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Best Burger in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

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I know this post has been done before, but it has been a while so I'm hoping you will all humor me. Where would you go for the best burger in the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill area?

thanks in advance for any responses!

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  1. I had a very good burger at Cafe on Clinton's soft (re)opening last night. The meat was juicy, flavorful, slightly charred, and cooked perfectly to my order. The bun was very fresh. I didn't order it with toppings, but bacon, cheddar, swiss, and sauteed onions are available. Next time I would probably do the cheddar and sauteed onions. The fries alongside are fine but nothing special. Not sure it's the best -- I haven't tried every burger in the neighborhood (yet) -- but it's definitely worth a try.

    Slightly off-topic, Cafe on Clinton's new incarnation is much like the old. They made some minor cosmetic changes to spruce the place up a little (better lighting, good jazz playing). All in all, though, the feel of the place is much the same. I'll venture further into the new menu next time, but my first priority was to make sure I could still count on Cafe on Clinton for a decent burger and a beer.

    1. Schnack used to be the champion, but they're very uneven these days. Haven't found a good replacement in the hood yet (who else even makes burgers around here?). I usually just go to Dumont Burger in Williamsburg, which is really spectacular and well worth the wait for the elusive G-train.

      Someone once raved to me about the burger at Crave. I thought it was overseasoned and heavy and prefer their other menu items.

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      Schnack
      122 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      Crave
      570 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      DuMont Burger
      314 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      1. Chicory on DeGraw Street has a great burger...excellent meat and always well prepared...don't miss the french fries!!!
        Also try, Hope and Anchor in Red Hook.

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        1. re: savoryhash

          I'll second Chicory -- they make a nice burger!

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          Chicory
          243 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        2. I completely agree about Schnack.

          I've found that the Waterfront Ale House on Atlantic (sometimes known as Pete's) has very good burgers. I'm pretty sure that they grind their own beef - in any event, it's very tasty. In addition, they usually have a special burger (eg venison, kobe, buffalo) for the adventurous, and the rest of the food is great too. (Check out the Texas Dip, and also the vegetable dumplings.)

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          1. re: zorg

            Agree with all the recommendations above (I must eat too many burgers). Bar Tabac on Smith St also has a good burger.

            1. re: nitsujwolrah

              I second the Bar Tabac nomination.

          2. It's not in Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill, but since someone already mentioned Hope & Anchor, I thought I'd add Good Fork in Red Hook. They have a really good burger.

            1. Downtown Atlantic makes a good burger

              1. thanks for all the tips!

                1. RIP Schnack, long live Calexico.

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                  1. re: bushwickgirl

                    Since this thread has been revived I would like to point out that Prime Meats makes an absolutely fantastic burger that rivals Dumont's.

                    1. re: eeee

                      Further north, the burger at Building on Bond is small but intesely flavorful. They mix it with chorizo. Deelish.

                      The burger at Bar Tabac is no longer good, IMO. It has been completely unremarkable the last couple of times I had it.

                  2. It's by no means a burger joint, but I really enjoy the burger at Le Petite Cafe.

                    1. Buttermilk Channel has a really good burger, and you can order it to go... I live a couple blocks away, and it is my standard comfort food. Along with Lucali, and Caputos, I mean.

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                      Lucali
                      575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

                      Buttermilk Channel
                      524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231