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Mar 18, 2009 05:04 AM

Good Burgers in the Burbs

Hi Chows-

I didn't see much posted about this. Does anyone know of any good burgers in the suburbs of Philly? I am also looking for a place that has a liquor license.

The burgers at the Freight House are really good, and we do like KC's Alley. Anywhere else we are missing? I'm looking for a place where they serve them at dinner, just not at lunchtime.


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  1. Cisco's in Flourtown on Bethlehem Pike does a really good burger, cheesesteak and cheesesteak hoagie and won't break the bank which is good these days.

    1. my absolute favorite burger is at Phils tavern in Blue Bell. The burgers are HUGE - and they cook them to taste. :)

      you can see the menu at

      Phil's Tavern
      931 Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

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        1. The burgers at the Drake Tavern in Jenkintown are very good. The Captain Morgan burger is top notch.

          Juju, I am a big fan of Phils, but their burgers leave a lot to be desired IMO. Yes, they are big in size, but not so big in flavor. Very mediocre.

          1. re: mitchh

            interesting Mitchh, i've always found them very tasty. I also appreciate that Phils doesn't mid subing out other sides for the fries - i enjoy the fries, but avoid fried stuff most of the time. :)

        2. Hellolaura,
          I was at KC's Alley for the first time the other night and i didn't have a burger, but we did have sandwiches and they were the worst sandwiches we have ever had in our lives!! The wings and fries were amazing. Have you had their sandwiches? We had the steak sandwich and pork. Terrible!

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          1. re: hillster

            Hey Hillster, BF gets the burger there, his was pretty good. I normally stick to the sandwiches, though they need a bit of a boost, I must say. The fries are awesome...who would have thought melted butter on fries would be good?!?! They have to be so bad for you!

            1. re: Hellolaura

              melted butter on fries? HMMMMMMMMM sounds like an idea!

          2. The organic cheeseburger with smoked cheddar at Christopher's in Wayne is my favorite burger in the burbs. It comes on a brioche bun. Order the sweet potato fries to go with it, and sit at a high top table in the bar to avoid the kids in the dining room!