Sometimes, you just hanker for a burger and when that craving strikes, nothing else will do. While traditional beef burgers are a classic, lots of Mississauga restaurants have put their own twist on this foodie favourite, offering mouth-wateringly messy stacked up burgers, vegan alternatives and gourmet variations.

Whether you’re a fan of a classic greasy spoon offering or you’re a bit more of a gourmand, one of these five favourite local restaurants is sure to have the perfect burger to suit your fancy.

1.Gladiator Burger

Menu Highlights:  With 15 different burgers on their menu, there’s no shortage of choices. The beef burgers are made from Canadian prime beef that’s grinded daily in house – never frozen. If you’re extra hungry, order the General Maximus burger, stacked tall with a whopping three 6oz beef patties.

Good to Know: The Veggie Armour burger offers your choice of a Beyond Meat patty or a crusted Portobello mushroom stuffed with cheese.

Location: 6039 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga

2. On the Bun Burgers

Menu Highlights: Perfect if you’re looking for a deliciously messy burger that’s a bit out of the ordinary, the menu features unique options including fan favourites such as the apple butter burger and the masala burger, as well as a poutine burger, and one featuring mozzarella sticks. You can also enjoy a chopped-up burger right on your poutine. What’s more Canadian than that?

Good to Know: The freshly house-ground beef is also Halal.

Location: 5030 Maingate Dr #11, Mississauga

3. Rosie’s Burgers

Menu Highlights: As their tag line states, Rosie’s serves up “just the classics.” Their straight-to-the-point menu consists of a single, double, and a Beyond Meat burger.  

Good to Know: You can also enjoy some classic diner milkshakes or a float with your burger.   

Location: 61 Lakeshore Rd E, Port Credit, Mississauga

4. Union Social

Menu Highlights: An elevated take on classic burgers, options include burgers featuring house-smoked cheddar, roasted cremini mushrooms and a veggie burger with avocado and honey watercress mayo.  

Good to Know: In addition to the main menu, there is a special kids burger, and gluten-free options.  

Locations: 5042 Satellite Dr Unit F1, Mississauga and 6986 Financial Dr unit #6, Mississauga

5. Burger Legend

Menu Highlights: Legendary options include a burger with a fried egg and bacon, onion ring toppings and an extra tall offering featuring a beef patty plus three buffalo chicken tenders.  

Good to Know: For a low carb option, order the Air Burger to get any burger on the menu on a lettuce wrap. Veggie and Beyond Meat patties are available, or try their fusion option, featuring both a cheeseburger patty and a panko-crusted Portobello mushroom.   

Location: 236 Queen St S, Streetsville, Mississauga

There are so many more amazing burger options in Mississauga, plus hundreds of other restaurants featuring a range of cuisines. Be sure to check back for the latest in our restaurant spotlight series, and follow Visit Mississauga on Facebook and Instagram.