Top 5 Burger Joints in Durham to Order from Right Now!

One of the hallmarks of summer is the summer barbeque. For many that means enjoying a delicious burger or hot dog, whether meat or plant based. To celebrate summer in Durham, we made a list of our well-researched top 5 burger joints in Whitby and the surrounding areas for you to try. If you do not live close enough to order online, consider making a special trip with your family and safely enjoying some of these local spots. #SupportLocal!

5. Liverpool John’s

Liverpool John’s is your neighbourhood pub with dishes that are anything but ordinary! Their sumptuous burgers are complimented by an extensive menu of foods from all over the world. Quesadillas, perogies, samosas, and more—they offer options for everyone, not just burger aficionados! You can order online, but if you can pass a simple COVID survey you can also eat at the restaurant! Call ahead to book your table and learn more.

Order the Liverpool Devil and more from Skip the Dishes


4. McCoy Burger Company

McCoy Burger Company is known for its use of fresh Canadian products to make their gourmet burgers. At McCoy Burger Company you can try lamb burgers, turkey burgers, jerk chicken burgers, and even vegan, kosher, and halal options so that everyone can enjoy. Experience the benefits of complete customization and make your own burger, starting with a gluten free, sesame seed, or even potato bun. Make your perfect burger or try something wild! Although you can’t eat in just yet, you can order their delightful food right to your home.

Order the Double McCoy Burger Company and more directly from their Oshawa location


3. Starr Burger

The burgers are homemade, the atmosphere is familial, and the fries are hand-cut. Everything is done and made with love at Starr Burger and it shows! The one of a kind experience is just part of what makes it such an amazing burger joint; they have even been known to help cater small weddings! Whether it is the Double Starr Burger with bacon and cheese, their Philly Cheese Steak, souvlaki, or poutine, you will be sure to return to this burger joint again and again. They are currently open for service, or online ordering!

Order the Peameal Bacon Cheeseburger and more from Skip the Dishes


2. Johnny’s North End Burgers

This hidden gem is an ode to antique Canadian sports teams; memorabilia of all kinds lines the walls, creating a comforting atmosphere. Their burgers are an extension of that warmth, a fantastic combination of sports bar and diner. Offering peameal on a kaiser as well as other non-burger options like fish and chips, crispy chicken, onion rings and more, everyone is sure to enjoy something at Johnny’s North End Burgers. Order online for delivery or pick-up today!

Order the Cheeseburger Combo and more from Skip the Dishes


1. Big Boy’s Burgers

Talk about a staple. Big Boy’s Burgers in Whitby is largely considered the best burger joint in Durham—and for good reason. Known just as much for its casual vibe and family-like hospitality as their burgers, Big Boy’s never disappoints. Whether you’re ordering the poutine, a milkshake, or one of their stellar burgers, you are sure to leave with a full heart and stomach! Order takeout or delivery today!

Order the Original Burger and more from Skip the Dishes

There are so many great burgers to be had in and around Whitby! Did your favourite make our list? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to connect with us and stay up to date on all things Highmark Homes!