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Mar 3, 2007 06:21 AM

Best Burger

I am 12 years old and on the search for a good burger. I am searching for a really good juicy burger. I am looking for one in the tristate region. I am not looking for a $30 burger. The fries also have to be good. Who doesnt want fries with thier burger. Also a family friendly place.

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    1. re: little chowhound

      Well I read 166 posts to confirm I was not being redundant like so many here. If you want a great burger go to So Dam Hot in Valhalla. $7 includes fries. Meat is delivered daily and it makes a difference. When your burger comes out resist the temptation and let some of the juice disperse back into the meat before biting. Perfectly toasted bun holds most of the juice but its not easy. Just delicious. Briefly about the place, this is a burger joint plain and simple. I think they have three tables.

      1. re: csabo

        Isn't it a hot dog place (they're very good)? I didn't even realize they had burgers. I'll have to try one, the price is sure right.

        1. re: csabo

          OOOOH I just tried Squire's in Briarcliff Manor. WOW 10 oz perfectly cooked smothered in bleu cheese with PHENOMINAL sweet potato fries. $9. Not to be missed!

          1. re: csabo

            I still don't see what the big deal is about the burgers at Squires. In my opinion, they are average at best, plus the atmosphere and service at the place leave a lot to be desired.

        2. re: little chowhound

          Sutter's Mill in Suffern, Rockland County - can really taste the meat, juicy, huge, DEEEEELICIOUS!
          White Manna is unique (other person had suggested it) but is a totally different experience for burgers - think of white castle but much better tasting!

          1. re: smilingal

            Agree that White Mana is bettern then White Castle, but I also think they are bigger.

            I think best burger in the Tri State.

            1. re: smilingal

              Was at Sutter's just last week. Nothing special at all. 8 oz., very homogenous soft meat on a squishy white bun.

          2. Try Piper's Kilt in Eastchester, NY right on Route 22. Awesome burgers. The Eastchester Burger is the greatest - a 1/2 lb bacon cheeseburger, a side of fries (pretty good too!), onion rings, and a side of chili. Very family friendly place - a bit of a wait on weekends, but so worth it!

            Piper's Kilt
            433 White Plains Rd
            Eastchester, NY 10709
            (914) 961-9815

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            1. re: Sra. Swanky

              Absolutley, Piper's Kilt is the best!!!!!

              1. re: debmom

                Piper's Kilt is awesome! Horsefeathers is great also.

                1. re: annrudy

                  NO WAY!!!! Used to be the best not any more. I am a huge fan but three out of the last four burgers I have had from the Kilt have been TERRIBLE!!

              1. re: onethinmint

                Ditto to the Blazer Pub, although I think it's technically in Purdys. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the burgers are excellent. I recommend the hard roll. The fries are very thick - almost like eating 1/4 of a potato - but they are yummy too.

                1. re: shellyesq

                  Finally got around to trying Blazer tonight. The burgers were excellent and a bargain to boot ($7.25 for a bacon cheeseburger). We didn't try the hard rolls but did have the fries. I'm not a huge fan of ultra thick fries, but they were not bad.

                  The staff was friendly and the the patrons appeared to be mostly regulars.

                  Drove past the Meetinghouse on the way up there, but the Bedford Playhouse had just let out and it looked like a mob scene.

                  Blazer is a bit out of the way, but definitely a good place to find a simple, inexpensive, good burger in a casual and unpretentious locale.

                  Caveat only.

              2. Kelly's doesn't get a whole lot of play on these boards because many people don't know about them. Very family friendly, but not too many tables. Get there early. Excellent burgers, and great fries. You can get them with chili and cheese too.

                Kellys Sea Level
                413 Midland Ave
                Rye, NY 10580
                (914) 967-0868

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                1. re: Cheese Boy

                  Shhh! Don't tell too mnay people or we Kelly's lovers will never be able to get in again! :)

                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                    They are no Kilt burger, but very good!

                  2. If you're looking around north Jersey, there's a tiny place in Hackensack called White Manna at 358 River Street, right across from McDonald's. When I say tiny, I mean it seats about 15. People from all over the place have been going here for a long time. They serve sliders (think White Castle size only much tastier). Burgers are about $1/piece. They taste great, but I'd stay away from the cheese (at least I thought it tasted funny). The fries are good but nothing spectacular. Hope this helps.

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                    1. re: jklee_78

                      whatever happened to the Iron Horse in northern NJ? Had great hamburgers that were stuffed with the cheese of your choice...yummo!

                      1. re: tuxedo

                        I was at the Iron Horse two weeks ago. Their cheeseburgers are to die for and their fries are very good, too. It's in Westwood, NJ.

                        1. re: lucienne78

                          It is still there? WOW!
                          I am going on a road trip! You have made my day!