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Best Hamburger

Alonso's

415 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 235-3433

Posted 9/17/1997

OK, we all understand what this E. coli thing really means: The days of the blood-dripping, juice-oozing, bread-soaking, medium-rare burger are no more. Those of us who have grown up loving the idea of a meal so undercooked that we have to chase it around the plate must give way to the more "healthful" medium well. But fear not:There is a place in this great city of ours that actually knows how to fully cook a burger and still make it palatable-Alonso's. Oh, and when you head out to this Roland Park institution, better bring an appetite-and some free time. One member of our party ordered the one-pound burger, the specialty, then joked several minutes later-when it still hadn't arrived-that they must have gone out back and killed the cow. Sure seemed that way when the larger-than-life protein feast was plopped down in front of us. Just for effect, the jumbo burger came stuffed in an undersized bun-think Dundalk hon in Spandex. The six or seven steak fries that come with the gargantu-burger are almost an afterthought. But who cares? Alonso's is about cholesterol. None of that rabbit-food stuff. You wanna good burger, forget the movie-go to 'So's.

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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

Mick O'Shea's, 9/17/2003

Kooper's Tavern, 9/18/2002

Alonso's, 9/19/2001

Alonso's, 9/13/2000

Pete’s Grille, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Alonso''s:

Best Hamburger, 9/19/2001

Best Hamburger, 9/13/2000

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