It's a burger joint located in the same space as The Butchery in Bells Corners. Right now it's Vera's Express, meaning it has a limited menu. They serve a single burger, double, hot dog or chicken burger all with the usual suspects for toppings.

Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Hot Dogs at Vera's Burger Shack
Fries at Vera's Burger Shack
Hamburgers at Vera's Burger Shack
Hamburgers at Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
Vera's Burger Shack
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2010 Mar 15
The double Vera Burger. Man these burgers are incredible. Tons of seasoning inside. I guess it's a sort of steak spice mixed into the meat. Service was slower than fast food but still faster than a sit down sort of place.

This place is right next to Wallack's in Bell's Corners. In the same store as the "butchery" where the have great stuff as well. I got some new york steaks there the other night. They must have been 1.5 inches thick.

2010 Feb 19
Monty - despite the relative doneness, it was very juicy. Definitely not a lean burger.

2010 Feb 19
haha the reason i ask is because their website says this: Our 6 ounce burgers are made fresh to order and served slightly pink

i'll take my chances for a nice juicy burger! nothing worse than a dried out hockey puck.

2010 Feb 19
Monty, you just wish you were there to make it a 3-way burger bang. To answer your question, I didn't ask for it med-rare, and they serve the burgs at what I'd call a med-well. Someone should ask and report back!

2010 Feb 19
Monty - all the safety precautions you take in your smoking and you are going to eat a medium rare burger at a restaurant? I would not even do that at home!

2010 Feb 19
hope you lovebirds enjoyed your little lunch date. rofl.

are the burgers medium-rare? or do they give you the choice of grilling to medium-rare?

2010 Feb 19
The double vera burger (bacon and cheese) was about 15$ with small fries and drink...

I got the burger fully loaded, including BBQ sauce, hot sauce, hot peppers,etc)

I could not open my mouth big enough to fit the whole thing...Way too much food, but it was so good i actually finished it.

Best burger in town for me taste wise. (9 out of 10)

I see two possible problems with this place.

1)The seating area. There really isn't that much available. Two small bistro style tables with a few bar stools and a L shaped counter.

2)The menu is quite small. Not many choices. (might be more to come? How i would love too add some mushrooms and blue cheese to my burger

Next time I'm going to opt for the single, my tumtum hurts. If it funny that you can't even see my fingers holding the burger?

Oh, and no "you can't beat vera's meat" ;)


2010 Feb 19
So after hearing about this place, I decided to go and check it out for lunch. It's located in the same space as The Butchery in the strip mall in Bells Corners, so it could be easy to miss if you weren't aware of this. It was really busy, they were getting hammered with orders, and special orders so they were just pounding out the patties one after another... business appears to be booming for their lunch crowd at least! Looks like the local "go to" spot. Anyway, on to the food: single Vera burger with cheese and bacon, small fries and a drink. Total was approx. $13, and this is a VERY generous amount of food. I couldn't imagine ordering the large fries. My buddy ordered the double Vera burger with cheese and bacon... he was pretty much done in. The burger was grilled, extremely juicy and very flavorful, maybe some steak seasoning or something in the burger patty itself. The toppings were fresh, the fries were crispy, and the fountain drinks were not watered down. Overall, I think this is in the top 3 of places to get a burger in Ottawa. Classic, straight up, ultra thick and beefy burgers! I will be back!

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2012 May 13
This place definitely gets my vote for best “non-gourmet, fast food-ish” burger (although I am waiting for Baja Burger Shack to re-open for the season so I can try that).

In comparison to other places around town, the burger does not fall apart like the one at Five Guys and is more flavourful than anything available at The Works or Hintonburger. The basket of fries is enormous (more than enough for 2 people) and are not as salty as Five Guys. I wish they would open another location closer to the centre of the city (on second thought maybe that’s not a good idea!)

2012 Feb 11
Our Saturday lunch was great today. Had a Vera burger with cheese and bacon,sauteed onions,tomato,hot peppers,pickels,mustard,ketsup and mayo. Have to say in the top three Ottawa burgers. Would have to side by side Baja and Quinn's to make the decision. Definatly not for the megar appetite. Do not know what I was thinking last visit ordering a double but at least it is offered. Juicy burger today grilled just seconds past medium with a a ever so slight pink inside. Not overly seasoned and most of the toppings came through perfectly especially the pickels. One gripe was the bacon could have been a bit more predominant. Seating was a premium today full up by noon.

2011 Jun 6
just love the taste and texture of these burgers...just don't order a large fry - you'll need a family of 4 to finish them off.

2010 Apr 18
monty nailed it with "it's just a simple, honest burger that's done right."

Our patties were very lightly seasoned so there wasn't much flavour other than the ground beef. This is a burger for true backyard burger lovers (which I admit I am not). They are flame-grilled, which makes for a somewhat burnt gas-BBQ kind of flavour. (I got a crunchy piece of carcinogenic grit in one bite.) The toppings are good, and it's nice to be able to choose them by ticking off boxes on a checklist! The pickle is kosher-style brined, which may be unexpected. I'll skip it next time.

However, the patties are wonderfully moist inside. The Works could learn a thing or two from Vera's Burger Shack!

2010 Feb 19
agreed this is easily one of the best burgers in the city. the bun and toppings are simple, nothing fancy. it's the PATTY that really stands out here. they're grilled to order and incredibly flavourful and juicy.

really it's just a simple, honest, burger that's done right.

recommended!


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2012 Feb 11
Basket of fries. As FF says thin cut but not overly salty or greasy today. Sure were crispy. Usually I like them a bit thicker but they sure did hit the spot!

2010 Apr 18
The fries are good if you like them thin-cut, brown, crispy, salty, and greasy! Great with ketchup.





2012 Feb 11
The little lady sure likes her hot dogs. Actually this is the reason we ventured out to Vera's today. Hard to find a good dog in Ottawa but the quarter pound all beef Vera dog I'm told is at the top of the list. Great texture with a smokey flavor from the grill. This is the place for the big dawgs!