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

6. Oklahoma Burgers

Menu Highlights: Keep it simple with their double smash burger covered in onions, or go all out with the BM Double Burger with bone marrow sauce, or the OJ Double Burger with onion jam and garlic confit sauce.

Good to Know: These Oklahoma style burgers are for onion lovers – their patties are smashed with a healthy helping of onions making for a perfect marriage of onions and beef.

Location: 10 Kingsbridge Garden Cir, 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.