I’ve always liked Sweet Lew’s for lunch. Not exciting, but reliable & reasonable.
Sorry, but overhyped for a skinny burger. And it’s a chain. Better to patronize our local favorite burgers like Barnacles than a chain from NYC.
For some of us Barnacle Bills is a forty minute drive. Shake Shack will be a welcome addition to rte. 9 in Freehold since it’s a five minute drive from my house.
Wow, your first post. And it’s to endorse a chain conceived in NYC to mimic a “roadside” diner burger. Sometime I think we get the restaurants we deserve in Jersey.
I know Sweet Lew’s has a decent home made burger, and as I recall Moore’s Tavern is pretty good too.
But if a world populated with Shake Shacks, Bobby’s Burger Palace, etc. is your thing then by all means enjoy.
I have to respectfully disagree with you, @VikingKaj - Shake Shack is one of the few ‘chains’ that I think is doing it right! Yes, I’ve stood in line more than once in Madison Square Park at the original outpost, and yes, I’m a total Danny Meyer fangirl, but I don’t think you can compare this to a McDonald’s/Wendy’s/BK. And while I always prefer to support locals over national names or conglomerates, sometimes the local bar burger isn’t ALWAYS done correctly, or it takes a longer amt of time. Having an option where I can get in/out easily and it’s done right every time with better ingredients AND trained staff isn’t a bad thing in my book…
That probably explains a lot.
If you’d rather go to a Shake Shack than say a Bond Street Bar that’s up to you.
I also like Shake Shack, but as it’s not worth a long wait or a long drive for me, I’ve only eaten at one three times. By comparison, Five Guys opened in my town 6 months ago and I’ve yet to visit.
This is basically what I’m saying. I live within 2 miles of BK, Wendy’s, and a Smashburger, and <5 from Bobby’s Burger Palace (is it REALLY a palace?). I haven’t been to any of them–nor would I drive 1/2 hour to get to a Shake Shack.
Burgers - shmurgers! I actually like Habit Burgers across from the Monmouth Mall in the Michaels Plaza. They offer all their burgers on a lettuce bun, pretty much half an iceberg head with the burger stuffed inside. I also like their onion rings and fried string beans in lieu of fries.
Mooyah also offers lettuce buns. But their regular buns are baked on site and hard to pass up.
Moore’s has BOGO burgers on Tuesdays. The Manalapan Luncheonette has a terrific burger every day for $3.50. Only till 3 though.
Still low carbing I see…
“trying”…Last night at Marbelo I had to try the bread, it’s a Portuguese place a lot can be said about it from the bread. lol
Last night at the culinary most of the food was mediocre. Lots of meatballs & ‘Italian’ food. Eh. However an Indian restaurant named Shloka had some really outstanding stuff. http://www.shlokafreehold.com/
He had a chicken dish in a red sauce that was delicious. I could have eaten the whole pan. I’ve never been there but it’s definitely on our list. The owner told me they have a lunch buffet.
I’ve been once and it is very good. I still need to try aarzu. I think you will like Shloka.
I’ve been zero carb for 49 days now. Currently my favorite burger is McDonald’s. Best flavor overall (and I used to HATE McDonald’s!) Worst? Smashburger. Had to choke that one down. REALLY dry. Sure, if you smother it in condiments and grilled onions, you may not notice you’re eating a hockey puck. I will give them one more shot, but I’m going to request that my burger be unsmashed. I’m wondering if they’ll refuse. Or panic.
So do tell what burger do you get at Mc Donald’s? I do strongly recommend Habit burger if you have one near you.
Did you try asking Smashburger to hold the seasoning? It’s the only way I can eat there. That has more to do with the flavor than the smashing process.