Best BURGER(s) in Philly ?!? The DEVIL'S ALLEY burger? pics!

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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/17 23:00:57 (permalink)
My VERDICT ????
Should the ROYAL TAVERN burger deserve to be called the "BEST BURGER in PA"?????
(by the Food Network magazine staff, June/July issue)

My ANSWER???
An overwhelming YES !!!  Sure, why not??!?
It was a great tasting , beefy burger on a nice fresh brioche roll;
all the parts blended together SO well...
I just did'nt want that burger to END!  I savored every bite!
 
Of course, I have'nt tried EVERY burger in PA, but then again, neither did  the Food Network Magazine person who declared it the best....
 
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/17 23:11:56 (permalink)
Davydd - Good point.  I just have to stop getting sucked in to responding  to these lists.. It's just that when you feel your go to places are not on the list, you want to support them.
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 08:47:44 (permalink)
Baah Ben

I wish they would at least give us the top two or three in each state.  Many of us have our own opinions and at least this way we'd know if they tried some of the others that we might think are equally as good ...or better.

For instance in Pennsylvania - I'd like to know if they actually tried Tessarro's in Pittsburgh.  Or, in New Mexico, did they go to Bob Cat Bite, too?  In New York, where else did they try a burger?  In Florida, how about Jack's Famous, Le Tub, The Brickyard.............
I found the site for El Rey De Las Fritas..They give a brief description of their Cuban burger made with special seasonings, special sauce and shoestring potatoes.  So, we have a Cuban burger and that is the best burger in our State...Good to know.
 
MD - Maybe you can try it? You've been to the Brickyard, probably been to Le Tub, Jack's Famous, too. 
 
 
 



It's a local chain.  Yes, I've been to the one on Bird Road.  To my taste, Fritas Domino El Original at 936 SW 67th Avenue is better.  They make what I think of as "angel hair" fried potatos, instead of shoestrings.  I was told by another restaurateur that they have a special machine for shredding them.
 
  For anyone contemplating a visit, beware that both are kind of dives, and english is in short supply.
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 09:07:24 (permalink)

For anyone that is taking this list too seriously; I would like to point out the Burger they chose for California.  The Double Double from In-N-Out.
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 09:56:16 (permalink)
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 Davydd.......it's just that when you feel your go to places are not on the list, you want to support them.

I hear you Baah Ben, even though you were'nt talking to me...
Yes, it would've been cool if the "50 states, 50 burgers" article had a quick "honorable mention" 2nd place for each state.   
 
They could still write the big paragraph for the winner, and underneath it say "honorable mention: the Devil's Alley burger" .
 
I'd been thinking the same thing as YOU when I saw that CLANCY'S took down the NM burger award!
I too, thought, what about the BOBCAT BITE?!??
(hence I was very grateful to see BUFFETBUSTER'S Bobcat report and pics last night! )
 
Good suggestion, Baah Ben!!

post edited by ellen4641 - 2009/06/18 12:07:30
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 12:10:17 (permalink)
After the ROYAL TAVERN burger, I took a short stroll over to the ITALIAN MARKET,   which goes along 9th St in South Philly
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 12:15:11 (permalink)
Pricey cheese in the ITALIAN MARKET, Philly

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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 14:43:44 (permalink)
After the Italian Market, I hopped on a Septa city bus up 9th St.
Got off on Chestnut, for the DEVIL'S ALLEY,  which is near 19th st

Tons of reviews on YELP...
And the burger here was a much better deal ...1/2 pound for $6.95
(but if one wanted CHEESE , that was $1.50 extra, $8.45 total)
And FRENCH FRIES were only $1.50 extra to add on !


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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 14:54:10 (permalink)
GREAT burger at the DEVIL'S ALLEY !
VERY similar taste to the Royal Tavern..
good chopped meat, maybe same butcher?!?

more pics coming! time to deal more poker!
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 15:33:08 (permalink)
Ellen, you are truly the Burger Hunter! Excellent, mouth-watering descriptions and pics, thanks for sharing!
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 17:43:10 (permalink)

close-up of the MOUTHWATERING Devil's Alley burger !
 
And my Devil's Alley bill was a lot cheaper than my Royal Tavern one..
10 bucks, plus tip, and I got out of there for $14.00  (a steal)
(I just drank ice water this time)

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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 17:47:02 (permalink)
TnTinCT

Ellen, you are truly the Burger Hunter! Excellent, mouth-watering descriptions and pics, thanks for sharing!

And thanks for taking the time to write!  Nice hearing from my CT Roadfood bud..
 This DEVIL'S ALLEY brioche roll  really soaked up the burger juices..

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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 18:31:58 (permalink)
Ah...............another wonderful report and another reason to get off my butt and call my daughterrer in Philly to take me out to lunch!  Thanks!
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 19:21:24 (permalink)
I pay no attention to lists-I pay attention to my roadfood friends...
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 23:06:41 (permalink)
annpeeples

I pay no attention to lists-I pay attention to my roadfood friends...

That is about the sweetest comment I've ever heard!
You ROCK, annie !!

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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 23:45:09 (permalink)
Ellen, that Devil's Alley burger is a handsome thing, and I'm glad to know that it tastes as good as it looks ( just in case I ever get back to Philly. ) The price tag  makes a lot more sense than the one at Royal Tavern, too.
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/18 23:56:25 (permalink)
I appreciate your trips, Ellen. I may not always rock-but I try!!
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Re:Best BURGER(s) in Philly ??!!?? (pics included) 2009/06/19 09:02:12 (permalink)
And the downstairs BATHROOM area   at the Devil's Alley was  like being in one of those "dark" amusement rides at the Jersey shore!!

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