2595 Victoria Park Avenue
Toronto, ON M1T 1A4
Johnny's Hamburgers is the single greatest name for a burger joint. Not only does it bring up every boy's nostalgic moment of eating frozen burger patties growing up, it also rocks the greatest name that God has blessed on this Earth. Unfortunately, the nostalgia doesn't affect me having grown up in tropical paradise my whole life (Miami) and not the "borough with the Scar".
This burger joint is a tiny place that has no tables and barely enough on the bench. If you're looking to eat-in, you're going to look like a fool sitting on the floor. The menu is simple here. Get a burger or get out. They also have steak on a kaiser, hot dogs, shakes, and apparently fish and chips. The prices are so small that you pretty much understand why these patties are frozen.
Get the cheeseburger and fries ($6) and you're set. $3.50 for a cheeseburger is a cheap lunch and the fries here were actually pretty good. A part of me enjoyed my fries more than my burger. They were crisp and not at all greasy. The burger patty was not very good, but I like all the free toppings that come with them. Despite it all, the burger patty and bread didn't make for the best burger experience.
Service is quick though and the lineups get ridiculously long for a subpar burger. But I get it. People grew up on this stuff. Probably the same lubby dubby feeling I get when I see McDonald's McNuggets, despite the obvious lack of any taste for either. Open real late so if you can't decide what to eat (like me), you can make your way over. You should probably still expect a lineup though...
Ambience: C- | Service: B | Price: A | Food: C