Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina

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2005/02/17 17:16:21 (permalink)

Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina

Char-grill, Two Guys and Hardees in that order. Any that I have missed? Char-grill burgers unusual in that they still cook over coals inside the store...order taking is by pencil and paper and dropped in a slot to the workers. Now if I can find some good onion rings within 25 miles, I'll be all set.
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    GordonW
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/02/17 18:27:13 (permalink)
    Just replied on this to a topic above on the Forum list. Wimpy's, on Hillsborough Road in north Durham. Alas, not charcoal, but a real burger, you pick the toppings, written on a piece of paper they hand to someone in back, and you get your food a few minutes later. Grease on the hands and the whole bit; maybe a bit below the 85% lean mark.
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    Hillbilly
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/02/17 20:01:45 (permalink)
    Go to "Finch's" on Peace street for the best onion rings within 100 miles. And "Player's Retreat" across from N.C.State has outstanding burgers as well.
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/02/17 21:04:35 (permalink)
    Any of you ever been to Johnson's in Siler City?

    I wouldn't classify it as a great burger but I love the setting and it is a classic example of a type - authentic 50s style preparation
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    Hillbilly
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/02/18 09:18:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Brent Kulman

    Any of you ever been to Johnson's in Siler City?

    I wouldn't classify it as a great burger but I love the setting and it is a classic example of a type - authentic 50s style preparation

    How could I have forgotten about "Johnson's". The only problem is that you really have to plan to find him open. It is my understanding that he only buys a small amount of meat every morning and then closes the door when he sells out. It must have something to do with his tee-times. I have been by there before 1:00 and found him closed for the day. BUT I do love his cheeseburgers (made with Velveeta) topped with a little coleslaw and onions. Of course, they are also good with lettuce and tomato.
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    drpep
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/03/03 22:00:28 (permalink)
    What about this Cook Out joint I've seen near Raleigh?
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    brentk
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/03/03 23:05:13 (permalink)
    The Federal in Durham has a great burger au poivre. Unique, spicy with a great texture. Terrific fries, too.
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    orzobino
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/03/13 07:35:34 (permalink)
    What about Fat Daddys? is it still around on glendale?
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    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina 2005/03/13 13:55:44 (permalink)
    My personal favorite during my 18 years in the Raleigh area was Fat Daddy's, primarily because of their buttered burger buns.

    As for the Char Grill phenomenom, I attribute that to primarily being the fond memories of Raleigh natives of their childhoods. I always noticed that Raleighites were the most staunch proponents of Char Grill. Despite my repeated efforts over the years, I never could eat the burgers without suffering from severe indigestion, despite my possessing a cast-iron stomach. I usually ended up with a Jr. Burger, and suffered through it in my attempts to relish the 50's era atmosphere. I even own one of their T-shirts, with a cool '57 Chevy on the back. I just can't say their burgers are good. I'll defer to your admiration for them, however, since we're not arguing over something IMPORTANT, like barbecue! ;-)
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