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Nov 15, 2006 12:32 AM

Replacement for McHale's burger

I'm looking for the kind of juicy, big, nap-inducing burger that McHale's was famous for. Where do I need to go to come close to re-creating that?

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  1. McReilly's Pub on Vernon Blvd. in LIC. Big, greasy, pub-style burger in a similar atmosphere to McHale's.

    Also consider Paul's in the EV.

    Man, I miss McHale's.

    1. Molly's, the Irish pub, on 3rd Av., b/t 22nd & 23rd Sts., serves huge, juicy burgers. Skip the mediocre fries and get the excellent onion rings. Very convivial atmospherics.

      1. Try Landsdowne Road on 10th between 43rd and 44th. Not quite as dirty as McHales, but give it a few years...

        1. AS a result of this post, I went to Landsdowne. HUGE HUGE disappointment. Not even close to McHale's.

          I agree Molly's is good, Blue Smoke is good (although expensive)...and if you just want big, Jackson Hole.

          1. landsdowne is a sub-standard bar burger -- a bit better than the average diner, but not much. jackson hole is just awful.

            molly's is your best manhattan bet, but donovan's -- woodside -- is far, far, far superior to all of the above. medium rare, raw onions. mmmmmmmmm.