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Burgers!!!

Hey everyone, this is my first post on chowhound and I'm excited about joining this community. I have been on a burger kick lately and I crave them 24/7. Im looking for suggestions on where I can locate the best burger in town. I live in Gilbert, but I'm willing to travel to get my hands on a killer burger. Any suggestions from you guys would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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  1. Welcome to you. You might search the archives for ideas. This topic has been covered extensively, but, new options seem to pop up all the time.

    Burgers are a bit of a special occasion for me. I don't eat a lot of beef, and prefer to have it medium-rare or rare, so, that excludes most burger joints. At the moment, I am back to getting mine at Delux Burger. It's been an old standby for me.

    I tried The Grind several times, but, I've given up on them. They can't cook a burger to my specifications more than half the time. It's too bad, because the burgers are good when cooked correctly.

    I've tried to find out about the beef used by some of the moderate - higher end places like Zinburger and Bueno Burger, and I haven't received favorable responses.

    I'd like to look into some of the "burger bar" concepts I've heard about. I think Don and Charlies and J&G Steakhouse are trying this.

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    Delux
    3146 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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    1. re: johnseberg

      I just experienced the (apparently common?) phenomenon of having a burger cooked to the wrong temp at The Grind. My "medium" burger came out somewhere in the territory between medium- well and well-done. Too bad, because I could imagine the overall package being pretty tasty if it were not surrounding an overcooked core. Also, I found the sheer verticality of the of the burger to be a bit offputting. I'm not averse to squashing a sandwich to fit it into my mouth, but this burger would have required a bar clamp to render it manageable for my possibly undersized mouth.

    2. Here's my list of Goto's

      Maizies- $3 burgers on Monday with fries. Outstanding and CHEAP
      Metro- One of my top 2 favorites
      The Grind- I enjoyed the sweet and spicy burger alot

      Start with those 3 places and let me know your thoughts. I order mine medium rare.

      Enjoy

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      Maizies Cafe and Bistro
      4750 N Central Ave #B1, Phoenix, AZ

      Metro Brasserie
      7114 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      The Grind
      3961 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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      1. re: drewb123

        when the outdoor grills are going at AJ's they have some very tasty fresh burgers.
        I'd also recommend the burgers at Lobby's slightly north of southern and McClintock. Tempe.

      2. For an inexpensive fast-food type of burger, I like Two Hippies.

        For higher-end, I still think Delux is best.

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        Delux
        3146 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          I really like Two Hippies, too. The olive burger at Melrose is so delish. I always get it w/ the fresh salad of the day.

        2. I've always found Delux over-rated, but will admit it's been a long time since I've been.

          Since you're already on the east side, Joe's Farm Grill does a pretty good burger (if they don't overcook it; can be a little inconsistent).

          Chelsea's Kitchen @ 40th St. & Camelback isn't bad (their veggie burger is decent too). And altho' Houston's is a chain, their burgers are solid (veg. as well).

          Cheuvront used to have an excellent, excellent burger but I recently noticed they've taken it off the menu. Too bad.

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          Delux
          3146 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

          Chelsea's Kitchen
          5040 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

          Joe's Farm Grill
          3000 E Ray Rd Ste 101, Gilbert, AZ 85296

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          1. re: Bax

            Sister restaurant of Joe's Farm Grill is Liberty Market, located right in Old Town Gilbert. Folks rave about the Tower Burger there. (Their egg salad sandwich is more my style, so I've not tried the burger yet.)

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            Joe's Farm Grill
            3000 E Ray Rd Ste 101, Gilbert, AZ 85296

            Liberty Market
            230 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ

          2. Can't believe I forgot to mention one my most recent burger destinations. You need to try Portalnds in downtown Phoenix. OH MY that was insanely delicious. Their fries are 7 bucks so I warn you! But they were to die.

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            1. re: drewb123

              I will have to try the burger at Portland's, as much on their menu has left us underwhelmed. Guess we need to learn to order better. Love the venue, but have obviously made bad choices.

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