceptional. Definitely my favourite burger.
[–]corran2015 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
Too bad the place is a rip off on all fronts.
[–]Mark4Nier 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
The burger with the sides was 15$. Definitely a few dollars more than you would pay at a standard pub, but the quality is definitely more than a few dollars higher in my opinion.
[–]underflux[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
For sure, if you have a place you'd like to see visited feel free to request it here: http://www.burgerquest.ca/contact.html
[–]smoothpops 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
I really like the Sergeant Pepper from Original Joes in Kensington, i recommend trying that one!
[–]cloggingthetubes 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
Thanks for the suggestion, I will keep that in mind.
[–]myarmhurts 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
Model Milk has one of the best burgers I've ever had. It's the first burger I've tried that was served medium rare.
[–]boilerroombandit 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
E Coli is the main reason why I will never eat any ground beef product that isn't cooked through and through. Beef can be recalled at any time.
[–]myarmhurts 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I usually stay away too but I thought I would give it a try. You can ask for them well done too.
[–]nintendosixtyfour 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
Is it ground beef or do they use steak like steak tartare?
Both can be subject to E Coli because they involve mixing the beef together. Only if you use a steak and grind it yourself are you safe from it and even then I'd recommend taking a torch to the outside of it.
/I may be paranoid when it comes to E Coli.
[–]shelfoo 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I know that Buchanans grinds it themselves, and that's why you can get a medium rare burger there.
The taste of medium rare round beef/steak is.. fantastic. You're missing out :)
I'll happily sear the outside of a steak and leave the inside bloody. It's when it's ground that I'm more than willing to miss out.
[–]shelfoo 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
Buchanans is probably the best burger I've ever had. Ground sirloin, ground there (so you can order it medium rare). It's close to the perfect burger IMO.
Also good, although more hit and miss, is the District Burger at The District.
[–]boilerroombandit 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
Any plan to get outside the city after you guys have eaten your way through it? Cause the Hitchin' Post in High River makes some awesome burgers.
[–]corran2015 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
[–]underflux[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago*
There has been some discussion about a "burger blitz" between here and Edmonton over a long weekend. Nothing imminent though.
Not sure about high river but if you want to email in a recommendation I'm sure the guys will give it some thought:
[–]CptSandwiches 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
This, so much of this
[–]rkenny93 2 points3 points4 points 8 months ago
Try the king burger at Alberta king of subs.
[–]Saismeup 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
If you haven't had a burger fron the Burger Bus in the S.E. than you haven't had the best. It is by far the best burger in town.
[–]underflux[S] 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago*
Pretty sure they did Rockey's Burger Bus (aka the biggest burger I've ever seen).
[–]malicestar 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
Now this is something I can get behind, but they (you?) seriously need RSS from their website.
For now, Twitter added
Ha, not me directly, they eat I post the reviews.
I'll look into an RSS feed though.
Edit: I think I might have a solution for ya in the next day or two.
[–]st3x 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
its not in calgary but close enough, the rundle lounge in the banff springs hotel has one of the best burgers i have ever had.
another good one (not in the city) is at Lazia in the central city mall (edmonton) bar none one of the best burgers out there.
[–]liquus 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I think photos should be less "instagram"-ed...
"hipstamatic"-ed, and I won't argue but I think we've hitched our horse to that wagon at this point.
[–]ItsBuck 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
Some good contenders (in my opinion):
Harveys, Peter's, The Burger Inn, and The Burger Bus.
[–]Disco11 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
Blue star dinner in bridgeland. All organic and local ingredients.
[–]Foxdie-Vaccine 0 points1 point2 points 9 months ago
Burgers at the Fine Diner in Inglewood are absolutely fantastic. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Plus they fry their fries in duck confit... Mmmm...
[–]underflux[S] 0 points1 point2 points 9 months ago
Agreed, I've been there on my own and the place is amazing. We've definitely got it queued up for an official quest.
[–]coldbeenz 0 points1 point2 points 7 months ago
Clive burger is pretty outstanding
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[–][deleted] 4 points5 points6 points 1 year ago
Call me crazy, but I find Peter's burgers aren't all that great. If it wasn't for the fries/milkshakes, I would never eat there.
[–]peteng 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
You aren't crazy. Peter's is a very mediocre burger, people just like the thought of the classic "drive-in".
[–]malicestar -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago
It's also the same owners as Boogies.
Peter's burgers are terrible. I don't mind the onion rings and shakes.
[–]underflux[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
There is, the list of places to go to is astonishingly long.
[–]Dirtpig -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago
Peters sucks ass. Everything there is gross except for the shakes.
[–]remykins 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
They rated Five Guys higher than Alley Burger. Nope nope nope.
I think Alley Burger has gone downhill. The last burger I got was so dry I could barely swallow it, there was 1 cheese curd and no sauce. The actual beef burger, same thing, and they forgot half my toppings.
I agree. I'll go back to Five Guys any time. I've only been to Alley Burger once, so maybe it was just a bad day, but I found the burger itself (ie: the patty) to be super greasy with very little flavour. There are much better burgers out there than what I had at Alley Burger, and Five Guys is one of the places that I would put above Alley Burger.
Alley burger must have really gone downhill then. Admittedly I went shortly after they started selling from their truck, and have since moved away and cannot get them anymore, but it stands as one of the best burgers to grace my mouth. Five Guys is good, but couldn't hold a candle to that alley burger I had...
[–]Epledryyk 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I had an alley burger last winter, before the truck version was allowed and it was good but meh. I mean, the experience was great; waiting in the Cow-town cold and then finally getting that little pocket of delicious warmth was magical and everything, but all in all, if I could snap my fingers and get one or the other I'd probably choose Five Guys.
[–]Rex_Mundi 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
Here you go guys....
Reviews of 89 different burgers in Calgary.
Sadly that's just a link to the recap, which is woefully short. Where's the chart? Where's the breakdown? Where's the winner? The recap only lists 20 restaurants, and amongst those are McDonalds and Montana's. I'm a much bigger fan of these new guys method and metrics.
[–]swordgeek 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
There's no real chart, but there was an entire year of articles which are worth reading.
[–]TheUberDork -7 points-6 points-5 points 1 year ago
Another group of twats that think reviewing is about trying to cram "witty" comments in.
[–]f3likx 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
NOT ME I TAKE MY BURG REVIEWS SERIOUS
[–]bbshark -1 points0 points1 point 7 months ago
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Dairy Lane? I took my Calgary-skeptical boyfriend there when he was visiting me, and he pretty much melted when he bit into the classic beef burger.
[–]underflux[S] 0 points1 point2 points 7 months ago
They're currently tied for 9th place.
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