Sherman's Food Adventures: Burger Burger

Burger Burger

Although Vancouver is not known for its great burger joints, I have had some decent ones lately. But it seems that good burgers come at a price. It appears that gourmet burgers will set you back $10 or more these days. However, I heard about this place in New Westminster that serves up pretty decent burgers at bargain prices. This place is Burger Burger. Yes, the name is not very original. It's like calling a Japanese restaurant "Sushi Sushi" or a Chinese restaurant "MSG MSG". Let's get this out of the way first. Burger Burger is a dive. Yes, it's got no ambiance and the only decor you'll find here is a lonely white framed print on the wall. Yet, there must be some compromises when you can get a 2-topping burger, home-cut fries and a soda for $5.69. Yes, this is not a typo, it's a complete meal for under $6. You would be hard pressed to even get that price at McDonald's.

I went for the Mushroom Cheeseburger (4 oz.) and picked out a Coke Zero. Yes, that is my futile attempt to make this meal a bit more calorie and fat friendly. After I put in my order and paid at the front counter, I took a seat to soak in the ambiance. Thank goodness my food showed up quickly, because the ambiance was probably soaking me in. When the burger and fries arrived, something felt familiar with it. Large irregular thin patty? Special sauce looks like Thousand Islands? Soft fluffy bun? Place run by a Korean couple? Wait a minute! This seems a lot like a Wally Burger! Yes, the same Wally's that used to be a Kingsway institution. Sadly, it closed down a while ago. Could it be? Wally's reincarnated here in New West? (*edit* it's not Wally's, they have actually reopened at Cates Park).

One bite into the burger and I was pleasantly surprised. Although the meat was thin, it was moist. The bun was soft and so easy to eat. There were plenty of freshly sauteed mushrooms smothered by a slice of processed cheese. Even though the burger would not compare with Moderne Burger, Vera's, Fatburger or Burger Heaven, it still held it's own. For the price I paid, it was a really good burger. Moreover, the fries were fantastic. The fresh cut fries (I saw the bucket of them) are very similar to those you find at Moderne Burger. Probably not as good; yet again, for the price, I'm not complaining. If you are ever out in New West, I'm seriously encouraging you to try Burger Burger. It's not Burger Heaven, but for more than half the price, it's definitely a very good value.

The Good:
- Burgers and fries are surprisingly good
- Very friendly couple that runs the place
- Excellent value

The Bad:
- It's a dive, but what do you expect when you pay so little?
- Have an option for real cheese as a surcharge

Burger Burger
340 6th Street
New Westminster

Burger Burger on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, I think I've seen this from the skytrain. I'll try and stop by when I'm going home from school. :)

Anonymous said...

Did you ask if it was the owner's of Wally?

Sherman Chan said...

Hmmm... you know what? I didn't ask. I guess I should have. Maybe Kevin can ask. LOL...

Anonymous said...

I went today after school. That's how much I wanted this burger!!

My post will be up in a couple days....heh. I'm slow on posting.

Forgot to ask if they were the owners...oh well I'll just have to go again.

Sherman Chan said...

LOL! Kevin, you area dedicated foodie. I'm the same way though. I drove a far distance for Japadogs!

Unknown said...

read your review so I headed over there. yeah, it was less than $6 for a meal. Really good food. Way better than McDs and others. The place isnt gonna win any awards for cleanliness or anything but it got the job done.

Sherman Chan said...

Glad you enjoyed it turfturbo!

holly said...

The burgers here were great for the price. I love tasty and messy burgers. It brings back fond memories of Wallly's chuckwagon burger. Also, the mushrooms had great flavour, which you don't often get in lower priced burger joints.

My younger nephew really liked his bulgoki burger and immediately proclaimed it as the best burger he had ever eaten. They also have Hawaiian and teriyaki burger amongst the choices.

Customers can be a bit dodgy, but I liked it so miuch, I returned with my older nephew a few hours later for the special. He refuses to eat at McD's, but he actually enjoyed his burger and fries.

If they also had shakes, it would make the perfect burger joint for me. However, that can be remedied by ordering a BBT just down the street on 6th at Pho Chung Nam. (Previous owners of Sweatea Tea House on Fraser).

For me, it will now be my favourite new burger joint.

Sherman Chan said...

Awesome Holly! Yah, I really can't believe that it doesn't get mentioned more. Fabulous value and the burgers are good. I agree with the milkshake comment. But then again, not sure if I would get a milkshake there if they had it.

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