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Shady Glen, Manch. & Bolton CT.

bluesman55 Apr 25, 2007 09:58 AM

Anyone have any thoughts on Esquire Mag. pronouncement of the Best Burger? Does Shady Glen deserve the honour? What's better?

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    ctscorp RE: bluesman55 Apr 25, 2007 10:10 AM

    The cheese is fabulous, really, but the last few times I've eaten there, the beef was pretty bad. It's worth it for the spectacle and the cheese, and the slaw and ice cream are great.

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      Meesch70 RE: bluesman55 Apr 25, 2007 11:55 AM

      The burger itself isn't necessarily the best, but overall experience is worth it. Everyone should try the cheeseburger platter with a milkshake or sundae at least once!

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        Joanie RE: Meesch70 Apr 26, 2007 05:57 AM

        I feel the same. It's all about the fried cheese. The meat's not great, but the place is cool. I'm surprised it would get voted best.

      2. masha bousha RE: bluesman55 Apr 26, 2007 09:10 AM

        Ditto. I don't even really like burgers so I usually get a crispy cheese furter but I think the place is fantastic and I recommend it to anyone who likes old school simple food served 1950's style.

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          JayCT RE: bluesman55 Apr 26, 2007 02:04 PM

          The burger aren't gourmet, but they are the best. I like things simple and that is what SG is all about. They don't follow the latest trend in food like most other places. Good honest food for a good price. That is what makes it so great. JMHO Jay

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            Waquoit RE: bluesman55 Apr 27, 2007 10:15 AM

            The pronouncement was not Best but "Most Decadent Burgers" in the USA and it certainly is deserving. The SG Cheesburger is totally unique experience, yummy and fun to eat. If I had any quibble it would be that the platter now costs about $9.00. But when you think about it, you get the burger, nice fries and great cole slaw and the use of the relish tray. It's well worth it.

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