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Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

I recently moved to Basel from California (the land of In n' Out Burger) where I started my addiction to 'gourmet burgers'

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)

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Old 17.03.2012, 16:23
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

We used to have a Cindy's Diner in Basel, but it closed last year (probably because of the massive Burger King which opened a few doors down).
Apparently the burgers at the airport are pretty good, but its a bit out of the way

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

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

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I recently moved to Basel from California (the land of In n' Out Burger) where I started my addiction to 'gourmet burgers'

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)

Thanks in advance,

Pras
I don't live in Basel and don't know where to get a good burger there, so I can't help you there.

But holy sheeet I miss In n Out, and I just wanted to chime in on my double double and animal style fries I can't wait til next time I'm in CA
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Old 17.03.2012, 16:51
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Mmmm...double-double and a chocolate shake.

Cindy's does a reasonable burger, pity they closed in Basel.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

http://www.papajoes.ch/basel/english/

Never been there myself (yet!) but I've only heard great things about it
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Old 17.03.2012, 18:16
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Not to hijack the thread but I'd like to know the same thing for Zurich. I've had a burger at a few places (even one in Niederdorfstrasse which someone recommended to me) and sorry to say, they all taste like crap, I think they didn't use real beef or mixed beef for the burger itself. I had come to the conclusion that either there is just no culture for hamburgers here or my price range is too low to afford the places actually offering good burgers. Nowadays I usually just buy rindfleisch in the store and make my own.
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Old 17.03.2012, 18:56
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

In Basel I would recommend the Burgers at eoipso. They only have one kind a month but every single one I have tried was really good. It comes with an interesting side and the quality of the meat is great. The price is that of a gourmet burger, though, around CHF18, if my memory doesn't fail me.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

The Zurich Park Hyatt serves a great burger, but it is VERY pricey. What about the Outback or the Argentinian steak house in Zurich? Do they serve a burger? If so, is it any good?

To make them at home, you should probably get your beef freshly ground from a butcher. I think there is a thread somewhere with best recipes and sources for meat.

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Not to hijack the thread but I'd like to know the same thing for Zurich. I've had a burger at a few places (even one in Niederdorfstrasse which someone recommended to me) and sorry to say, they all taste like crap, I think they didn't use real beef or mixed beef for the burger itself. I had come to the conclusion that either there is just no culture for hamburgers here or my price range is too low to afford the places actually offering good burgers. Nowadays I usually just buy rindfleisch in the store and make my own.
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Old 17.03.2012, 19:16
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

Peace Foods in do brilliant home made burgers. A bit far to travel from Basel but they have locations close to Zurich. http://www.peace-foods.ch/index.php
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Old 17.03.2012, 19:35
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

I like the burgers at Papa Joe's. I don't know how they compare to In 'n Out's though. There's a diner opposite Burger King near Barfusserplatz - don't know if the burgers are any good.
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Old 17.03.2012, 20:03
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

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We used to have a Cindy's Diner in Basel, but it closed last year (probably because of the massive Burger King which opened a few doors down).
I loved Cindy's and wanted to kick their butts the day they closed.
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Peace Foods in do brilliant home made burgers. A bit far to travel from Basel but they have locations close to Zurich. http://www.peace-foods.ch/index.php
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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There's a diner opposite Burger King near Barfusserplatz - don't know if the burgers are any good.
It's another branch of Sam's, the place opposite Manor at Claraplatz.

Having had one of their burgers, I would say it's not their speciality.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

There is a Cindy's Diner off the A5 at the Deitingen exit. it's a ways from Basel, but worth the stop if you're ever in the area.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

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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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.
If it was as good as, or even close to, in and out, you wouldn't be speaking of it as a vague memory.
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http://www.papajoes.ch/basel/english/

Never been there myself (yet!) but I've only heard great things about it

no way, its the nastiest, most tasteless grey slab of cardboard i have ever had. It was processed grey slop and 100% not hand or home made.

In general the food quality of papa joes is very poor.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

You must try in one of the Sams in the basel area. or check in Doner Kebab corners.
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Re: Where can I get a GOOD burger in Basel?

TBH the only way to get a really good burger in basel is to make it yourself.

heston bloomental has a great recipe and its very quick to make.

http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipe...burgers-recipe
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