And here are the burgers that won’t break the bank

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If you’re hungering for a burger, you don’t always need to break the bank for a good one. We hit the borough and found some cheap — yet enormously satisfying — Brooklyn burgers, all for a Hamilton or less.

Grand Canyon

This Brooklyn Heights diner’s seven-ounce monster is a mouth-watering classic. The $7.95 cost includes fries, and, for an extra 90 cents, cheese.

Grand Canyon [141 Montague St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 797-1402].

Bark Hot Dogs

As the name implies, this Park Slope joint is better known for its hot dogs, but it still makes a mean burger ($6.25). Make it a combo and get the burger, fries and a drink all for $10.

Bark [474 Bergen St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 789-1939].

The Commodore

This newish Williamsburg bar has become a culinary destination, thanks to its delicious pub grub. That includes a tasty, compact burger ($6) that the Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema called possibly the best burger he ate last year.

The Commodore [366 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 218-7632].


Come here hungry, as you definitely get your money’s worth at this Downtown destination, thanks to a 10-ounce char-broiled “steak burger” ($8.95). You might not have room for cheesecake (yeah, right).

Junior’s [386 Flatbush Avenue Extension at DeKalb Avenue in Downtown, (718) 852-5257].

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Yes, Morton’s is a pricey steakhouse, but you can still get three mini-cheeseburgers for only $7 during the weekday “power hour” special, so plan accordingly.

Morton’s the Steakhouse [339 Adams St., between Willoughby Street and the Myrtle Avenue promenade in Downtown, (718) 596-2700]. Special “Power Hours” are Monday–Friday, 5–6:30 pm and 9:30–11 pm.

Hope and Anchor

Try the Classic Red Hook Burger — a half-pound of fresh Angus beef topped with bacon, cheddar, and grilled onions, served with fries and greens on the side, all for only $8.

Hope and Anchor [347 Van Brunt St. between Sullivan and Wolcott streets in Red Hook, (718) 237-0276].

Pipin’s Pub

At this Bay Ridge bar, get a burger, fries and soup — all for only $8. Will they look down on us if we eat there every night this winter?

Pipin’s Pub [9701 Third Ave. between 97th Street and Marine Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 833-1183].

Salty Dog

Look at that — another Bay Ridge pub. This one has a delicious hamburger platter for only $6.95 (add $1 for cheese). What do they put in the water down there?

Salty Dog [7509 Third Ave. near 75th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 238-0030].

Dutch Boy Burger

In a neighborhood not overrun with pubs, this burger joint is a welcome treat. Its “Dutch Boy Burger” comes with stout cheddar, sauteed crimini, mushrooms and caramelized onion for $8.50. Or try the classic combo for only $6.50. Fries, though, will cost you extra.

Dutch Boy Burger [766 Franklin Ave. between St. Johns and Lincoln places in Prospect Heights, (718) 230-0293].

Mullanes Bar and Grill

This Fort Greene pub is famous for its burgers, but you can still get one for under $9.50, including hand-cut fries.

Mullanes Bar and Grill [71 Lafayette Ave. at S. Elliott Place in Fort Greene, (718) 797-7606].

Dram Shop

If you get hungry after a turn at Scrabble or bocce at this game-filled bar, you can’t go wrong with its double cheeseburger, with lettuce, pickles, mayo and mustard, and hand-cut fries. All for only $10, leaving plenty of cash for beer.

Dram Shop [339 Ninth St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 788-1444].

Peter Luger Steakhouse

You read that right. Peter Luger of all places can still make this list. That’s because its Luger Burger — eight ounces of USDA Prime chuck — is only $9.50. Cheese, or French fries, though, will still cost you more.

Peter Luger Steakhouse [178 Broadway near Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 387-7400].

Updated 5:22 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

joe says:
Uh Mullane's makes an perfectly decent burger but it ain't famous for anything.
Jan. 18, 2011, 1:24 pm
Bryan X from Red Hook says:
"The Wolcott" is Hope and Anchors best burger.
Jan. 18, 2011, 7:11 pm
dreamking from Fort Greene says:
I'm with Joe. Mullane's isn't a source of brag-worthy burgers. They're fine, but that's it. 67 Burger makes a better burger than Mullane's. They should have stopped by Cafe Lafayette for a good burger.
Jan. 18, 2011, 8:10 pm
Jack from Ft. Greene says:
I know that Mullanes was in the Burger Bash in 2009 cuz I was there. I saw with my own eyes when Martha Stewart returned to have another Elliott Burger and I chatted her up about how I, too, love that burger. Seemed famous and brag worthy to me. Dumont was only other Brooklyn burger place in Burger Bash last year.

Looks like 67 is in it this year.
Jan. 19, 2011, 8:22 pm
Bruce from midwood says:
Bonnies 5th ave.
Jan. 24, 2011, 8:49 pm

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