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Old 18.03.2012, 15:02
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

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or check in Doner Kebab corners.
Never had Sams....but under not circumstance should you try a burger from a Kebab place. The doner is usually nothing to write home about, let alone the burger!
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Old 19.03.2012, 11:03
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

I don't know about that, I have only ever eaten the burgers in the cafe. I can ask next time I am in if you like?

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These are the frozen ones?

Because Peace foods have a small concession in Bider & Tanner bookshop (complete with freezer) and you can order from the shop and they will bring them for free to Basel when they do the fortnightly stock up of the concession shelves.
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Old 19.03.2012, 11:41
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no way, its the nastiest, most tasteless grey slab of cardboard i have ever had. ...
Ah - but have you tried the ones that Pickwick's sell? Or McDonalds...
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Old 19.03.2012, 17:54
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Thank you to all for the overwhelming response. Good to know that there is a strong contingent who seek elusive GOOD burger in Basel. Im going to try Valentinos and Eo ipso...I have a work trip to the states in 3 weeks...and the wait begins...

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By coincidence I was at the airport last weekend and had a cheeseburger which was actually pretty good.

I love the burgers at Valentino's http://www.valentinosplace.ch on Klybeckstrasse in Klein Basel. Especially the avocado burger. Yum
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Old 19.03.2012, 18:18
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Anyone mentioned Zic-Zac?

http://www.ziczac-basel.ch/

Don't know how it rates in the big scheme of things - and tbh don't care - but it isn't McD's or BK.
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Ah - but have you tried the ones that Pickwick's sell? Or McDonalds...

yep they were better!
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Outback Bar Burgers are not good.

There's a place called (I think) the Helvti Diner in Zurich that looks promising, but I've never tried it.

Frame of reference is GBK and (better still) Atomic Burger in the UK.

Man, I miss good burgers regularly.
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Old 20.03.2012, 10:51
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Short answer: you can't find a good burger in Basel when you are comparing to an American burger.

Although some places do a 'good burger' its just not the same. They are not all beef patties. Get your fix on your work trip and then at some point you may grow to like the varieties here. In summer i usually make my own burgers and grill em at bbqs and such. its the closest you will get and not to mention a much better price!
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Valentina's in Klein Basel, best burger I've had in Europe! Their fries are aaaamazing...I can't find them online for their address, but it is about a five minute walk past Kaserne on the 8 line, (it will be on the left hand side of the road). It has a cool indie feel, friendly people and the food is fresh & tasty.
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Old 20.03.2012, 11:42
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Valentina's in Klein Basel, best burger I've had in Europe! Their fries are aaaamazing...I can't find them online for their address, but it is about a five minute walk past Kaserne on the 8 line, (it will be on the left hand side of the road). It has a cool indie feel, friendly people and the food is fresh & tasty.
This place? http://www.valentinosplace.ch/auskunft.html

I will have to give it a try, thanks!
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This place? http://www.valentinosplace.ch/auskunft.html

I will have to give it a try, thanks!
Now I am curious as well!
Thanks for giving me the motivation for a longer run today after work!
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Old 22.03.2012, 17:22
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

For those of you in Zurich:

I will *reluctantly* tell you where the best burger I've gotten in Zurich is. I just hope that next time I go there, I can at least get a seat!

http://www.steinfels-zuerich.ch/

They have a normal menu as well, but the only thing you'll ever see coming out of the kitchen are burgers.

Their white beer is pretty decent too. The fries could be better though. They seem to be that typical frozen from a bag, probably bought at Coop or Migros, nothing special- type fry.

And the atmosphere is cool too. So that's a plus. And when you consider that buying a buger from BK here is like 15 francs, the price of the burger at Steinfels is really not bad. Around 25 chf, iirc.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

i had a burger in zic zac, was ok...best burger I have ever had was in jamie's italian in cardiff when they actually asked how i wanted it cooked (to which i said medium) and mmmm it was good!! though the next time i had a burger there (in sydney!) it was overdone, bit dry and bit of a letdown.

i'm intruiged about this valentino's place...might have to try it out sometime too!
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Old 30.03.2012, 20:30
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Restaurant Aeschenplatz (in Aeschenplatz, of course) has really excellent burgers. These are ones I can trust to have cooked blau. Be prepared for it to be stuffed with bankers at lunchtime!
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

To bad that you don't live in Zürich, then I would really recommend Steinfels near Escher-Wyss-platz. They have nice atmosphere, great burgers and even better Weissbier, yum! Perhaps you'll visit Zürich some day, then you know where to get a nice burger
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

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The Restaurant Aeschenplatz (known locally as the "Hammering Man") does burger and fries type stuff - and they're pretty good as far as I can remember.

I once saw Marcel Ospel dining there many years ago.

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It is pretty good, if slow. The burgers are cooked and made on the premises
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Another vote for Valentino's. I had a bacon cheeseburger there on a Friday night. Highly recommend calling ahead of time as they only have a handful of tables.

The burger was tasty. The beef texture was not quite as handmade or "rough" as homemade burgers turn out. It had more processed meat feel than I would have preferred but great nonetheless. Bread buns were soft with a thin, crispy crust. Very nice. Right amount of dressing.

Their fries are the wedge kind where the potato is cut into quarters or thinner, not the stick kind. They are delicious as others here have pointed out. Ketchup comes with the fries, as it should, so no need to ask for it separately.

Great place, will go again.
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Old 02.04.2012, 15:15
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

There's a pub in Reinach (The Fish Inn) which does a pretty good burger (chips extra ) and a decent pint (although more expensive than the local stuff).

Worth a visit
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Old 02.04.2012, 15:47
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yep they were better!
Now I know you're making it up!
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Old 02.04.2012, 17:02
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

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Does anybody know where one can go to get a good hamburger (and I don't mean McDonalds or BK) in BASEL?....I really miss a good double double with animal style fries (those who have been to an In n' Out will get it)
Hate to tell you, but I gave up on the idea of finding one here. None of them is as good as what I make, so I make them myself.
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