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May 4, 2008 04:23 PM

Best burgers in manchester nh?

whats out there?

red arrow has good burgers, but what else is there?

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  1. Great burger is found at the Puritan Backroom on DW Highway.

    1. Cremeland on Valley St. - I had to run there after reading about their burgers in the Hippo. Fresh ground beef straight from a local family owned farm (fresh every day). And something like $3 to boot. Fresh crisp lettuce, tom and onion.

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      1. re: lexpatti

        Yeah Cremeland, for the ONION RINGS not just the burgers! And top it off with a Pistachio Ice Cream cone.

        1. re: jackattack

          I've said for a while now, my fav Piistachio Ice cream is from Cremeland UNTIL I had one at The Puritan on DWH. wow!

          1. re: lexpatti

            Do they use real pistachios or walnuts in the ice cream? I HATE that when I get pistachio ice cream, and the nuts are WALNUTS They should call it walnut ice cream. Peeves me off.

            1. re: gryphonskeeper

              cremeland's are mega huge pistachios and many many of them - like someone accidently spilled a huge bag of pistachios in the ice cream mix. Puritan is pistachios too but it's the best creamy flavor of pistachio that I love (less pistachios)

              1. re: lexpatti

                awesome! because I loathe walnuts and love pistachios! I eat them shelled by the bagful, they are truly my largest vice.

      2. I have always found the burgers at the 99 pretty good.

        1. Pattie Shack on Elm St. is a must try!

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          1. re: jmango21

            Pattie Shack burgers are great! Very juicy, and lots of variety with toppings and even sides for such a small place. I got the pretzel bun on my last visit, and it was great. Love the tater tots too.

          2. We've been a fan of Strange Brew's burgers for a few years now. They cook them to order. And on Wednesdays, it's $4 burger night -- and that includes all the toppings, like cheese, bacon, mushrooms, etc.! Hand-cut fries, too.

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            1. re: dafood

              I definately agree that Cremeland has a good burger. Also have had a great burger and T-Bones in Bedford. Can still get it medium-rare. Not too many places wiling to cook to order anymore.

              1. re: rmsoul

                I think I missed something on my trip to Cremeland...the burger was okay for what it was, a mom and pop version of a fast food burger, but nothing more than that. It wasn't all that juicy, but I liked the bun...made it seem like what McD's should be.

                1. re: solargarlic

                  Solargarlic, you're description of the Cremeland burger sounds like my idealized gold standard burger: A fast food STYLE burger, but with all the dubious ingredients replaced with top quality stuff. Fresh ground chuck smashed thin on a ripping hot griddle so a nice crust forms, but the pattie is not overcooked on the inside. A layer of gooey American cheese sits on top, and the whole thing is nested in a freshly buttered and toasted squishy bun. Any idea if the patties at Cremeland are fresh or frozen?

                  1. re: crowdingthepan

                    When you open that burger joint, will you please let me know? I already had a burger today and your description has me drooling. That's my ideal burger, but Cremeland is not quite that. No crust on that burger. Someone on here said they used local beef, but there was no info there to let customers know about that. It just didn't seem like fresh beef to me, but still better than McD's. They did have the American cheese, but the burger is cooked through. Also, it was on a cold, but squishy bun.

                    1. re: solargarlic

                      Did you see my comments below about Billy's in Manch? Have yu tried their's? I really loved it and it was rare, juicy!!!

                      1. re: lexpatti

                        Yes, but you mention nothing about a crunchy exterior ;). Ha! I believe what you say about the burger, but I don't know that I'm all that impressed with the whole location. Do they have good beer too? Also, lately, I've been more and more concerned about where my meat comes from. I haven't bought meat from the grocery store in over a year, and it's becoming harder for me to consider eating meat if I don't know where it came from. Not in a snob kind of way...more sketched out about getting sick kind of way. Just me and my neurotic ways...

                        1. re: solargarlic

                          I have a friend that mostly gave meat up for that reason. I, too, have avoided billy's because of the non-appealing local and outside but once again, judging a book by it's cover was wrong all this time!!! Yes, it's a sports pub but very nice inside, loads of respectable diners (not just a drinking bar). They do get awards in Manch for their burger BUT could be one of those contests where you get all your friends to vote too. Having said that though - fantastic burger!! Call and ask them about their beef. I know thier wings are fresh, they don't use frozen battered, they batter/dip themselves (or not when I requested)!

                          I was the one who mentioned the fresh meat at Cremeland, I had read an article about the local farm that delivers there. It was last year sometime, maybe even the hippo press.

              2. re: dafood

                YES Hands down the best. 10oz burger, they will cook even RARE if you want with bacon, mushrooms onions swiss lettuce and tomato on a fantastic bun with fries OR onion rings, for $4? AWESOME.

                1. re: gryphonskeeper

                  gryphons, you are referring to the burger at Strange Brew? (not Cremeland?) Some times we get a craving for a great burger out, and I want to have a target in mind for the next time.

                  PS - A little burger tip here: When I do burgers at home on the grill, I buy the ground sirloin tips from Market Basket. It is in a yellow tray found among the standard ground beef options, and pricey at $7 or $8/lb, but makes a very flavorful burger while still being quite lean. They don't always have it available, but it usually is.

                  1. re: Dave B

                    Strange Brew, on Wednesdays. They are fantastic.

                    1. re: gryphonskeeper

                      ha ha, I thought I missed out on a secret menu at Cremeland or something!

                      What's Wed...burger specials or the cheap beer night...I can't figure out which discount is better for me financially.