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Aimee Jan 21, 2008 06:15 PM

I don't eat burgers too often but I'm having a craving. Thanks.

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  1. princeofpork Jan 21, 2008 06:26 PM

    #1 for me is Royale on 11 and C
    #2 is Mollys on 22 and 3rd

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      RGR Jan 21, 2008 08:06 PM

      I agree about Molly's, which is on 3rd, b/t 22nd & 23rd.

      The burger at Blue Smoke, on 27th, b/t Lex & Park Av. S., is also very good.

      http://www.bluesmoke.com

      Of course, if you're not a weather weenie like me and are willing to brave the cold, there's the Shake Shack.

      http://www.shakeshacknyc.com

      Most recently, I had a truly sensational burger at Pamplona, on 28th, b/t PAS & Madison, where Chef Alex Urena's combination of beef, suckling pig and chorizo makes for a mind-blowing taste experience! And his fries are not too shabby either.

      http://www.pamplonanyc.com

      1. MMRuth Jan 22, 2008 03:16 AM

        I enjoyed the burger I had recently at Stand -

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/476851

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          dougloftus Feb 7, 2008 05:59 PM

          I agree! Stand has multiple burgers: beef, chicken and salmon. Where else can you get a burger as a side to your burger? They cook exactly to your specs and the mayo is perfection.

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          ESNY Jan 22, 2008 06:34 AM

          Best burger is at Blue Smoke. Same burger as shake shack but twice the size.

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            TBird Feb 7, 2008 05:18 PM

            "Best burger is at Blue Smoke. Same burger as shake shack but twice the size."

            omg(!), now *there* is a rec! i'm ON it!
            :-)

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              kathryn Feb 8, 2008 07:08 AM

              They will also happily split it for you if you don't want that much burger.

              I tried to eat the whole thing once at lunch, and was in a coma the rest of the day.

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            amysal47 Jan 22, 2008 06:43 AM

            Royale is UNREAL!

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              princeofpork Jan 22, 2008 11:14 AM

              Thank goodness someone else is try and loving the burger here. It is the only burger in the city that I can just close the top and bottom and enjoy. No need to adjust and remove any toppings. The fact that its only $5 is amazing.

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                roze Jan 22, 2008 04:08 PM

                So correct- the toppings are always so fresh and good. Not sure why everywhere else can't do this.

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                  princeofpork Jan 23, 2008 06:38 AM

                  The BLT and Chicken Fingers are awesome as well.

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                    roze Jan 23, 2008 08:05 AM

                    Really!!! I have been trying to find some good chicken fingers for what seems like years now! Thanks!

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              racer x Jan 23, 2008 09:22 AM

              BLT Burger's lamb merguez burger - 6th ave & 11th/12th st

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                tatiana_nyc Jan 23, 2008 01:35 PM

                Royale, no question.

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                  deabot Feb 7, 2008 05:09 PM

                  I was at Royale on the weekend for Superbowl, clean, friendly atmosphere and the burger is simply wonderful. Fresh toppings and a decent juicy sized burger cooked to medim rare. And very gooey american cheese on top! I will be back even if means trekking over to avenue c...

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                    Mazzer Feb 8, 2008 06:37 AM

                    Nth-ing Royale

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                    hungrycomposer Jan 23, 2008 04:39 PM

                    Stand House Burger... I like Royale too, but their burgers are a little overcooked for my taste. Stand uses high-quality beef and their medium-rare is a little on the rare side, just perfect, which does the beef justice. The off hours two-for-one deal gets the price down to five buckaroos.

                    1. erns53 Feb 7, 2008 06:04 PM

                      Goodburger on Broadway b/t 17th and 18th. It's a good burger.

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                        cimui Feb 8, 2008 06:41 AM

                        I haven't been, but based on Roze's description, Seymour Burton sounds pretty darn tasty:

                        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/487013

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