London, Ontario is more than just a Forest City. It’s also the home to an incredible array of restaurants that include fine dining, ethnic cuisine and mom-and-pop shops. Did you know that the first McDonald’s in Eastern Canada was launched in London, Ontario in 1968? It’s no surprise that when it comes to finding a great burger, there are endless options.  Santa’s making it easier to get your burger fix in London, Ontario with a list of the best burgers in London and where you can find them.

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

109 Dundas St (map)

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@SquirePub The Squire burger is a definite hit and easily one of the best burgers in London! Patties are made fresh at the restaurant with no fillers or seasonings. They slow roast pork belly over-night, have fresh bread from International Bakery delivered daily, and top it off with aged cheddar and onion crisps. It is so simple but so crafted, which fits the overall theme of this American Style pub. It is the perfect meal if you are looking to grab a bite before or after an event at the Budweiser Gardens across the street.

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

633 Richmond St (map)

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@itsburgerburger The Top Bun burger is one of six signature offerings at Burger Burger on Richmond St. Two patties, basic toppings, special house sauce, and a pinch of salt has the city of London asking how they do it. Burger Burger’s owners say it’s a secret recipe, but that they are all about quality meat: 100% pure beef, no seasoning, no breadcrumbs, and no filler or preservatives. It’s a mix of high quality sirloin, chuck and brisket that is hand rolled after being ground in-store. It is recommended to have a side of fries and a milkshake to get the full Burger Burger experience. They’re open late and also deliver!

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

355 Talbot St (map)

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@EarlyBirdLondon You can’t be fooled by the simplicity of its name and ingredients. The Burger is served at The Early Bird, a restaurant that makes everything from scratch and was featured on the Food Network’s show, You Gotta Eat Here. Both beef and veggie patties are an option, and it comes topped with cheddar, sweet pickles, onion, and smoked garlic aioli. Although it’s the only burger on the menu, it’s accompanied by one of a kind sandwich options including the Turducken Club, Fresh Tofu Sandwich, and the Pulled Pork Sandwich. Pair The Burger with one of my favourite beers – the Capital Blonde Ale from Forked River Brewing Company.

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

565 Richmond St (map)

@PrinceAlbertsDiner Prince Albert’s Diner is a local favourite, often frequented by students from Western University and Fanshawe College. Their Wally Burger is voted one of the best burgers in London and was featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat This Burger! With a taste of home-made, it is served with bacon and peanut butter on a quarter pound of tasty beef. Yes, peanut butter! They even give you the option of smooth or crunchy. With their retro style interior, Prince Albert’s Diner is a post bar favourite, but also a great spot to stop for a burger at lunch or dinner time.

Neighbourhood: Downtown London

476 Richmond St (map)

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  @ChurchKeyBistroPub Known for its crusty outside and juicy interior, The Church Key Burger is served on a toasted bun with caramelized onions, stilton cheese, organic arugula, and tomato jam. Located directly across the street from the Grand Theatre, The Church Key is a gorgeous pub that has been renovated in one of London’s Heritage Buildings. The owners of the Church Key refer to their menu as traditional food done with a gourmet flair, and the Church Key burger is just that. The Church Key also offers a great selection of craft beer and are known for their Sunday Brunch.

Neighbourhood: North London

910 Waterloo St (map)

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@TheBungalow The Bigger Better Mac is another one of the best burgers in London – two 5oz patties on a sesame Kaiser with lettuce, pickles, chopped red onion, sliced cheddar and Thousand Island dressing. The Bungalow is another London favourite located in the heart of gorgeous old North London that was also featured on The Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. This restaurant offers a full menu of burger options including a Salmon Burger, Portobello Burger, Scallop Burger, and Lamb Burger to name a few. It is also popular for it’s Build Your Own Burger option, which allows you to pick your patty, cheese, bun, and choose from close to 50 fresh toppings! They also feature a new beer each month and have a shaded patio during the summer months.

Neighbourhood: Byron

1304 Commissioners Rd W (map)

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@WaldosInByronNeighborhoodBistro Waldo’s In Byron offers one of the best burgers in London – the 7oz Organic Beef Burger served on a toasted Kaiser roll with onions, peppers, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and bacon. “This burger is fancy, huge, and juicy!” Waldo’s is another restaurant Londoner’s rave about with locations downtown London and in Byron. With its fun, casual, and relaxed atmosphere, Waldo’s is a great spot to catch up with friends, celebrate, or simple grab a tasty burger! — Bonus: These burgers also look great on Instagram! Tag us in the eats you capture @skbrealestate