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Which of these burger places?

itryalot Jul 17, 2009 06:58 AM

Looking for simple, great quality beef and tasty burger. Prefer very casual.
Bobby's Burger Palace
DBGB Kitchen
Shake Shack

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  1. Slob RE: itryalot Jul 17, 2009 07:08 AM

    Haven't tried the other 2, but Shake Shack fits your description to a tee.

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      travpard RE: Slob Jul 17, 2009 07:51 AM

      I 2nd the nomination.

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      pellegrino31 RE: itryalot Jul 17, 2009 07:21 AM

      I haven't been to Bobby's but if you want really casual then definitely Shake Shack.

      1. LeahBaila RE: itryalot Jul 17, 2009 07:25 AM

        Has Bobby's opened yet?


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          iFat RE: LeahBaila Jul 17, 2009 07:35 AM

          just say no to DBGB. i had an HB Burger earlier this week and was shocked as to how good it was... figured anything associated with and tied to Heartland Brewery would be terrible but it was actually a really phenomenal burger.


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            LeahBaila RE: iFat Jul 17, 2009 07:48 AM

            Man, HB Burger has been on my list for months now! Have a meeting in the BofA tower next week, and just may have to hit it up. Tell me more about your experience!


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              kelea RE: iFat Jul 17, 2009 08:07 AM

              Yeah a definite NO to DBGB. And I love shackshake!

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                omnidora RE: iFat Jul 19, 2009 10:45 PM

                Pardon my innocence but where is HB?

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                  squid kun RE: omnidora Jul 21, 2009 12:18 PM

                  43 St (Broadway/6 Av). From the Heartland Brewery chain; replaced Spanky's BBQ earlier this year.

                  HB Burger
                  127 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

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                    omnidora RE: squid kun Aug 17, 2009 08:50 PM

                    Thanks! have been away from Chowhound for awhile. Nice to be back. BTW I tried the Pat La Frieda Fresh Direct burgers and cooked them myself, topped with gorgonzola. It was great.

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              itryalot RE: itryalot Jul 17, 2009 02:40 PM

              Shake Shack seems to fit the requirements; will look up HB.

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                judka RE: itryalot Jul 18, 2009 02:46 PM

                Haven't seen many great reviews on Bobby Flay's burgers and the local paper up here in Ct. just gave him a big thumbs down for his new place at one of the casinos. Stick with Shake Shack!

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                  chloe4ever RE: judka Jul 19, 2009 06:04 PM

                  Shake Shack, Shake Shack, Shake Shack. Wonderful burgers. Did I say wonderful? The tastiest that I ever had! I have had a lot! GREAT location! (the one located in beautiful Madison Square Park) and fresh beef! (well, I guess that is why the burgers are soooo tasty).

                  I also love their fries (though others might disagree) and their shakes/custard is amazing!

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                  itryalot RE: itryalot Jul 20, 2009 04:22 AM

                  Shake Shack it is! I am convinced.

                  1. MWinston RE: itryalot Jul 20, 2009 06:29 AM

                    Burger Creations was pretty solid when I went. Seemed like good quality beef. Very very low key type of place. Lots of delicious varieties. Pretty cheap.

                    I'll be making a blog post (including pictures) soon at www.winstongfx.com/foodventure

                    Burger Creations
                    52 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003

                    1. bigjeff RE: itryalot Jul 21, 2009 07:39 PM

                      what about black iron burger shop? pretty good too, def. casual.

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                        iFat RE: bigjeff Jul 21, 2009 09:44 PM

                        black iron is definitely solid, not as good as royale which is my favorite burger in the east village.


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                          princeofpork RE: iFat Aug 18, 2009 06:44 AM

                          I 2nd Royale as my favorite burger in the EV

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                        steakrules85 RE: itryalot Aug 18, 2009 08:50 AM

                        I love Rare bar and Grill. One of the best burgers I have tried.

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                          LeahBaila RE: steakrules85 Aug 18, 2009 10:18 AM



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                            kansel RE: steakrules85 Aug 18, 2009 12:40 PM

                            Steakrules - at Rare Did you have a steakhouse burger or a regular burger?

                            The steakhouse sounds great but $21 is a lot for a burger.

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                              steakrules85 RE: kansel Aug 18, 2009 01:27 PM

                              Steakhouse burger of course. It was huge and I had the t-bone burger. Believe me it was worth the price. And their fries basket is awesome too- especially the waffle fries and sweet potato fries. If you have some friends with you get it - Comes with three dipping sauces. Onion rings are also great. I also sampled the stuffed kobe burger that my dad ordered and it was also delicious. Didn't have room for dessert, but I heard they have some great ones. (deep fried oreo sundae or something to that effect)

                          2. guttergourmet RE: itryalot Aug 25, 2009 06:51 PM

                            (d) None of the above. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/234881

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