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Where to get the Best Burgers in Montgomery County PA?

I read the posts searching for the best burger in Bucks County, Most posts tended to lean towards Five Guys. Are Five Guys the best in Montco as well or does this county boast a different champion?

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  1. I would vote for Capone's in East Norriton, with a dark horse the Iron Abbey in Horsham which mixes chorizo with their burger.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      +1 for Capones, especially if I want a burger and a beer. I also like Ray's Burgers and Fries in Collegeville, but unfortunately, no beer there

      1. re: Chefmonty

        I would rate Ray's 1 notch below 5 guys, neither of which has the best burger.

      2. re: cwdonald

        Oh my god, that chorizo burger sounds so good! I have been so eager to try the Iron Abby but every time we go, the place is completely mobbed so we never even venture in. Maybe we'll try it again tonight, now I'll be thinking about a chorizo burger all day!

        1. re: cwdonald

          Ok, I oficially cast my vote for the chorizo burger at Iron Abbey. I just had it tonight and it was great, huge, hand formed, on portugese bread. Great recommendation.

          1. re: cwdonald

            Went to Iron Abbey for lunch today and I had the Portuguese Burger. WOW! Really big, with chorizo mixed in, prosciutto and cheese topped, lettuce, tomato & onion on the side and a huge serving of fries (the fries have some kind of aftertaste I can't quite get - seems like it might be garlic salt, but I'm not sure). Add an Ommegang Hennepin and you've got a great meal! Looking forward to going back to the Brazilian Steakhouse next door (can recall the name). Guess Capones will be next on the burger search trail.

            1. re: bucksguy14

              thanks for the review. I'll be heading to Abbey this week for a burger. Had a Blue Cheese burger at Redstone yesterday and thought it was delicious, albeit, a bit pricey Definitely liked the service and vibe at Redstone.

              1. re: TwoBellies

                Last time I was at Redstone, I had their Kobe burger. It was fabulous!

                1. re: crazyspice

                  I wanted that, Crazy, but my friend wouldn't buy it for me. Shame on her!

                  1. re: TwoBellies

                    Indeed! Did you at least get to try their Buffalo shrimp?

                2. re: TwoBellies

                  This is the new Redstone place at Plymouth meeting mall? I haven't seen any reviews about it yet.

                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    juju, it is at the mall. You really should give it a try. Everything we have tried there is great. Their signature martini is a Doli Stoli (pineapple). FAB! I avoid chain restos like they have the plague and we have had great experiences there.

                    1. re: crazyspice

                      I had the Doli Stoli, forgot to mention it. Excellent!!!! I also had the shrimp and corn chowder, it was wonderful. Oh! I also had the banana cream oir...Fuhgetaboutit! Awesome sauce!

                      1. re: TwoBellies

                        I can't have the shrimp and corn chowder as it has bell pepper in it. (I have a severe allergy), but it looks amazing! Did you try the cornbread?

                      2. re: crazyspice

                        We will put it on our list of places to try! :)

                        1. re: jujuthomas

                          Be prepared to wait. With Redstone right next door to PF Changs, that parking lot has become a zoo, and even on a weeknight you can have a wait of 30 plus minutes for a table.

                          1. re: cwdonald

                            But definitely worth the wait. Have eaten there several times and it has been fabulous each time.
                            The Kobe burger is divine!

                3. re: cwdonald

                  Went to Capone's for lunch today. Had the burger w/provolone & onions. Cooked perfectly! Added a Founder's Wheat. Will definitely be back.

                  1. re: cwdonald

                    I went to Iron Abbey and they did not mix chorizo with ground beef. They topped a relatively bland burger with cooked chorizo and prosciutto. I was underwhelmed. The burger was overdone as well. I could see serving it medium well if it were mixed with raw sausage, but this was not.

                  2. Cisco's Bar in Flourtown has a pretty good burger. I've only had Five Guys in DC, none local.

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                    1. re: Den

                      Cisco's has a pretty good everything!

                    2. Glenside Pub makes a mighty fine hamburger. Their menu hasn't changed in years though they do offer nightly specials if you're looking for something "different." Nice, crowded, friendly neighborhood bar atmosphere. Excellent place for a burger and a beer.

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                      1. re: caitlinhc

                        In Glenside, I would take the burger and wings at Union Jack's any day of the week. Not to mention a better beer selection.

                      2. My personal favorite is at Phils Tavern in Broadaxe (the edge of Ambler)

                        1. Bridget's in Ambler has one of the best burgers around, IMO. Only avail on the bar/small plates menu, though.

                          Although, I'll agree with Den too... For a super basic hamburger with ketchup and mustard, go to Cisco's in Flourtown. Probably the cheapest burger on this list too.

                          1. Someone suggested to me that Dawson's in Plymouth Meeting has the best burger. I was very disappointed with what I got at Dawson's but then....what's scrumptious to one person is mediocre to another. Whitemarsh Valley Inn makes a good charbroiled sirloin burger: slightly crisp on the outside and pinkish on the inside with tasty beer-battered fries.

                            1. I had a burger on Friday from TJ's in Paoli and was pleasently surprised.

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                              1. The bleu cheese burger at the Lucky Dog in Lafayette Hill.

                                1. As I've previously posted, I'm a big fan of Yo Dogs on Willow Grove Avenue in Wyndmoor. Big burgers, soft and fresh buns, generous toppings, good prices. Burgers available in beef, turkey, and black bean. Their fries are outstanding (mmmm....garlic fries) and they even have some lovely looking salads so you can pretend that your meal is healthy! I've had a lot of 5 Guys and while I like them very much, they're not nearby and Yo Dogs might just be yummier and less greasy (in my experience at least).

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                                  1. re: kiwijen

                                    There are some good burgers in the area.

                                    #1 Phil's Tavern Broad Axe
                                    #2 Union Jacks Glenside ( make sure to get a garlic bread roll)
                                    #3 Cheeburger Cheeburger Chalfont (try to eat the 1LB burger)

                                    A good burger needs to be made in house. It shouldn't come from a box or ever have been frozen.

                                    1. re: ambler_zach

                                      I have to disagree with Cheeburger Cheeburger on 2 counts. Number 1, it's not in Montco - Chalfont is in Bucks. Number 2, having been there three times, twice not getting our meal for an hour (with 3 grandkids under 10 this was very unpleasant) and the other time having the greasiest onion rings and one of the worst burgers ever, I'd never advise anyone to patronize this store.

                                      1. re: ambler_zach

                                        LOVE cheeburger cheeburger. While Chalfont may be in Bucks, there are others around so maybe there is one in Montco. I swear they put drugs in their burgers. Phils is also a VERY fun place.

                                        1. re: fishacura

                                          There is one in Frazer. I would say I find it to be worse than Nifty Fifties.and of the sam.e ilk. Pseudo fifties concept. Lots of toppings. Just because you have lots of toppings available doesnt make you a good burger. I personally am not a Five Guys fan.. hamburger good and fresh, toppings good.. bun a tasteless sponge.

                                          1. re: cwdonald

                                            Just goes to show you have things are so subjective. IMO, they have the best burgers around. Much better than Charlies, Nifty Fifties, 5 guys, etc. Agree with you on toppings...who cares. It's a burger..it's about the meat. And theirs has this unique flavor to it that I cannot figure out how they get...

                                            1. re: cwdonald

                                              cw - Frazer is in Chester Co. If we're lucky, cheeburger cheeburger will not find a home in Montco!

                                        1. re: wineman13

                                          The burgers at the Drake Tavern in Jenkintown are as good as any. The Captain Morgan burger is one of my favorites.

                                          1. re: wineman13

                                            Sullivan's burgers are pretty good and while I typically avoid cheesecake factory in KOP, their kobe burgers are pretty good too.

                                          2. We had really good turkey burgers last night at Pumpernicks. 10 oz, whole grain bun. I would have liked it a little better if they'd grilled or toasted the bun a little but it was very tasty. I like their fries too, but you can get any of their dinner sides with their burgers.

                                            1. We love the burgers on the patio at the Joseph Ambler Inn in Horsham. Crab cake sandwiches are good too. I think their casual terrace menu has been a hit. With a few beers, the two of us spend about $35 for dinner. And you can't beat the ambience on a nice summer night.

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                                              1. re: soccermom327

                                                Thanks for pointing that out. We will give it a try!

                                              2. Top two burgers are definitely @ The Drake in Jenkintown and Iron Abby in Horsham. Both are hand pattied and have great flavor - my ketchup bottle didn't come anywhere near these burgers. Also, a bonus with Iron Abby is their french fries are real and everything came out REALLY hot! Nothings worse than a cold burger and fries :)

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                                                1. re: allaboutthelocal

                                                  Can you elaborate about what "real" fries are?

                                                2. Jack Frost on the corner of Limekiln and Mount Carmel in Glenside and Tavern on the Hill in Chestnut Hill (close enough to the Montco line).

                                                  1. Went to Finn McCools in Ambler and was disappointed that the burger was an institutional quality frozen patty.You could tell by the scalloped edges. Jack Frost in Glenside has good quality ingredients but is closed for the winter. Lately we've been going to Greatburger on Welsh Road in Willow Grove/Upper Dublin.

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                                                    1. re: TeamPhilly

                                                      Yes. Fin McCool's has pretty terrible food, it is more of a sports bar than a restaurant so you can tell there is little to no focus on the food. I had a roast pork sandwich there once and it was so bad I could not even finish it.

                                                      1. re: TeamPhilly

                                                        Yo Dogs in Wyndmoor has amazing burgers. The burgers are freshly made and so good. Try them out and let me know what you think. Their address is 1014 E Willow Grove Ave.

                                                        1. re: jessjackets

                                                          I've been to Yo Dogs twice and I really really wanted to like it but haven't had good results. First time they couldn't make a milk shake. Next time the hot dog rolls were cold and falling apart so you couldn't even eat the dog. I pointed it out and they made another one but it was same thing. Also, at one o'clock on a Friday afternoon they hadn't made iced tea for the day yet so no Arnold Palmer. I hate to be so negative but no excuse for cold stale rolls. I can get that at a Phillies game. The place is sort of like Johnny's Dog House in Wayne but nowhere near as good.

                                                          1. re: TeamPhilly

                                                            I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on Yo Dogs too. All of my kids have liked the dogs when they have gone with friends, but I have not been. I second that Jack Frost in Glenside in great, but they are closed for the winter.

                                                            It's in Conshohocken, but I finally tried the infamous burger at stonerose and was blown away. Seriously, I have no idea how they make a burger taste that good, but it was unreal. It's worth a visit if you like a really good burger.

                                                      2. Team Philly. Did you try the Burgers at YO DOGS? I see you reviewed their Hot Dog but this is a search for the best burger not dog in Montco. Maybe you should give their burgers a try. I bet you won't be disappointed! At least I'm overly satisfied every time.

                                                        1. I Recently ate at Vintage Bar and Grill. I had a great experience. The servers were very friendly. The atmosphere was cozy and hip. I had a great Black and blue Burger. I would strongly suggest their grill wings. I put it at the top of the list great bar and quality food!

                                                          1. I like Five Guys. Another chain that is worth trying is Ted (Turner's) Montana Grill in Warrington. Their regular and bison burgers are nice.

                                                            1. Yo Dogs in Wyndmoor is definitely the place to go for a great burger. I've been there countless times and I've never been disappointed. Their burgers are an excellent size and they have so many options, as far as toppings go, it was hard to make a decision. All the choices make me want to go back more to try them all! Definitely the best.

                                                              Yo Dogs
                                                              1014 E Willow Grove Ave, Glenside, PA