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May 6, 2012 02:48 PM

Griddler's, West End

Has anyone been here recently? I must admit I was goaded into an afternoon burger and I liked it a lot. The "gooey griddler" is two patties stuffed with cheese, served with fixins (lettuce tomatoes pickles). While the patties are slim, the whole shebang adds up to a heart attack, but I liked it. And I finished the whole thing. Anyone else go there and try the dogs?

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  1. I should mention I eschewed the lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, opting for my favorite topping of raw red onions only.

    1. Not yet, but the clam chowder dog sounds intriguing - covered in clam strips, and ladled with chowder. Bizarre!

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      1. re: Prav

        On one occasion, I witnessed a girl harass the counterman with a thousand questions about the burgers only to finally say, "okay I'll try the clam chowder dog". Hah ? I gotta say, it looked good, but I'm a sucker for some of these novelties.

        I'm also a fan of these pretty plain-jane depression style burgers, and that's pretty much what a single will get ya. Fresh patty pulled out of a refrigerated drawer, slapped on the griddle, shake of seasoning, done. Nice potato roll bun. But after seeing the gooey griddler above, I may have to change-up the order myself !

        1. re: Nab

          Not a potato roll bun. A regular old unseeded bulkie. Nice squish.

      2. Isn't that what's known around Minneapolis as a "juicy lucy"?

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        1. re: Jenny Ondioline

          I believe that juicy lucys have the cheese actually inside the patty. Granted it likely starts as two separate halves that they mold together.

        2. I popped in there once and wasn't super happy although cost was a factor. I felt like I really didn't get a decent value, I'd rather take the 5 min walk and go to UBurger. If it was much cheaper I'd probably like it more.