If you collect every burger ever made throughout history and arrange them from best to worst, this baby will land exactly in the middle. Not special, not bad. Not memorable. Of course, an average burger is better than most things you can eat.
What a pleasant find this was – and thanks to the loyalists who kept telling me to check it out. I really do pay attention to the tweets and Facebook mentions telling me to go. You know what I mean.
It’s a gimmicky place by my standards, looking like an explosion in Jimmy Buffet’s basement. And there’s gimmicky nonsense on the menu – French fries splashed with jalapeno or gyro burgers. But the margaritas are excellent and the burgers are well above average.
By Glen Macnow Score: 5.6 Price: $13 for the Tap Burger, plus $3 for bacon. Location: 39th and Walnut It all sounds impressive on the menu: Creekstone Farms ground beef, Lancaster rustic cheddar, agrodolce onions, […]
Lots of gimmicks here if you’re looking. They’ve got a “TV Dinner” burger made out of Salisbury steak and crammed (along with peas and carrots) between two deep-fried mashed-potato buns. They’ve got a double-cheeseburger burger where the entire bun is made from inter-weaved bacon. Of such are my dreams.
We so wanted to like this hipsterish place, with the friendly counter girls and the shtick of putting paper and crayons on the table so that customers will draw pictures they then hang on the walls.
The friendly night manager boasted: “It’s the same burger as Rouge. There you’ll pay $17, here it’s just $11.”
Ahh, this is what the ideal bar burger should taste like. Featured a few years back as the best burger in Pennsylvania, Royal’s Angus burger features bacon, caramelized onions, smoked Gouda and spicy long hot peppers and chile mayo on a seeded brioche bun.
Step into Charlie’s and you’re stepping back in time – 1935 to be exact, when Charlie’s opened and probably last decorated. The prices are a throwback as well. It’s tough to spend more than ten bucks here.
I loved this place when I sampled burgers nine years ago, and I still love it today. First off, Standard Tap is perhaps the best venue for local beers, with at least a dozen on tap at all times. Second, it’s a real bar – not a frou-frou trendy place, not a gimmicky themed faux bar.