Rocky’s Burger Bus

Review by: 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.

What To Eat


French Fries


Rocky’s Burger Bus Recipes


What do you think of Rocky’s Burger Bus?

One Response to “Rocky’s Burger Bus”

Jed Web

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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