Fries at Hintonburger
Hamburgers at Hintonburger
Hamburgers at Hintonburger
Hamburgers at Hintonburger
Veggie Burgers at Hintonburger
Bacon Cheeseburger at Hintonburger
Bacon Cheeseburger at Hintonburger
Fries at Hintonburger
Foods from Hintonburger

2010 Jul 5
Went to Hintonburger for the first time today for lunch. It was brutally hot inside and out, but the staff remained friendly during service. All the orders I saw were cooked to order, so nothing was sitting around on the grill, but there was a bit of a wait.

The place has been pretty much described by others here. The place really is a burger 'shack.'

I asked about the hours and they said they are officially open until 8pm or so, but have been closing around 9pm lately.

My food was great. The prices decent. A great addition to the neighborhood.

2010 Jul 4
D-Lux, that's a fine photo of what I found to be a pretty average burger.

Was it better than MacDonald's? Sure. But, it didn't have anything on many other local fast-food joints or casse-croutes in the region. The meat is sourced from O'Brien's, I think, but it didn't wow me.

My husband and I ordered the Armstrong, the Wellington, both with cheese, a large fry and two drinks. It came to around $17, which is reasonable, but not any huge deal.

I'm a bit confused about the cheese for the burgers. Their menu states that it's St. Albert's, but the stuff we got was clearly processed la Kraft Singles. It wasn't bad, but not what I had in mind.

I might stop here for some fries once and again, but there are better places for me to get my grease on.

2010 Jun 30
Went to Hintonburger on 6/28/10 for Lunch with some co-workers. I always look forward to a new food option for the area and Hintonburger is a welcome addition.

I had "The Hintonburger", 6oz local beef patty with cheese and a good amount of bacon. When prompted for toppings, I requested the works. It came loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions. Overall the burger was good, very fresh tasting, like something you'd have at a family BBQ. My co-workers all agree.

I also got a small fries with my burger. I personally like my fries crispier than what I got, but they were seasoned nicely.

The menu is limited, but you can expect things you'd find at a regular chip wagon, Hot Dogs, Corndogs (hand dipped apparently), Poutine, and Onion Rings. Plus an assortment of extra toppings like hot peppers and sauerkraut on display.

The prices are fair, I paid $9 for my Hintonburger and small fries. If you're feeling cheap they have smaller portions. You can get the "the Armstrong" (4oz patty) and a value fries for $6.25.

The shop is very small but has some seating inside and a picnic table outside.

I am surely going back very soon.

2010 Jun 29
The burgers are quite good, due in large part to the high quality of the beef (it is indeed local and organic). Top notch bacon on the Hintonburger as well. No veggie hot dogs or burgers yet, but they said they'd have some in the near future and are gathering info about which types are the best.

The owners & staff are really friendly, and seemed eager to learn and develop their business over time. At the moment it's tasty and charming, and I think it will get even better in the future. Definitely going back!

2010 Jun 28
any vegetarian burgers or hot dogs available?

2010 Jun 27
Well it has opened. I would like to say very friendly and clean. If you are expecting traditional poutine this may not be your place, the poutine is salty and fries mushy. They put lots of curds on top but no gravy or cheese in middle or end. I truly did not finish. Burgers are good but a bit tiny for 6.50 that's not combo.

2010 Jun 27
Last night when I walked my dog down Wellington, I noticed Hintonburger adverts stapled to some of the hydro poles.

Generally the burgers range from $4.75-6.75, homemade, Lesters hotdogs-steamed,hand dipped corn dogs, fries, poutine and rings.

The shop itself did not look open yet nor were there any indications on the leaflets regarding the opening date.

Hopefully the burger fairy was kind to us and leaves us with a good burger place!

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2010 Jul 5
Diagram of my burger. The bacon was great. Fresh toppings. It's not a gourmet burger, but simple and tasty.

2010 Jul 5
The "Hintonburger"

'6oz bacon cheeseburger with signature bbq sauce'

I found the patty was greasy, but really good. A nice 'meaty' taste to the patty. Not too thick, not too thin.


2014 May 20
I had my first Hintonburger experience today. I ordered the Armstrong with cheese. It is the 4oz patty. I asked for all the dressings which was tomato, lettuce, onions, hot peppers, mayo, ketchup and mustard. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The patty was juicy and nicely grilled on the outside. The bun was the right size: not too thick, not too thin. Yes, one of the best burgers in town!

The fries were ok. I am not sure about the outside texture. It seems coated with something although I can't tell what. I prefer the Five Guys fries.

I will definitely be back for the burger. I can't believe it took me this long to have one!!!

2013 Sep 19
I've started second guessing my love of Hintonburger, since the last 2 times I've been, the burgers haven't been must-eat-this-immediately, don't-care-if-I-look-like-cookie-monster delicious. They were decently-good, but the fries were definitely mediocre.

Captain Caper's post makes me want to go a few more times to confirm/deny my suspicions, but I've definitely caught myself wanting to venture to Beech St Burger instead, after my first delightful visit.

I guess this is a post that is: to be continued...

2013 Sep 16
THE Hintonburger is still king (in my hood).

(I sometimes think the bun should be up-graded from the foamy one they use .... but when I'm woofing the burger down, that thought quickly disappears.)

Onion rings are the classic chip wagon style.

Nice to mix sriracha hot sauce with ketchup to dip the rings in.

2011 Sep 10
Visited for the second time today and, contrary to my first time, had the scorched, overcooked experience that others have mentioned. :-(

This burger was just plain bad. Some parts were so blackened that the bitterness made me wince and make spitting noises. Unbelievable, considering how amazingly good the other one I had there was! It was my wife's first visit and she was not at all impressed. (quote: "A Big Mac is better than this -- at least it's consistent and the flavours are balanced." -- they had also put way more mustard than ketchup in hers.)

Until they figure out their quality control problems I have no reason to return.

This time the salt wasn't in a parmesan shaker, so there's evidence that they do make improvements! :-)

2011 Aug 3
Oh My!! I finally tried one of these and I really think it might be the best burger in Ottawa. Loaded with bacon and a nicely seasoned medium-cooked patty, this is a masterpiece.

Lots of toppings to choose from -- including pickled turnips. Major win there! See the pretty pink pickle peeking from my under my patty? As any shawarma aficionado will tell you, pickled turnips go very well with seasoned beef.

I think the best way to describe it is using what I consider to be the second and third best burgers in town right now. It is like a cross between Vera's Burger Shack's backyard style burger with Baja Burger Shack's wonderfully seasoned and tender patty.



2010 Oct 18
Hintonburger's veggie burger is a falafel burger. light on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Bun leaves something to be desired, but the burger is worth it.

Pretty smoky in there at lunch so I still smell like burgers. Good thing I don't need to sit close to anyone at work :)


2012 Aug 1
I have been to Hintonburger many times (my daughter favorite) she loves the corn dogs and I'd agree with her, they are delish. The burgers not so much. What does set this burger joint apart is the staff, they are incredibly friendly.

2011 Mar 3
Went again yesterday and if you are into corndogs, Hintonburger's is the best. Hand dipped and fried to order, so it's a much different experience than a frozen pogo. Did not enjoy my burger as much as usual though, as it was overcooked and on the dry side for my taste, although the flavor was still good. Off day maybe.


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2014 May 20
The fries are good but not great. They seem to be slightly coated (see the bubbling on each?). Perhaps it is just how they fried? I prefer the Five Guys fries where they are soggier and more chewy in the middle.

2010 Jul 5
A 'value' size of the fresh cut fries. I've sprayed with vinegar (no cider or malt unfortunately) and sprinkled seasoning on them. Ketchup on the side for dippin'.

Slightly soft, slightly crisp. Skins on.