Montreal's Uniburger tops list of best burgers in Canada

A national survey has listed the Top 50 burgers in the country, and the No. 1 burger is from Montreal.

Uniburger has claimed the top spot in the poll from travel site Big 7 Media, which surveyed its readers across Canada. They were cited for their signature burger, which is a fairly simple recipe: meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato and a top-secret Uniburger sauce — though the establishment has several variations of it, which include a meatless Beyond Meat burger.

Three of the top 10 burgers on the list can be found right here in Montreal — coming in at No. 7 is Burger Royal on the Main, and at No. 10 comes Burger Bar Crescent, on Crescent St.

In all, a total of eight local establishments made the list:

  • 1 - Uniburger (Multiple locations)
  • 7 - Burger Royal (3820 St. Laurent)
  • 10 - Burger Bar Crescent (1465 Crescent)
  • 18 - Restaurant Mile-Ex (6631 Jeanne Mance)
  • 24 - Hachoir (4175 St. Denis)
  • 29 - Mister Steer (1198 Ste. Catherine West)
  • 42 - Jukebox Burgers (11798 Salaberry, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux)
  • 47 - Chez Tousignant (6956 Drolet)

Obviously, the results of the survey are subjective, but many callers to the Natasha Hall Show this week (hosted by Dave Kaufman) had other ideas about which of Montreal's burgers should have been included.

Among those burger joints cited by our listerners, on air and on Facebook: Dic Ann's, Burger de Ville, Dilallo Burger (the original location is in Ville-Emard, where it's been for 90 years), and Notre-Boeuf-de-Grace, among many others. (See the original Facebook post below for many more.)

The Big Ed Burger also came up in the conversation, though the establishment that served it no longer exists — The Casse Croûte du Coin, aka Moe's, which closed in 2015 after a nearly 60-year run at the corner of De Maisonneuve Blvd. and Lambert-Closse St.