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zip burger on e 51st was yummy

jenniebnyc Jul 20, 2006 06:35 PM

so i tried zip burger this afternoon and thought it was pretty yummy. the beglian style fries were served in a paperbag so they weren't soggy by the time i got home and the burger was big enough to fill me up. i ordered the turkey burger so i can't comment on the beef, but the turkey was falvorful with a bit of a smokey flavor...almost a bacon flavor and the whole wheat bun was soft. the pickles were delicious!!! give it TRY

  1. BackyardChef Jul 26, 2006 02:05 PM

    I s'pose you're right about the venue difference, but the price with toppings for a Zip Burger isn't so far off from PJ Clarke's and the quality difference-- from my experiences-- make it not even close. You're right about not always wanting to eat in a saloon....

    1. tbear Jul 26, 2006 01:55 PM

      I love Clarke's also. It's a classic NY Burger. But, BackyardChef, you are comparing apples and oranges. Clarkes is a saloon and at least twice as expensive (and not much bigger) than Zip Burger. When you don't want to go a bar, go to Zip Burger, as the burger is damn good.

      1. BackyardChef Jul 26, 2006 01:11 PM

        Zip Burger is way overpriced and not so great. If I had a burger jones in that neighborhood I would much rather walk the 2 minutes to PJ Clarke's...

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          mrbeachy Jul 26, 2006 12:46 AM

          i went to zip burger last saturday evening. it is on east 52nd street off 2nd avenue. i had a beefburger with mozzarella cheese,mushrooms,onions,and bacon along with the belgian style french fries and the iced tea with mint. all were excellent & my bill came to less than $15.next time ill check out the salmon burger or the turkey burger.

          even though its fast food,i was the only one there at the time and they brought my food upstairs-the dining room is on the second floor-alas there is no elevator.

          all in all, a great addition to the midtown east dining scene.

          1. tbear Jul 25, 2006 10:01 PM

            Agreed, the turkey burger is great and I noticed the smokey flavor as well. A nice touch. Good fries also.

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