It is interesting that after a year the OP is still an Insider (having renewed?)
Thanks for helping. I figured if it were elite I would have heard of it.
Now the Claim Company – that was an elite Chicago burger. I don’t really eat burgers anymore, but if that place were still around, I might.
TJ,I don’t put ketchup on this burger…I put my homemade tomato relish !
Don’t know about diva, but we NEVER put ketchup on a burger, UNLESS you consider a RIPE (preferably from the garden in the summer, OR from the supermarket’s "hothouse grown" selection in the winter) "ketchup".
p.s. Up here in our town, "hothouse grown" tomatoes are up to $3.99 per pound. That’s highway robbery in my opinion. [:I]
In the 80’s when I was stationed in Va. Beach there was a private club outside of base called the Fleet club, they made the best biggest burgers I ever had, the were called naturally a fleet burger.
what kind(s) of ketchup is put on this superb burger?
The hamburger that comes out of my cast iron grill pan in my kitchen.I don’t know if it’s the best.But,it’s superb !
I ate at Goldyburgers a few years ago because of its appearance in the Eat Your Way Across the USA book. It is a sports bar in Forest Park and is mostly decorated in ChiSox memorabilia. In the thread about dives, this is one of the places I recommended. I had the Royal Bleuburger like the book suggested and thought it was really good. Not an elite level burger, but still really good.
7316 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL
Call me ignorant, but I’ve lived in Chicago since 1971 (my whole life), and I’ve never heard of Goldyburgers. Can someone educate me?
As far as I’m concerned, the best burger I’ve had in Chicago is at Moody’s Pub in Edgewater, but it’s been about 13 years since I’ve been there.
The Charcoal Pit 1/2 lb burger in Wilmington, Delaware is the best I’ve ever had.
I ran across this today while doing a search on Herd’s hamburgers in North Texas.
Put out as the "15 burgers you should try before you die." (aolcitysearch.com)
1. All-American Drive-In — Long Island, N.Y.
A famous and delicious "double double" for only $2.10? Fantastic!
2. Chris Madrid’s — San Antonio
Try the "Tostada Burger" with refried beans, chips, cheddar and salsa.
3. CityGrille — Denver
Go high-end with a Steakburger, or local with a Buffaloburger.
4. Dick’s Drive-In — Seattle
It’s all about their famous special sauce with zingy bits of pickle.
5. Goldyburgers — Chicago
Serving ’em up hot, huge and cheesy since 1926
6. In-N-Out Burger — Los Angeles
The perennial favorite also won in Vegas, OC and San Diego.
7. Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger — South Florida
Hand-shaped, charbroiled perfection served up your way
8. O’Connell’s Pub — St. Louis
Juicy, charbroiled nine-ounce burgers for more than 40 years
9. Peter Luger — New York
Prime dry-aged beef and signature steak sauce from a famed steak house
10. Roaring Fork — Phoenix
Try the "Big-Ass Burger" stacked high with green chiles.
11. Stanich’s — Portland, Ore.
Try the amazing "Special" topped with a fried egg, ham, bacon and cheese.
12. Tessaro’s — Pittsburgh
Fresh meat ground daily in-house and flame-broiled on a hardwood grill
13. Thurman Cafe — Columbus, Ohio
Thurman Burger = a 3/4 lb patty, ham, mozzarella and American Cheese
14. Val’s Burgers — San Francisco
You think you can handle the One-Pound Behemoth at Val’s?
15. 96th St. Steakburgers — Indianapolis
Perfection with ground steak cuts and buns grilled with mustard
I’m not having much luck with the Herd’s Hamburgers search, other than it is in Jacksboro, Texas. Trying to find out a bit more about it because there is a local joint here in AZ that has a "Herd’s Burger Style" on their menu, something that I order every time I go there. After lunch today I decided to look into the name and history, but not getting too far…anyone know anything about it?
I’d put Kincaid’s in Ft. Worth and now Southlake up there with Twisted Root. Never tried Adair’s.
There is a small chain around Akron, OH called Hamburger Station. There are maybe 3 or 4 now (used to be 7 I believe) that has the best burger I’ve had. They are bigger than "sliders" but not as large as regular burgers. They are server with tons of thinly sliced onions, pickles and mustard. If you ask for ketchup, they give you the packs. The burgers (to go) are serverd in a box and the buns get steamed.
Great for that after partying meal, or fourth meal as Taco Bell calls it.
I would have to put TJ’s burgers on the list in Houston, TX. They are location on Kirby and a block off of main. It has been in business many years and the place is old and spotlessly clean. It is operated by a man and wife team who open it up and close it down.
I had breakfast and lunch there. Great breakfast wwith griddle fried potatoes, eggs fried just righ and toast buttered just right and crispy bacon. Daughter got pancakes and sausage and it was very good.
Lunch burgers were cooked to oder and we tasty, tender and condiments were fresh.
Paul E. Smith
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