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Andrew's Hamburgers

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Published May 7th 2012

They do it every year: the competition to find the best burger in Melbourne. Invariably, and for good reason, Andrew's Hamburgers in Albert Park usually comes up trumps. This poky little premises has been a local stalwart in the area for many a decade, and even those outside the Albert Park bubble have heard the phrase "Andrew's Burgers" from somewhere. That 'somewhere' is probably the numerous articles the establishment has written on it every year.

When you go to Andrew's Hamburgers, you can't really go past the burger-with-the-lot staple. There are definitely other quality items available, including a vegetarian option. And the place is still a veritable fish and chip shop, so you can fill up on dim sims and potato cakes as well. But going to Andrew's and not getting a proper burger is like going to Amsterdam and actually ordering unlaced cake.

An Andrew's Burger with the lot is an entity unto itself, and it is pretty hard to put this dinner into a neat description. It is much more filling than your average corner shop burger. It's smaller than a Grill'd burger, but you can feel the gastronomical and cardio challenge a lot more with an Andrew's Burger. And really, imperfection is probably the name of their game. It doesn't look perfect, and a real burger shouldn't. There's no major advertising but it has earned a cult following. The secret to the taste of the meat, the grill, is years old, and would probably fail the most lenient health and safety inspection.

Andrew's Hamburgers is an uncomfortable dive of a shop, but frequented by the rich and famous who can definitely afford more. While the owners are not one to gloat, the walls are adorned with all their respective awards and rave reviews. But, really, that is also how they present their famous burger: this is who we are, this is what we have. And what they have is bloody good!
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Why? It's the best burger joint in Melbourne!
Where: 144 Bridport Street, Albert Park VIC 3206
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