Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Knockout Burger Joints"

  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: May 23, 2016 
Restaurant What to Get Show / Episode / Recommended By Yelp! Rating Restaurant Notes
1
Nic's Grill
1201 N Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 524-0999
  • Onion Burger
    1/2-lb burger w/ grilled onions on top; served w/ curly fries; looks good
  • Pan-Fried Chicken
    served only on Thursdays; sells out fast; looks good
4.5 out of 5
267 ratings
local legend; 15-seat restaurant; long lines
2
Boston Burger Company
37 Davis Sq
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 440-7361
bostonburgerco.com
  • Mac Attack Burger
    burger topped w/ homemade four-cheese macaroni & cheese, more shredded cheddar Jack cheese & bacon; looks good; #2 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
4.0 out of 5
769 ratings
est. 2009; serving 28 types of gourmet burgers
3
Gordy's Hi Hat Drive-Inn
411 Sunnyside Dr
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-6125
www.gordys-hihat.com...
  • Double Cheeseburger
    top seller; hand-patted over 1/3rd lb. and lots of cheese; looks good
  • Homemade Chili
    looks good
  • Onion Rings
    homemade everyday
4.0 out of 5
96 ratings
est. 1960; only open 6 mo. out of the year
4
Triple XXX Restaurant
2 N Salisbury St
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 743-5373
www.triplexxxfamilyrestau...
  • Barney Burger
    1/4 lb. chop steak, cheese, grilled onions
  • Double Cheeseburger
    burgers are first patted with flour then smashed down
  • Duane Purvis All-American
    1/4 lb. ground sirloin burger served on a toasted sesame bun topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, Spanish onion and a thick layer of creamy peanut butter on the bottom bun
  • Grilled Tenderloin
    pork tenderloin sandwich
4.0 out of 5
315 ratings
est. in 1929; Indiana institution in orange & black striped building; near Purdue University; burgers named after former Purdue players; burgers ground on location from top choice sirloin butt; "51 Great Burger Joints Across the USA" (USA Today); trivia: Triple XXX was a root beer brand that closed down but is still served here; Other Recipes: Potato Salad
5
White Manna
358 River St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-0914
  • Sliders (Cheeseburgers)
    w/ sliced onions smashed into patties & topped w/ cheese; looks good; each so small, "a proper serving would be somewhere between 3 and 11"-Alex Guarnaschelli (joking...maybe)
4.0 out of 5
816 ratings
tiny burger joint; beef brought in daily every morning; long lines
6
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger
304 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-4590
www.blimpyburger.com...
  • Burger
    small patties; order double to quintuple; looks good
  • Onion Rings
    takes 3 days to make; "up there in onion rings"
  • Blimpy Burger
    30 toppings available
3.5 out of 5
144 ratings
opened in 1953; near Univ of Michigan (college hangout); Davee Askew (cook) w/ smart-mouth, hurried-attitude (out of fun); meat freshly ground everyday; multitude of toppings; record is 40 burgers in one sitting; moved from original location at airing (551 S Division St)
7
Squeeze Inn
5301 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599
www.thesqueezeinn.com...
  • "Squeeze with Cheese"
    also called "Squeezeburger w/ Cheese"; 1/3 lb.beef burger with "skirt" of bubbling cheese topped w/ mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun; "5-napkin burger...messy, juicy and tasty"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1403 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving for over 30 years; burger joint famous for it's huge burger and cheese "skirt"; voted "Best Dive" (Sacramento Magazine); called Squeeze Inn because original building had only 12 stools at the bar...new location can accommodate a few more
8
Hackney's
1514 E Lake Ave
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 724-7171
www.hackneys.net
  • Bleu Cheeseburger
    half pound of premium ground beef w/ fresh bleu cheese kneaded throughout and topped w/ even more melted bleu cheese
  • Famous Hackneyburger
    top seller; half pound of premium beef ground shaped in an oblong patty served on homemade dark rye bread
  • Hackney's Original French Fried Onions
    "loaf" of onion rings
  • Inside Out Burger
    Hackneyburger stuffed with melted cheddar cheese and crisp bacon; looks good
3.0 out of 5
192 ratings
started as selling hamburgers and beer in porch during Prohibition in the 1920s (burgers were free then)
 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Knockout Burger Joints"  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: May 23, 2016