Burger Friday #8 – Bobby’s Burger Palace – Garden City, NY

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Bobby’s Burger Palace (Garden City, NY) – one of the first Burger Friday outings, this place held a top spot amongst the entire crew. This is unfortunately no more. We decided to go back to Bobby’s Burger Palace to give it another try now that we are over 15 weeks into our burger journey. After last week, at Snaps American Bistro, we all came to the conclusion that their burgers were reminiscent of our highly-regarded Burger Palace. Listen to this weeks podcast, featuring our buddy Tom Napolitano.

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It was nice knowing what we were getting into with the seating. Man, the seating here is bad and awkward. Here’s a tip: don’t bring a date unless you want to sit in very close proximity to complete strangers. Maybe go here if you want to meet people and/or you’re a weirdo who likes sitting close to strangers. Luckily, it wasn’t too busy and we got some semi-normal seating. You see that squiggle up there? That’s the shape of the table. Not tables….table. There’s one long-ass table that everyone has to sit at that’s all curvy. It’s not ideal. You order at the counter, and the food is brought out to you. First up, shakes.

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I opted for the coffee shake. I love coffee, I like shakes. This fit the bill. It was much better than the shake at Shake Shack for two reasons. One: it had bits of real coffee beans in there. Two: it didn’t cost more than the other shakes. Good consistency, nice wide straws, and an overall delicious shake. Bobby’s still has some of the best shakes out there, we’d definitely recommend getting one with your meal. Shortly after the shakes, came the burgers and fries.

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The LA Burger – guacamole, cheese, tomato, some weird plant on a heavily seeded bun.

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Standard fries – hand cut, salty. They’re pretty good. They come with a cajun style remoulade sauce that would be right at home on top of some crab cakes.

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The Santa Fe Burger – spicy queso, blue corn tortillas, pickled jalepenos on a bun. Presentation was slacking here.

Honestly, no one really loved their burger. Maybe we were naive in the beginning of our journey, maybe it was an off night, or maybe there are just much better burgers out there? Either way, the burgers fell flat for all of us and Bobby’s Burger Palace took a bump down in the rankings. Surprisingly, after letting Snaps Bistro sink in, most of us moved it up in the rankings.

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Burger of the Month – The Cheyenne Burger – BBQ sauce, cheddar, bacon, and onion straws (J got rid of his).

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Sweet Potato fries – they come with an awesome horseradish honey mustard.

Bobby’s Burger Palace is by no means bad, and we would definitely go back. This week was pretty eye-opening and a burger that ranked as high up as #2 has taken a pretty severe dip in popularity amongst our group.

Check out the Burger Hierarchy rankings and see how Bobby’s Burger Palace moved down the list.

Don’t forget to check out the podcast, and hit the iTunes link in the sidebar to subscribe! If you want real-time burger news – check out the Instagram page every Friday night for live burger action.

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