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Best Burgers in Staten island and Bronx

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I'm looking for the best burgers in Staten Island and the Bronx. Any suggestions?

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  1. piper's kilt, bronx.

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    1. re: David O.

      Duffy's Tavern on Forest Ave. across from the Staaten Catering Hall is the hands down winner here. Served on a toasted english muffin, this half pound of fresh ground beef is best served with cheddar cheese and accompanied by the seasoned criss cut or sweet potato fries. If you're really hungry, you have to start with the crab claw cocktail. The place actually bills itself as having the Best Burger on Staten Island on it's awning. An understatement if I don't say so myself.
      I'm glad I decided to peruse the site tonight and see your inquiry. I wouldn't expect the smug, noodle and ketchup eating, midwestern transplants on this site to acknowledge Staten Island for anything outside of Killmeyers or New Asha anyway.

      1. re: David O.

        Duffy's Tavern on Forest Ave. across from the Staaten Catering Hall is the hands down winner here. Served on a toasted english muffin, this half pound of fresh ground beef is best served with cheddar cheese and accompanied by the seasoned criss cut or sweet potato fries. If you're really hungry, you have to start with the crab claw cocktail. The place actually bills itself as having the Best Burger on Staten Island on it's awning. An understatement if I don't say so myself.
        I'm glad I decided to peruse the site tonight and see your inquiry. I wouldn't expect the smug, noodle and ketchup eating, midwestern transplants on this site to acknowledge Staten Island for anything outside of Killmeyers or New Asha anyway.

        1. In the Bronx, definitely Coals. It's only served in the evening.

          1. I recommend Coals restaurant. The burgers are outstanding. It's located on Eastchester Road in the Bronx.

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            1. re: Cindy

              beware, Coals is closed on the weekend.

            2. I'm not a burger person but on Staten Island, I'd have to say Andrew's Diner on Hylan Blvd in Great Kills apparently has very good burgers. It's not really a Diner in the traditional sense. All their food is fresh and delicious. Big portions, fresh food AND good service are always a winning combination. I have overheard many people mention that their burgers are absolutely scrumptious. I'll be interested to see if anyone else posts a Staten Island burger recc.

              1. Duffy's is in fact the best burger I have had on the island. Havn't had Andrew's though.

                1. Another vote for Duffy's as the best burger on the island. Definitely Duffy's. Enjoy!!

                  1. I admittedly have not had a duffy's burger and will remedy this situation shortly. But the best burger I have had on staten island was at Jody's on forrest ave. The cheese steak and wings are pretty good also.

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                    Jody's Club Forest
                    372 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

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                    1. re: Johnny O

                      never ate there but my cousin swears by Pipers Kilt in the bronx. Crazy sunday brunch special for drinks. Absence from this place will also be remedied.

                      1. re: Johnny O

                        Compared the two, and still jody's is the way to go

                      2. I never personally ate there but my cousin swears by Pipers Kilt in the bronx. Crazy sunday brunch special for drinks. Absence from this place will also be remedied.

                        1. Piper's Kilt is great. I live near the one in Eastchester and you can't go wrong. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, try Jake's Steakhouse (actually very close to Piper's Kilt). Great steaks, but phenomenal burgers.

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                          Jake's Steakhouse
                          6031 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471

                          Piper's Kilt
                          170 W 231st St, Bronx, NY 10463

                          1. Hi adamG,

                            I have to say that I am shocked! shocked!! SHOCKED!!! to be perhaps the first person to mention this on Chowhound. (If I'm not, someone please correct me)

                            A friend of mine who grew up in and still lives in the Bronx swears by "the Murder Burger."

                            The Murder Burger can be found at First Way Deli, a little hole in the wall place at 1030 East Tremont Avenue (betw. Boston Rd and Bryant Ave. - hard to find on Google Street View, by the way)

                            Apparently, it is the burger of choice among locals for its seasonings and flavorful, large diameter, not-too-thick, not-too-thin meat patty that is cooked to order. I have not had it myself though my friend (who's a pretty picky eater) absolutely LOVES it.

                            I have been meaning to try it forever, but I don't get up to the Bronx that often.

                            Anyway, that's a possibility.

                            ciao,

                            Glendale is hungry...

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                            1. re: Glendale is hungry

                              Funny. When I was growing up in the Bronx (in Parkchester) the murder burger designation was used exclusively to refer to White Castles.

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                              White Castle
                              2238 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10303

                              1. re: Bob Martinez

                                Same in B'klyn (Bay Ridge). White Castles AKA: Murder Burgers. :-)

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                                White Castle
                                2238 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10303

                                1. re: Tay

                                  When I lived in Staten Island, between my first apartment in Brooklyn and the one I live in now, I used to stop off at the White Castle on 92nd St. on the way home. Usually late at night. Now that was fine dining. I mourned when they tore the place down to put up an apartment building.

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                                  White Castle
                                  2238 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10303

                                  1. re: Bob Martinez

                                    Bob..
                                    I had the same reaction RE: Tiffany Diner. on 4th Ave. (With a nod to Joni Mitchel,) They really have, 'Paved paradise and put up a parking lot.'...Sigh.

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                                    Tiffany Diner
                                    9904 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

                                    1. re: Tay

                                      Besides calling them murder burgers, they were also known as belly bombs. I first heard the term "slider" in the 1980s.

                                2. re: Bob Martinez

                                  Here's the story (or stories) behind the Murder Burger at First Way ... http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/11/nyr...

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                                  First Way Deli
                                  1030 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10460

                                  1. re: squid kun

                                    squid...
                                    As always you've enlightened us. Very interesting info. Thanks! :-)

                              2. I agree with all who said Duffys it is great and I am a regular. But here is an odd place to find a great burger maybe better than Duffys in some ways.. Royal Crown Bakery on Hylan Blvd. I am not sure if the burger is on the menu but ask for it it is fantastic and of course the best bun anywhere with home made fries NOT FROZEN!! Enjoy!!

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                                Royal Crown Bakery
                                1350 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

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                                1. re: bklynsausage

                                  Interesting... I've never heard of anyone having a burger at RC, but I can verify that they make killer sandwiches.