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Good Dining-In burgers in Philadelphia?

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bookgirl234 Jan 9, 2007 12:14 AM

I'm in town one night and have too much work (conference calls with people on the west coast) to actually leave the hotel. The hotel's room service is TGI Fridays so I'm going to use the Dining In service. I'm really craving a good burger - these are my choices:

Cavanaugh's Restaurant
Continental Mid-town
Deuce Bar and Restaurant
Downey's
Elephant & Castle
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Jon's Bar & Grill
Jones
Mad River Bar & Grille
O'Neals
Original Turkey Plus
Phila Deli
Steaks on South
The Wrap Shack

Any recommendations? Thanks!

  1. gina Jan 10, 2007 06:10 AM

    Jones does have good burgers. I might be inclined to try Deuce, too--I haven't had their burger, but other items I've had were very good.

    I would avoid Downey's and O'Neal's--fun places to drink beer, but food does not seem to be a big priority for them.

    1. OlderPhiladelphian Jan 10, 2007 02:18 AM

      Get the cream of mushroom soup from Fri Sat and Sunday and stay away from all the others!!

      1. juice Jan 9, 2007 08:03 PM

        Super bizarro choices there bookgirl. I can't answer anything you have up there but the best burgers in Old City are either at Sassafrass (where you can order osterich and/or bison) or Charlie's (which I have never had a bad meal there, and they serve a mean burger and fries.)

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          maraki Jan 9, 2007 07:40 PM

          I really like Marathon Grill's burgers. I think they deliver, but I don't know how well the burger would stand up to travelling.

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            Buckethead Jan 9, 2007 07:02 PM

            Mad River is bad. I've never had a burger at Jones, but what I have had there has been pretty good, and a good burger would fit with their comfort food theme. It stands to reason that they'd make a decent burger.

            You could also ask at the front desk, Dining In is nice but there are tons of great places that do deliver but don't participate in Dining In.

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              pamd Jan 9, 2007 12:21 AM

              not sure about some of those...I'd go with Jones probably for a burger, or FSS & Continental as other choices.

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