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Dec 16, 2006 01:09 AM

Best Burger in Queens ???

Can anyone tell me where the best burger in Queens is ???

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  1. IMO, the place on Rockaway Blvd. between Aqueduct Race Track and's known as White Castle.

    Get two burgers, pull from their boxes, undo and reassemble as follows: (be sure to ask for extra pickles and extra onions) the "bottom" roll halves together on the table, then the two 5-hole-punched meats, smother with the XP & XO, then cover it all up with the two top rolls together. It's a treat...and DO NOT get the advertised'll be cheated out of a top & bottom and get a "mid-section" roll that becomes mush.

    Triples and quadruples also work well and exponentially increase your pleasure, but can be hard to bite into.


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    1. re: Mike R.

      Much historical praising of the burger at Donovan's in Woodside (Roosevelt at ~58th). it is supposedly best with the famous grilled/fried/sauteed onions and American cheese.

      i thought it was OK, nothing special, but i probably got cheddar vs. American. i (personally) can't imagine how Amercain would make it better.

      i do quite like the burger at the Stop Inn Diner (61st/Roosevelt) which is acknowleged by other posters as having a notably good burger. i like it with bacon and cheddar.

      disclaimer: i live in Woodside and eat burgers maybe twice a year, so that's about all i can say on the subject.


      1. re: Mike R.

        White Castle ??? Sorry only when I'm drunk !!!

      2. Cobblestones Pub in Forest Hills...Queens Blvd between 78/77th Ave.
        MUCH better than the highly overated Donovans (which is a dirty and dark place) $8.95 for platter with fries and TWO TOPPINGS.

        1. It's only served for lunch during the week but the best Burger I've ever had in Queens is at Rouge French Bistro in Forest Hills. Served on an english muffin topped with gruyere cheese and tomato with a large side order of incredible shoe string french fries. Meat is quality and so is the taste. At lunch its relaxing and service is good compared to dinner.

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            1. re: Mike V

              You also might try the Befteki at Corfu Grill---it's excellent, and it's used for the hamburger's there as well--as George to make you a befteki hamburger--it's great!

            2. I had a Donovan's burger for the first time this week. The steak fries were great but the burger didn't knock my socks off. I have been spoiled by Island Burger in Manhattan -lived practically next door for years - the whole time they were open, actually - and I have to say that's the best burger I have had in NYC. So far. What about Horgan's in Sunnyside? People seem to like that. I am also anxious to go to the Stop Inn which looks really excellent.

              1. PJ Horgan's has the astonishing consistency of a MacD operation.
                Their burger is absolutely stellar, the fries are good.
                The grease index is low.
                The Guinness is the best in the new world; it is also as good as in old Rumsfeld europe.
                Recall, I will go back to Donovan's but I had one of the most atrocious burgers of my life there - it was about 10:30pm after the US open; the waitress for some reason was surprised me ordering so late (I think they serve food usually much later) the burger was near freezer cold, entirely tasteless {the taste test I did on it]. I suspect this night was some abberation the staff knew about - it would have beeen best if they had made an apology but food service was ended.

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                1. re: micheal

                  PJ Horgan's is very good, but I always thought the buns were too small.