The Halifax Burger Trail
Sink your teeth into a fresh burger topped with only the finest ingredients and discover why no two burgers are alike in Halifax.
Just how much do we like our burgers here? We love them enough to have an entire burger week dedicated to them - that's how!
Check out just a few of our favourites below. You won't be disappointed you did. Or hungry.
Clayton Park and Downtown Halifax
Sink your teeth into Flipburger’s fresh, local, premium burgers. With toppings and combinations like Three Little Pigs with pulled pork and double-smoked bacon, or the Big Fat Greek with a chicken breast and tzatziki, the world is your oyster. Top off your meal with hand cut fries topped with truffle oil or buttermilk onion rings, and an old-fashioned milkshake, like the Peanut Butter Banana Bacon.
Originally named “My Other Brother Darrell’s” after a catchphrase from the 1980s sitcom Newhart, Darrell’s Restaurant blazed the trail for gourmet burgers in Halifax. They solidified their reputation as having one of the best burgers in town with their specialty, the Peanut Butter Burger, a surprise hit. They even serve a “Birthday Cake Edition”: one 4 ½ lb burger fashioned as a birthday cake. Darrell’s has won The Coast’s Best of Food Awards in the category of Best Burger in Halifax for a decade running.
2 Doors Down
Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, 2 Doors Down offers patrons the choice of two takes on their delicious cheeseburger, each featuring a freshly made burger made using house ground chuck, brisket, and short rib. From a mouthwatering ‘old school’ cheeseburger to the Smokehouse cheeseburger that features the perfect combination of smoked gouda, bourbon BBQ sauce, chipotle aioli, bacon and more, you won’t be disappointed with either choice!
Relish Gourmet Burgers
Burgers are meant to be relished – to be savoured, truly enjoyed, and covered with all manner of toppings. Relish Gourmet Burgers is the brainchild of Chef Ray Henry, who tired of flat, bland, inedible hamburgers and longed for something greater. Bask in the glory of Relish’s burgers by first choosing your own patty: 100% Alberta beef, ground turkey, or vegetarian. Then let your imagination run wild as you indulge in one of Relish’s adventurous themed burgers, from “L.A. Is My Lady” with avocado and goat cheese to the Halifax Explosion featuring Habañero pineapple and curried onion frites.
Ace Burger Co.
North End Halifax
Discover Halifax’s first hand-crafted flatiron burger at Ace Burger Co., located in the hip music spot, Gus’s Pub. An old-school take-out joint, find a fresh burger with fresh, local ingredients to suit every taste and dietary need at Ace.
Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie
Woodside and Burnside, Dartmouth
Enjoy a juicy gourmet burger at Cheese Curds, famous not only for their succulent burgers but also their authentic Québécois-style poutine. Crafted from scratch, they not only produce quality burgers with fresh, local ingredients, but are also conscious of minimizing their impact on the environment. Voted WHERE Halifax Magazine's Best New Restaurant 2012, visit the two Dartmouth locations, located next to their sister restaurant, Habaneros Modern Taco Bar (home of the Gecko Bus Food Truck) and, coming in Spring 2015 to Burnside, the Truck-Side Food Truck Food Court.