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Burger search within 15 minutes of Caldwell

njfoodie611 Jan 12, 2012 03:43 PM

I am from NJ, I love the food, but there are some staples that it is hard to find.
During the summer, I live for LBIs Mustache Bills burgers; but when I am home and don't feel like cooking, it is actually quite difficult to find a decent burger. I am looking for greasy, gourmet, and just plain interesting. Any and all suggestions are welcomed!

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    fourunder RE: njfoodie611 Jan 12, 2012 04:08 PM


    The Cloverleaf Tavern


    The Merchant House

    Buffie's Baby Burgers

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      bifpocaroba RE: njfoodie611 Jan 13, 2012 05:29 AM

      Tierneys-Montclair (cash only but its like $4)

      Pals Cabin -West Orange

      Avenue Bistro- Verona

      Caldandras actually has a very good burger.

      Zagursky's Bar and Grill- Whippany

      Krug's- Newark

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        Epicurium RE: bifpocaroba Jan 13, 2012 07:52 AM

        bif your suggestions are good but you left one good one off Gaffers Pub has an amazing burger with many varieties to pick from if you don't like your burger plain

        Gaffers Pub
        440 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052

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          jethro RE: Epicurium Jan 13, 2012 01:08 PM

          Tiffany's on Rt. 46 and Cloverleaf have good burgers.

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            bifpocaroba RE: Epicurium Jan 13, 2012 01:08 PM

            I have a few friends that love Gaffers burgers. I pass it all the time on my way to Star Tavern. I used to go there for beers occasionally but I have to get over there for the burger.

        2. Curlz RE: njfoodie611 Jan 14, 2012 05:46 AM

          Next Door in Montclair (reopening in Feb)

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            harrison RE: Curlz Jan 20, 2012 10:24 AM

            +1 on Next Door, Tierneys, Gaffers, Cloverleaf

            I'll ad Egans in Montclair or WO.

            Oh how i long for Don's in Livingston circa 1980s

          2. creamfinger RE: njfoodie611 Feb 27, 2012 06:06 PM

            You should definitely try the Kobe Beef Burger at the Bonefish Grill in Pinebrook. I know that Bonefish is mostly a fish a restaurant, but their hamburger is astonishingly good. In fact, I find that I rarely order the fish anymore (which is no slight to their fish, I just love the burger that much).

            As I mentioned, Bonefish Grill is technically not in Caldwell, it’s in Pinebrook, but is pretty close.

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              Applecheeks RE: njfoodie611 Feb 28, 2012 02:47 PM

              Top's Diner in East Newark has a great burger. Krug's in the Ironbound section of Newark is well known for their fabulous burgers.

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                Itsajerseything RE: njfoodie611 Mar 2, 2012 09:26 PM

                5 Guys in Parsippany/Troy Hills shopping plaza Rt 46 W.

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                  creamfinger RE: Itsajerseything Mar 2, 2012 10:45 PM

                  Not a fan of 5 Guys. The burgers are ok. Certainly they look good enough while they're making them, but for some reason they always come out looking (and tasting) like a mushy, soggy, mess. The fries are natural cut and should be terrific, but they bury them under a salt seasoning mix which ruins them.

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                    fourunder RE: Itsajerseything Mar 9, 2012 07:52 PM

                    5 Guys Parsippany .........is no longer in business.

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                      creamfinger RE: fourunder Mar 9, 2012 11:55 PM

                      I thought they just relocated about 1/4 mile away to the shopping center with the Shop Rite.

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                        fourunder RE: creamfinger Mar 10, 2012 06:52 AM

                        You could be right.....I just noticed it was banged up where Pathmark(?) is next to the Dollar Tree store. if so, my apologies...

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                    coldbeer RE: njfoodie611 Mar 10, 2012 10:05 AM

                    Charlie's Aunt in Chatham...beef straight from Green Village Packing House.

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