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Best burger EVER - [Dearborn, MI]

mowag Oct 20, 2010 12:53 PM

Honest 40 years experience
Try the big Ray pepper burger

New Place Lounge
22723 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124

  1. coney with everything Oct 21, 2010 05:50 AM

    Better than Millers?

    10 Replies
    1. re: coney with everything
      rcloud Oct 24, 2010 06:30 PM

      While I have not been to the New Place Lounge, judging from these reviews I would guess probably not.


      New Place Lounge
      22723 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124

      1. re: coney with everything
        Kamic Nov 1, 2010 05:17 AM

        what makes the millers burger so good? :)

        1. re: Kamic
          Duquesne Dec 3, 2010 06:20 PM

          The accompanying beers AND the honor system when paying your tab.

          1. re: Kamic
            dartanian Dec 4, 2010 01:57 PM

            The grill, probably 50 years old, is seasoned to perfection! Also, years ago, my BIL was friendly with one of the owners and was told they have a special meat blend. This isn't supermarket hamburger.

            1. re: dartanian
              rcloud Dec 4, 2010 04:50 PM

              According to George Motz's "Hamburger America" Millers has used the same butcher for over 40 years and they get 400 pounds of meat delivered daily. Also, one kind of cool little fact: the patties are now preformed at the butcher, but they inject a blast of air into the patties to give them a looser consistency so as to give the mouth feel of hand-pattied burgers.

              1. re: rcloud
                JanPrimus Dec 4, 2010 05:59 PM

                I sadly still do not get it. I have been to Miller's many times and am not impressed.

                1. re: JanPrimus
                  au lait Dec 5, 2010 12:06 PM


                  Keeping in mind that the most basic component of any good burger is that it is not preformed but rather formed when ordered, is there a burger in the Detroit or Ann Arbor area that does impress you?

                  1. re: au lait
                    rcloud Dec 5, 2010 01:21 PM

                    I am going to have to respectfully disagree with your statement. I believe the key to a great burger is the quality of the meat, proper choice of which cuts to include in the grind, proper fat content and loosely formed patties. From my experience, the timing of when the patties are formed has no impact on overall quality.

                    1. re: au lait
                      JanPrimus Dec 5, 2010 02:52 PM

                      I like the burger at the Sidetrack in Ypsilanti, Red Coat Tavern and Jon's Goodtime in Inkster. I have yet to be blown away by any burger in the area, but I do love the Burger's at the Thurman Cafe in Columbus.

                      Red Coat Tavern
                      31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073

                    2. re: JanPrimus
                      momskitchen Dec 5, 2010 01:55 PM

                      I'm with you on this@JanPrimus.....Miller's burgers are nothing to right home about, and their fries are terrible. I don't get it either - and I have worked in Drbn for over 20 years. I used to love a place on Monroe called "The Other End Lounge" and it's been long closed. It had the best burgers I've ever had in my life, always served with a bowl of fermented dill pickle spears.

            2. JanPrimus Oct 20, 2010 03:35 PM

              Per Menu - 7 ounces of USDA Choice Ground Round Char Grilled and topped with Caramelized Onions, Sauted Hot Peppers, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Served on a fresh Sesame Seed Bun.

              The menu looks like something that has been done thousands of places over (just in Michigan) and ruled by a Sysco Foods rep.

              I may try one day just for shits and giggles, but it is at the back of the line at this moment.

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              1. re: JanPrimus
                The Chowhound Team Oct 21, 2010 07:39 PM

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                ediblover Oct 20, 2010 02:40 PM

                Telling us why it's the best ever would be a greater motivation to those in the area (or those traveling) to seek it out.

                What were the burger compositions and your order?

                How was it cooked and what did you order it as?

                What were the bun options, what did you get and how was it?

                What were the toppings (variety, cuts and freshness) and sauce(s)?

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