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Eats and Drinks

Best Hamburger

Mick O'Shea's

328 N.Charles St., (410) 539-7504

Posted 9/17/2003

We considered vacating this category. Too many burgers arrived at our table this year underseasoned (actually, not seasoned at all) and overcooked. We finally did come across a splendid, nicely cooked burger at the new Cibo in Owings Mills, where someone agreed to cook it how it was ordered and thought to toast the bun as well. But we never made it back for another try, and with hamburgers it's a lot about consistency. So, this year we're awarding Best Hamburger to the one that comes with a pint of Guinness, or at least it does on Monday nights, between 6 p.m. and midnight or until the kitchen runs out of them (This happens.) Here's the deal: For $4.99, you get a half-pound burger, french fries, and 16 ounces of the brown stuff (which normally costs about four-and-a-quarter). So, basically, you're getting a burger and fries for about 50 cents. How bad, ask yourself, would a burger have to be to make this not the best deal ever? And the burgers here are really very good, the fries very, very good.

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Other Awards for Best Hamburger:

Crosstown Burger at Hamilton Tavern, 9/16/2009

Kooper's Tavern, 9/17/2008

Dizzy Issie's, 9/19/2007

Swallow at the Hollow, 9/20/2006

Swallow at the Hollow, 9/21/2005

Poncabird Pub, 9/22/2004

Kooper's Tavern, 9/18/2002

Alonso's, 9/19/2001

Alonso's, 9/13/2000

Alonso's, 9/17/1997

Pete’s Grille, 9/18/1996

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