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Big Smoke Burger

#533 of 6,576 Restaurants in Toronto
#586 of 7,038 Places to Eat in Toronto
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Downtown Toronto
American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Canadian
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573 King Street West | Corner of King & Portland, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M1, Canada
416-596-6660
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Description: At Big Smoke Burger, we source fresh Canadian ingredients in order to...
At Big Smoke Burger, we source fresh Canadian ingredients in order to deliver the best possible product. We pride ourselves on serving only Canadian AAA beef. Our ground chuck is made to our specifications and it is always fresh, never frozen. We offer hand-cut French fries made fresh every day and cooked in trans fat-free canola oil. Homemade milkshakes, fresh salad greens, traditional poutine, and a selection of unique beverages are also available.
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  • 48
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than average burger

Tasty, made to order and able to offer a sufficient diversity of condiments and toppings that I can't imagine ordering burgersfrom anywhere else.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Joseph S
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Tasty, made to order and able to offer a sufficient diversity of condiments and toppings that I can't imagine ordering burgersfrom anywhere else.

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Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Don't come if you're looking for starched cotton napkins and a fancy wine list. Do come if you want one of the best (the best?) hamburgers Toronto has to offer. Small place, not licensed, no matter - it's all about great burgers, fries and onion rings.

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BigSmokeBurger, Public Relations Manager at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that our fresh, hand-crafted burger and fresh-cut fries won you over. We really take the time to use only fresh ingredients and make almost everything in-house. Stay tuned, we are looking to begin selling some ice cold beer soon. Thank you for sharing your BSB experience with us! More 

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place is small but who cares when they serve you the best burger that you've ever tasted. I'll update this post if I find something better but I highly doubt that will happen...

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BigSmokeBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Hi James, Small but mighty, King West, our original location, has been handcrafting and firing up the grill since 2007. We're honored to hear that we're the "best burger ever". Hope to see you again soon! More 

Hamilton
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Walked by this place with my son, we love hamburgers so gave it a try. The menu was laid out well so you could to fast. did the Big Smoke.... Bun was normal but the meat was terrific. It was cooked really well, moist, and was a fair size portion. I have had better but this is right up there.... More 

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BigSmokeBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you and your son soon for a bite at your favourite Big Smoke Burger location! More 

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We actually are at the On-route cambridge location! We shared a large poutine and it was AMAZING! My boyfriend said it was the best poutine had ever had! It starts with really good, crispy fries. And then it was LOADED with real cheese curds and then smothered in a delicious sweet/savoury brown gravy! For being at a rest stop on... More 

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BigSmokeBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Hi Cassi and boyfriend, Thanks for the love! We are so flattered to receive the title of "Best Poutine!". You've described the dish to a T and whether you join us in Cambridge or at any of our locations, we can't wait to serve you again soon! More 

St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I tried this place on a whim, not because I set out to purposely eat here. Nobody told me about the place, I didn't hear about through the grapevine, and I didn't read any rave reviews on any social media website. I was just at the right place at the right time. I missed dinner, got really hungry, and I... More 

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BigSmokeBurger, Owner at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your burger. We do hope you come back again to try some of our other menu items. Our signature burgers made with gourmet toppings and our house made sauces we really believe showcase our best offerings and what sets us apart... More 

Halifax, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Actually ate at the Yorkdale mall site, but had an amazing burger. Nice thick, juicy burger, perfect toppings, fresh bun. The fries were a bit salty, but delicious as well. Can't wait to go back.

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BigSmokeBurger, Owner at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful burger, organic available....fried onions, huge tasty fries. The only improvement I would like to see is a Gluten Free bun added to the menu.

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BigSmokeBurger, Owner at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. And for your kind words! We are always looking at gluten free bun options but have not yet found one that represents us well. We do offer any of our burgers as lettuce wraps. You can ask when you order at any of our locations. Hope you come... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went here twice on my visit to Toronto and both times the service was excellent. Although you have to wait about 8 mins for your food it's worth the wait. The burgers are all cooked to order and to your liking which is nice. The food itself was very tasty and was of decent size. I had the blue... More 

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Montreal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had just arrived in Toronto that afternoon and were wandering King Street looking for somewhere to stop for supper with our toddler. We were not up for any big chain stuff and most places did not seem kid-friendly, so when we came across Big Smoke Burger, we went right in. First off, it smelled great in there and, despite... More 

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BigSmokeBurger, Owner at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the burgers and are so disappointed with the service you received. It does not meet with our customer service standards. Could you please provide us with the date and time of your visit so we may follow up with the staff working... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 573 King Street West | Corner of King & Portland, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-596-6660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Canadian

Description

At Big Smoke Burger, we source fresh Canadian ingredients in order to deliver the best possible product. We pride ourselves on serving only Canadian AAA beef. Our ground chuck is made to our specifications and it is always fresh, never frozen. We offer hand-cut French fries made fresh every day and cooked in trans fat-free canola oil. Homemade milkshakes, fresh salad greens, traditional poutine, and a selection of unique beverages are also available.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?