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Big Smoke Burger

#363 of 6,755 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown West
American, Canadian, Barbecue
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573 King St W | Corner of King & Portland, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M1, Canada
+1 416-596-6660
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

As noted in one of my previous reviews , in my opinion the gourmet burger frenzy has jumped the shark. However, I may have to slightly alter my opinion after trying Big Smoke Burger. I went there with my son after a basketball practice. For less than 20 bucks total we each a Little burger and shared fries. The burger... More 

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Thank PierreHGrosLot
Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went here a couple of times for lunch and the burgers were excellent, a bit more expensive than say McDonald's etc... But worth paying that little bit more imo.

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Thank kevin t
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I try to get to this place whenever I can! The burgers are sooo good, it is currently my favorite place to eat! Nice juicy beef with quality ingredients and it's served hot and ready to go! The staff is very friendly, quick and efficient with orders. I can't even explain how good this place is and whenever I go... More 

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Thank hughezzy23
Niagara Falls, Canada
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

- Kinda expensive for what you got but it was very delicious. - Unlimited refills of drinks which was nice on a hot day. - Had the spicy burger and the krazy burger with onion rings with one of them. Both were amazing! - Had to ask for my burger well done as they automatically cook all burgers at medium.... More 

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Thank Deidra L
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 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.

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Thank Jason S
Halifax, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

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 

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Thank Kelly G
Sydney, Australia
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269 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 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 

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Thank Jason H
Calgary
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146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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.

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Thank WalleyGog
Canberra, Australia
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 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.

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Thank LachMH
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 573 King St W | Corner of King & Portland, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-596-6660
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown West

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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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