The Top 5 Burger Places in Calgary

Now, who doesn’t love a good, juicy burger once and while?! Whether you’re a McDonald’s regular or a homemade patty lover, there’s something about a good burger that simply can’t be beat. Everyone likes to reminisce and say, “now, that was a good burger.” Well Calgary, we’re here save you from those mediocre, so-so creations and point you straight towards the top five burgers in Calgary.

  1. Peter’s Drive-In

Opening in 1964, Peter’s Drive-In is a staple in the Calgary community and is well known to all. Burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings – Peter’s Drive-In attracts people from all walks of life to they sit around this Calgary icon and enjoy their meals together. Fresh, flame-broiled burgers made from Canadian beef doused in their unique barbecue sauce on a fresh hamburger bun made from slow-rising sponge dough, this is a burger you’ll be talking about.

  1. Boogie’s Burgers

With two trendy locations in Calgary, Boogie’s Burgers doesn’t serve up just any old burger. These burgers are huge, complete with unique, overflowing toppings that just get better and better with every bite. Next time you’re looking for a dinner out, head on down to Boogie’s and try their National Lampoon’s Hawaiian vacation burger. Grilled chicken tossed in teriyaki sauce with fried pineapple rings, lettuce and tomato – yum.

  1. Blue Star Diner


You have probably frequented Blue Star Diner for their scrumptious brunch options, but have you ever tried their burgers? Coming in number three in the city, these are something you’ve got to try! Sourcing every ingredient as locally as possible, you’ll feel good knowing you supported your neighbours by eating here. Stop in and try their mouth-watering spicy chorizo burger: house-made chorizo, peppered gouda, chili mayo, tomato, Tuscan mixed greens, balsamic onion, bacon and apple reduction.

  1. Cactus Club Café

With three bustling locations in Calgary, Cactus Club is always a hot spot whether for weekday specials, after work drinks or weekend outings. However, did you know that they’re famous for their burgers? Whether you love beef, duck, chicken or bacon, Cactus Club has the burger for you. Try the barbecue duck club next time you’re in the building, complete with Peking duck, roasted chicken, prosciutto di Modena and pecan fruit bread.

  1. N9NA

Visit N9NA’s website and the first thing you’ll read is: Award-Winning Burgers. Centred on the idea of ‘grandma’s cooking,’ this restaurant provides high-end comfort food from scratch, meant to astound you with every single bite. Mac ‘n cheese, poutine, jalapeno poppers – these burgers have anything and everything stuffed inside. The N9NAlicious is a must-try here – sweet pulled pork, aged cheddar, aged Granny Smith apples and caramelized onions.

And there you have it – the five best burger joints in Calgary and one of their positively scrumptious burger features. August 22nd is National Burger Day, so please celebrate with us and enjoy some grub from your favourite local spot. Go get those burgers now, Calgary!