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MASTEROFVARIATION

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PHILLY BURGER Tue, 12/30/03 7:55 PM (permalink)
FIRST, ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN'S KRAZY JIM'S BLIMPY BURGER IS THE BEST BURGER. PERIOD.

SECOND, HAS ANYONE FOUND A DECENT BURGER IN OR NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA? THERE IS NOTHING REALLY WORTH MENTIONING AS FAR AS I CAN TELL.

THANK YOU.
 
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    i95

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    RE: PHILLY BURGER Tue, 12/30/03 8:23 PM (permalink)
    CheeseWit, you're on...
     
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      CheeseWit

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      RE: PHILLY BURGER Tue, 12/30/03 8:38 PM (permalink)
      Try Monk's Cafe in Philly. Excellent burgers!
       
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        TJ Jackson

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        RE: PHILLY BURGER Tue, 12/30/03 9:33 PM (permalink)
        Holly Moore recommends 5 different Philadelphia-area hamburgers.....Monks being one of them

        http://www.hollyeats.com/Philadelphia.htm
         
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          acer2x

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          RE: PHILLY BURGER Tue, 12/30/03 10:46 PM (permalink)
          in the 'burbs, try Drafting Room in Spring House, Montgomery County
           
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            Oneiron339

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            RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 10:03 AM (permalink)
            Don't forget the Charcoal Pit on Rte 202 north of Wilmington.
             
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              CheeseWit

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              RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 10:31 AM (permalink)
              I don't think The Charcoal Pit's burger is worth driving for. I'd rather have a burger at Nifty Fifty's (3 locations in the Philadelphia area), or Charlie's in Folsom (Delaware County), or the aforementioned Monk's Cafe in Center City Phila.
               
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                RC51Mike

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                RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 3:47 PM (permalink)
                The Charoal Pit is something of a landmark and the burgers are good but, I wouldn't necessarily drive far out of my way for one. Around here I prefer Jake's- fried but with fresh ground beef. Both have so so fries but good milk shakes.
                 
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                  Oneiron339

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                  RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 3:56 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by CheeseWit

                  I don't think The Charcoal Pit's burger is worth driving for. I'd rather have a burger at Nifty Fifty's (3 locations in the Philadelphia area), or Charlie's in Folsom (Delaware County), or the aforementioned Monk's Cafe in Center City Phila.

                  Where's Folsom? I know where Folcroft is but not Folsom.
                   
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                    CheeseWit

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                    RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 4:11 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by oneiron339

                    quote:
                    Originally posted by CheeseWit

                    I don't think The Charcoal Pit's burger is worth driving for. I'd rather have a burger at Nifty Fifty's (3 locations in the Philadelphia area), or Charlie's in Folsom (Delaware County), or the aforementioned Monk's Cafe in Center City Phila.

                    Where's Folsom? I know where Folcroft is but not Folsom.


                    It's about 3 miles west of Folcroft on Macdade Blvd.
                     
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                      JaneDough

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                      RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 5:05 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by MASTEROFVARIATION

                      FIRST, ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN'S KRAZY JIM'S BLIMPY BURGER IS THE BEST BURGER. PERIOD.

                      SECOND, HAS ANYONE FOUND A DECENT BURGER IN OR NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA? THERE IS NOTHING REALLY WORTH MENTIONING AS FAR AS I CAN TELL.

                      THANK YOU.


                      Call me crazy, but I have to recommend a chain here: Red Robin. CheeseWit & I ate at the one in Exton, PA one day last spring when we took a "roadtrip to nowhere" (justifying the heathenistic idea of a chain as an establishment worthy of being classified as a roadfood establishment).

                      It was among the best burgers I'd ever eaten... big, juicy, flavorful and cooked exactly as I requested it: just wave it quickly over the grill... Not to mention the tower of onion rings stacked in size order on a central post, surrounded by cups of 3 different dipping sauces. And for the skeptics among you, when we returned to the scene of the crime with the kids a few months later, it was every bit as good as I remembered it to be. Try the mushroom Swiss burger. I'm dying for one right now... CW, are you listening???
                       
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                        Sundancer7

                        RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 5:54 PM (permalink)
                        I will be in Philly in a few weeks and I will definately try Monk's. I read Holly Eats review and in his opinion, they had the best burger in the Philly area.

                        I know that Cheesewit and Janedough knows Philly better than anyone. Perhaps they will give us some more up to date reviews on Monks.

                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN
                         
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                          RubyRose

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                          RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 6:45 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Sundancer7

                          I will be in Philly in a few weeks and I will definately try Monk's. I read Holly Eats review and in his opinion, they had the best burger in the Philly area.


                          Sundancer, if you're staying in the King of Prussia area, may I suggest a visit to the Vale-Rio diner in Phoenixville? It's like stepping into The Land That Time Forgot - the menu, the diner and the staff.

                          (Edited for spelling)
                           
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                            Sundancer7

                            RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 7:07 PM (permalink)
                            Our office is in KOP. Thank you for your suggestion.

                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN
                             
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                              CheeseWit

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                              RE: PHILLY BURGER Mon, 01/5/04 9:45 PM (permalink)
                              Paul, try to give us a call when you come to the area. Just email me and I'll give you my phone numbers. If you like diners as I do, The Vale-Rio is worth a stop. Monk's continues to win The Best of Philly in the burger category that is sponsored by Philadelphia Magazine. I will tell you that there are many, many neighborhood bars or taprooms as they're called that serve excellent burgers. They are scattered throughout the area.
                               
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                                JaneDough

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                                RE: PHILLY BURGER Wed, 01/7/04 5:13 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                I will be in Philly in a few weeks and I will definately try Monk's. I read Holly Eats review and in his opinion, they had the best burger in the Philly area.

                                I know that Cheesewit and Janedough knows Philly better than anyone. Perhaps they will give us some more up to date reviews on Monks.

                                Paul E. Smith
                                Knoxville, TN


                                Sundancer, we're looking forward to meeting you, and hope we live up to your elevated opinion of our expertise. I haven't been to Monks since before it was even CALLED Monks, but my niece who lives in center city went there recently and liked it very much.

                                However, CW reminded me to also put in a good word for the burgers at Copabanana, on the SE corner of 4th & South Streets. They have the Copa II at 15th & Locust also -- same owners, same quality food (and best Margaritas in the city [hic!]).

                                Over 20 years ago I used to help out my sister in her store @ 4th & South, and meals alternated between Jim's Steaks and Copa's burgers, or chicken-salad-and-bacon sandwiches... I know them both all too well, and their reputations have deservedly carried on through all these years.

                                JaneDough
                                 
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                                  red106

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                                  RE: PHILLY BURGER Wed, 08/4/04 12:39 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by MASTEROFVARIATION

                                  FIRST, ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN'S KRAZY JIM'S BLIMPY BURGER IS THE BEST BURGER. PERIOD.

                                  SECOND, HAS ANYONE FOUND A DECENT BURGER IN OR NEAR PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA? THERE IS NOTHING REALLY WORTH MENTIONING AS FAR AS I CAN TELL.

                                  THANK YOU.
                                   
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                                    red106

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                                    RE: PHILLY BURGER Wed, 08/4/04 12:42 AM (permalink)
                                    Have to put my vote in Charlies cheeseburgers and a black and white shake. Always on my list of stops when I get back home.
                                    red106
                                    Roswell, NM
                                     
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