Berger's Favorite Burgers

Berger's Favorite Burgers

Berger's Favorite Burgers 

What makes a great burger?


Ratio of burger to bun

Big buns are all very well, but they need to be balanced by an adequate supply of beef. Each bite of the burger should contain both beef and bun.

Beef quality & bread freshness

Flavorful beef patties with delicately seasoned undertones, that are grilled to crunchy-edged excellence are the ultimate in burger perfection. Buns should always be fresh and lightly toasted.

Structural integrity

A bit of spillage is fine, but excessively, over-stuffed burgers make for very messy eating.

My favorite places to enjoy a great burger!


Bobby's Burger Palace



Chef Bobby Flay knows how to make an amazing burger! The Santa Fe Burger is topped with a smooth Queso sauce, fiery pickled jalapenos, and crunchy blue corn chips. The perfect accompaniment to the Santa Fe Burger is a creamy, tropical, coconut shake to help cool the palette.

Cheeburger Cheeburger


Holmdel, Manalapan

Pink walls, neon signs, James Dean posters, and 50’s music, set the ultimate, nostalgic tone for this entertaining and yummy restaurant. With five burger sizes, ranging from 5.5 ounces to a whopping 20 ounces, plus eight different cheeses, thirty toppings, and four specialty toppings to choose from, there really is something for everyone at Cheeburger Cheeburger. Add a “Best of Both” basket filled with onions rings and French fries. These rings and fries are deliciously pleasing with a light nutty flavor that comes from being cooked in peanut oil. Don’t forget to order the Zesty Horseradish dipping sauce! My personal favorite shake is the chocolate cherry, but there are actually 378,000 other flavor combinations to choose from. Seriously!

The Turning Point


Little Silver, Holmdel, Manalapan, Long Branch, Brick 

For a lighter version of a burger and fries, try the Turning Point’s absolutely scrumptious, homemade Chicken Burger. It is a 100% all white meat chicken breast patty blended with roasted vegetables, and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese. Served with a delectable, roasted red pepper spread and side salad. Pair this burger with the exotically delightful, Passion Orange Guava Fruit Tea Smoothie.

The Good Karma Café


Red Bank 

The Earth Burger at The Good Karma Café is a Red Bank classic. A house-made tofu, sunflower seeds, and brown rice patty is baked until golden, then served on a whole grain bun with vegan mayonnaise, romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion. Try The Elvis smoothie made with bananas, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, and soymilk.

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Partyoffive May 08, 2012 at 01:04 PM
If you haven't found "25 Burgers" on Main Street In Matawan, you should give it a try. The burgers are amazing! We live on the Route 34 side of Holmdel and this is our got-to burger place. Here is the link: http://www.25gourmetburgers.com/ Enjoy!
LisaMarie Berger May 08, 2012 at 01:39 PM
PartyofFive, Thank you. I actually tried "25 Burgers" in Matawan for the very first time yesterday (after a very long bike ride along the Henry Hudson Trail.) With each bite of my burger I kept thinking how sorry I was that I did not include them on my favorite burgers list! Amazing burgers! Their Fresh Baked Miami Onion Buns are so unique and incredibly delicious. I will be sure to include "25 Burgers" on Berger's Favorite Burgers Part 2.
George Hartigan May 08, 2012 at 04:36 PM
LisaMarie, Try Hartigan's Grille in Englishtown. We have several varieties of burgers. All are hand pressed daily. Everything is fresh and made to order. As far as the bun, you are so right! The bun makes the burger. We serve all of our burgers on fresh brioche rolls, making the experience heavenly. Give us a try, you won't be disappointed. As for Chef Matt if you visit us.
LisaMarie Berger May 09, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Brioche rolls ARE heavenly! Thank you, George. I will be sure to visit Hartigan's.
MS2012 May 13, 2012 at 03:19 AM
off the burger topic, but why can't Red Bank have good restaurants like Asbury. The food choices and actual restaurants are way better. It is not either a italian restaurant or a pizza place. Granted Asbury has the ocean, but RB has a river and does nothing with it.


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