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Best Hamburger

Pete’s Grille

Michelle Gienow
Best Hamburger: Pete's Grille

3130 Greenmount Ave., 467-7698

Posted 9/18/1996

For best burger ’96, we’re getting back to basics. Sure there are places all over town where you can get a burger smothered in all kinds of fancy-pants ingredients—bleu cheese, pineapple, guacamole—but increasingly, it seems, restaurants are neglecting the burger itself in favor of the toppings. This distressing trend is brought to a screeching halt, however, at the lunch counter inside Waverly’s Pete’s Grille. At Pete’s, each and every burger is hand-formed from freshly ground (never frozen) high-quality beef and then flame-grilled to your specifications. Toppings are basic: American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions fried or au naturel. Served on a soft white roll, these ingredients create a truly excellent hamburger, delicious in its simplicity. If the ancient Greeks had eaten burgers, Plato would have gotten his at Pete’s—it’s that ideal.

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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

Alonso's, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Pete’s Grille:

Best Breakfast, 9/22/2004

Best Breakfast, 9/18/1996

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