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Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 10:22 AM
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I would just like to know some of your favorite burgers. I travel alot and always looking for a great burger.
 
1. Brooks Sandwich Shop....Charlotte, NC
2.Harolds Diner....Hilton Head, SC
3. Penguin...Charlotte, NC
4. Irv's....Los Angeles
5. Zarzour's...Chattanooga, TN
 
Extra One
In-N Out ......West coast(I know a chain but its good)

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 10:36 AM
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In history, or currently?
I've never really tried to quantify .
(puts on thinking cap)

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 11:02 AM
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Unfortunately, my #1 burger place, Come Back Inn in Melrose Park IL, ceased to be about five years ago. However, numbers 2 through 5 are:

    2. The Country House ( 3 locations in Chicago's western suburbs )
    3. Hackney's ( 6 locations throughout Chicagoland )
    4. Moody's Pub ( far north side of Chicago )
    5. Schoop's ( approx. 18 locations, mostly NW Indiana but a couple in Chicago's so. suburbs )

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 12:02 PM
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Too many diners, dives etc that serve great burgers...so I'll list my favorite chain burgers...because most of us can find these!

1. TGI Fridays..lots of choices..great quality at a fair price!
2. Five guys...at least our local ones make them right!
3. In N Out...wish we had these on the east coast..."trash burgers" done right
4. BK Whopper...not a true burger...but closer than the other big two!
5. Ran out of ideas...I guess some of the steak chains...but who'd order a burger there!??
 
Some of the burgers listed in other posts above won't help me in NJ...that's why I did chains!!!!!
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 1:19 PM
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leethebard


Too many diners, dives etc that serve great burgers...so I'll list my favorite chain burgers...because most of us can find these!

1. TGI Fridays..lots of choices..great quality at a fair price!
2. Five guys...at least our local ones make them right!
3. In N Out...wish we had these on the east coast..."trash burgers" done right
4. BK Whopper...not a true burger...but closer than the other big two!
5. Ran out of ideas...I guess some of the steak chains...but who'd order a burger there!??
 
Some of the burgers listed in other posts above won't help me in NJ...that's why I did chains!!!!!

 
um.....so there's not one local restaurant in New Jersey that serves burgers?????
Ok.....

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 1:45 PM
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That wasn't what I said...Listing burger joints across the country is meaningless for many...so we hear a name....we won't ever get there.....I was listing chain burgers that are easily available to most folks here that I like...granted there are far better burgers here in Jersey and at Roadfood places across this great land. Sorry for the misunderstanding!

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 2:04 PM
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That wasn't what I said...Listing burger joints across the country is meaningless for many...so we hear a name....we won't ever get there.....I was listing chain burgers that are easily available to most folks here that I like...granted there are far better burgers here in Jersey and at Roadfood places across this great land. Sorry for the misunderstanding!
 

 I would just like to know some of your favorite burgers. I travel alot and always looking for a great burger.
 
This is the original posters question. He/she wanted to know of your favorite burgers, he also mentioned that he/she travels alot.  So basically you responded by mentioning a bunch of burgers at places that completely defeat the purpose of roadfood..
 
Oh- here are my favorites
 
1- The Sport- Livingston MT- this is truly #1- the best burger I've ever had
2- Tessaro's - Pittsburgh PA
3- Stockman Bar- Livingston MT
4- Stellas- Bellevue NE
5- Ward's Publick House- Warwick RI
 
And my favorite fast food burger
1- Kidd Valley- Metro Seattle

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 2:26 PM
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1. Every burger I have ever had after a night out
2. Thirsty's - Cape Coral, FL - Jeanie Burger
3. Good Stuff Eatery - Wash. DC - Colletti or the Melt
4. Morton's - when people with steaks look on with envy - good big burger
5. double to triple at Steak and Shake - for childhood memories and Lee's need for fast food.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 4:59 PM
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In no particular order:

Fred's Bar
; Burlington, Wisconsin
Tessaro's; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Paradise Pup; Des Plaines, Illinois
The Country House; Clarendon Hills, Illinois

and finally, a three way tie, all in the Twin Cities metro area:

Lion's Tap (for standard burgers); Eden Prairie, Minnnesota
5-8 Club
(for Jucy Lucy burgers); Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Nook (for Jucy Lucy burgers); St. Paul, Minnesota

Runners up include:

Hackney's; Chicago metro area
Moody's Pub; Chicago, Illinois
Schoop's; NW Indiana
Sobelman's; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dick's Bar; Hudson, Wisconsin

EDIT:
Michael Hoffman's post below reminded me to add:

Gahanna Grill; Gahanna, Ohio (although I'd skip their signature item, The Beanie Burger and go with one of their "second tier" burgers.  The Beanie Burger includes cole slaw on top of the sandwich as well as a bowl on the side.  All in all, far too messy to eat, and more cole slaw that one human needs in a single sitting.)

And baughman's post on page two of this thread jogged yet another great Burger memory:

Kewpee Burger, Lima; Ohio

Maybe more as they occur to me.

Buddy
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 5:50 PM
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Bates - Livonia Michigan (This is the one I grew up on and is still great)
Millers - Detroit
Crablis - Urbana Ohio
Slyders - Dayton
Krazy Jims - Ann Arbor Mi

...Russ

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 6:12 PM
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Crabill's    Ubana, ohio
Peter Luger NYC
EW Becks   Sykesville MD
Iron Bridge Wine Company   Columbia MD
White Castles

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 6:15 PM
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Buddy, thanks for reminding me about Fred's Bar and Paradise Pup; both very good ( especially the Pup. ) Some other favorites:

          Dog n Suds
          Fatburger
          Bill Grant's Wonderburger
          Steak n Shake
          Five Guys
          Portillo's
          White Castle 
          Ollieburger ( can these still be had anywhere? Ollie's Trolley maybe? ) 
         
         


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 7:19 PM
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1. Crazy Cow, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
2. Gahanna Grill, Gahanna, Ohio
3. Crabill's, Urbana, Ohio
4. The Top Steakhouse, Columbus, Ohio
5. White Castle -- anywhere.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 7:27 PM
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Carolina Bob


         Portillo's
       


Never had the burger.  It would be hard for me to not order an Italian beef but next time I will try.  Might actually have room for the chocolate cake shake if I skip the beef.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 8:17 PM
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Another vote for the Sport in Livingston, MT. Thanks for reminding me to stop on my bike trip this June. Also, a few more great Madison,  Wisconsin burgers:
The Blue Moon
The Village Bar
The Plaza
Slice's
Tony Frank's
All great...I rotate from week to week.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 8:57 PM
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All Michigan. Sorry.

1. Jon's Goodtime Bar-Inkster
2. Miller's - Dearborn
3. Fraser Flashback Burger - Fraser
4. Bronx Burgers - Warren
5. Seeburger Cheesburgers - Mt Clemens

Have not sampled Sidetrack in Ypsilanti, or Red Coat Tavern in Royal Oak. Do not order hamburgers when out-of-state.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 9:57 PM
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What do you order, if not hamburgers?
One thing I love about burgers (and fries)is that they are a 50 state dish.


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/1/10 10:14 PM
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I remember having this awesome burger last time we were at Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls several years ago.  I believe it was their Hickory BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
 
Of course 5 Guys Burgers & Fries in Farmington, CT is yummy
and I just went to
Wild Willy's Burgers in Worcester, MA this past week and tried a bison burger with a horseradish sauce for the first time.  It was quite delicious.
 
I've been to another place that used to be in Plainville, CT with "burgers as big as your head" and those burgers I thought were by far superior to some of the others.  It burnt down, however.
 
Well, that is 4 tasty burgers to report

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Thu, 03/4/10 2:16 PM
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Some of my favorites:

Nick's Place - Syracuse NY - The Awesome Burger really is pretty awesome - even the bun is special.
Clyde's - Washington DC - still the best burger in DC
Natty Greene's - Greensboro NC - 1/2 pound monsters of goodness
The Abbey Burger Bistro - Baltimore MD - interesting burger selections, cozy Balto place away form the madness of Inner Harbor (of course, I love the Harbor too)
Grubstake - San Francisco CA - I wish I could go back for the Portugese food (I didn't know that was one of their niches when I went) but the burger on the sourdough bread was San Frantastic.


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Thu, 03/4/10 2:46 PM
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Peter Luger's in Brooklyn

and then

a long drop off to many places I might point to as a potential personal number 2 and down

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Thu, 03/4/10 2:59 PM
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Well, I haven't traveled much since the kids were young, and I don't get to eat out much anyway, so this may be a short list.


Kidd Valley in the Seattle area

Eichardts Pub & Grill in Sandpoint, ID.  They have maybe 5 different burgers on the menu at all times, but one of the best I ever had
there was a special one night.  An elk burger with Thai sweet chili sauce on it.  Yum!  Don't forget the garlic fries!

Serv-a- Burger in Sandpoint.  Good fast food burgers.

Dusty's in Wenatchee, WA.   Also fast food and the only decent burger here.

And my favorite is....

Kirk's in Palo Alto, CA   I haven't been there is maybe 20 years, though I understand they are still open but have moved from the original place.  There is nothing special about these burgers but wow were they ever good.  And that's all there is on the menu.  Burgers, chips, pop.



btw, one of the burgers I was LEAST impressed with was the
VERY expensive burger at Nepenthe in Big Sur.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Thu, 03/4/10 6:38 PM
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bill voss


What do you order, if not hamburgers?
One thing I love about burgers (and fries)is that they are a 50 state dish.

 
Based on recollection...
Whatever our server recommends.
 
Don't generally seek out great hamburger restaurants when we travel.  


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Thu, 03/4/10 10:06 PM
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Ever since I posted on this thread the other day, I've had a nagging feeling that I had omitted one of my favorite burgers from the list, but it wasn't until earlier today that my brain cells finally kicked in. The Beacon!! How could I possibly forget those great chili cheeseburgers at the Beacon in Spartansburg SC? The aging process is a cruel mistress...

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 7:52 AM
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I travel a lot as well, and have for the past 20 years.  I've had tons of great burgers and should write 'em down so I don't forget.  Anyway, here are the one's that I can remember as standouts.

The Fish Place  -  Mulberry, FL   Best hamburg ever! (Good fish, too)
Zarzour's   -    Chattanooga, TN
Maid-Rite -  Greenville, OH   ( loosemeat sandwich)
Hump's    -  Knoxville, TN  ( The Humpburger)
Kaelin's     -  Louisville, KY  (originated the cheeseburger)

I know someone will object to a loosemeat sandwich as a hamburger so I'll add White Castle, Sam and Andy's Deli, Knoxville, TN.  One of my all time faves and probably been closed about 15 years now was Dixie Hamburger in Hamilton, OH.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 8:36 AM
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Being a big fan of New Mexico's green chile cheeseburgers, no surprise my list would heavily lean that way.
#1. Bobcat Bite - Santa Fe, NM

 
#2. Buckhorn Tavern - San Antonio, NM
#3. The Owl Bar - San Antonio, NM

 
#4. Tessaro's - Pittsburgh, PA
#5. Pine Club - Dayton, OH



Just missing the cut would be an onion burger from Robert's Grill in El Reno, OK, a butter burger from Solly's Grille in Milwaukee, WI and Le Tub in Hollywood, FL.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 9:20 AM
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This is a difficult undertaking for me.  To me, burgers are either a fallback when there's nothing better or more interesting to eat on a menu (which is pretty often when I'm travelling), or, something cooked at home.  It's rare that I set out to get a destination burger.  That said:

1. Pat La Frida Short Rib Burgers cooked at home.  They're incredible.
2. Bobcat Bite-Santa Fe, NM- an all-time classic
3. db Burger- DB Bistro Moderne, NY, NY- Yes it's $32.  Yes it's worth every penny. 
4. Burger Joint, NY, NY-Best fast food burger in NY
5. In-N-Out, West Coast- the only major chain restaurant I ever patronize
Runner-up: White Manna, Hackensack, NJ- best "slider" type burger anywhere.

I will say that every time I go into Peter Luger's (not more than once or twice a year), I'm a little jealous of folks at other tables enjoying those amazing looking burgers.  Then my steak arrives, and I never think of the burger again.


 

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 9:59 AM
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My favorite burgers are all in Florida, probably because I don't travel enough.   The first one is definitely #1, but the others change according to my mood.
 
The Brickyard in Daytona Beach  Flame-grilled cheeseburger with grilled onions under the cheese:
 

 
 
Le Tub in Hollywood Beach
 

 
 
Ocean Grill at Black Point Marina in Cutler Bay -  Cheeseburger with tobacco onions and ranch dressing
 

 
 
Titanic Restaurant & Brewery in Coral Gables (adjacent to Mark Light Stadium at U. of M.) - Pepperjack Cheeseburger with Grilled Onions
 

 
 
Shorty's BBQ (Original Dadeland Location) - Hickory Grilled Cheddar Cheeseburger
 

 
 
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 10:02 AM
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Beautiful pics, MiamiDon.  If you are ranking the burger at The Brickyard as being better than the ones we had at Le Tub, then I have to get there.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 12:27 PM
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Pigiron

1. Pat La Frida Short Rib Burgers cooked at home.  They're incredible. 

Pigiron, is there anyone else selling these burgers at retail yet besides freshdirect.com?

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 3:12 PM
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David_NYC


Pigiron

1. Pat La Frida Short Rib Burgers cooked at home.  They're incredible. 

Pigiron, is there anyone else selling these burgers at retail yet besides freshdirect.com?

 
As far as I know, they're exclusive with FreshDirect.  I'm acutally moving out of the city very soon, and I plan on ordering as many of those burgers as I can fit into a cooler before I go.  I hope they freeze well. 


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Fri, 03/5/10 3:30 PM
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David_NYC


Pigiron
http://www.roadfood.com/f...p;m=572325&mpage=1
1. Pat La Frida Short Rib Burgers cooked at home.  They're incredible. 

Pigiron, is there anyone else selling these burgers at retail yet besides freshdirect.com?


They are  FD exclusive as far as retail. The complex packaging and  short quality shelf-life (as far as a PLF product) means FD is the perfect fit as far as reaching the general very local public.  I love Fresh Direct. They have a few gems in the stock for a good price. Easy to reach the minimum (without ordering anything easily found in Supermarkets) and when you order often enough the 6 month  delivery package subscription is well worth the price.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 8:16 AM
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The Spot Drive-In: Kenosha, WI
Kewpee's: Racine, WI
Big Star Drive-In: Kenosha, WI
Paradise Pup: Des Plaines, IL
Poochie's: Skokie, IL

CSD

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 9:25 AM
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1. The Brian Burger at Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville, CA

2. The chili-cheeseburger at The Burger Depot in Lucerne Valley, CA

3. The pastrami burger at The Hat, various So Cal locations

4. The Frisco Burger at Knowlwood, 5 Orange County, CA locations

5. A 4x2 animal style from In-N-Out

6. The double Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl's Jr.

7. The Farmer Burger and the patty melt from Farmer Boys, various So Cal locations

8. The patty melt from Gus Jr., Fontana and Apple Valley, CA


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 11:11 AM
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Here's another one: the patty melt ( with Swiss cheese ) at Cedar Lake Kitchen in Cedar Lake IN.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 12:45 PM
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My list would be:

Wilson's Pool Hall, Versailles KY "The Willie Burger"
Ollie's Trolley, Louisville KY the Original Ollie burger with extra sauce
Columbia Steak House, Lexington KY
Parkette, Lexington KY
Tolly Ho, Lexington KY

Andrea


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 12:58 PM
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In no particular order:

1. The Richie Burger at Labriola Cafe in Lombard, IL.
2. Cheeseburger at the Nook in St. Paul, MN (not the Jucy Lucy version)
3. White Manna in Hackensack, NJ
4. The Spot in Marengo, IL
5. Fred's in Burlington, WI

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 1:11 PM
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Carolina Bob


Unfortunately, my #1 burger place, Come Back Inn in Melrose Park IL, ceased to be about five years ago. However, numbers 2 through 5 are:

   2. The Country House ( 3 locations in Chicago's western suburbs )
   3. Hackney's ( 6 locations throughout Chicagoland )
   4. Moody's Pub ( far north side of Chicago )
   5. Schoop's ( approx. 18 locations, mostly NW Indiana but a couple in Chicago's so. suburbs )


Carolina Bob


Buddy, thanks for reminding me about Fred's Bar and Paradise Pup; both very good ( especially the Pup. ) Some other favorites:

         Dog n Suds
         Fatburger
         Bill Grant's Wonderburger
         Steak n Shake
         Five Guys
         Portillo's
         White Castle 
         Ollieburger ( can these still be had anywhere? Ollie's Trolley maybe? ) 
        
        


Carolina Bob


Ever since I posted on this thread the other day, I've had a nagging feeling that I had omitted one of my favorite burgers from the list, but it wasn't until earlier today that my brain cells finally kicked in. The Beacon!! How could I possibly forget those great chili cheeseburgers at the Beacon in Spartansburg SC? The aging process is a cruel mistress...



Carolina Bob


Here's another one: the patty melt ( with Swiss cheese ) at Cedar Lake Kitchen in Cedar Lake IN.


Just so I understand correctly, your "Top 5 Burgers" include 17 different burgers?

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 2:08 PM
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Other than the first five, those burgers are spread out in different parts of the country.  Clearly, Bob is a great believer in that Steven Stills song, "Love the One You're With".

I for one support that attitude.

At least when it comes to Burgers (wife looking over shoulder...).

Buddy

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 6:26 PM
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Steve, to answer your question: yes.

And Buddy, as they used to say on those Bartles and Jaymes commercials years ago, thank you for your support.
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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 7:00 PM
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Engine Capt. I'm with you ! You mentioned some really good places in my old homeland!!

 I think all of us could search our local communities and come up with some great burgers from local eateries...and that's what RF is all about.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/6/10 7:09 PM
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I really am surprised no one has mentioned my favorite burger of all time: Lucky Boy's Double Cheese Burger (Foothill Blvd., Pasadena California). An extra large bun topped with two giant beef patties and literally a salad bar of greens on top. Plenty of sauce and extremely hot, serve yourself, peppers on the counter.
 
Lucky Boy's the best.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/7/10 10:52 AM
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my list tends to rotate from time to time.

1-KEWPEE-lima ohio. grew up on it.
2-CRABILLS-urbana ohio. if they had a dif bun they would be 1
3-HICKIES-new boston ohio. a bit bigger then crabills/wc burgers
4-Gahanna grill- Gahanna ohio
5-five guys-meh  l like to add one big chain. to not feel so snobby

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/7/10 4:18 PM
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1. Powers Hamburgers - Fort Wayne Indiana - great little mini slider style burgers loaded with onions dangling out the sides.
 
2. Triple X Restaurant - West Lafayette Indiana -  great burgers and other sandwiches - a Purdue favorite since the 1930's
 
3. Crabill's - Urbana Ohio -  yummy little slider burgers grilled in a pool of beef fat
 
4. K's Hamburger Shop - Troy Ohio - good sandwiches,  burgers and fries grilled in beef fat - around since the 1930's - FDR ate there.
 
5. The Spot Restaurant - Sidney Ohio - Yummy burgers , sandwiches  fries and onion rings and malts - been around since the 30's.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/8/10 11:07 PM
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1. Red Robin ( get their Monster burger)
2. Ted's Montana Grill
3. Five Guys
4. Steak N Shake
5. Old Burdick's Bar and Grill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/14/10 6:29 PM
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Since I only consider a great burger to be one on a fresh hard roll...
1. Mine
2. Mine
3. Mine
4. Mine
5. Mine

There were a few up there that looked good on hard rolls and even one that was on an onion roll.  It's all about the mix of flavors for me.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/14/10 7:24 PM
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Hot Dog King


Since I only consider a great burger to be one on a fresh hard roll...
1. Mine
2. Mine
3. Mine
4. Mine
5. Mine

There were a few up there that looked good on hard rolls and even one that was on an onion roll.  It's all about the mix of flavors for me.

 Could you explain your Burger and what type and make of roll? A recipe and meat mix or fat content. And if I am not asking too much already a picture...Russ

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/14/10 8:56 PM
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Just found my favorite burger while on vacation in Cambridge Mass...Mr Bartley's.....I did some research and found it was voted best burger by The Wall Street Journal ...and surprise...I believe I agree with a poll!!! What a juicy burger and so many varieties!!!! Anyone else out there ever been???

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/14/10 8:59 PM

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/14/10 10:24 PM
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Mr. Barley's is very good and the atmosphere is definitely Road Food.  Still I put Luger's at the top of my list.  But I really don't have a list as I don't remember too many burgers that really were that memorable.  There are very good ones like In N Out, Red Robin, and Bartley's but nothing that really made me take notice like a Luger burger.  I could come up with a list for hot dogs though...

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/15/10 6:51 AM
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Not numbering since all of these were an equal level of awesome:

Kuma Burger, Kuma's Corner, Chicago
Bacon cheeseburger, Buchanan's, Calgary
John Edwards burger, Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, Cambridge MA
Double-double burger, In N Out Burger, San Francisco
Hamburger, Elysian Fields, Seattle

Haven't been to Peter Luger's yet (makes note to put on list for September NYC trip).

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Mon, 03/15/10 9:29 AM
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I second your motion on the Pat La Frida Burger, they are awesome as is Pat La Frida!



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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/20/10 1:13 AM
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1) Port of Call, New Orleans
2) Bud's Broiler, New Orleans

repeat as necessary to get to 5. 


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sat, 03/20/10 4:13 AM
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Not a Clover Grill fan, little z?

Buddy

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 03/21/10 3:26 AM
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What's not to love about a burger cooked under a hubcap?

24 is not enough hours in a day for all the possible choices.

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Tue, 03/23/10 12:08 AM
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In no particular order:

Charlie Bob's in Nashville, TN...good, meaty, and flame-broiled
XXX Drive-In in West Lafayette, IN...made me remember how good Miracle Whip is on a burger
Becky's in Woodlawn, TN...a little diner in an A-frame with a double cheesburger so big you'll need to unhinge your jaw
General Cafe in hohenwald, TN...just good
I also had a wonderful burger in the bar at the Hyatt Regency at O'Hare Airport. I'm still amazed at how good it was, considering the source.


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Wed, 03/24/10 11:14 AM
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#1 of all time  - Big Tee Burgers (Buena Park, CA) - Unfortunately the owners retired so it is no more, but they are a great memory.
 
New top 5
1) Hodad's (San Diego, CA)
2) Haven Gastro Pub (Orange, CA)
3) TK Burger (3 or 4 Beach locations So. Cal)
4) Knowloods (Various Locations in So. Cal)
5) Steak and Shake (East Coast)
 
In & Out is always a fallback
 

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Sun, 07/11/10 5:28 PM
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All these are around Phila.
the best one first  BURGER BAR (solly & 8101 roosevelt blvd at gallos seafood)


now the four others in no order
500 degrees (1504 sansom st phila pa)


standard tap (901 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA )


sketch burger (413 E. Girard ave phila pa)


capital grill (cherryhill nj)


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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Tue, 07/13/10 7:22 AM
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I can't say these are the best in the country, just favorites from where I have lived.

(1) Mikes Grill, Blacksburg, VA (regular burger)
(2) Lynaughs, Lexington, KY - (blue cheese burger and the regular burger)
(3) Al's Bar, Lexington, KY (the locally raised burger)
(4) Apple Annies, Florence, SC (Chili Cheddar and Summerset burgers)
(5) Some grocery store in the middle of the mountains near Tazewell, VA. I will never forget you little burger, wherever the hell I was.



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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Tue, 07/13/10 9:07 AM
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I don't particularly go out of my way for burgers, but here a few of my favorites (in no particular order):

1. Olde Tymer's Cafe (Durango, CO)
2. Outback Steakhouse
3. Ted's Montana Grill
4. Five Guy's
5. Blakes Lota Burger with Green Chiles
6. In and Out Burger
7. My own char grilled burgers

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Re:Your Top 5 Burgers - Tue, 07/13/10 10:26 AM
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1.  A&W PapaBurger (various locations - not as many as there used to be)
2.  Kopp's Cheeseburger (Milwaukee/Glendale, WI)
3.  Dog n' Suds (haven't had one in years....left our area)
4.  Kraver's Custard Cheeseburger (Menomonee Falls, WI)
5.  Starlite Drive-in Concession Stand Cheeseburger (Menomonee Falls, WI circa '82...they've been closed a LONG time)

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