The Best Burgers in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Battery Park Beerbar and Eatery | Courtesy of Battery Park Beerbar and Eatery
Battery Park Beerbar and Eatery | Courtesy of Battery Park Beerbar and Eatery
Photo of Kate Horodyski
25 January 2018

Haligonians take their burgers very seriously. So seriously in fact, that an annual Burger Week is held every winter, in which restaurants across the city participate by creating unique burger flavours at a fraction of their regular cost. Whether or not you’re in Halifax for this epic week, there are amazing burgers to be had all year round. We’ve picked out the best that the city has to offer.


Darrell's Restaurant

Diner, Restaurant, American, Canadian, $$$
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Just mention Darrell’s to any Haligonian and their response is guaranteed to be “OMG you have to try the peanut butter burger!” It sounds like a weird combination, but somehow it just works. Not only does it work, but it was rated the best burger in the city in The Coast’s 2017 Halifax Reader’s Choice Awards.

Battery Park Beerbar & Eatery

Restaurant, Gastropub, Pub Grub, Canadian, $$$
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Battery Park Beerbar and Eatery
Battery Park Beerbar and Eatery | Courtesy of Battery Park Beerbar and Eatery

You’ll have to cross the harbour to get to Dartmouth’s Battery Park, but we promise it’s worth it! With six burger flavours (including a vegan option), there’s lots to choose from at one of the city’s most popular burger spots.

Krave Burger

Restaurant, American, Fast Food, Canadian, $$$
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The gourmet burger craze came and went through Halifax, but Krave outlived the trend and became one of the most popular burger spots in the city. Krave burgers are all grass-fed, locally-sourced, and steroid free and come in a variety of flavours, from the classic Krave burger to the Donair burger.

enVie: A Vegan Kitchen

Charcuterie, Diner, Restaurant, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Vegans shouldn’t have to miss out on the fun, and Envie is making sure they don’t! This trendy vegan spot serves up a menu full of creative plant-based dishes, including the Double “Cheese” burger made with seitan patties and shitake bacon.

The Canteen on Portland Street

Restaurant, Canadian, $$$
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The Canteen on Portland Street
The Canteen on Portland Street | Courtesy of The Canteen on Portland Street

One of Dartmouth’s most popular restaurants also has one of the city’s best burgers. Two all-beef patties, melted Havarti, special sauce, lettuce, pickles, frizzled onions on a sesame bun- now that is worth crossing the harbour for.

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