Rocky’s Burger Bus

Review by: Jane & Michael Stern

Rocky’s Burger Bus is a 1960s-era urban transit bus long ago run aground, now semi-permanently anchored just outside the east entrance of the Crossroads Farmers Market. Here are some of the best burgers in the beef-happy province of Alberta.

Order food by stepping up to a window near what used to be the driver’s seat. Expect to wait a while. Although it is casual in the extreme and frills are minimal, Rocky’s cuisine cannot honestly be called fast food. Each 10-ounce hamburger is hand-pattied thick enough that it takes a while to cook on the inside-the-bus grill. Potatoes are cut and fried to order; and when things get busy – as they do at lunch when pickup trucks and Mercedes fight for parking space – the French fry production runs behind demand.

Hamburgers are broader than their buns, cooked through but astonishingly succulent, with craggy black outsides that have crunch and savor like thick bacon. A single is a big sandwich. A double is a meat orgy.

There is no indoor dining room. Accommodations consist of a few scattered-around picnic tables painted red to match the bus.

Directions & Hours

10:30am - 3pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

What To Eat

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One Response to “Rocky’s Burger Bus”

Jane & Michael Stern
Jane & Michael Stern

February 27th, 2011

Rocky’s Burger Bus offers a unique experience and great food. The portions are definitely generous. If you’re a health nut Rocky’s may not be for you, but if you love a good burger, give them a try.

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