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Looking for the Best Burgers in NH

granitegirl Jan 7, 2014 11:08 AM

What makes a good burger in your book? Great bun, fresh-ground beef, creative mix of toppings, cooking method ... or the gestalt of all of the above. Please let me know where you have found the burger worth going back to. This is for publication in the March issue of New Hampshire Magazine. Thanks.

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  1. pinehurst RE: granitegirl Jan 7, 2014 11:21 AM

    The meat has to be the star and at May Kelly's Irish Pub in North Conway, it is that.

    I am partial to their Irish Mixed Grille which is a platter of steak tips, sausages (black and white), bacon and other savories, but when it comes to burgers in NH, you can't beat their Celtic Cheeseburger.

    It's a generous half pound of freshly ground beef topped with Irish bacon, local cheddar, tomato chutney, and it's served on an slightly sweet Irish muffin. It's not fussy. Like all good Irish food, it's simple, honest and heavenly.

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      granitegirl RE: pinehurst Jan 8, 2014 06:01 AM

      Sounds good, will have to check this out.

    2. SuperGrover RE: granitegirl Jan 7, 2014 12:10 PM

      Buckley's in Merrimack has lots of great burgers. I don't think I could choose just one.

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        granitegirl RE: SuperGrover Jan 8, 2014 06:01 AM

        Hope they are still made from trimmings from their aged beef.

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        madisoneats RE: granitegirl Jan 8, 2014 05:38 AM

        Murph burger at Murphys in Hanover!

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          granitegirl RE: madisoneats Jan 8, 2014 06:00 AM

          Hmmm. I heard that someone is duplicating the great burger over at Pine at the Hanover Inn. Maybe it's Murphy's. Is the burger really juicy and topped with bacon and shredded fried onions?

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            madisoneats RE: granitegirl Jan 10, 2014 06:05 AM

            No, they are different, but Pine is quite good too. And the Murph burger has been around far longer than Pines.

        2. whs RE: granitegirl Jan 9, 2014 05:16 PM

          Wild Rover Pub in Manchester NH.

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