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Greasy Spoons, The Best Burgers

 

I know we have a lot of the chain hamburger places but some of the best are from little greasy spoon mom and pop places. I would like to see a project of a collection of the best burger joints we have found. I'm specially intersted in AZ and So Cal. and So NV as we take motorcycle trips just to go for burgers. I'm new and don't know how to create yet but would be willing to learn if there is enough interest in this.

PS...5/28/2008
Again you don't know how much I appreciate all the interest I get with this thread, but as Miss POI and I have asked, please be helpful when submitting your suggestions. Please include the following:

NAME:
lon.(exp)-123.456789
lat.(exp)98.765432
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP: opitional but helpful
PHONE: opitional but helpful

We are up to almost 80 locations and 800 downloads. Thanks. And again I couldn't do it without all your help....Harpo

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The Shamrock Irish Pub

The Shamrock Irish Pub

42.626100, -83.034450
7715 Auburn Rd
Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-6886

One of the best and cheapest places to find a burger in my hometown (somewhere around $5 for a burger & fries, if I recall correctly). The original restaurant had the 'old, hole in the wall' look and feel to it, though unfortunately it burned down a few years ago due to a kitchen fire after hours. The owners rebuilt it with a much more modern feel to it (new wooden furniture, flat screen TV's all over, etc.), though thankfully the food has stayed the same. Definitely worth a visit if you're anywhere nearby.

Oval Office

Oval Office Pub & Grub
2790 Avalon Blvd.
Milton, FL 32583
Fla. exit 22 on I-10
PH: 850-994-2432

-87.0872
30.53865

Try the "Myrtle Burger".

Lenny's Burger Shop

Lenny's Burger Shop is an old local favorite, haven't been there in years though:

Latitude: 33.609167
Longitude: -112.133984
13616 N 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 978-8959
http://www.lennysburgers.com/

Krieger

Blue Dot Barbeque

Blue Dot Barbeque
310 N. Devillers
Pensacola, FL 32502
PH: 850-432-0644

-87.13359
30.24934

Absolutely the best burgers. They only come one way, no special orders (cheese, etc.) But they are awesome. If it's lunch time call ahead. Don't be put off by the appearance.

This one is great for

This one is great for Hotdogs, Pizza, and Burgers.

Upper Crust Pizza & Pub, N1070 County Road H, Genoa City, WI 53128 (262) 279-2233

42°31'48.46"N
88°21'50.71"W

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Here are coordinates again for Fat Smitty's & Family kitchen

Sorry about mix up. I hope these work got them using google map so hope they are correct now.

Fat Smitty's
282624 Highway 101
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-4099
47.988281
122.888223

Family Kitchen Joyce, WA
12" Hamburgers
508000 Highway 112
Port Angles, WA 98368
360-928-9777
48.135664
123.733156

No grease makes for a dry burger

uber360 wrote:

People, does it have to be greasy or would very good hamburgers be acceptable?

All I have to say about that is, if it ain't sloppy and greasy, why bother it must be a dry Garden Burger!

Bob

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A few around the country

A few around the country that I love:

Purple Turtle - N40 21.502 W111 44.365
85 E State Rd
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
(801) 785-2444

Doumar's - N36 51.955 W76 17.078
1919 Monticello Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 627-4163

Miner's Drive In - N46 33.979 W120 28.987
2415 S. 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98903
(509) 457-8194

Arctic Roadrunner - N61 10.369 W149 52.092
5300 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 561-1245

Arctic Roadrunner 2 - N61 11.882 W149 53.873
2477 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 279-7311

A couple of Connecticut's best!

Side Street Grille is a local neighborhood bar with great beers and better burgers. And you don't have to choose between fries or onion rings, ask for a half order of each.

Side Street Grille
-72.899292, 41.403749
15 Dickerman St.
Hamden, CT 06518
203-407-1539

Harry's Place is an old road side burger stand. It is only open late spring to late fall and may still be the same shack that I first went to over 40 years ago.

Harry's Place
-72.334973, 41.577716
104 Broadway
Colchester, CT 06415
860-537-2410

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NAME: Matt's Bar (Order the

NAME: Matt's Bar (Order the Jucy Lucy)
lon.(exp)-93.247404&
lat.(exp)44.940547
ADDRESS: 3500 Cedar Ave S
CITY: Minneapolis
STATE: MN
ZIP: 55407
PHONE: 612-722-7072

Bay Area Burgers

Barney's: The location on Piedmont Avenue was great when I last ate there 10 years ago.

-122.252263
37.827344
Barney's
4162 Piedmont Ave
Oakland CA 94611
510-655-7180
http://www.barneyshamburgers.com/

Mo's: North Beach area of S.F., CA. 3 years ago it was still stupendous.

-122.407249
37.799052
Mo's
1322 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
415) 788-3779

Smokehouse: An institution in Berkeley, CA. It has been in the same location since the early 1970's. I have not been there since the early 1970's but, it is still there. That should count for something.
-122.260524
37.854494
Smokehouse
3115 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 845-3640"

Well, I can't believe some

Well, I can't believe some of the Atlanta folks have not added the Vortex to the list but I love it. Great burgers and crazy atmosphere. A very cool place to visit and get a burger.

The Vortex
438 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-688-1828
Long. = -84.349162
Lat. = 33.766415

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TK Burgers

http://www.tkburgers.com/home.html

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
714-960-3238
110 Pacific Coast Highway
CA. 92648
33.66 (33°39') | -118.00 (-118°0')

NEWPORT BEACH, CA
949 • 673 • 3438
2119 W.Balboa Blvd.
CA. 92663
33.61 (33°36') | -117.93 (-117°55')

COSTA MESA, CA
714 • 662 • 2572
2966 Bristol St.
CA. 92626
33.68 (33°40') | -117.89 (-117°53')

COSTA MESA, CA
949 • 548• 2858
615 W. 19th Street
CA. 92627
33.64 (33°38') | -117.92 (-117°55')

need more numbers after that decimal point

dconvery wrote:

http://www.tkburgers.com/home.html

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
714-960-3238
110 Pacific Coast Highway
CA. 92648
33.66 (33°39') | -118.00 (-118°0')

NEWPORT BEACH, CA
949 • 673 • 3438
2119 W.Balboa Blvd.
CA. 92663
33.61 (33°36') | -117.93 (-117°55')

COSTA MESA, CA
714 • 662 • 2572
2966 Bristol St.
CA. 92626
33.68 (33°40') | -117.89 (-117°53')

COSTA MESA, CA
949 • 548• 2858
615 W. 19th Street
CA. 92627
33.64 (33°38') | -117.92 (-117°55')

These longitude and latitude figures are rounded to the tens place and that will not put the location in the correct spot on the map.

Miss POI

Sorry. New to this and just bought my NUVI last week

Sorry about the rounding. I'm new to this and used the addresses on a mapping site to obtain the coordinates. This should work.

http://www.tkburgers.com/home.html

TK Burger
-117.999950
33.655930
110 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA
92648
714-960-3238

TK Burger
-117.928696
33.608979
2119 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA
92663
949-673-3438

TK Burger
-117.885773
33.678564
2966 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA
92626
714-662-2572

TK Burger
-117.924056
33.643305
615 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
949-548-2858

Cleveland OH Burgers

Heck's Cafe
2927 Bridge St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
216 861-5464
-81.708266,41.484141

Bearden's
19985 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
(440) 331-7850
-81.842315,41.483037

Eagle's Deli

Eagles Deli and Restaurant

1918 Beacon St.
Brighton MA, 02135

617-731-3232

lat: 42.336460
lon: -71.149140

They serve some *massive* burgers here, currently their largest is the "Challenge Burger" - 5lbs of beef, 20 slices of cheese, 20 slices of bacon and 5lbs of fries! I was *barely* able to finish a Godzilla, which is a mere 1lb of beef (4 quarter lb patties stacked)4 slices of cheese and 1lb of fries. I wouldn't be surprised if the patties were 1/4lb after cooking, as even the Godzilla was so big you couldn't really get your mouth around it. They used to post photos on the wall of those who could finish the larger burgers (and all the fries too, that's the hard part smile ), they probably still do but I haven't been out that way in a while. Good burgers, and you'll never have to ask "where's the beef?" smile
http://www.eaglesdeli.com/

Dot Dairy Den

This is a great little hamburger joint located in the small town of New Hope, AL (about 20 mins or so from Huntsville, AL). They do not use frozen burgers, they are fresh and taste really good.

Dots Dairy Den

Lat: 34.539392
Long: -86.397566

5371 Main Dr
New Hope, AL 35760

(256) 723-9996‎

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Additons and corrections

Have added the new ones and updated TK Burger with the new lat. and lon. Now over 100 strong. Thanks again to all that have supported this thread. grin

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Here are a couple more locations.

These were featured on the local news show this evening. I'm not familiar with either, but they appear to fit our criteria:

Bukowski's Tavern
50 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02115-3155
6174379999

42.347345, -71.085338

(this looks like a tourist-y bar near Fenway. They started by offering burgers for a buck. When corrected for inflation, price rises to $1.69 each)
________________________________________________________

www.metclubandbar.com

This appears to be a brand new addition to the upscale area in the Natick Mall. The food looked awesome:

Met Bar & Grill
1245 Worcester St (Rt 9)
Natick, MA
5086510003

42.301960, -71.381290

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Lousy burger: Five Guys

drbillk wrote:

cool

Might want to combine with this file... this is not a big chain. Started out as one store... however, they have expanded significantly in the DC, MD, VA area. FANTASTIC burgers and fries!!

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/10107

We have one (Five Guys) in Whitestone NY. They STINK BIG TIME.
They will not serve anything other than a well done burger.

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Teds

Teds
-72.783194
41.546852
1046 Broad St
Meriden CT 06450
(203) 237-6660

http://www.steamedcheeseburger.com

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One Great and One Very Good Joint

The best burger I ever ate is at a bar/restaurant called Donovan's
57-24 Roosevelt Ave
Woodside NY 11377

40.44.43.12
73.54.26.21

A very good burger is at a
Greek restaurant Nikita's Place
19-03 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone NY 11357

40.46.49.61
73.47.38.20

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Good Three!

I was in Waukesha for several days last week. I didn't have this file loaded, however, so I didn't realize I was 15 minutes away from the Brookfield location.

I'm familiar with the Glendale location from visits a decade ago. I assume the Brookfield location is also a stainless steel RetroFuture Eyeball Amazement.

I'll stop by on 18 Jul when I'm again in the area on business.

GregPaul

Doc_Brown wrote:

Awesome jumbo burgers, awesome custard. Two "flavor of the day" offered every day. The best in the Milwaukee metro area, 3 locations.

Glendale, WI
5373 N. Port Washington Rd.,
Glendale, WI 53217
414-961-3288, Flavor Line 414-961-2006
N43.115 W87.9169

Greenfield, WI
7631 W. Layton Ave,
Greenfield, WI. 53220
414-282-4312, Flavor Line 414-282-4080
N42.9591 W88.0094

Brookfield, WI
18880 W Bluemound Rd,
Brookfield, WI 53045
262-789-9490, Flavor Line 262-789-1393
N43.0365 W88.1477

good burger - better tenderloin

Here's a good place . . . only open May through October. Has good burgers, but I always stop for the grilled (not fried) tenderloin (mustard and extra pickles).

Scoops
Logansport, IN

N40.75659 W86.34576

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Heid's of Liverpool

Heid's of Liverpool
Lat: 43.101234°
Long: -76.201680°
305 Oswego St
Liverpool, NY 13088
315-451-0786
heidsofliverpool.com

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Heid's of Liverpool

Heid's of Liverpool
Lat: 43.101234°
Long: -76.201680°
305 Oswego St
Liverpool, NY 13088
315-451-0786
heidsofliverpool.com

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Sorry .. . ....

Tried posting this twice to the hot dog stand link, not the greasy burger joints link.

Tom

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PO's in Cypress TX

Po's Burgers & Beer

12710 Telge Road
Cypress, Texas 77429
281.373.1588

Latitude 29.959086°
Longitude -95.650074°

Mel's Country Cafe

The Mega Mel is great and try the Mega Mel if you dare! It has 1.5 lbs of meat, 1 lb of bacon, .25 lb of cheese. smile

Mel's Country Cafe‎
24814 Stanolind Rd
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 255-6357‎

Latitude 30.122491°
Longitude -95.596599°

wow

skamp wrote:

The Mega Mel is great and try the Mega Mel if you dare! It has 1.5 lbs of meat, 1 lb of bacon, .25 lb of cheese. smile

Mel's Country Cafe‎
24814 Stanolind Rd
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 255-6357‎

Latitude 30.122491°
Longitude -95.596599°

Is that one of those deals where if you can eat it all in a set amount of time you get it for free?

That makes my tummy hurt just thinking about it.

Miss POI

Greasy Spoon and a Juicy Lucy

Two of the best places to get burgers in the Twin Cities area are:

5-8 Club "The Legendary Juicy Lucy"
5800 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648
(612) 823-5858
Long. -93.248140
Lat. 44.897830
www.5-8club.com

Lions Tap "Voted Best in Twin Cities"
16180 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347-4051
(952) 934-5299
Long. -93.482060
Lat. 44.818330
www.lionstap.com

MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................!

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Mega Mel

miss poi wrote:
skamp wrote:

The Mega Mel is great and try the Mega Mel if you dare! It has 1.5 lbs of meat, 1 lb of bacon, .25 lb of cheese. smile

Mel's Country Cafe‎
24814 Stanolind Rd
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 255-6357‎

Latitude 30.122491°
Longitude -95.596599°

Is that one of those deals where if you can eat it all in a set amount of time you get it for free?

That makes my tummy hurt just thinking about it.

Miss POI

You don't get it for free but they take your picture and put it on the wall. Check it out.

http://www.supersizedmeals.com/food/article.php/200606122348...

Steve

Updated Burgers

Sorry to get behind but lots of stuff going on this summer. If you don't see yours posted then check the format that you used. I don't have time to look up and convert. If I missed yours please let me know and I will add it. Summer is burger season..... Oh heck anytime is burger season. Thanks again for all the support for this file. Keep them coming.

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Fort Wayne Classics

Here's a couple that are reasons why Fort Wayne doesn't have a White Castle (yet):

Powers Hamburger Shop #1
1402 S Harrison St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

(260) 422-6620‎

N 41.07321 W 85.14001

Powers Hamburger Shop #2
1904 Maumee Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

(260) 422-3227‎

N 41.07555 W 85.11304

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moonburgers!!

This little out of the way burger joint has been on national news..It is located in the big city of moonshine,illinois (population 2)The general store is open from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m.There has been as many as 750 people there at one time to enjoy a moonburger..Located across the street is sitty hall where one can go if you need to use the restroom(outhouse)

N 39 11.437
W 087 53.726

http://www.geomoonshine.com/

Real Butter Burgers

You HAVE to try a Krolls burger. It is served on a hard roll with a pat of WI butter. Nothing beats it. And the chocolate malts and fried cheese curds... mmmmmm.

Name: Krolls West Restaurant
(44.50123457327956, -88.06537628173828)
Address: 1990 S Ridge Rd
City: Green Bay
State: WI
Zip: 54304
Phone 497-1111

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Moonburgers

hughes217 wrote:

This little out of the way burger joint has been on national news..It is located in the big city of moonshine,illinois (population 2)The general store is open from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m.There has been as many as 750 people there at one time to enjoy a moonburger..Located across the street is sitty hall where one can go if you need to use the restroom(outhouse)

N 39 11.437
W 087 53.726

http://www.geomoonshine.com/

Hughes217.... Sounds like a neat place can you come up with more info as address and such. Please change the coord to the needed format. Would love to add this.
File updated 8-8-08

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Best in Winnipeg

Daly Burger
619 Corydon Av
Winnipeg, MB
204-284-4944

-97.14861
49.87241

One of a number of Greek owned burger joints that have great burgers and Fries to die for. Don't forget the white vinegar and salt on the instore cut French fries. ( a Cdn. thing)

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i love these mom and pop joints...

they are always fresh and good. its like they dont have to comply with franchise rules. and once i get to know them and they know me... its just better overall.

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NAME: Apple Pan lon.

NAME: Apple Pan
lon. 34.040702
lat. -118.427813
ADDRESS: 10801 Pico Blvd
CITY: Los Angeles
STATE: California
ZIP: 90064
PHONE: (310) 475-3585

Dizzy Issie's

This is a great little dive at which I never order off the printed menu. There is always a couple of pages that are hand written for the day which has two specialty burgers on it (in addition to the burgers which are on the printed menu). They are always WONDERFUL.

Name: Dizzy Issie's
(39.323774348634274, -76.62294387817383)
Address: 300 W 30th St
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Zip: 21211
Phone: (410) 235-0171

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There's 3 minor errors in

There's 3 minor errors in the current POI that need correcting...all are illegal parens (") errors.

Line 264 should read:
-123.73316,48.13566,"Family Kitchen Joyce","508000 Highway 112
Port Angles WA 98368
360-928-9777 12' Hamburgers"

Line 294 should read:
-93.24814,44.89783,"5-8 Club 'The Legendary Juicy Lucy'","5800 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55417-2648
(612) 823-5858"

Line 324 should read:
-93.48206,44.81833,"Lions Tap 'Voted Best in Twin'","16180 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie MN 55347-4051
(952) 934-5299"

NICEEEEEEE

I have only been to the Kincaid's in Southlake, TX. These are the best burgers out in the local area.

Since this is my first post , I have no idea how to do the long and lats, but Fatburger is a great, but small chain, in the Southern California area. I am trying to find the website and locations. Sorry!

Corrections

Trapperman wrote:

There's 3 minor errors in the current POI that need correcting...all are illegal parens (") errors.

Line 264 should read:
-123.73316,48.13566,"Family Kitchen Joyce","508000 Highway 112
Port Angles WA 98368
360-928-9777 12' Hamburgers"

Line 294 should read:
-93.24814,44.89783,"5-8 Club 'The Legendary Juicy Lucy'","5800 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55417-2648
(612) 823-5858"

Line 324 should read:
-93.48206,44.81833,"Lions Tap 'Voted Best in Twin'","16180 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie MN 55347-4051
(952) 934-5299"

I just took out the quotes in the edit mode. Hope that takes care of the problem. Thanks for letting me know. Also updated with the latest entries.

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3 more Greasy Spoons

I have three more to add. One in Ohio and two in the Chicago Suburbs.

For the best burger's in the world you have to stop at Hickies's Hamburger in Southern Ohio, just outside of Portsmouth. I don't live near it so can't stop by when I crave it. The burgers are tiny, but so is the price. There is nothing fancy here. They serve you on Wax Paper, not even a plate.

-82.939838, 38.749744
Hickie's Hamburger Inn
3800 Rhodes Ave
New Boston, OH 45662
(740) 456-9953

In the Chicago Suburbs there are two great places, Uncle Bill's right off the Elgin - O'Hare Expressway on Roselle Road and Teddy's near 290 & 355.

-88.079453, 41.998731,
UNCLE Bill's Diner
845 N Roselle Rd
Roselle, IL 60172-4212
Phone: (630) 582-8777

-88.030744, 41.99401
Teddy's Diner
1065 Rohlwing Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 534-0511

Garlic Cheeseburgers To Die For

Simply the best GCB!

Marvin's
202 S College Ave
Greencastle, IN 46135

765-653-9200

-86.862659,39.642185

http://members.tripod.com/and_the_brain/

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burger.bmp

I made a nice .bmp file to go with the "Mom & Pop Burger Joints". I'd like to upload it here for your use, but I find the upload facility somewhat limited. Show me how/where to put it, and I'll upload it.

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.

Check out this from the FAQs.

How can I send a photo, BMP icon or MP3 file to POI Factory?
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/3099

Thanks

Thanks,
I've been surfing the 'net since 1982, and I've never seen it done this way before!? I guess I should have read the FAQs.

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