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Best Burger Joints in Edmonton

by Casey Brettelle

When in Rome… but you're not in Rome, you're in Edmonton! So do like the Edmontonians do and enjoy a delicious burger made with Alberta Beef. Is there something special, something magical about the beef from Alberta? Yes, there is, and you'll understand what I'm talking about when you try a burger at one of Edmonton's best burger joints. I've got to warn you though, once you've tried a burger the way we make them here, no other burger will be able to stack up. They're just that good! So fasten your seat belts, pull out your Google Maps and save these burger destinations to your favourites because you're going to need a few days to hit them all.

The Next Act Pub
8224 104 Street
You'd be forgiven for thinking that local favourite MEAT would have the delicious burgers, but while they do have some very tasty sandwiches, it's their sister restaurant next door, The Next Act Pub, that you need to add to your burger bucket list. Perhaps nowhere in Edmonton has a better reputation for burgers as The Next Act Pub. Try classics like the PB&J (that's right, peanut butter and jelly on a burger) or opt for the Drama Queen, one of the best veggie burgers in town.

The Burger's Priest
10148 109 Street
Have you experienced a bad burger and now you're looking for a little meaty redemption? Stop in at The Burger's Priest where delicious meat becomes a religious experience. Don't worry, all denominations are welcome to this casual eatery. Ask about the secret menu if you're a true believer in the church of beef. Can I get an Amen?

Have Mercy
8232 Gateway Blvd.
If you're looking for a burger experience akin to going to battle (and I mean that in the best way possible), then Have Mercy is your spot. The appropriately named Beg for Mercy burger is stacked high with all the regular fixings, double patties, and oh yes, grilled cheese sandwiches for buns.  Still not enough burger for you? Then try the Plead for Your Life burger that includes three grilled cheese sandwiches.

1st Round
11248 104 Avenue & West Edmonton Mall

1st Round's burgers are a total home run. This sports bar should be your number one pick when it comes to watching the big game and chowing down on a delicious burger. Be sure to try one of their creations featuring unique toppings like perogies, hummus or donair.  Don't see the burger you're craving? Then build it your way to get a hole-in-one.

Delux Burger Bar at the Edmonton International Airport
Various locations
You're heading out of town but you need one last top notch burg before you go? Delux Burger Bar has got you covered with their new location at the Edmonton International Airport. It's 8 a.m. somewhere, so try the All Day Breakfast Burger to kick off a day of travel the right way.

The Sugarbowl
10922 88 Avenue
If you need a break from delicious Alberta beef (though I'm not sure why you ever would), try the Lamb Burger at The Sugarbowl. A classically-made, no frills burger, Sugarbowl's offering lets the locally sourced meat and fresh veggies speak for themselves. To top it off, wash that tasty burger down with an ice cold beer, because they've got one of Edmonton's best craft and Belgian beer lists. Cheers!