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best burger in madison??

Postby flopsweat » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:06 pm

im looking for the best burger i can find in madison. fries, too.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby Crow » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:11 am

The burger topic was feverishly discussed in this thread a while back. Dig through.

My knowledge of the local burger scene is far from exhaustive, but I would recommend the following: Caribou, The Old Fashioned, Alchemy. Slices on Pennsylvania Ave does a surprisingly good burger. As far as fries, the OF, hands down.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby Kenneth Burns » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:52 am

I was very pleased with my burger at Hubbard Avenue Diner the other night. The Marigold Kitchen burger also is a keeper.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby jman111 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:01 am

I can say, with some certainty, that it is not the Paradise Burger.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby rabble » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:36 am

Alchemy and Harmony are my favorites but Wilson's are okay too.

I spend most of my time in that neighborhood.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby hmmmph » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:43 am

I think the best burger is the bacon bleu burger at Tornado, but the problem is it's only available on their late night menu from 10pm-1am. It's so good though...

Other close competitors are Slices and the Wisco if you want a classic, greasy burger and Marigold, The Old Fashioned, and Graze if you want something a with a little more pizazz.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby Kenneth Burns » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:07 am

I admire the Old Fashioned's eggburger but always feel overwhelmed after I've eaten one.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby Kovalic » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:54 am

Best burger I've had recently was at the Blue Moon. But I don't eat there often enough to know if that was representative of their overall quality...
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby Ducatista » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:14 am

Wouldn't call it the best burger, but the Plaza definitely has the best overgrown slider. And their fries are classic and consistently great.

Bonus: Plazaburger/fries holds up really well as takeout, at least for the few blocks I walk with it.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby kimm » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:29 am

What's the scoop on the burger at the Village Bar on Mineral Point/Speedway? I've heard good things. Compared to the Blue Moon? Really wish we had a Milwaukee Burger Company (from Eau Claire, ironically) here.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby rogue » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:36 am

Brothers Three on the Eastside. Fries there are just ok. Harmony burger = dry, bland, cooked way too long on an underheated flat top grill. It pisses me off watching the cooks squeeze every bit of soul out of that fresh Jenny St. beef.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby HopeIsKey » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:40 pm

Agreed. The Brothers Three burgers are great. I also enjoy the 'bou burgers at the Caribou.

Caribou
http://tinyurl.com/69jgvud

Brothers Three
http://tinyurl.com/6h7d395
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby David Blaska » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:27 pm

Plaza burger and Tony Frank's on Seminole.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby Athena » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:33 pm

The burger at the Old Fashioned is my favorite. It is heavy so it helps to be really hungry. I love how the egg is like a sauce on it. Graze has the best fries, but I didn't like their expensive burger. The meat was good but only caramelized onions for a topping so it felt very plain to me. My husband had their burger special last time we were there and he said it was good but the bun fell apart and the onions on it overwhelmed both the bacon and cheese. They'll probably change the special by the time you'd go though. I think they use some higher quality oil for the fries at Graze since they don't look like anything special but they sure taste good.
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Re: best burger in madison??

Postby TraceInStoughton » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:40 pm

Back in my single days, the Bleu Cheese Burger at the Blue Moon Bar was the best! A great cheese makes a great burger!
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