Not Your Average Burger

The below blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is designed to be used as inspiration for a future trip to Windsor Essex. Due to current circumstances, some of the locations listed in the blog may currently not be open, or may not be offering full services at this time.

Please contact any business prior to planning a visit.

Though May 28th is the official National Hamburger Day, this grilling favourite is certainly one to be enjoyed all year-round! From the classic beef burger to the now popular varieties of meat-less patties and every variation in between, this much loved, hands-on meal can be found on most menus from sliders to stacked.   Here are ten variations that some of our Windsor Essex restaurants have come up with to tickle your taste buds.

Jack’s Gastropub

Jambalaya Burger: Chicken patty, Cajun shrimp, Andouille sausage, sautéed onions + peppers, roasted tomato chutney and provolone cheese.

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The Grove Brew House

The Sloppy Grove: Ground premium beef simmered in bbq sauce and served on a toasted bun. A great take on the old favourite that mama used to make!

Walkerville Eatery

Take a seat at the bar at the Walkerville Eatery and enjoy a house-made slider – the perfect accessory to a tall, spicy Caesar!


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Carrots & Dates

The Vegan BLT Sammy: Lentil patty served on organic sprouted bread, with  house-made coconut bacon, sliced tomato, spring mix & vegan mayo.


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Thyme Kitchen

You Benny Believe it: a house-made beef patty with peameal bacon, a poached egg, hollandaise sauce, and spinach and served on a gluten-free bun.


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The G.O.A.T Tap & Eatery

The G.O.A.T Burger: A traditional beef patty (or two) topped with caramelized onion, bacon, G.O.A.T sauce, Havarti cheese, lettuce and fresh tomato.


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Motor Burger (since the time of writing this business has closed)

Take the Lamb-Orghini out for a spin! Served as a single or super-charged with two patties of fresh ground lamb, sundried tomato tapenade, goat cheese & mixed greens, served on artisan brioche bun.


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The Main Grill & Ale House

Pulled Pork Extreme: Sweet & Spicy pulled pork, coleslaw, pickle & chili mayo all served up on a delicious, warm pretzel bun.


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Mamo Burger Bar

This Irish inspired burger burger features in house ground beef, topped with Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and horseradish mayo.


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Parks & Rec

B.Y.O.B (Build Your Own Burger) at Parks & Rec.  If you are searching for a Vegan option, order yourself a Beyond Meat Burger, topped with the traditional lettuce, tomato & onion and served with a side of Sweet Potato Fries.


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From two-bite sliders to double-patty burgers that will take both hands, you will certainly not run out of delicious burger options in Windsor Essex this National Hamburger Day!  For a full range of places to drink & dine, check out our Food & Drink page and make sure to wear your stretchy pants as you plan your next culinary adventure.



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