New Jersey Hamburgers...where?

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/12 20:02:03 (permalink)
Well, I googled "Inkwell, West Long Branch" for you, Leethebard.
Looks like there's just a fancy coffee house called the Inkwell now!
A much more cleaned up version, and just basking in the former glory of the Inkwell name

Does'nt have that nice GRITTY DIVE sound like YOUR Inkwell , though!
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/12 22:47:38 (permalink)
No...that's the same place...not the exact same location from the 60's joint...but the same place...seems they still serve food...whether trhey have the burger basket,I don't know....I'm glad to see it's still there....40 years and still counting...maybe it is still good!!!!
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/16 09:21:17 (permalink)
Go to Boom Burger in Belmar, NJ.
They are the best.

http://www.boom-burgers.com/
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/16 17:40:52 (permalink)
I just checked out the menu for this place, it seems really pricey and upscale. I think I'll pass for now. FWIW this guy has 2 posts, and joined today...hmmmmm

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/16 18:34:05 (permalink)
While it is a bit pricey and that 2 post thing is a little suspicious, I would definitely go, the burger looked yummy!
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/16 19:00:34 (permalink)
Unless you could do a side by side taste test it would almost be impossible to judge best burger. To man variables involved imho.

White Manna is less than 5 minutes from where I live.
Until recently, I had never been there so after reading all the comments reviews and hype I figured I would go and try it for myself.
Personally, I wasn't really impressed in the least. To be fair I went back a second time. Maybe it's me but I just don't get it.
The burger is ok but that's about it. I simply think it's a lot of hype. Inexpensive small burger in a small place from a 40's look diner.

I agree that a lot has to do with the cut of meat and the fat content. If you want a tasty butger, it can't be too lean. After all, the fat gives it the taste.
Me, I figure if it's not dripping off your elbow, it just ain't right.
Heart attack burger perhaps but we all gotta go sometime
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/19 19:23:56 (permalink)
<<I just checked out the menu for this place, it seems really pricey and upscale. I think I'll pass for now. FWIW this guy has 2 posts, and joined today...hmmmmm >>

Maybe so, but somebody with 2,729 posts just wrote a glowing review of it on NJ egullet. On the basis of that I have added it to my "To Do" list.

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/20 00:05:09 (permalink)
Perhaps I'll have to change my mind :)

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/20 00:06:18 (permalink)
BigApetite,
Did you go to the one in Hackensack or Jersey City? I've been to both and found the Hackensack White Manna to be far superior.

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2008/12/20 00:58:14 (permalink)
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Go to Boom Burger in Belmar, NJ.
They are the best.

http://www.boom-burgers.com/


Welcome to Roadfood, patsea!
Wow, you made this your very first post!
(you don't own the place now, do you??) (LOL)
I like the way their menu looks...
plus the fact that they cook their burgers "medium rare to medium" unless otherwise instructed.  A place that is'nt worried about the "burger police"..
my kind of place; I'll have to make it a point to check it out, ASAP
 
keep on posting now, patsea,
ellen in AC area
 
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/11 00:52:16 (permalink)
Hi everyone,
I ate an excellent burger today at John and Elaine's Diner/Family Restaurant (depends on which sign you look at) on Route 35 South in Point Pleasant Beach. It was juicy and the roll was really good. I can't describe it but it had the same flavor and taste that the rolls at Fuddrucker's have. I don't know if it's what they use in the roll or what they brush it with before they toast it but it was great, fresh and soft and with that unknown flavor. The burger was cooked perfectly, nice and juicy, the cole slaw was really good, the fries were eh. They were of the frozen coated variety. All and all a great little place. It's on Route 35 South just before the A & P Liquor store. It's set back from the road and if you hit Route 88 you just missed it (but if you don't feel like a U-Turn just go to the Ocean Bay diner instead!). It's mainly a breakfast and lunch place but they serve dinner a few nights a week (Friday and Saturday nights I think, but don't quote me.) They have been around since the 1970's so they must be doing something right.

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/11 07:14:35 (permalink)
Hey,thanks for the tip on John & Elaine's. I'll give them a try. And I ate at the OB a few months ago...it was OK. I remember that place from 40+ years ago. For my money Rainbow Diner on Rt 70 in Brick is much better now! By the way I miss the Fuddrucker's we had in Toms River!
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/11 08:17:21 (permalink)


===Go to Boom Burger in Belmar, NJ.
They are the best.

http://www.boom-burgers.com/===

What!!??? No patty melt? That's criminal.  For compensation, I would try the lamb burger in a shot.  The prices seem reasonable.

Going through their site, I don't know what to think of this.  It seems like a variation of the uncle who says "Pull my finger."  I think the results could be worse.

http://www.boom-burgers.com/tails.html

I am debating if this makes PETA seem correct (to a degree) or a waste of good oxtails for soup...

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/11 08:23:46 (permalink)
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patsea2

Go to Boom Burger in Belmar, NJ.
They are the best.

http://www.boom-burgers.com/


Welcome to Roadfood, patsea!
Wow, you made this your very first post!
(you don't own the place now, do you??) (LOL)
I like the way their menu looks...
plus the fact that they cook their burgers "medium rare to medium" unless otherwise instructed.  A place that is'nt worried about the "burger police"..
my kind of place; I'll have to make it a point to check it out, ASAP
 
keep on posting now, patsea,
ellen in AC area
 



Ellen4641, Boomburger has your name written all  over it!
 

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/11 12:44:07 (permalink)
Thanks, Don for thinking of me!
YES, Boom Burger is high up on my list of burgers to try...
I ambitiously thought I could get there last Sunday, after my Harold's Deli, and Blitzburger experiences!

But I was SO stuffed afterwards that I just ended up doing some shopping stops on the way home ; no more eating stops!
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/16 19:38:38 (permalink)
anyone tried this place in carteret?  before it was rennovated, i always drove by it and thought it was a fake burger king.  looks like they're drawing in customers though.

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20081210/NEWS/812100369/1003/RSS01
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/16 20:05:46 (permalink)
<<anyone tried this place in carteret?>>

I was at the old location a couple of times. I had heard that it was closed but I wasn't aware that they had relocated and reopened.

The old location was a true NJ Roadfood location, in an industrial area. There were several free-standing large tacky signs outside, the biggest of which said "Cheese Fries".  In fact my son thought that was the name of the place so that was what we always referred to it by. And the cheese fries were the best I've ever had,  but the burgers were just OK.

Hopefully the cheese fries are still as good at the new place. I need to get there.
post edited by ken8038 - 2009/01/16 20:07:15
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/16 22:03:37 (permalink)
gotta get to BOOM for that burger...
it's a real hot topic on Chowhound , as well (mid atlantic forum)
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/17 00:25:03 (permalink)
Ellen,
I don't go on chowhound. What is the consensious about Boom Burger? I was thinking of stopping in there today, but never made it.

Dave 
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/17 08:34:17 (permalink)
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Ellen,
I don't go on chowhound. What is the consensious about Boom Burger? I was thinking of stopping in there today, but never made it.

Dave 


Hi Dave,
The consensus was almost all "YES" on Boom Burger!
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/17 15:44:57 (permalink)
Thank you! I'll have to check it out soon.

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/17 20:19:02 (permalink)
Boom is the real deal.  I've been twice and it was execellent both times.  High quality meat cooked rare as requested on great buns.  (Get the ciabatta)  The only negative was they were out of many of the drinks they supposedly carry but a small inconvenience for the great burger.
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/20 16:28:45 (permalink)
Ok I finally made it to Boom today for lunch. So I do withdraw my comments from above about not wanting to go there. However I still think that one post guy was just advertising.  It is small and the wild west decor in a restaurant owned by a NY Italian in a NJ beach town is a bit odd, but the burger was really good. It had like people have said a good juicy/greasy 5 napkin factor that is always good and the meat was very flavorful. The cibatta roll was wonderful as well, it was soft and fresh and fell apart nicely by the end of the burger. I got the signature boom burger with melted swiss, bacon, carmelized onions, letuce and tomato. They also included a realy large order of fries which were thicker than average fast food fries and very crispy. I took some pictures but they didn't come out as well as i would have liked. All in all a very good burger thats not too far away from me andI will definitely be back and I'll definitely tell people about it. 

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/21 14:56:10 (permalink)
<<Ok I finally made it to Boom today for lunch.

Thanks Dave. Of the "Roadfood Regulars" I think you are the first to report back. Glad to hear it's worth a stop. I still have it on my list and hope to make a quick run down to Belmar soon.
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/27 00:36:31 (permalink)
Went to Boom Burger today....Belmar, NJ
Here's their "classic cheeseburger".. great tasting meat!
I also took out their signature "Boom Burger" (minus the bacon)
It was only about HALF as thick as their WEBSITE pic of the Boom Burger!
www.boom-burgers.com

The onions were way too sweet for my personal tastes.
 
Check out their website! You'll see that MY Boom Burger looked hardly anything like theirs....  (they did an extra close up shot , so perhaps that's why it looked SO big?!)
I cut mine in half myself with my hands...in the webiste pic, it is cut perfectly in half, so it would appear that it was served that way.. (not for me, anyway)
 

I enjoyed the fries, but I did'nt care for the chocolate shake....
(that's where Bobby's Burger Palace really shines!) (in the shake department!)
  
 
post edited by ellen4641 - 2009/01/27 00:46:23
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/27 21:20:37 (permalink)
Hey everyone,
I found a brand new burger place that I'll have to try soon. It's brand new as in they've been open since Friday. www.franklyburgers.com is in the Raintree Plaza on County Route 537 in Freehold. I stopped by this morning to pick up a menu and it looks interesting. fresh meat burgers, several types of hot dogs, fresh cut fries and some other menu items. I'm going to try it out soon but I just thought I'd share in case anyone's interested.

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/27 22:00:08 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,
I found a brand new burger place that I'll have to try soon. It's brand new as in they've been open since Friday. www.franklyburgers.com is in the Raintree Plaza on County Route 537 in Freehold.
Dave

I'm VERY interested, Dave!
It's funny, cause I just read about them , as well, the other day on Chowhound, in that midatlantic forum..
And my sis lives only about 7 miles north of Freehold...
I left her house around 10 am to head back to AC yesterday...
I figured I'd be too early for franklyburgers, but I'm looking forward to trying them next time..
If they charbroil their burgers, that's a big plus for ME!


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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/28 20:21:53 (permalink)
Ellen,
I'm not sure how they do their burgers. I walked in around 10:30am the other day to grab a to go menu because the website is a work in progress. I spoke with a guy who seemed like an owner or manager for maybe a minute and then left. I'm thinking of going back to eat tomorrow I'll keep everyone posted. Had anyone on Chowhound eaten there yet or were they just saying it had opened?

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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/28 22:31:55 (permalink)
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Ellen,
I'm not sure how they do their burgers. I walked in around 10:30am the other day to grab a to go menu because the website is a work in progress. I spoke with a guy who seemed like an owner or manager for maybe a minute and then left. I'm thinking of going back to eat tomorrow I'll keep everyone posted. Had anyone on Chowhound eaten there yet or were they just saying it had opened?

Dave


They were basically just saying it had opened;
but I better check back on that forum again, as it's just a matter of time before someone does try it!!
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RE: New Jersey Hamburgers...where? 2009/01/29 18:12:59 (permalink)
Hopefully I beat everyone too it! I went to Frankly Burgers today. To answer Ellen's question you have your choice of char broiled or cooked on a griddle. I opted for the griddled because I like my burgers better that way. It's a 1/3 lb angus burger, not sure if it's certified angus or what, but I've noticed that other than being trendy angus burgers aren't as juicy or greasy, maybe they are leaner? Anyway having eaten at Boom Burger last week this was just an average burger. The kaiser roll was soft and fresh but the burger wasn't a 5 napkin grease dripping down your chin burger.  I will go back soon to try their hot dogs though.

Dave
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