Beautifully Crafted

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On the short list for the Yummiest burger in Toronto is the finely hand crafted, heaven on a bun,  the “Classic Burger” from Craft Burger.  Some restaurants just have a certain purpose or a calling and this burger joint was meant to make perfect burgers.  The whole essence and atmosphere inside Craft Burger is fusion between gourmet and your local retro burger shop with an emphasis on freshness!

Craft Burger serves up never frozen, fresh Ontario AAA ground chuck which are then hand crafted one at a time and cooked to order.  All Craft burgers come with fresh cut lettuce, red onions, tomato, sliced pickles, dijon mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise but if you’re feeling adventurous you can pick from the “Extras” category with six additional toppings ($1.25 ea) :  smoke Canadian cheddar, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, avocado,  gorgonzola.

It was a great experience with friendly service and probably one of the best burgers you’ll eve have.  I will definitely visit again.

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A view from the inside looking out.

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Simple menu with about eleven burgers, six extra toppings, four sides, four choices of drinks, and a cookie!

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If you don't feel like reading from the paper menu you can see their entire menu on their chalk board above the cash.

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On the left is a view from the dining area looking towards the washrooms and on the right you have the ordering area looking out towards the dining area. There is very limited seating with a few bar seats available so don't be too disappointed if you have to wait for a table, you've been warned.

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Before I attacked my Classic Craft Burger, fries, and pop ($5.65 + $3.20)...

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After the burger attack...

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I decided to try the Old Fashioned Vanilla Milkshake ($3.95) for dessert which came in the soda fountain glass and the metal mixing cup in which it was "shook" in.

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You get to have everything in the glass and in the mixing cup! After you finish all the milkshake in the glass you have enough for a second round because it's the milkshake that keeps on giving!

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Address: 573 King Street West, Toronto, ON. M5V 1M1 & 830 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON. M4W 2H1
Price: $6 – $12
Phone: 416-596-6660 & 416-922-8585
Website: www.craftburger.com
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 11 AM – 10 PM
Friday 11 AM – 11 PM
Saturday 12 PM – 11 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 9 PM

Title Photo by Vic Shum a member of the yummylocal flikr board.

YummyLocal flikr Group Reviews:

Photo by flickr.ghanima:  Truly excellent organic beef burgers here. I hear their other offerings are fantastic, too.  Photo taken over my lunch break

Photo Review by flickr.ghanima: Truly excellent organic beef burgers here. I hear their other offerings are fantastic, too. Photo taken over my lunch break

Photo by hey mr.eric

Photo review by hey mr.eric: Yonge Street Location

Photo by qmnonic

Photo review by qmnonic

Photo by Alexandra Guerson

Photo review by Alexandra Guerson

Photo by Johnny Madden

Photo Review by Johnny Madden

Photo by bokehmucho loco

Photo Review by bokehmucho loco

Photo:  Shima at Craft Burger by funkaoshi

Photo Review by funkaoshi: Shima at Craft Burger

Photo by verneho

Photo review by verneho: Cheese Burger

Poutine and salad by Lazarius

Photo review by Lazarius: Poutine and salad

photo by sdeborja:  11 of 365: Craft Burger onion rings. Yes, this is my dinner on a Monday evening. Plus a cheeseburger, of course. Oh, and a Boylans rootbeer. Im a food whore.

Photo review by sdeborja: 11 of 365: Craft Burger onion rings. Yes, this is my dinner on a Monday evening. Plus a cheeseburger, of course. Oh, and a Boylan's rootbeer. I'm a food whore.

Photo by hey mr. eric:  Lunch at Craft Burger. A really nice place; burgers were good and onion rings were nice and crispy.

Photo review by hey mr. eric: Lunch at Craft Burger. A really nice place; burgers were good and onion rings were nice and crispy.

Photo by mospin:  Amazing Poutine!

Photo review by mospin: Amazing Poutine!

Crazy Burger:  Jalapeno Havarti, Coleslaw, BBQ sauce, Chipotle Mayo, Hot peppers & Lettuce!

Crazy Burger: Jalapeno Havarti, Coleslaw, BBQ sauce, Chipotle Mayo, Hot peppers & Lettuce!

Photo by andbrice:  Eringe and his Craft Burger Meal

Photo review by andbrice: Eringe and his Craft Burger Meal

Photo by staceymccool:  craft burger on king.

Photo review by staceymccool: craft burger on king.

Photo review by verneho:  Veggie Burger with massive onion rings

Photo review by verneho: Veggie Burger with massive onion rings

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Check out these other burger joints:

South St. Burger Co.

Johnny’s Hamburgers

Zet’s

Discussion

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  1. Of all the photos, I find the ones of the milkshake most tempting. I want to go just to shake up my own milkshake. I’m with Bond – shaken, not stirred.

    What I’d really love though are custom-made burgers where the patties are whatever you want(I’ve heard of apples mixed with ground beef before). I’ve heard of them when I was in England, but didn’t have a chance to go to any. Any suggestions for places like that in Toronto?

    Posted by Elaine | April 12, 2010, 3:06 pm
  2. I’ve never heard of apples mixed into the burger patty before but that sounds interesting.

    Posted by Alice | April 13, 2010, 12:59 pm
  3. I passed by them last week. the name of the burger place really made me wanna try their burgers too.

    Posted by Lulu | April 13, 2010, 6:41 pm
  4. The onion rings are to die for. They are HUGE, the batter is tasty/crunchy and houses a hefty sized piece of onion.

    Posted by KT | April 14, 2010, 10:51 am
  5. Craft Burger needs to open a take out window at the back of their place during the lunch hours!

    This place is jam packed.

    Posted by Alice | April 14, 2010, 9:44 pm
  6. I decided to try Craft Burger after reading your review. I tried their Craft Spicy Burger (6oz AAA patty with caramelized onions, spicy chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato) and I gotta say that it was one of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten. It was juicy and full of flavour. I got it in a combo and their fries are even better than NY Fries. I went to the King St. location on a Saturday around 7pm and the place was very busy. The place is a bit small. You may not get a table, so be prepared to wait or have your meal to go. I’m definately going to come back and try one of their other burgers. I noticed a lot of people ordering the Lamb Burger.

    Posted by Phil the Foodie | April 17, 2010, 8:55 pm
  7. Tried to eat there a couple of weeks ago, but the lineup was literally out the door and the lady said that it would be about an hour wait outside the store so I will have to make the trek back there another time.

    Posted by Foodobsessed | April 22, 2010, 9:55 pm
  8. I love this place!

    Went there last night for dinner and had the craft blue and onion rings with the boylans gingerale!

    So good!

    Posted by Andrew | April 24, 2010, 1:46 pm
  9. Further to Phil The Foodie’s comment about the lamb burger: I got it on Friday night and I have to say it was superb. It comes with a cilantro-feta spread that provides a spicy yet savory zip to the burger. I can definitely see what all the fuss is about!

    Posted by Jean | April 25, 2010, 6:51 pm
  10. The crazy burger is here to stay!

    Posted by Alice | April 26, 2010, 12:48 pm
  11. mmm i could go for some craft burger right now!

    Posted by Anabelle | May 7, 2010, 11:03 am
  12. If you decide to buy fries or onion rings make sure you pay the extra 30 cents to make it a combo to get the drink.
    I went there for the first time and the “nice” cashier didn’t let me know about the potential cost savings.

    Posted by Susan | May 12, 2010, 10:26 pm
  13. Freak’n love this place! Who the hell goes to Mcdonald’s anymore?

    Make sure you order ahead before you get there if you know what i mean.

    Crazy Burger all the way with Onion Rings!

    Love you Craft!

    Posted by Luther | August 21, 2010, 9:03 pm
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