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Best Burger in NYC?

Hi there! we have a group of about 8 people getting together for a bday party and we want a divey FUN place with burgers and beer in East Village area. Any ideas?

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    1. Here is a huge list of everyone's favorite burgers. They're not sorted by neighborhood but it'll give you some ideas.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/351295

      Royale is on there, along with the Stoned Crow which is in Greenwich Village.

      1. pauls would also be a good place for a tasty burger and beer as well as mcsorley's.

        1. The best burger in the East Village area is @ Stand (12th & University.) Not really divey though.

          If you're willing to head over to Alphabet City, I think you'll love Royale. Great burgers. Awesome beer menu. Sounds more of what you're looking for.

          1. Molly's, though it's further north and depending on when you get there 8 may be difficult.

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            1. re: zbs

              For 8 people in a pub atmosphere with awesome burgers Royale on 10th ad C is the best choice. One of the top 2 burgers in the city (IMO) and plenty of room for a party of 8. There is a back yard that is heated as well.

              1. re: princeofpork

                Second that for all those reason and the freshest burger toppings as well.

                1. re: princeofpork

                  I finally tried Royale after all the good reviews here and can't say I was blown away. The bun was probably the best part. The fries were alright, but appeared to have been cut in half into tiny pieces. I can't see going back with all the other amazing burgers out there. Also in regards to price, if you order fries it comes to $9 which is standard. No special bargain as some have reported.

                  1. re: sugartoof

                    $9 with fries is still a lot better than the $18 I paid at JG Melon the other night (before tip) for a cheeseburger (no fries) and two beers. The beers at Melon come in small mugs, not pints.

                    It's a great burger and it's convenient to where I live, but every time I go there I feel like I've been bent over.

                    Tipsy

                    1. re: TipsyMcStagger

                      No doubt there are some ridiculously priced burgers (though you did get a midtown beer with yours).... the standard price for the best burgers in the city hover around $7-$12, right?

                      The $6 price at Royale being mentioned on this forum is just a burger, no fries, and you would have to order the extra fries or onion rings to fill up on it. Why do people get excited about the price of a bare burger anyway?

                      I just didn't think it compared a lot of other options in it's price range (and I'm not talking about the shake shack take out places). It's just not worth a special trip to Ave. C

                2. re: zbs

                  We did 8 at the round table just by the fireplace at Molly's two weeks ago.

                  Such a good burger!

                  Tipsy