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Fat Phil's Marlee no more-R.I.P

Vinnie Vidimangi Feb 5, 2008 05:53 AM

An event worth its own topic.

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    Blueicus Feb 5, 2008 06:12 AM

    That's a shame. Used to go there maybe fifteen years ago, although the last time I passed it looked somewhat sketchy so I bypassed it. Had the ownership changed during that time?

    1. mutant4 Feb 5, 2008 06:34 AM

      went with my dad as a kid and all the time in high school. i remember my brother and i splitting a burger and playing the super mario game in the front section (at the sit down table). I also ate gyros there, every night, for three months, when i was in rehearsals for a high school play.

      RIP indeed.

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        thatlankyfoody Feb 5, 2008 06:37 AM

        AHHH.. I live a cpl of blocks away and have been going there since I was 5. I guess I saw it coming as it was getting less populated and the Asian dude that has owned it for the last 10 or so years started closing it down earlier.

        Who here remebers the trivia game that would win you a small coke if you got it right?

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          EPIcureanTO Feb 5, 2008 08:32 AM

          ..and here me and my other half were contemplating going there this past sun-!

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            pearlD Feb 5, 2008 09:02 AM

            I think it lived on its reputation for quite a long time and should have closed long before now...I found it really unpleasant...dirty & smelly...no matter how good it was previously ...it deserves to be closed and I, for one am not shedding any tears!

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              books Feb 5, 2008 10:06 AM

              Alas no more mint chocolate chip milk skakes for me... I loved getting the chips into the straw.

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        magic Feb 6, 2008 05:29 AM

        That's a shame. Last time I was there was a couple of years ago. The burgers were still really delicious. The place had certainly become neglected and sketch over the years. Like no one rally cared what it looked like or felt like anymore. Too bad, their burgers were still damn good.

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          fatphilltheoriginal Apr 3, 2012 11:20 AM

          Like the phoenix, Fat Phill's Marlee will rise up and serve their famous burgers. In or around May 4th, 2012, Fat Phill's will reopen on Marlee Avenue. Fat Phill's will be opening in the building immediately north and beside the original location. I will confirm the opening date at a later time...Cheeers, .....Phill.

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            magic Apr 3, 2012 02:21 PM

            That's awesome. Put a little love into your space. Does't have to sparkle with diamonds but please don't let it become a dump. See my note above.

            Good luck and see you soon :)

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              Vinnie Vidimangi Apr 3, 2012 03:40 PM

              May 4- Israel's Independence Day (1948,) my daughter's birthday and now the restoration of Fat Phil to Marlee! A sign! Hot damn!

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                Luvtooeat Apr 3, 2012 04:04 PM

                Oh ya !!!

                check out Goodys diner facebook specials
                Diners Drive'ins and Dives
                for ideas

                BEST OF LUCK can't wait

                1. re: Luvtooeat
                  Luvtooeat May 5, 2012 08:27 AM

                  Soft opening today
                  Marlee just north of old location
                  Hope the burgers are as good as they once were

                  Best of luck

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                    hammerb29 May 12, 2012 12:03 PM

                    Went there today and Fat Phil's is back. The burger was great like I can remember, the fries were good. I still prefer the ones he had before the wedge fries.
                    Miss the teriyaki sauce on the chicken breast sandwich, but since good.

                    The location is next to the original plaza, it use to be a pizza joint before.

                    Glad he is back.

                    Good luck Phil.

              2. re: fatphilltheoriginal
                Attknee May 12, 2012 02:48 PM

                Lived right around the corner on Romar when the original opened. At times it was just Phil and me in the place at the beginning but the reputation deservedly grew and it became very popular. And now....it's BAAAACCCK! And so will I be. Haven't lived in the neighbourhood since 1994 but still go back to hit Camarra's, City Fish Market and Lady York. Now I have another reason.

              3. duckdown May 21, 2012 10:51 PM

                There used to be a Fat Phil's here in Brampton and we used to love it (although I was just a kid and barely remember it). They used to deliver too. Are these two places related?

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                  htoniv Jun 15, 2012 09:51 AM

                  Hello can anyone get me the number for Fat Phils new location, asap thank you!!

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                  1. re: htoniv
                    fatphilltheoriginal Jun 15, 2012 10:18 AM

                    fat phill's number is 647.347.7445. Located at the corner of Marlee and Romar. Right beside the original Fat Phill's.



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                    Vinnie Vidimangi Jun 17, 2012 05:59 AM

                    A small nothing bun. The old original buns were much better, even good, but I am sure more expensive.
                    A rounder patty, as if to fit the cheaper bun and reduce the quantity of toppings . Doesn't work for me.
                    Too expensive. This is not a big overhead operation with chi-chi-yup-yup illusions.
                    Better than many others , but so what. Still a disappointment.

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                      Vinnie Vidimangi Jun 17, 2012 06:24 AM

                      The caption to the thread contradicts the reality and misleads because there is a new operation on the street with the same name. The thread should be split with a new caption, say, The New Fat Phill.

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                        magic Aug 23, 2012 06:40 AM

                        Any new reports? Anyone? Anyone?

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