Despite it’s relatively small size, Port Credit is a melting pot with over 50 eateries that offer a little something for everyone. Yep, you can find just about everything, from Greek to Italian and everything in between, but what happens when you just want a good old-fashioned burger?
Well, no surprise, there are many options in Port Credit, ranging from edible to holy-crap. Port Credit has quickly become one of the pre-eminent food scenes in all of Ontario and it only makes sense that it would boast some of the finest burgers!
Today I’m going to be counting down the favourite burger joints in Port Credit and I implore you to wait until the list is over before you run out and start scoffing down some patties.
If you’re looking for variety, size, and affordability, then look no further than Captain Robin’s. Located just across the street from the iconic lighthouse on Lakeshore Rd. West, Captain Robin’s nestles neatly beside Starbucks with a great view of the marina.
Every burger on the menu comes in at 13 oz. which puts Captain Robin’s firmly at the top of the list when it comes to size. On top of that, the most expensive bun is the The Captain’s Burger (two patties topped with tomatoes, onions, pickles, lettuce, bacon, back bacon, mushroom and double cheese), which only costs $14.50, and every option comes with a side of fries.
So, if you’re looking for a casual place with a nice view and some true whoppers, Captain Robin’s is the place for you!
The Pump House Grille Co.
Easily one of the most popular restaurants in all of Port Credit, The Pump House Grille serves a huge menu and boasts one of the nicest patio in town. Inside the restaurant you’ll find a unique circular bar and a youthful vibe, perfect for a Saturday dine before heading out.
As for the burgers, the Pump House offers nine different choices, from a simple smoked bacon and cheese, to a Greek chicken, and even a vegetarian option. What sets the Pump House apart though, is the spicy alternatives; the Jalapeno Cheddar and the Hawaiian Habanero. These two burgers have the ability to leave you with a relishing in flavour, or burn your taste buds right off! Taking the test of finishing a spicy meal is something that appeals to a lot of men looking to prove their manliness, and the Pump House is the place to do so.
One of the newer restaurant in Port Credit offers the most diverse range of burgers on this entire list, so if it’s something unconventional you’re after, Fired Up! has something for you.
The standard beef burger is offered here, although it is a Chuck Beef Burger, as is an awesome vegan option, but from here things get really interesting. A Turkey Burger is on the menu, for anyone looking for a great source of protein (and taste!), and is topped with turkey stuffing. Next, we have the Mediterranean Lamb Burger, which comes with all your regular toppings, as well as olive tapenade, horseradish, and feta cheese. And finally, we have the very popular Ostrich Burger! Now this one might sound really out there, especially because it is topped with balsamic mushrooms and onions, Buffalo mozzarella, arugula and spinach, hummus and cilantro pesto, but it’s a unique option that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in Mississauga.
Fired Up! is an incredibly popular restaurant in Port Credit, with a kitchen that looks out onto the street and a rustic wood patio that is surrounded by open-flame braziers that make it stand-out as the coolest restaurant in town. It’s definitely the most expensive option on this list but it’s also the most unique and memorable.
And now we have arrived at burger city. With a menu of over 50 burgers, 50! The Works absolutely obliterates the competition when it comes to variety and, quite frankly, absurdity.
We all have those days; the days on which we crave something kinda gross, something that you know will leave you feeling comatose afterwards. Well, The Works has you covered with its 100% Canadian beef, which is hand-pressed every single morning. Not only that, but The Works also offers nine different patties for you to choose from, including cheese stuffed, portobello mushroom, and even Elk!
As for those 50 burger options, there’s the Burgeroni (which comes with cheese and pepperoni to make it taste like pizza), Nacho Libre (topped with nacho’s, sour cream, and salsa), The Hipster (caramelised onions, avocado, and Havarti cheese), and the uber-popular The Hangover (bacon, fried egg, hash brown, tomato, and cream cheese on a bagel). That’s just four of the options amidst a sea of beef, cheese, buns, onions, and a sliver of vegetables. On top of everything The Works has a cool industrial feel inside the restaurant and the servers are super friendly and, amazingly, know every option on the menu! If that doesn’t deserve a tip I don’t know what does.
The Burger’s Priest
Here we are: burger heaven (pun very much intended).
The Burger’s Priest is, by far, the smallest joint on this list and has a menu only a fraction that of The Works. So why then? Well, because taste is King.
The thing that truly separates The Burger’s Priest from the other restaurants on here is the way the burger is made. “Ultra premium beef” cooked on a flat top griddle rather than a charcoal broiler, these burgers are genuinely the most fluffy and tasty I’ve ever had. Fluffy might sound like a strange word to describe a burger but a Priest burger feels like eating a cloud of perfect beef. You have several options of what to get on top of your burger but my personal favourite is The Vatican City: a double cheeseburger sandwiched between two grilled cheese buns. [Insert picture of Homer Simpson drooling].
And there you have my favourite burger joints in Port Credit. If you haven’t been to any of those, or are starting to feel hungry, you now have my permission to toss whatever device you’re reading this on and run out to get one (or more) amazing burgers! Be sure to check back here for more blog goodness. So long, until tomorrow!