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Aug 21, 2009 05:04 PM

Petey's Burger in Astoria?

I was driving down 30th Ave. today and I noticed a burger place called Petey's or Pete's. I don't know if it's new, but I've never noticed it before. As a decent burger finally come to Astoria? Does anybody know about this place?

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    1. re: bennyt

      This has been on my list of places to go for a while.
      some high ratings on yelp - notably the burger and fries

    2. Petey's is quite good. I've never had In n Out Burger, but I've heard a few people mention that Petey's is comparable to their burgers. The patties are thin, but filling. The fries are freshly cut and the shakes are thick and creamy. If you are into veggie burgers, they also have 2 different selections: a southwestern and a garden. (The southwestern is a bit better than the garden, imho.)

      I've only gotten delivery, so I can't comment on the physical restaurant itself. But, out of all the diners in the area, including the newly opened BareBurger on 31st St, Petey's is my favorite.

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      1. re: AstoriaGal

        Yeah, for me, In n Out has always been about the context (e.g., eating outside in Pasadena) and the fun menu (e.g., 5x5 animal style). I think the burger is nothing so special, though. But still, your commentary is enough to get me to try it. I will report back. Thanks!

        1. re: bennyt

          And the best part about the In-N-Out fun menu is that it's not on the public menu. I agree, though, those "secret menu items" are awesome at In-N-Out. I wonder if anyone has suggested to Petey's to have a similar situation with their menus? That could be pretty cool. A good rundown of those menu items are here:

          I am a California-native and I think Petey's reaches close to In-N-Out because everything is fresh, tasty, and simple. They have good fast food style burgers, excellent fries (something In-N-Out does a great job with, too), and really good shakes - I think their chocolate shake is the best in town, beating even Bare Burger, which gets good reviews of their shakes. I don't like the Petey's bun, though - the top flakes off and I find that unpleasant. But it's a small problem, which won't deter me from going back.

          I think In-N-Out is also cheaper that Petey's, but that could be a regional thing. I don't think there are bible verses on the packaging, either, unlike with In-N-Out.