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prius

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  • Joined: 3/10/2004
  • Location: Greensboro, NC
Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Thu, 02/17/05 5:16 PM (permalink)
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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    • Joined: 11/13/2003
    • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
    RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Thu, 02/17/05 6:27 PM (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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      • Joined: 8/9/2001
      • Location: North Wilkesboro, NC
      RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Thu, 02/17/05 8:01 PM (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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        brentk

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        • Location: Charlotte, NC
        RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Thu, 02/17/05 9:04 PM (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 Fri, 02/18/05 9:18 AM (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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            • Joined: 6/26/2003
            • Location: Corning, NY
            RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Thu, 03/3/05 10:00 PM (permalink)
            What about this Cook Out joint I've seen near Raleigh?
             
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              brentk

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              • Location: Charlotte, NC
              RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Thu, 03/3/05 11:05 PM (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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                • Joined: 1/25/2004
                • Location: emerald isle, NC
                RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Sun, 03/13/05 7:35 AM (permalink)
                What about Fat Daddys? is it still around on glendale?
                 
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                  swvaguy

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                  • Joined: 3/13/2005
                  • Location: Abingdon, VA
                  RE: Best burgers in the Triangle North Carolina Sun, 03/13/05 1:55 PM (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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