The Burger Joint – Sliders

The Burger Joint - Gramercy

The Burger Joint

241 3rd Ave, New York 10003
At 20th St
Phone: 212-228-1219

On the way to my co-worker’s apt for Poker night last week, we stumbled upon a small chalkboard sign on the sidewalk for The Burger Joint advertising $1 sirloin burgers. Ok why not? The burgers are sliders, you know those White Castle mini burgers. But these guys at Burger Joint are pretty serious about their burgers and they taste a hell of like better. They start with a large mound of top sirloin burger and form out the patties by hand, then they grill them on a salamander type griller and serve on a potato bun. I guess this place is pretty hardcore burger joint with the bare essentials – a small counter for about 12 people, old school florescent tube lighting, and a stand up Ms Pac Man arcade machine. When we entered there wasn’t much active conversation going on, just a bunch of serious burger munching customers enjoying their plates of sliders and fries. A majority of the customers were donning the traditional grey uniforms from the NYPD police academy which is a few blocks away. I ordered 3 cheeseburgers at $1.25 each and a tray of french fries. They individually wrap the burgers in waxed burger joint cheeseburger butcher paper and tossed them into a brown paper sack. You can also get cheese fries and milk shakes here as well as Red Bull. Although I only had three of the cheeseburgers, I was already stuffed. Much more stuffed than say 5 White Castle burgers. So next time you have a craving for White Castle, you don’t need to hike up to Harlem or Port Authority for some great cheap burgers. A recent restaurant review on the wall talks about how Matthew Broderick and wife Sarah Jessica Parker love this place so I guess the word is out.

3 thoughts on “The Burger Joint – Sliders”

  • Thanks for the tip. How did this “slider” rage start? Now I’m seeing them
    everywhere? I haven’t gone to the burger joint yet but will have to soon.
    Happy Friday!

  • The Sliders are great…those onions make the burger and the owner is funny!! The drinks should be larger for the price but whatevver. Their Stewarts root beer floats are addictive and everything is cheap so you get a meal that you wouldnt think would fill you up for $5.00. Extremely busy in the summer time but that will be what you crave not White Castle! Happy Eats. Tell them Stella sent you. I go there a lot.

  • I used to eat at this place all the time but they moved and i don’t know where? Can anyone PLEASE help me find them again??????

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