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MWM Seeking Burger (Manchester, NH)

bergzilla Jan 29, 2008 07:00 AM

Looking for a burger, not just a regular burger, but something that can give back to me, I want juicy, cheesy, maybe different cheesy (gorgonzola or gruyere, is that too different?). Can be classy burger or more street-level but hopefully of good value (big believer if I get what I pay for).

I have heard about Z's Kobe Chopped Steak (a burger by another name?) but am looking for the Gilly's (Portsmouth) of Manchester. Red Arrow do you have my burger? Is it found in a sit-down restaurant? Buttery buns I need you! I may require/need bacon as a possible topping.

Fries/Onion rings optional but if available will pay extra.

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    djr222 Jan 29, 2008 07:11 AM

    Wild Rover Pub has a good burger variety and lots of toppings, even a buffalo burger If I remember

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      dugbee Jan 29, 2008 07:42 AM

      If you want the opposite, try this for a sign that civilization is ending:

      This was too frightening to *not* share.

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        bergzilla Jan 29, 2008 08:01 AM

        We need someone who speaks german to translate the original site:


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          trail 6 Sep 2, 2008 08:43 AM

          trail food

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        lexpatti Jan 30, 2008 05:17 AM

        I had heard somewhere that Buckley's in Merrimack had awesome burgers.


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          bergzilla Jan 30, 2008 07:37 AM

          Best Burger - 3rd Place
          2006 Nashua Telegraph Reader's Choice Award

          Wonder who got 1st or 2nd?

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            treb Jan 30, 2008 11:29 AM

            Com'on the guy want a great burger, help him out. The Nashua Telegraph?? I don't have a lot of confidence here.

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              rmsoul Jan 31, 2008 05:05 PM

              The problem with getting a good burger is that most places will not cook your burger to order. I still like mine medium rare, but am lucky if I can get it medium well. Every place tells me it's for health reasons. I say if you use quality beef, I should be able to get it medium rare. Any place still cook to order?

              1. re: rmsoul
                purchaser1 Feb 21, 2008 05:15 PM

                Brookstone Grille in Derry still cooks em to order. Fresh 10 oz burger Lots of toppings too. Here's how I take mine: medium, gorgonzola, carmelized onions, sauteeed mushrooms, sweet potato fries crispy.....mmmm

                1. re: rmsoul
                  jmango21 Feb 22, 2011 04:34 PM

                  Pattie Shack and Firefly in Manchester will cook to order if you request medrare.

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                    gryphonskeeper Feb 24, 2011 04:46 PM

                    Firefly did a great burger last time I had one.

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            lexpatti Apr 17, 2008 11:50 AM

            I just read about Cremeland's burgers in the Hippo. (manchester NH) I always stop for awesome scallops and the homemade ice cream but was craving their burger after reading that their meat comes "from a family run business in Boscawen that grinds it straight from the side of beef at 4am and has it to Cremeland by 9am"! Also all the seafood is fresh, never frozen.

            Today I had the texas burger and although I don't eat burgers often, this was fantastic. Med rare with nice crisp lettuce, tomato and onion. I think it was $3 something - wow!!! Give it a try.

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              gryphonskeeper Apr 17, 2008 04:32 PM

              Lex, my son and I went to the Red Arrow, and guess what they had. Bison Burgers! Seriously I was stunned. I got it and loved it. I make them at home all the time because I don't buy beef anymore because of the hormones and other crap they inject the beef with...

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                lexpatti Sep 2, 2008 11:10 AM

                very kewl!!! I think i've had them once.

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              purchaser1 Sep 9, 2008 06:42 PM

              I know I plugged them once before for their burger, but Brookstone just won "Best Burger" in greater Salem Area.

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                wedeln Jun 12, 2009 08:03 AM

                I see that the Manchester Union Leader has been doing a search for NH's best burger. They've done 9 places around the state so far.


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                  SuperGrover Jun 14, 2009 07:39 PM

                  Buckley's has a bunch of new burgers on the tavern menu. I had the steakhouse burger and it was delicious.

                2. whs Jun 15, 2009 06:37 PM

                  just curious--what does MWM mean?

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                  1. re: whs
                    bergzilla May 27, 2011 01:48 PM

                    Married White Male - was trying to be funny.

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                      whs May 27, 2011 05:21 PM

                      LOL--thanks, I've been pondering this for the last two years.

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                    jmango21 Jun 12, 2010 06:22 PM

                    Hey check out Pattie Shack on Elm Street in Manchester
                    Their Burgers are awesome! I am a big fan!

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                      Tante Feb 27, 2011 11:51 AM

                      I haven't been there often, but loved the burgers at Papa Joe's Humble Kitchen in Milford.


                      1. ChardonnayQueen May 29, 2011 08:01 AM

                        The Barley House in Concord has the Dublin Burger made with a whiskey sauce. It's pretty good. I didn't want the large burger. They let me order the smaller one and "Dublin-ize" it. It was different. Good.

                        Barley House Restaurant
                        132 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301

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