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How it is that I am just now finding this place, I'm not sure. Maybe it's because I'm not really a huge burger-person. Maybe it's because it's HIDDEN really far into Fishtown. Either way, I'm a woman obsessed.

The place is adorable! It's a tiny little hole-in-the-wall decorated with little halve-sheets of paper that have been colored by patrons (even the tables!), and let me tell you, they have some creative customers. They supply paper, crayons, markers, and whatever else you need to contribute to the decor.

Our server, whom I can only assume is also the owner or at least a partner or somehow related, was great. She kept us entertained, but let us do our thing. She was friendly and funny and really excited about our menu choices. Unfortunately, she seemed to be the only one in there and things were slow. That was the only drawback, so go when you have some time to kill!

I got a vegan burger (I'm not a vegan, but like I said, I'm not a huge burger-person) fries and a black and white. Seriously, you have to go there this hungry. Leave no stone unturned here, it was all fantastic! From my burger bun, to the dipping sauce for the fries, to the shake with the perfect consistency. I think they fry their veg burgs, which is different, but it was certainly tasty. A little spicy and just how I like them! I got the chipotle sauce and salsa verde, both very good. Fries are always my favorite part of burger-meals, and these fresh-cut, chipotle-seasoned fries did not disappoint. I was most impressed by the shake though, that's how good it was.

My boyfriend did get a burger, so I can comment on this as well. He said it was cooked perfectly. It was extremely messy though, so he recommends either not getting a sauce or be prepared for a slop fest. He's also a minimalist. The grilled onions were perfect.

Anyway, definitely check it out. I'm upset that I didn't sooner!

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  1. Spill the beans, or drop some cake crumbs please, so that we non-Fishtown aficionados may
    find the place and love it also! I am a burger lover, don't hate friies althouth I think I should; the black and white part sounds even more decadent. This is a place that could get me into big time trouble.

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    1. re: Bashful3

      maybe (don't mean to interfere):
      Sketch
      413 E Girard Ave
      Philadelphia, PA 19125
      Neighborhood: Fishtown

      (215) 634-3466
      www.sketch-burger.com/

      1. re: mscoffee1

        Yes! That is it! Sorry, should have included the address. Visit, enjoy.

      2. re: Bashful3

        I have never eaten so many hamburgers in my life as I have since I met Sketch! Vegan, Turkey, Beef, all better than the one I had before it. 8 oz burgers, messy as all get out - but that's half the fun! oh - and the Mac and Cheese and occassional short rib sandwich specials are pretty good too. and a co-worker swears by the Dr Pepper pulled pork...

      3. http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/2011/...

        1. Sketch's burgers are the best I've ever had. Perfectly cooked, thick patty without being grotesque. Fries are also perfectly fried and seasoned. At $6.50 for the basic burger, Sketch is no-nonsense (no whipped cream on the giant milkshake), generous portions, and just the best burger place in town.