96th Street Steakburgers. For those of you who are not I will tell you that it's one of those new kinds of restaurants that tries to be a fast food restaurant with a stripped down menu serving a higher quality product than you get at a big chain. I've heard lots of things about it including comparisons to Five Guys and In And Out on the West coast. I decided this last weekend to try it out myself.
The first thing you notice when you pull up is the design of the building. It's small with not a lot of seating on the inside. It screams old school hamburger stand to me kind of the way Rally's does, but with the twist of letting you eat there if you wish. In that same vein is the menu. You have burgers, fries, shakes, sodas and that is about it. You can customize your burger with toppings (some include an upcharge) but you're not going to find a salad or a fish sandwich here. It's all about doing a few things and doing them well.
Value: 9/10 This is where 96th Street beats Five Guys in my opinion. If I go into Five Guys I can't walk out of there with a burger, fries and a Coke for under 10 bucks mostly due to the fact that they don't have a serving of fries for a single person. I like the idea of the combo meals at 96th Street where I can get everything I want for under 8 bucks. It may not be quite as tasty, but it's close and you can go there by yourself without needing someone to split the fries with you.
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