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Feb 5, 2008 05:53 AM

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

An event worth its own topic.

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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: mutant4

        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?

        1. re: thatlankyfoody

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

          1. re: EPIcureanTO

            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 & matter how good it was previously deserves to be closed and I, for one am not shedding any tears!

            1. re: pearlD

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

      2. 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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          1. 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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            1. re: fatphilltheoriginal

              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 :)

              1. re: fatphilltheoriginal

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

                1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

                  Oh ya !!!

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

                  BEST OF LUCK can't wait

                  1. re: Luvtooeat

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

                    Best of luck

                    1. re: Luvtooeat

                      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

                  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'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.