Admit it, you love burgers! Well, so does the Erie’s Edge team. We truly can’t resist a mouth-watering patty topped with fried, fresh, or classic fixings.
Here are a few of our team’s favourite burger spots in our very own, Norfolk County (in no particular order)!
Fererra, Food With Attitude
Fererra’s didn’t set out to be known for their burgers, but based on the feedback from our original Burger blog post, they certainly have created some burger masterpieces. I’ll tease you with elements of the Erie’s Edge team’s favourite Ferrera burger, the Pacino! It’s made from VG meats lean ground chuck and this 9 oz patty is topped with house made “extreme” beans, sautéed red onion, banana peppers, cheddar cheese, bacon, arugula, and finally it is finished off with house made tangy BBQ sauce and house made chipotle drizzle served on their signature black buns. But they didn’t stop there, their other burgers are equally as tantalizing. The Big Sexy and The Black Betty are also dressed with house made sauces and originally prepared toppings. These in-demand burgers are proudly created with quality and care by the Ferrera team and they can’t wait to craft one up for you!
Sandbar On The Beach
Sandbar On The Beach is loading up their 100% prime rib patties with all kind’s of toppings, even Peanut butter! I certainly haven’t been brave enough to try the P.B. burger yet but I have been loving the pickled peppers, beer battered jalapenos, and panko friend bacon topping options. The favourite for one Erie’s Edge team member at Sandbar On The Beach is the French Cowboy Burger. This burger is rocking some perfectly smoked Montreal brisket and crunchy onion rings. For the record, it’s not all deep fried and meat, meat, meat. The Turkey Point local restaurant also puts an awesome fresh take on their prime rib sandwiches with both the Beach Burger and the Campos Burger. All to be enjoyed with an awesome lakefront view.
Jalapeño Popper Burger, enough said! This “upscale but not uptight” gastropub in Port Dover really nailed it with this one, which was dubbed a favourite burger from an Erie’s Edge team member. I’m sure you’ve guessed the mix of toppings on this hand made, locally raised, AAA patty; jalapeno’s, mozzarella and cream cheese. 211 Main seems to be really nailing their cheese game when it comes to burgers. Aside from the popper burger, their menu boasts a double smoked maple bacon cheese burger, a blue haze burger featuring Dover Cheese Shop smoked blue cheese, and a black bean burger topped with goat cheese. Cheese please!
Uncle’s Country Coffee
I was told by another Erie’s Edge team member that a burger from Uncle’s Country Coffee was worth the title of a favourite. Since this burger mention was located in Port Rowan, just a few minutes from our office, you can’t blame me for ordering one on my next lunch break. “Bacon Cheese Burger with all the fixings, please”. It was simple, but it sure was mighty! The perfectly proportioned typical toppings came stacked on a delicious juicy patty. I am now faced with the burden of resisting the Uncle Burger to curb my beef patty cravings on a regular basis. Thanks Uncle’s!
If you ask almost anyone from Port Dover, including one of our Erie’s Edge team members, they will undoubtedly tell you that “Willie’s is the best”. With a humble explanation of “it’s topped with peameal bacon, cheese and their famous homemade Willie’s sauce.” This quarter-pound charbroiled beef burger is equally popular with the summer-time tourists. Worth a mention is the good vibe, beach side atmosphere that comes with enjoying a famous Willie’s burger in Port Dover!
David’s on Tour
Another seasonal burger favourite for an Erie’s Edge team member is David’s on Tour located at Burning Kiln Winery. Though I haven’t tried their burger myself, because I am shamefully addicted to their Walnut Crusted French Brie Chunks which I order at almost every visit, I’ve heard rave burger reviews! They switch it up with a new burger each week, so you never have to choose a single favourite. Ask your server to pair it with a glass of Burning Kiln wine, dine on the patio with a gorgeous view for a nice relaxing dinner. Meet you there?
Famously serving… drum roll please… the award winning Combine Burger! Let me get right to it. This Simcoe restaurant is proudly serving fresh, locally sourced, home made dishes and they are doing it oh so well. It’s no surprise that their burger, featuring local Jensen’s aged cheddar cheese, was picked as a fave from one of our Erie’s Edge team members. This beefy patty is also accompanied by smoked bacon, caramelized onions and the Combine’s very own home made grainy mustard mayo and ‘352’ smoked tomato ketchup. It still gets better. Visit The Combine on a Pattyshack Wednesday to get this burger for a great deal!
There you have it. The Erie’s Edge teams favourite Norfolk burgers. We know you have one too. So, what’s your favourite?