So I'm walking home from Pacific Mall around 8pm tonight and I stumble upon this burger joint called Big Moe's Burgers on the S/E corner of Kennedy and Steeles, just below the Petro Canada gas station. Somewhere on there signage it says they use fresh grinded ground beef or something along those lines. So, if your familiar with the area it sticks out like a sore thumb because all the business in that particular area are chinese. So I go in and decide to give it a try.
Here is my review:
I order a burger with fries and a drink ($4.79 for the burger and $2.99 to make it a combo).
Surprisingly the burger was quite good, nicely seasoned, pretty juicy and a nice soft bun. I use Burger Priest as my measuring stick for burgers. If Burger Priest is a 9.5/10, Big Moe's is at least a 7.5/10. The reason for the point differential is because Burger Priest has a slightly juicier burger and I asked Big Moe himself why he doesn't cook the burger a little bit more rare and he indicated it was because of the demographics of the area and it's not something they might be accustomed to but I'm sure if you ask, he would accommodate you.
They also have veggie burgers on their menu, the girl sitting next to me at the counter ordered it and I quietly asked her of what she thought of the veggie burger and she said she really enjoyed it.
The fries were pretty good too, fresh cut fries that were nicely salted.
In addition the places also sells funnel cakes oddly enough.
The owner Moe indicated that they just opened last Saturday. Normally my first option would be Burger Priest but since I live near Pacific Mall, I think this place is a great option for people that live in upper Scarborough that want a good gourmet burger and don't want to make the trek to the beaches.