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Burgers , where to get a Great Burger, Fairfield County

nbermas Oct 27, 2007 01:02 PM

Best if it is charcoal broiled? Help also New Haven or Westchester County???

  1. c
    CT Chowman Nov 1, 2007 12:31 PM

    My vote for a great burger in Fairfield County goes to the Black Duck in Westport.
    It is a real good, flame broiled burger, real juicy!!!!
    My favs are the large swiss/mushroom burger. Make sure they toast the bun, you have to ask.
    Their bacon/cheddar burger is also very good.
    As far as atmosphere, well, it is a old converted barge on the river. A real bar scene.
    A great long bar to sit at and have a great burger.
    You have to love a bar that Martha Stewart goes to for their for the Wings!!!

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    1. re: CT Chowman
      Elizzie Nov 1, 2007 02:33 PM

      CT Chowman, I always forget that place. Thanks!

      1. re: Elizzie
        menton1 Nov 3, 2007 02:31 PM

        It's in New Haven, just beyond Fairfield County, but can any discussion of burgers in Ct leave out LOUIS LUNCH?? The ultimate burger, on toast, no ketchup allowed! The place uses the same broilers that cook the meat vertically for the last 80 years. An awesome experience!

    2. redfox697 Oct 31, 2007 08:27 AM

      Neither are charcoal broiled, but Burger Bar (JFood's review does it justice) is good, and the Brewhouse down the street is good as well. Their burger has been made with ale, so even when it's medium it's not pink. Very flavorful, and the pretzel bun is unique and robust.

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        Ima Foodie Oct 28, 2007 09:16 AM

        I'm partial to Tuckers in fairfield

        1. Zobot Oct 27, 2007 03:26 PM

          In Fairfield Cty, I like Rory's in Darien. In Westchester I like the Blazer Pub in Somers (Purdys).

          You'll find many more suggestions and opinions here...

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          1. re: Zobot
            Foodie Fairfield Oct 27, 2007 03:47 PM

            Rory's is good. Cherrystreet East in New Canaan will have good ones when they reopen later this fall.

            1. re: Zobot
              steve h. Oct 30, 2007 09:48 PM

              i'll second/third rory's. not a true burger destination but pretty good nonetheless.

            2. k
              KarenNYC Oct 28, 2007 04:46 AM

              Burger Bar in SONO isn't, by any chance, related to the BUrger bar in Vegas is it? we just got back and OMG was that a good burger. it ranks in my top 5 - which says A LOT.

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              1. re: KarenNYC
                jfood Oct 28, 2007 08:01 AM


                Here is a review from August 14th from Jfood on Burger Bar.

                Well with all the talk of burgers, Cherry Street East still not open, the weather inperfect shape, jfood decided to try Burger Bar in SONO, CT. Ordered Bacon Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato (no onion), a hot dog and some sweet potato fries.

                - Fries were really good, thin strips, nicely fried with large grounds of salt on them Jfood gives them an 8
                - Hot Dog was disappointing but we have some great dogs in the area nd the BB dog just does not hold up to Swankys’, Chez, and nowhere close to Super Duper. Jfood can only give the dog a 4
                - Cheeseburger – Let’s just get the bad news out of the way. NEVER serve lettuce that is turning brown, it does not get the custom in a good mood. The bun was a little weak, not enough flavor for jfood. The tomato was disappointing especially given the time of year and the tomatoes that are available. Now onto the important stuff, the burger. The size is absolutely perfect for a burger, stated at 7 oz on the menu. The texture and quality of the meat was outstanding and they served it cook PERFECTLY, still heavy pink inside. Major kudos. Bacon and cheese were perfectly cooked and melted on top of the burger. The only negatives jfood can give the burger was the seasoning. Some may like absolutely nothing added to the meat but jfood likes a little something to show a little love. The meat was just that, meat. Jfood will rate this part of the meal on the burger, cheese and bacon a 9. The bun tomato receive a 6.

                But this is the best burger jfood has eaten outside casa jfood since cherry street east burned down.

              2. k
                KarenNYC Oct 27, 2007 01:40 PM

                not sure about Charcoal Broiled but Burgers Shakes and Fries in Byram, CT (on the border of Port Chester, NY) is AWESOME....

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                1. re: KarenNYC
                  nbermas Oct 27, 2007 03:09 PM

                  What is the name? Where in Byram?

                  1. re: nbermas
                    Zobot Oct 27, 2007 03:26 PM

                    The place is Byram is called "Burgers, Shakes, n Fries", here's a thread dedicated to it...

                  2. re: KarenNYC
                    adamclyde Oct 27, 2007 03:41 PM

                    yeah, I like them. as karennyc mentions, they aren't charbroiled, but I find them to be good.

                    Burgers, Shakes & Fries
                    302 Delavan Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

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