Burgers are classic – they’ve been a staple of western cuisine and the diet of teenagers and adults alike for decades. We’ve put together a list of Calgary’s best burger spots to pick up some of the greasy goodness that we all know and love.
Location: 736 17 Ave SW
Clive is a unique place on 17th Ave to stop for a quick burger or hang out with friends for the evening. Using 100 per cent Alberta beef and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible the burgers taste fresh and support the local economy. All options can be made vegetarian and gluten free! Clive Burger also serves wine, beer and boozy milkshakes for those of us that are adults, but not really.
Location: 908 Edmonton Trail NE
Delicious burgers, vintage arcade games and eclectic décor is what Boogie’s is all about. Playing some old-school games while chowing down on burgers and Instagram-worthy milkshakes makes for a great night with friends. Their burgers also get insanely creative! “Don’t Fear the Reaper” has so many topping even the boldest meat-eater might be hesitant! But the mini-corn dog on top makes choosing this burger a no-brainer.
Locations: 814 1st Ave NE and 126 10 St NW
Daily fresh baked buns, locally-sourced 100 per cent beef patties and Italian gelato. Chef Mario creates a deliciously fresh burger with local ingredients and an Italian twist. You can also order chicken and mushroom veggies burgers, with a nearly endless list of sides at their Kensington and Bridgeland locations. Oh and their waffles and milkshakes are out of this world!
Location: 330 10 St NW
Alberta beef lover? Vegetarian? Gluten-free? Vegan? Flipp’n Burgers has a delicious option for everyone! And all their beef patties are halal. It’s the best place to make sure everyone gets a great burger. Plus, they’re now serving breakfast!
Locations: 11838 Sarcee Trail NW, 4889 130th Ave SE, 261055 Crossiron Blvd and 409 East Hills Blvd SE
No antibiotics. No added hormones. No preservatives. South St. Burger prides itself on the quality beef they use to make top-notch burgers. Love making your own burger creations? By sharing your burger masterpiece on the “not so secret” menu, you can win Burger Bucks for a cheap burger next time!
Locations: 64 Ave NE, 319-8888 Country Hills Blvd NW, 2770 32 Ave NE, Unit 4
Four Calgary locations make eating at Smashburger convenient all around the city. Their burgers are cooked to perfection with satisfying signature sides. They’ve got beef, chicken and vegetarian black bean burger options and excellent customer service.
With big burgers and even bigger milkshakes, Peters’ Drive-In is a classic burger joint that everyone must try. Open until midnight, Peters’ offers the perfect comfort burger with massive sides to leave you feeling full, without breaking the bank. In the summer there are picnic benches to sit at and enjoy the sun. During the winter no inside seating is a bummer, but the burgers are perfect to bring home for a night in.
Location: 219 16 Ave NE