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Big Smoke Burger

#354 of 6,609 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
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573 King Street West | Corner of King & Portland, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M1, Canada
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am really into burgers. This is a good burger joint but not an amazing burger joint. I would not go out of my way go back but I would go back. Better than fast food chain burgers.

Thank Jason S
Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place twice while on my recent Toronto trip. On both occasions I had the same chicken sandwich. It was very good. Whole real chicken breast grilled with choice of toppings. Bun nicely toasted. Did not have a side so can not comment on that. Did have a milkshake though which again was very good, milk and icecream so... More 

Thank Kelly G
Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I popped into this local burger joint on my recent stint in Toronto and sampled the Jerk Chicken Burger. The result was a tasty little lunch that packed a spicy punch! The store itself is a combination between fast food and hipster chic, with friendly, but somewhat disinterested staff. Not the best burger I have ever eaten, but worth a... More 

Thank Jason H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

add a paddy, get the rings, excellent! Like the homemade burgers you make for your BBQ, made to order (medium / well etc). Decent list of condiments.

Thank WalleyGog
Canberra, Australia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I had a few hours in Toronto while waiting for a flight. I ended up having lunch here and was pleasantly surprised. The burger was nice, the poutine (and reason I chose here) was delicious and the service was fantastic.

Thank LachMH
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I rarely review fast-food, or over the counter food chains. I am making an exception because over and over again I am impressed with this location. I have had the burgers many times, and in different cities - consistently delivering juicy, well seasoned, fresh tasting burgers. If you are looking for a quick meal or a great burger this is... More 

Thank cadmuspro
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Most reviews state that 'Big Smoke Burger' is the best in the city. I beg to differ, although the burgers are juicy, I found the combos to be a bit bland. I will definitely give it another try though.

Thank SteveLucas322
Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

They're burgers are always on point and their poutines are absolutely perfect. Their thick cut fries go really well with the meal.

Thank JewelDestinations
Libreville, Gabon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Probably one of the best burgers in Town and the poutine is absolutely delicious. There is a good variety of options for the burgers and so far the quality has never let us down. The patty is juicy and the bun cooked perfectly. We love Big Smoke!

Thank FP-MSP
BigSmokeBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Big Smoke Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know that we are on your top burger spots in the city! We have already passed along your compliments to our entire team. Thank you for making our holidays bright! See you again soon for your BSB favs. More 

Kensington, Connecticut
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This place has amazing burgers. They even lettuce wrap their burgers. Toppings are delicious. Wish they were in the states

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

Thank you for letting us know that you would like a Big Smoke Burger in your city! We do have locations in New York and Denver, but we are hoping that there will be more to come. We also appreciate you letting the others on Trip Advisor know about our fresh toppings and the option of wrapping your burger in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $9
American, Canadian, Fast Food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown West

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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