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Burger in B'more

I'm looking for rec's for a good solid burger--doesn't have to be big, but that tastes like freshly ground steak char-grilled. And good fries are a must. Any favorites? I actually like Pete's Grill, but their hours are so limited and the fries are underdone.

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  1. Brewer's Art in Mt Vernon. Comes with their rosemary-garlic fries. Though currently I'm addicted to burgers and fries at the Five Guys in Brewers Hill.

    I've also heard good things about the Tusk burger at the Brass Elephant and the burger at the Prime Rib (thurs. night only), but I don't have first hand experience with either.

    1. Damn, Five Guys is a guilty pleasure I've indulged in a couple of times. But I like supporting independent places with some atmosphere. I've never been to the Brass Elephant--I'm too scared. I'm worried I'm not dressed well enough or that I'll hold my fork the wrong way!

      1. Koopers Tavern in Fells Point is a great neighborhood tavern. Regular (no Kobe, no Buffalo, no exotic spices) 80-20 ground beef burger with fries. The bonus is on Tuesdays I think, but dont quote me, half price burger day.

        1. McCabe's in Hampden on Falls Road, great burger. Also, Dizzy Issies in Remington.

          1. Based on a rec from KAZ, I tried the burger at the Fort Charles Pub a couple of weeks ago and thought it was excellent. It was one of the best I've had around here -- cooked to order, juicy and delicious. It's now my go-to place for burgers (although I live just a couple of blocks away, so that plays into it as well).

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            1. re: JonParker

              Glad you liked it Jon. I think the FCP fits this site to a T. It will never get good marks from the Zagat crowd, "foodies" won't think its adventurous enough, but darn it, they put out some good bar food. A true chowhound find.

              To address the original post, their burgers are top notch (so is their shrimp salad and crab cake) but their fries are just average. Is that what you found Jon?

              1. re: KAZ

                My fries were good and hot (which is half the battle with fries). I haven't tried the shrimp salad or the crab cake yet, although you did recommend them on the other thread, so I will.

                But oh that burger is good. This place is a real Chowhound gem -- I totally agree that you're not going to find out about places like this anywhere else. I owe you a beer for this one.