St. Albert

Jack’s Burger Shack

I always have my moments where I crave a burger. Thankfully the drive to Jack’s Burger Shack in St Albert wasn’t that far. I’ve been meaning to check it out for a while and finally found some time to last month. It’s right beside Cerdo Tacos + Tequila in the heart of St Al’s downtown, both restaurants sharing the same owner. Jack’s Burger Shack is a small restaurant with a modern shack-like feel, taking after its name. Their menu focuses on burgers, fries, and shakes. There’s a daily burger special that changes everyday as well. Burgers are freshly made with a BBQ like feel. Everything is reasonably priced and quite filling!

Cheery interior
BBQ Crunch Burger $9
My burger was topped with bacon, cheese, potato chips, and orange soda BBQ sauce. The burger patty was fresh and juicy. Whoever cooked it did a good job because mine was slightly burnt on the edges which is how I like my burgers! The sauce tasted like regular BBQ sauce to me though, I didn’t taste a hint of orange soda whatsoever. The potato chips were a nice touch to the burger by adding some crunch. 
French Fries $3.50
My friend and I shared an order of fries to accompany our burgers. The hand cut fries came with a malt aioli sauce which was very similar to mayo. The fries weren’t very crispy but more on the soft side (not soggy though). They had a bit too much salt on them and were overly savoury.
Quebecer Burger $9
My friend’s burger had fries, cheese curds, and gravy inside it. Basically a mini poutine within a burger. It also came with buttermilk sauce. He was the one who pointed out how the burgers reminded him of a BBQ burger. He enjoyed his quebecer and thought it was something different. The addition of the poutine toppings also filled him up quicker. 
Overall, Jack’s Burger Shack is a good place to check out if you’re craving some burgers. They weren’t outstanding but they left me satisfied. I really want to try out their sister restaurant, Cerdo, though!
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Address: #130, 15 Perron Street