Comfort food season is here and there’s nothing like a thick patty and some BBQ sauce to warm you from the inside out. Not sure where to kick your next craving? From cafes and dives to 5-star restaurants and drive-ins, here are some of the best burgers you’ll find in Calgary.

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Inglewood Drive-in

Craving classic diner bites, perfectly grilled meat and fresh toppings? Located in Calgary’s cutest (and most historic) neighbourhood, The Inglewood Drive-In is one spot that you just can’t beat. Check them out and don’t forget to get one of their dole whips while you’re at it!

Where: 802 12 Street SE, Calgary
Instagram: @IngleWoodDriveIn

Blue Star Diner

With local connections and a catalogue of age-old recipes, Calgary’s Blue Star diner is one of the city’s best spots for diner dishes with flair. They’ve really got the art of grilling down to a science. Check them out!

Where: 809 – 1 Avenue NE, Calgary
Instagram: @Bluestar_YYC

Ship and Anchor

The Ship and Anchor Pub is revered for its laid-back atmosphere and its unreal menu, but it’s its Ship Burger that keeps some hungry Calgarians going back time and time again. If you’re looking to sink your teeth into a once-in-a-lifetime kind of burger, you’ll almost definitely find it here.

Where: 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: @ShipandAnchorPub

Peter’s Drive-In

The drive-in, you can’t drive by! A list of the best burgers in Calgary isn’t complete without Peter’s. Tonight, grab a classic hamburger, cheeseburger, onion rings, and a milkshake then take a seat and people-watch It’s a must-visit!

Where: 219 16 Ave NE, Calgary
Instagram: @PetersDriveIn

C.B. Drive inn

The burgers? The Fries?! C.B. is another spot every Calgarian has to check out at least one – but come hungry. The food here is beloved by many!

Where: 789 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary
Instagram: @CBDriveIn

Charbar

 

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Charbar knows BBQ, so as you can imagine – their burger is out of this world. Double-stacked and topped with aged cheddar cheese curds, crushed avocado and bacon (if you’re feeling fancy and choose to add it), this bad boy is not one to mess with.

Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Instagram: @Charbar_YYC

Leopold’s Tavern

Despite being known for their larger-than-life poutines, Leopol’ds has really mastered the art of burger-making! Whether you order their burger of the month, the breakfast burger, The Juke or the dill pickle burger – you’re in for a treat.

Where: See locations above
Instagram: @LeopoldsTavern

Starbelly

Celebrating something big? Check out Starbucks! Here, even the pickiest of eaters will be able to appreciate their menu, but their burger? It’s top-notch.

Where:  19489 Seton Crescent SE #220, Calgary
Instagram: @StarbellyYYC 

NOtaBLE

A favourite among foodies with an appetite for fine dining, it’s no surprise that NOtaBLE has made our list – after all, what’s better than a house-made BBQ sauce? No

Where: 4611 Bowness Rd NW #133, Calgary
Instagram: @NotableCalgary

Boogies Burgers

Despite being an in-and-out type joint, Boogies Burgers are arguably some of the best in Calgary. From Reddit to Yelp, Instagram and Twitter, Boogies is definitely a favourite, but – unlike so many other hyped-up restaurants, is actually worth checking out.

Where: 2129 33 Ave SW, Calgary or 908 Edmonton Trail, Calgary
Instagram: @boogiesYYC

Native Tongues Taqueria

Now, when you think Native Tongues, you may think tacos and guac – but they also have an incredible burger. Served with the works and chips with hot sauce their Hamburguesa Al Carbon is a must-try.

Where: 235 12 Ave SW, Calgary | 829 49 Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: @NativeTonguesYYC

Rocky’s Burger Bus

Rocky’s Burger Bus, a family-run joint in the South of Calgary, has been flippin’ meat for 23 years. These burgers are handmade, hand-rolled and grilled with love, which is exactly why they’re one of our favourites. The restaurant also literally runs out of a bus too, so that’s pretty cool.

Where: 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary
Instagram: @Rockyburgers

The Nash

No restaurant would put its name on something unless it was amazing, right? Made with a natural beef patty. applewood-smoked Cheddar, bourbon & BBQ ketchup,
peppercorn aioli, dill pickle and topped with a  sesame bun, The Nash’s aptly named ‘Nash Burger’ is another one beloved by Calgarians.

Where: 925 11 St SE, Calgary
Instagram: @TheNashYYC 

Dragon’s Lair Burger

Lastly – a hidden gem! Located in Westbrook Mall, Calgary’s Dragon’s Lair Burger has won both the 2015 Alberta Burger Fest and the 2018 YYC Burger Battle. With sauced-up meat and generous cheese, these guys do comfort food the right way – and that’s worth a visit.

Where: 1200 37 St SW, Calgary
Instagram: @DragonsLairYYC

There you have it, Calgary, The best burgers you can find in Calgary! We hope you’re hungry friends because you’re going to need all the stomach room you can get to crush the entire list! Good luck and happy snacking!