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The Works

$$ - $$$
Downtown Kingston
American, Canadian, Bar, Pub
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298 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B5, Canada
+1 613-547-6000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had steamrollers (grilled). The be perfectly honest I think they were over dried. They do not come even close to oven baked antojitos you can get in Montana's. Some might enjoy over sized mugs (soft drinks). I was there with a group of four folks from work and they seem to enjoy the burgers. The only thing I can... More 

Thank Alexander Y
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today. Wow what a menu. Great atmosphere very...steam punk? Loved it anyway. Wiped out had a Greek salad that was very good. One guy had the poutine and loved it. Juicy Lucy burger stuffed with cheese looked fantastic. Other girl had son of a beech burger. Everyone left happy. Reasonably priced great service awesome food. Everything you... More 

Thank Glen Y
Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our family's favorite place for burgers. The appies are incredible (try the Wrecking Balls - kids love them!), the burgers are done perfectly, the poutine is delicious and the atmosphere is fantastic.

Thank Aili07
Belleville, Canada
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167 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food is very good and the service is always excellent. Quite possibly the best hamburger you can have anywhere. And the selection of toppings seems endless, fresh and lots. This is a chain hamburger joint. We have visited a number of times. We will be regulars when we visit Kingston.

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Thank Gregg A
West Kelowna, Canada
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a very nice venue for family or friends to enjoy awesome burgers. The menu is well thought out and has a step by step process for building your burger. There is also a lunch menu and a kids one. The food is delicious. Service is friendly and professional. Prices are reasonable.

Thank JBLB
Kingston, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Always happy to have a burger on a gluten free bun! Very tasty. Good assortment of toppings. Pleasant & efficient service.

Thank Brenda C
Markham, Canada
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

What is up with establishments like these using jars for your drinks? The prices are all weird figures. I just don't understand these types of restos.

Thank 232henryw
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I went here and found the menu totally bewildering and what we finally had was not nearly as good as 5 Guys. To us $50.+ seems like a lot for 2 Burgers and fries... and did i mention that the menu is SO confusing!!!!!

Thank R1333LAdavidd
Sherwood Park, Canada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Went on Friday, very cool place, interesting décor, very welcoming staff and absolutely amazing food. I had salad with beets, very tasty. Kids and hubby had burgers, loved it, we had to much food. You gotta try Wrecking balls, those are great, very tasty, even picky eaters loved them.

Thank ginger232015
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Unlimited fries sets them apart from other burger places, but the food itself is average. You can get a big milkshake in a large measuring cup and those are really yummy! Otherwise, it's average is all other respects.

Thank f1onalau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-547-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?