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Burger search within 15 minutes of Caldwell

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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  1. Tierney's

    The Cloverleaf Tavern

    Rare

    The Merchant House

    Buffie's Baby Burgers

    1. 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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      1. re: bifpocaroba

        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

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        Gaffers Pub
        440 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052

        1. re: Epicurium

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

          1. re: Epicurium

            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. Next Door in Montclair (reopening in Feb)

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          1. re: Curlz

            +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. 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.

            1. 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.

              1. 5 Guys in Parsippany/Troy Hills shopping plaza Rt 46 W.

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                1. re: Itsajerseything

                  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.

                  1. re: Itsajerseything

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

                    1. re: fourunder

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

                      1. re: creamfinger

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

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