Sometimes you just feel like having a good burger. The good news is whether you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant or pick-up-and-go, vegan-friendly or all-beef, there are a lot of choices available in Barrie.
In no particular order, we’ve put together a list of 10 places to get a good burger in Barrie.
162 Napier St., (705) 503-7695
Opened in 2017, this is perhaps one of the few places outside Quentin Tarantino’s film universe where you can find a Royale with Cheese. Burger Royale features a menu of 14 different burgers, from mild to spicy, as well as two vegetarian-friendly burgers. The rest of the menu is comfort food favourites including fries, shakes and mac and cheese. Burger Royal is out in the east end of Barrie in a small plaza. Not much seating, especially in winter, but a good spot for take-out.
With two locations in Barrie, Kenzingtons Burger bar has been in Barrie for over a decade and has been featured on Food Network Canada’s “You Gotta Eat Here!”
The downtown location (40 Dunlop St. E.) is right on the downtown strip, and is open late, with a great patio during the summer. Both Barrie locations feature a front and back patio and live music events; check their website for upcoming events.
The full menu features 19 different signature burgers, and the Rodeo Burger is a favourite. As well as burgers, the menu features sides, salads, four Poutines and snacks. Need something to drink? Kenzingtons has a large selection of about 20 Ontario craft beers as well as imports and domestics.
Located in the south end of Barrie, Scotty’s Restaurant at 636 Yonge St. features a choice of 8 different burgers, including a veggie one. This family-friendly bar and restaurant feature a full menu with something for everybody, including vegetarian-friendly, and gluten-free options.
Wickie’s Pub has two locations (274 Burton Ave. and 477 Grove St. E.) in the south and east of Barrie. Both locations have lots of seating and TVs, making it a good place to catch a game.
Wickie’s full menu features five different burgers served on a toasted Brioche Kaiser with lettuce, onion, tomato and pickles and includes a choice of fresh-cut fries, house salad or soup for sides. The rest of the menu is pub fare as well as sandwiches, salads and sharable appetizers.
Located in the north end of Barrie at 467 Cundles Rd. E. this State & Main location is an upscale restaurant. There’s a patio that’s dog-friendly as well in the summer.
State and Main’s menu features eight different burgers, with the Main Burger coming recommended. There are vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free burger options as well. Burgers are served-up with fries or a substitute for the side dish of your choice.
A smaller restaurant located in central Barrie at 120 Anne St. S., Heinz is known for their burgers and Gyros and Donairs. Mostly for takeout, they do have limited seating and are wheelchair accessible.
Located on the main strip at 137 Dunlop St., The Works features a menu of 8 different burgers with distinctive names like “Man Cave” and “Tragically Maple.” As well as burgers, the menu includes milkshakes, Poutines, and a good selection of craft beers on tap or in cans. There’s also wine and at least two Ceasers available. In the summer, they also have a large patio out front to enjoy your burger and drinks.
The Redline Brewhouse is at 431 Bayview Dr. in the south end of Barrie, with a large seating area right next to the bar and the kegs.
Readline’s menu is full of hearty fare and has two burgers, sandwiches, and other pub favourites – plus a kids’ menu. The classic Brewhouse burger and the vegetarian Garbanzo burger are favourites.
Located up near Georgian College in the north end of Barrie, The 7 Spice is a small take-out restaurant with limited seating, but it has rave reviews from its fans and offers eight different burgers.
At 120 Concert Way, just off of Mappleview Dr at the 400 highway exit. A Canadian burger chain, The Burger’s Priest, features eight different burgers (plus two vegetarian options) and a full menu of hearty foods from chilli and poutine to milkshakes. This location has plenty of indoor seating as well as grab-and-go, as well as catering.
The Wrap Up
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