If you’re looking for a delicious gluttonous burger experience, the Holy Chuck Burgers is the first place you should visit in Toronto. Since September 2011, Holy Chuck Burgers has been serving up mind-blowing burger combinations that would give your cardiologist a heart attack.

Founded by Johnny Prassoulis, a Toronto native, the burgers at Holy Chuck are handmade with aged ground steak; setting them apart from many of their competitors who use pre-made patties. That, and the fact that the burgers on Holy Chuck’s menu range from basic to extreme. And while your brain may tell you to stick with the basic choices, your stomach will scream for you to go extreme. Bigger is always better.

The Burgers: Holy Chuck, Holy Duck, and The Grind N’ Shine

Holy Duck burger at Holy Chuck Burgers in Toronto


The Holy Chuck burger from Holy Chuck Burgers in Toronto

The Grind N' Shine burger at Holy Chuck Burgers in Toronto

Holy Duck – A single patty burger with seared Québec foie gras, double smoked bacon, white truffle oil, pure Canadian maple syrup, and fresh Italian white truffles. In all seriousness, the Holy Duck should probably be called the Holy F*ck. Seriously. Admittedly, I was hesitant as foie gras can be quite rich, and mixing that with maple syrup would make it even richer, however, this burger wasn’t rich at all. The truffle oil and bacon helped level it out. Sure, it was greasy (they all were), but quite tasty as well.

Holy Chuck (Signature Burger) – A double cheeseburger with bacon and caramelized onions. A delightful signature burger that was almost too big tall to eat. Of course, this is not the tallest burger at Holy Chuck Burgers, not by a long shot.

The Grind N’ Shine – a double cheeseburger with bacon, caramelized onions, topped with crispy homemade potato chips, and a fried egg. I have, in the past, shied away from burgers with fried eggs, but this burger changed my mind.Cutting the egg to let the yolk run down the burger before cutting it up to share was a thing of beauty. It was gooey goodness that had me craving more.

Inside Holy Chuck Burgers

Located on Yonge Street, just south of St. Clair, we’ve been following Holy Chuck Burgers on Instagram and drooling over their photos for years. The restaurant itself is small, with white walls, a small order desk, open kitchen, and an insanely cool digital Coca-Cola fountain drink machine. The dining room is small, with about eight tables and a window ‘breakfast bar’, and a large black and white cardboard sign on the wall displaying their extensive burger menu.

Nobody is going to accuse Holy Chuck Burgers of being pretentious. Rough around the edges, yes, most definitely, and that is part of its charm.

We love sitting at the window bar, people watching while chowing down on gluttonous burgers that are slightly greasy and messy.

Visit Holy Chuck Burgers

Holy Chuck Burgers has two locations in Toronto and one in Woodbridge.

1451 Yonge Street

586 Yonge Street

4421 HWY 7

Find Holy Chuck on the map!