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Top 5 Burger

Uli's Restaurant

The Burger:

3.0 Burger

Overall Rating:


Cost Range:


Rated On:

Jul 11, 2012

It's All In The Details

Burger Basics

Where to start? Steak, aged 27 days? Check. Ground fresh? Check. Cooked to order? Check. From first bite, you know without a doubt that this patty is all business. From prep to cooking, flavor to texture, this patty is the star of the show. Simply writing about it right now is causing me to salivate all over myself. Beef to topping ratios and seasoning are spot on, allowing the very essence of the burg to play the pivotal role that it was meant to. The geniuses at Uli's didn't stop there either. Lay that perfect patty down on a chewy, fresh Challah bun which is seemingly designed for burg juice retention, and your foundation is one that could withstand the big one.

The Extras

What goes better with a masterful burger than a tasty Beer... or Bier, if you're so inclined. The beer list at Uli's is a spotlight and reads like a wish-list for the fans of foam, the hero's of hops, the brothers of barley. From small to big, local to German, you'll be able to find a great beer to compliment your burger. Getting back to the burger, the toppings on the 3.0 present a unique flavour, with the sweet pop of the corn salsa complimenting the subtle spice I picked up, I'm assuming, from the BBQ Sauce (Homemade, I might add). Again, the ratios were spot on so the toppings don't steal the show from the burger essentials.

The Experience

Situated on the strip in White Rock with a great patio, Uli's doesn't only wow you with the food they serve, they allow you to be wowed by the scenery as well. Service was great, only politely correcting my butchered pronunciation of the beer I ordered, and then providing a perfect pour when it came to the table.

My Take

To preface this, there is going to have to be a little editors note. I think I may have said it, but I normally don't do second ratings. However, in light of the fact that Uli's only releases a new and very unique burger once a year, I felt that this could qualify as a reason to bend the rules a little. I can say this. I was not disappointed in the least. This burger is out of this world good. The patty is quite simply perfect, the toppings a medley of amazing, the meal as a whole is stellar. I feel like I could rant and rave about this burger, but the words will still not do it justice. Let's just say that there is a reason these guys have been rated "Best in Surrey" for two years, and in my opinion, seem a lock for the three-peat. Then comes the kicker, Every Tuesday they discount the burger when you buy a beer. $15 for this burger AND a beer? Shut the front door. Actually, no, don't. Just go get a burger and a beer you damn fools!

Rating Breakdown

  • Quality of Bun
  • Quality of Patty
  • Quality of Toppings
  • Selection of Toppings
  • Preparation
  • Aesthetics
  • Manageability
  • Drip Factor
  • Uniqueness
  • Overall Flavour
  • Value


  • 9/10
  • 15/15
  • 8/10
  • 3/5
  • 9/10
  • 4/5
  • 8/10
  • 4/5
  • 4/5
  • 18/20
  • 4/5

Burger Rating Scale: Explained

To start, just a note explaining the weighted rating of the burg. We understand that it might be a little confusing, but the thought is that certain points of a burger just have more of an effect on how good a burger really is. For example, we feel the quality of the patty has a bigger impact on the burger than the cost or how well it holds together.

  • Quality of Bun: How was the bun? Fresh? Chewy? We always hope for the freshest possible bun, something that we can grip on to and that will act as a proper container for the burger itself
  • Quality of Patty: Ah, the essence of the burg. How good is the patty though? I mean, are we dealing with the ideal 80/20 chuck? Or, do we have a patty riddled with filler and other foreign and unwanted product?
  • Quality of Toppings: How fresh is the produce on the burg? How fresh are the sauces? How well prepared are the other wild and wonderful things that adorn our burg?
  • Selection of Toppings: Is this a joint that tells you what to get? Or is the the sky the limit? There's something to be said for a place that will let you pile some onion rings, a fried egg and a half a Bavarian on your burg.
  • Preparation: How well are the 'essentials' prepared? Did you have the makings for a good patty, but Joe Chef burnt it beyond recognition? Was the patty great, but that heap of bacon you wanted was uncooked? Overall, how was the burger put together?
  • Aesthetics: Nothing says delicious like a burger that is giving you those "come hither" looks with how delicious IT looks.
  • Manageability: How far did you make it before the burger fell apart? I know a good burger is supposed to be juicy and leave your hands a mess, but I don't feel that I should be eating the majority of it with a fork.
  • Drip Factor: Just how far down your arm did that succulent stream of burger juices make it? We all know that noone leaves a proper burger battle without getting a little messy
  • Uniqueness: Can you get this burg at McDonalds? Did they take some time to actually make something different here? You can have burgers that are just plain amazing, and you can have burgers that are amazing and make you think "Where did they come up with this?"
  • Overall Flavor: Did your taste-buds do a jig? Does your mouth water at the mere mention of this burger joint? Flavor is where it’s at baby!
  • Value: How much "bang for your buck" factor was involved? Obviously you pay for greatness, but sometimes it is unjust, and sometimes it is just a treat.
"People's Choice" Rating: (16 votes - 4.12)

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Available with your choice of:


  • Beef
  • Veggie



  • Mayo
  • Burnt Onion Relish
  • Homemade BBQ Sauce


  • Smoked Cheddar


  • Lettuce
  • Bacon
  • Guacamole
  • Corn Salsa



  • Beer