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Big Smoke Burger

#364 of 6,647 Restaurants in Toronto
#403 of 7,167 Places to Eat in Toronto
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Downtown West
American, Barbecue, 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 51
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant was a nice find on our trip to Toronto. They have an interesting variety of burgers. It is a semi-fast food restaurant. You place your order at the counter and they prepare it fresh for you, which took about ten minutes to make. Would definitely recommend. The cost was about $ 15... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Margie123789
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was a nice find on our trip to Toronto. They have an interesting variety of burgers. It is a semi-fast food restaurant. You place your order at the counter and they prepare it fresh for you, which took about ten minutes to make. Would definitely recommend. The cost was about $ 15 for a burger and fries.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited this restaurant to give it a try & just went back every day. Excellent place & everyone must try the Big Smoke version of Poutine. Delicious.

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

Thank you for your review and we are happy to know you were 'hooked' once you had your first taste of our delicious fresh, flame grilled burgers and Canadian poutine! Please let us know when you are back in Toronto, we would love to see you again. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Smoky, tasty and fresh. Fries were fresh cut and also amazing. Would have given five stars, but just a bit too much bbq sauce on sandwich. Definitely worth a try and try again.

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

Our jerk chicken burger is a fresh chicken breast, marinated in a special blend of jerk seasonings, and flame grilled. It's one of our personal favourites, happy to hear it made your list too! We will be sure to pass along both your compliments and your feedback about the BBQ sauce. We can always only place the sauce on one... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We saw all the glowing online reviews and decided to go to this restaurant for dinner before attending a concert at the Molson Amphitheatre Theatre. This restaurant lived up to its billing...really yummy! The service was fast, friendly and helpful for first time patrons, and our server also brought two dips unsolicited for me to try with the best onion... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know about your Big Smoke experience Kathy! It's always good to hear how much you enjoyed all of the extras we put in to our food. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team and we really appreciate your personal recommendations. Did you know we make all of our dipping sauces... More 

Tehran
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Awesome handcrafted burger. Really love this particular location, although they have few shops around the city. Delicious food, high quality ingredients, clean kitchen and great friendly staff. We had burgers here couple of times already and will visit more. The price is quite reasonable and you can go little crazy or creative and add couple of extra stuff and have... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review Kasra! It's great to hear that your entire group loved their burger choices and that we had plenty of options for both the veggie lovers and the beef lovers! You can always add our gourmet toppings and signature homemade sauces to any burger and we have some incredible cheeses and extras too, thank you... More 

Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Additional Information about Big Smoke Burger

Address: 573 King Street West | Corner of King & Portland, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M1, Canada
Phone Number: 416-596-6660
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
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
Average Prices: USD $6 to $9
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Canadian

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $6 to $9
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, 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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