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Old 11.11.2014, 11:15
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

This is about BASEL. Solothurn isn't in Basel.
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Old 13.11.2014, 01:02
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

This place is pretty good ... Oops some one already mentioned it ... I second their vote!

UNION RESTAURANT BASEL
www.union-restaurant.com/
Klybeckstrasse 95 4057 Basel
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

We've been here a year now and the Burger situation is still pretty dire.

Went to Union Diner off Steinenvorstadt for the 4th time and the burgers are really really average. Nothing to write home about.

Their other branch in Kleine Basel, which has a different menu, seems to be a little bit better, but still not the usual Five Guys/In-N-Out or Shake Shack.

The buns are all wrong. Where's the brioche buns? Potato buns? They're all stick standard rubbish.

Most importantly the patties are too ground down so they taste like sausage meat. No char. No texture. Yuck!

Sadly I have to agree with someone else, Burger King is the best burger joint in town. *sigh*

It's got a bunch of us thinking. It maybe time to open up a proper burger joint in Basel?

We're experimenting with some ideas. Proper burger patties not ground down to the nth degree, with amazing buns, twice/three times cooked chips and all.

Its about keeping it simple ala Five Guys/In-N-Out or Shake Shack

What are people's view on this? Do you think there is a market for another, a PROPER, burger joint in town?
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Old 17.09.2015, 17:03
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

I like Union Diner, but..I find it expensive for what it is.

The Union along the No. 8 tram has a great atmosphere, much prefer it to the one near Tibits.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Agreed. :-)

The smaller Union in Klein Basel by the 8 tram is pretty decent. They seem to do slightly better burgers then their city counterparts.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Smaller???? Klein basel outlet is the larger of the 2.
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Old 17.09.2015, 19:29
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What are people's view on this? Do you think there is a market for another, a PROPER, burger joint in town?
Sure there is (and by the way, I wouldn't rate In'N'Out as a good burger joint -- but each to their own). I looked at this too, in an extended moment of self-belief and a desire to bring the downright awesomeness that is the Aussie milk bar burger to a larger, appreciative audience. I did some basic sums for a store producing really great burgers (try a milk bar burger one day and you'll understand), and it's a definite goer. If you can convince punters to part with upwards of CHF 30 for a burger -- and that's before chips, drinks and dessert.

I've seen enough little burger places start up around here and disappear to know that it won't be easy to create a successful alternative to BK.

Having said all that, Mrs B Burgers has been around for a while and is pretty good (although very small, and she (actually often he) doesn't do chips). There's a van at SBB occasionally and they also have a stall in the Markthalle. Pretty decent burgers but not a patch on the full-blown Aussie milk bar burger.

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But holy sheeet I miss In n Out, and I just wanted to chime in on my double double and animal style fries
. who bumped this and made me read this before dinner?!
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... try a milk bar burger one day and you'll understand...
Here's a taste...
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Basel STADT : no idea.

Basel LAND: Kentucky Steak House in Pratteln.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

In the French suburb of Basel called St Louis, Cafe Literrraire now does great burgers. Only one item on a larger menu but it's very tasty.

Black Angus Beef with cheese and bacon, plus a mound of chips, for 16€

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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

the mcdonalds not far from marktkauf has the McRib...
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the mcdonalds not far from marktkauf has the McRib...
Does it come with a Hamburglar drink glass?
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What are people's view on this? Do you think there is a market for another, a PROPER, burger joint in town?
For sure there's a market, IMO. Would love to see a good burger and shake place in Basel. Like an old school diner...I bet it would be popular
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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
By far the best hamburgers in town in my opinion. Not cheap, but really good. Service there is also cool and they speak good English.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

I went to valentinos last week and i wouldn't go again. The burger looked processed catering pack bought and was fine grey mush.. eyeballs and arseholes meat grade?
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

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You must try in one of the Sams in the basel area. or check in Doner Kebab corners.
Yes I like the Kebab at barfusserplatz opposite McDonalds. The place is gaudy plastic orange and looks like a meeting point for the local mafia but the kababs are good. And the staff always joke around with the customers that are alive.

Why not just make your own bugers and fries? Looks like this is the best option given the posts.
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I went to valentinos last week and i wouldn't go again. The burger looked processed catering pack bought and was fine grey mush.. eyeballs and arseholes meat grade?
Now tell us what you realy think.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

I thought I was quite restrained
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holy cow is the best place!
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