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A great hamberger in Philly

michyphilly Jan 7, 2009 07:09 PM

Im a hamberger lover but only like to have them if it is really a really good one ! Any suggestions?

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    Oneiron Jan 12, 2009 10:58 AM

    Charlie's in Folcroft is my favorite. Good Dog if you're in that area.

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      littlecmad Jan 9, 2009 06:48 AM

      I second STANDARD TAP!

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        silverbullet69 Jan 8, 2009 02:45 PM

        goodburger! tried the other night, it was GREAT as good as 5 guys. (better? they will do md rare, 5 guys cooks them all md well)

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          michyphilly Jan 8, 2009 12:17 PM

          Thanks for all your responces. It sounds like Good Dog and Five Guys are a popular choice. Ive been to Standard Tap but never had their burger,thier fried oysters were great though. I would like to check out Royal,I hear that it has good food.

          1. G Goo Jan 8, 2009 06:12 AM

            Good Dog, Standard Tap, N. 3rd, Royal Tavern, Monks.....pretty much every decent pub in CC has a good version. The Good Dog Burger at Good Dog is amazing. Order it medium rare, or else the blue cheese gets too runny and explodes out the other side when you take a bite. As for upscale, the sliders at Barclay Prime are well worth the expense.

            Philly is a great burger town.

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              Bigley9 Jan 8, 2009 05:57 AM

              I am not a big burger eater, but I do enjoy the occassional one. In addition to Good Dog, I would suggest Sketch on Girard Ave. Good burgers and interesting toppings!

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                megmosa Jan 8, 2009 03:03 PM

                I second Sketch Burger. Just be aware that they don't have fries. They have "natural" cheese puff things that come in a package (sort of a gross, fake-healthy version of Cheetos--and they don't even appear to be made with real cheese. Blech!).

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                  mazza3 Jan 9, 2009 08:54 AM

                  i will third sketch and also say the following are all very good: good dog, standard tap, royal tavern, pub and kitchen, monk's. never been to rouge.

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                jl0328 Jan 8, 2009 05:51 AM

                Can't beat the burger at Good Dog!

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                  lawgirl3278 Jan 8, 2009 05:50 AM

                  The best (and one of the most expensive) in the city is at Rouge. For a more inexpensive pub burger, I recommend Good Dog, Royal Tavern, and the Down Home Diner in Reading Terminal.

                  For a great old school burger (aka what McDonalds used to be) I highly recommend Zac's and Charlie's, both in Delco.

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                  1. re: lawgirl3278
                    Buckethead Jan 8, 2009 06:22 AM

                    I have to disagree about the Rouge burger, it's OK but the Good Dog burger (best in the city), Pub and Kitchen burger, or even a good Five Guys burger are much better and much less expensive.

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                    rocknroll52 Jan 8, 2009 03:32 AM

                    Have you tried Five Guys?

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                    1. re: rocknroll52
                      bluehensfan Jan 8, 2009 05:08 AM

                      Good Dog has a very good burger. Five Guys is pretty decent as well.

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