New England Has Two Of The Best Old-Fashioned Burger Joints
Eat This, Not That! did a special feature last March that highlighted the some of the best old-fashioned burger joints across the country, and two New England establishments made the list.
In order to properly set the table here, lets examine what makes up such an establishment. Typically, the restaurant has an diner-style vibe. Think early 1900’s, with barstools that are attached to the floor. You pull up and often feel crammed inside, rubbing elbows with the person next to you. However, that’s part of the fun. The burgers are then cooked on the flattop in front of you. A chef who has operated the grill for years uses their extra large spatula to constantly flatten and flip the patty.
Quickly, you are then served. Accompanied by a soda glass, or shake, and even some fresh-cut fries, you are in lunch heaven. Furthermore, you walk with your clothing submersed in the grill smell of this legendary hometown spot. Usually, it has a hint of onion aroma to it.
In New England, we are fortunate that two out of the eight old-fashioned burger joints are right in our region.
Stanley’s Burgers – Central Falls, Rhode Island Ranked #5
Located at 535 Dexter St, Stanley’s Hamburgers has been cooking up its famous burgers since 1932. Here, they have 20 different burgers on the menu. This ranges from their classic cheeseburger to a double pepper burger. Furthermore, each of them ranges from only $3.19 to under $8.
To join your burger plate, five different fries options can be added on, or an order of onion rings.
Louis’ Lunch – New Haven, Connecticut Ranked #1
You simply can’t talk about historic old-fashioned burger joints without mentioning Louis’ Lunch. “Considered the birthplace of the American hamburger, Louis’ Lunch has been serving this delicious sandwich for over 125 years,” Eat This, Not That! explained. They date back to 1895.
On this menu you will just find eight items, and four of them are drinks. The original burger will cost $8. It is cooked in a cast iron grill and then placed between two pieces of toast. A slice of cheese, tomato, and onion, then complete this famous plate.