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.
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:
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We are up to almost 80 locations and 800 downloads. Thanks. And again I couldn't do it without all your help....Harpo
The Shamrock Irish Pub
7715 Auburn Rd
Utica, MI 48317
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 Pub & Grub
2790 Avalon Blvd.
Milton, FL 32583
Fla. exit 22 on I-10
Try the "Myrtle Burger".
Lenny's Burger Shop is an old local favorite, haven't been there in years though:
13616 N 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Blue Dot Barbeque
310 N. Devillers
Pensacola, FL 32502
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 Hotdogs, Pizza, and Burgers.
Upper Crust Pizza & Pub, N1070 County Road H, Genoa City, WI 53128 (262) 279-2233
Sorry about mix up. I hope these work got them using google map so hope they are correct now.
282624 Highway 101
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Family Kitchen Joyce, WA
508000 Highway 112
Port Angles, WA 98368
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!
A few around the country that I love:
Purple Turtle - N40 21.502 W111 44.365
85 E State Rd
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Doumar's - N36 51.955 W76 17.078
1919 Monticello Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517
Miner's Drive In - N46 33.979 W120 28.987
2415 S. 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98903
Arctic Roadrunner - N61 10.369 W149 52.092
5300 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK 99518
Arctic Roadrunner 2 - N61 11.882 W149 53.873
2477 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503
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
15 Dickerman St.
Hamden, CT 06518
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.
Colchester, CT 06415
NAME: Matt's Bar (Order the Jucy Lucy)
ADDRESS: 3500 Cedar Ave S
Barney's: The location on Piedmont Avenue was great when I last ate there 10 years ago.
4162 Piedmont Ave
Oakland CA 94611
Mo's: North Beach area of S.F., CA. 3 years ago it was still stupendous.
1322 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
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.
3115 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
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.
438 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
Long. = -84.349162
Lat. = 33.766415
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
110 Pacific Coast Highway
33.66 (33°39') | -118.00 (-118°0')
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
949 • 673 • 3438
2119 W.Balboa Blvd.
33.61 (33°36') | -117.93 (-117°55')
COSTA MESA, CA
714 • 662 • 2572
2966 Bristol St.
33.68 (33°40') | -117.89 (-117°53')
COSTA MESA, CA
949 • 548• 2858
615 W. 19th Street
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.
Sorry about the rounding. I'm new to this and used the addresses on a mapping site to obtain the coordinates. This should work.
110 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA
2119 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA
2966 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA
615 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA
2927 Bridge St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
19985 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Eagles Deli and Restaurant
1918 Beacon St.
Brighton MA, 02135
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 ), 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?"
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
5371 Main Dr
New Hope, AL 35760
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.
These were featured on the local news show this evening. I'm not familiar with either, but they appear to fit our criteria:
50 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02115-3155
(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)
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)
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!!
We have one (Five Guys) in Whitestone NY. They STINK BIG TIME.
They will not serve anything other than a well done burger.
1046 Broad St
Meriden CT 06450
The best burger I ever ate is at a bar/restaurant called Donovan's
57-24 Roosevelt Ave
Woodside NY 11377
A very good burger is at a
Greek restaurant Nikita's Place
19-03 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone NY 11357
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.
Awesome jumbo burgers, awesome custard. Two "flavor of the day" offered every day. The best in the Milwaukee metro area, 3 locations.
5373 N. Port Washington Rd.,
Glendale, WI 53217
414-961-3288, Flavor Line 414-961-2006
7631 W. Layton Ave,
Greenfield, WI. 53220
414-282-4312, Flavor Line 414-282-4080
18880 W Bluemound Rd,
Brookfield, WI 53045
262-789-9490, Flavor Line 262-789-1393
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).
Heid's of Liverpool
305 Oswego St
Liverpool, NY 13088
Tried posting this twice to the hot dog stand link, not the greasy burger joints link.
Po's Burgers & Beer
12710 Telge Road
Cypress, Texas 77429
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.
Mel's Country Cafe
24814 Stanolind Rd
Tomball, TX 77375
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.
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
Lions Tap "Voted Best in Twin Cities"
16180 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347-4051
You don't get it for free but they take your picture and put it on the wall. Check it out.
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.
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
N 41.07321 W 85.14001
Powers Hamburger Shop #2
1904 Maumee Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
N 41.07555 W 85.11304
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
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
Address: 1990 S Ridge Rd
City: Green Bay
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
619 Corydon Av
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)
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.
NAME: Apple Pan
ADDRESS: 10801 Pico Blvd
CITY: Los Angeles
PHONE: (310) 475-3585
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
Address: 300 W 30th St
Phone: (410) 235-0171
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
Line 324 should read:
-93.48206,44.81833,"Lions Tap 'Voted Best in Twin'","16180 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie MN 55347-4051
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!
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.
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.
Hickie's Hamburger Inn
3800 Rhodes Ave
New Boston, OH 45662
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.
UNCLE Bill's Diner
845 N Roselle Rd
Roselle, IL 60172-4212
Phone: (630) 582-8777
1065 Rohlwing Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Simply the best GCB!
202 S College Ave
Greencastle, IN 46135
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.
Check out this from the FAQs.
How can I send a photo, BMP icon or MP3 file to POI Factory?
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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