Wild Things at Wild Burger
In a burger mood, I'd been hearing a lot about Wild Burger, but had not seen it. I'm in Whitby every weekend, how did I NOT know where this place was?! Tucked in the Landmark Theatre Complex on Consumers Drive, there it was. It's across from Glow in the Dark Mini Putt and beside Mongolian Grill.
A rustic place; very clean with a cowboy feel. We are seated and took a gander at the menu. So many choices plus specials! Our server was super cheerful and a huge fan of the restaurant, not just because she works there. These are not your run of the mill burgers, these are gourmet. The combinations are incredible. Amazing spices, aiolis, chutneys, fried eggs, syrups, cheeses and veggies are just some of the toppings for their meats.
Feeling like trying something new? This is the place to do it! Have you ever tried Elk, Kangaroo, Camel or Ostrich? They offer this and more with the most incredible combinations of toppings; you cannot resist. Not up for something new? They do have Chicken, Beef, Crab and more. Either way, this chef knows what they're doing!
My Mom went with the Special, a Bison Burger wrapped in bacon and stuffed with Nutella. I love duck, a lot, so I chose the Miso Duck Burger($15). The bison burger was super thick and juicy, difficult to eat at first. I'd never had Nutella in a burger before, but she said it was really subtle, not like eating a spoonful. All in all a great combination of sweet and salty. My duck burger was not what I expected; it didn't look or taste like duck I'm used to, but it was still delicious. The wild mushrooms, onions and spiced cabbage went perfectly. The wasabi vinaigrette made randomly spicy appearances. These were pretty tasty burgers. Three sauces were served with the burgers, but everything was so flavourful, we didn't use them. We shared an order of Deep Fried Pickles. SO GOOD! Crispy and coated in a light, tasty batter. We tried dipping the pickles in the sauces, but the pickles overpowered them. I'm glad we each didn't get a side, definitely couldn't have finished!
Service was awesome. She was so enthusiastic about the menu, it was almost contagious. She answered all questions and we chatted a bit after the meal as well about their unique menu.
Can't wait to go back!