Address: 144 Main St. N, Markham ON
When I visited: June 2014, dinner, 3 people
Rating: $, 3.5
I wanted to make use of Yelp’s Burger Binge Week that happened from June 22-28th, 2014 where participating burger joints in the GTA offered one of their featured burgers for only $5. Knowing that the restaurant was close to home and is located on the gorgeous strip on Main St. Markham, it was an obvious pick to try out.
We lucked out with beautiful weather that evening so I had to make use of the patio. Plus, we got to enjoy live entertainment from a band playing at Main Street Mansion (check out my review here) right next store.
The servers took a bit of time to take our order but the food came out relatively quickly. We ordered the ‘smokehouse burger’ (the Yelp special burger)
which is normally $13.95 for only $5. With our mains, we ordered a side of poutine and a pound of the South American chipotle flavoured wings. I went with the “Shock Top” Belgium white beer since they were out of Keiths. They were also out of milk, which makes me wonder how often they run out of key ingredients.
The restaurant sources their hamburger meat from a local butcher and the organic meat is freshly grounded and never frozen. The burger was juicy and an absolute steal for the price and it was loaded with tasty ingredients including 2 large strips of bacon and aged smoked chedder. The wings were plump and flavourful. The chipotle sauce could have used more heat for me, but it was delicious. The poutine had a good amount of gravy and was not overly salty, the way I like it.
I am not sure if other family owned restaurants often run out of inventory, but I was surprised they did during prime weekend hours. Although the servers could have been more attentive, the food was worth the trip. I am confident the restaurant did not make any money from the $5 burger but the burger promotion worked, it drove us here. We would come back to pay full price for the “smokehouse” burger and eat their wings again. As for the Yelp Burger Week, I hope they run the event next year as it introduced me to new tasty joints.
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