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Mar 10, 2009 12:39 PM

Best Burger -- StL

I'm looking for the best big, thick juicy burger I can get in St. Louis. My favorite for most of my life has been the cheddarburger at The Fatted Calf, medium-rare with a char. But I fear that with the ownership change last year, the patties got smaller and the cooking less consistent. I am not looking for a thin, fastfood burger like Steak'n'Shake or White Castle, though I'll admit they hit the spot at certain latenight times. I don't tolerate smoke or ridiculous attitude, so O'Connell's is out. Points for flame-grilled, accurate cooking to order, and the closer to Clayton the better. Is Blueberry Hill my best alternative?

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  1. Have been to both the FC and Blueberry Hill recently, I prefer BH.

    1. Yes Blueberry Hill (although I prefer Oconnell's but agree about the smoke being unacceptable). When is St Louis going to get a restaraunt/bar smoking ban like we do in more civilized cities!!

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      1. re: stpaulbreadman

        Visiting soon... where IS Blueberry Hill?

        1. re: DLAOKC

          Blueberry Hill is in The Loop, on Delmar. I think officially it is University City -- just a couple of blocks north of Washington University, east of Clayton, west of Forest Park and downtown. It is a fun place -- quite a few rooms, darts and games on one side, a couple of bars, lots of rock'n'roll memorabilia specializing in the hometown hero, Chuck Berry. Good big burgers (Fatted Calf used to be a bit better) and lots of other bar food, sandwiches, salads, and even some entrees. Live music sometimes. Worth checking out -- I like it better than some of the places on the landing at the riverfront.

      2. A couple of weeks ago I had an excellent burger at the Down Under on the south side of Manchester road a few blocks east of I-270. It's set back in a deep parking lot and very un-noticible from the road. Perfectly cooked MR. stay away from their greenbean side -- only mediocre. If your trying to avoid the starches go with the cole slaw. The onion rings were excellent. I didn't try the fried potatoes but they looked good. Smokers kept in the bar. Nonsmokers in the dining room.

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        1. re: Eaterouter

          We like Down Under alot. Have not had the burger I don't think though.


        2. There was a thread on STL about good burgers that I cannot find. One place that caught my eye in that is Cardwells at the Plaze. It was expensive, but supposedly excellent. I also see you have mentioned Seamus McDaniels. I would try them as well.

          Lastly, did you used to post on MoHeads?


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          1. re: FriendOfTheDevil

            No, FOTD, I don't recall ever posting or even knowing about MoHeads.

          2. Burgers at the Royale on Kingshighway are my favorite. It's non smoking which is a huge plus

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            1. re: jardin32

              I dont see at all what the attraction is to their burgers. I went there with some friends one night,
              The Kobe burger, was terrible. One of the worst burgers I have ever had.
              My two friends ordered the regular burger. They also said "meh"...