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Day-trip to NYC, 3 of NYC's best burgers in one day

I wanted to do a Burger Tour of NYC for my blog and wanted some opinions of where I should visit. Please keep in mind that I don't care for Shake Shack. Not at all.

Where would you have me go and why?

My first itinerary featured The Spotted Pig, Peter Luger's, and either JG Melon or Corner Bistro. What would you recommend? Also, this could be during the week or the weekend, either way.

As always: thanks for replying.

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Peter Luger
255 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021

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    1. I have never had a burger at Lugers but I think you should keep that one. I would also suggest.

      Donovans Pub in Woodside Queens. It is an excellent burger without the hype or price of a steakhouse.

      If you want to all out try Old Homestaed a bit pricey but once in a lifetime it needs to be done. The prime burger is a real treat but like 80 bucks. They have a Kobe burger for about 20 bucks and worth every penny.

      There are so many great burgers in NY. Minetta Tavern, City Hall & Black Iron are also first class. IMO you will not regret any of these.
      Let us know what you end up with.

      Ciao-

      1. lugers is lunch time only,never had it though, possibly try something like schnippers and shake shack .schnippers seems to get glossed over and i haven't been for awhile, but the supplier is now la frieda, and it was already very good (imho). probably go to schnippers and then just subway ride to shake shack or the other way around *L*

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        1. re: rich51

          You fail at reading. Thanks for the reply though!

          Right now it's looking like Shopsin's (so I can try their sliders and the monstrocity that is the Mo'Jemima) and then Luger's and my favorite burger as a benchmark The Spotted Pig. It just sucks that they don't take reservations so scheduling our return bus trip will be tough.

          Thanks for the replies!

        2. For sure The Corner Bistro!!!! That place has been one of my favs for the past 12 years. Its a great old school bar with the best burgers, simple. There maybe a long line early evening into the night, so I would always go in the afternoon to avoid the crazy line. But the line does move quick.

          Walker's is another must!! Another one of my favs. A good local restaurant/pub with excellent food. Its been around a long time.

          Just recently went to BLT Berger, and it was very good. Lots of deferent kinds of burgers.

          Black Market too has very good burgers! And good vibe.

          The Spotted Pig and Peter Luger's have very good burgers too. I don't like the Spotted Pig's fries, and you can't substitute for something else. Luger's you can only get at lunch time, but good. And they have thick cut bacon by the slice which is a must try.

          I don't know JG Melon or the Shake Shack.

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          1. re: messhall77

            There are waay too many burger joints in this town!!!

            1. re: messhall77

              I think the spotted pig is really good so I second that reccommentdation. My favorite burger is now at the monkey bar. I really think it's the best!! The corner bistro is too big and greasy.

            2. The burger at DB Bistro is supposed to be pretty amazing...haven't checked it out myself but have heard great things

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              1. re: jp10509

                DB Bistro burger is AMAZING short ribs and foie
                got me eating meat after 12 years

                1. re: Asumnuthin

                  Wow- that sounds wonderful. Will put it on the list for next week.

                  Thanks.