Jack’s Burger Shack

St. Albert surprisingly has a decent amount of restaurants in the ‘hood. A co-worker and I wanted to try something different for lunch so we decided to check out Jack’s Burger Shack on a Thursday.  We just missed the lunch rush (score!) and were able to grab a seat at the counter. Good spot as you can see everything being cooked and the fries being blow-torched (what!).

I like how all of Jack’s burgers can be substituted for a chicken breast if you say don’t eat beef and they also have one vegetarian patty on the menu. All the staff were very easy going and it’s always great supporting a family run joint. We took a look at the chalkboard menus up on the walls and decided to go with a few things.

All shook up ($8.00)
Beef, bacon and peanut butter. Interesting idea with the peanut butter. My co-worker said it was very good and that the beef patty was tender and juicy.

Brontosaurus ($8.00)
Homemade chickpea patty with LTO, jack sauce and bleu cheese. I’m no vegan (clearly) but the brontosaurus sounded interesting so I gave it a shot. The chickpea patty was surprisingly very flavourful. As many people have said, the patties are bigger than the buns, which I don’t mind one bit. Also an interesting tidbit I found out was that their buns are made specifically for their shop from Safeway (who woulda thunk)!

Jack’d Up fries ($5.00)
Hand cut fries with jack sauce, cheese slices and onion. It’s interesting how they blow torch their cheese slices – can’t say I’ve ever seen that before on fries. The jack sauce is what makes these fries good!

Poutine ($5.00)
Hand cut fries, cheese curds and gravy. I’m not the biggest fan of poutine but this one was very average. We both found it to be a bit too salty for our taste buds.

Overall, Jack’s is a quaint little spot – nothing mind blowing but tasty burgers, fries and shakes. Speaking of shakes, I will have to try one next time as everyone else seemed to be ordering them. Their sister restaurant, Cerdo Tacos + Tequila, is located right next door. Rooftop patio looks pretty sweet for the summer.

Jack’s Burger Shack
#130, 15 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB
(780) 458-0055

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