Stockyards is a small joint located on St Clair Ave W. It was so small that we had trouble finding the place – we walked up and down St Clair probably about 8-10 times trying to locate it, and even asking locals. It was a dark, cold and windy night and after about 15 minutes of trying to find it, I was ready to give up.. but there it was – tucked between two already closed stores, we had found burger heaven.
We walked in, mesmerized the staff busily working away to fulfil constant orders. I was a little bit put off by the prices, but I sat by the bar, watching them cook away. I just love watching food cooked right in front of me and handed right to me hot off the stove. All the ingredients were fresh and it was soooo delicious. I normally am hesitant to go up north just for food, but it was completely worth all the trouble.
I ordered the Classic Burger. With two hands, I picked it up and it just melted in my mouth. It really was just heaven in my mouth. This may sound like a huge call, but this was no doubt the best burger I’ve EVER had.
I had a taste of the buttermilk chicken, and it was some mighty fried chicken. Forget KFC, this is THE stuff that goodness is made of. I am also not doubtful that the rest of the menu was of the same quality.
Fennel and garlic scented pork loin, belly, and cracklings served on a baguette, with garlic aioli $9
Combo Classic Burger with Fries
6 oz. custom ground beef w/ lettuce, Stockyards mayo, ketchup, pickles, tomato and onion $9
Stockyards Fried Chicken Combo
Buttermilk marinated fried chicken, with fries and side coleslaw $13.50
699 Saint Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 1B2