Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What's the most you have paid for a burger in a restaurant?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    What's the most you have paid for a burger in a restaurant?

    I know we all have bought a burger at one time or another. Some of us have bought many...

    So what's the most you have paid, and it doesn't have to be in todays $$. If you think you paid relatively more in the past, you can say so, just give an approximate year.

    Here's my example: We were in the World Trade Center about 30 years ago at lunchtime, so we went to one of the lower levels to check out some restaurants. We looked at some menus and were shocked at the $10 to $20 burgers, (remember - this was ~ 30 years ago) - not to mention the prices of everything else. So we settled on one of the cheaper places and I ordered a $10 burger that turned out to be nothing special. But it was in the WTC...

    Who's next?

    #2
    I think $15 at Widmere's old taproom.

    Comment


      #3
      $18 basic cheeseburger and bacon with fries. Nothing special except location in the city.

      Comment


        #4
        I know it was expensive . I do not remember the actual $ but it was over $20 and a long time ago, in Vegas. Was a business trip, so expensed. I am too cheap to pay that out of my own pocket.

        Comment


          #5
          I travel a lot (or at least, used to) so I have ordered a great many lackluster burgers from hotel restaurants over the years. $25-$28 is the usual.

          Comment


          • Andrrr
            Andrrr commented
            Editing a comment
            Can I dislike this only because I’ve been in the same boat as you and I know the ONLY reason this BS continues is because these places have markets cornered because business are paying for it?

          • IFindZeroBadCooks
            IFindZeroBadCooks commented
            Editing a comment
            I always try to book hotels where local food is nearby now. I learned to try and avoid places where the next place to eat is like 2 miles away.

          • Michael_in_TX
            Michael_in_TX commented
            Editing a comment
            I end up having to do it as I'll fly in early to help get the conference set up, but when have these events downtown in large cities, there is *nothing* open nearby on the weekend.

          #6
          40+ dollars... had a burger in Bahrain at I think it was TGI Fridays or some similar US based chain lol. To be fair I think it was almost $7 to one Dinar at the time.. it was the cheapest thing on the menu

          Comment


            #7
            $12 here at a local restaurant called Reel Cajun. It was really good, one of the better restaurant burgers I've had, but I'm not paying that much again when I can make a better one at home.
            Last edited by 58limited; March 7, 2021, 08:38 PM.

            Comment


              #8
              $35 at resort in Maldives. Least expensive item on the menu.

              Comment


              • Clark
                Clark commented
                Editing a comment
                HawkerXP Did that come with fries or chips?

              #9
              The most I ever paid was around $25 at a restaurant in the Monte Carlo(Las Vegas). The place was called Burger Bar, I’m sure it’s changed by now, but remember it being a decent burger. It was Kobe beef, some kind of onion jam and cheese. Was over 15 years ago, but I recall the burger being expensive. We even ordered fried green beans, at that time I’d never heard of such.

              Comment


                #10
                Killer Burger in Selwood, OR: $8.50

                Comment


                  #11
                  I think I paid about $20 for a burger in Tahoe once, but the place was on the lake and and had valet parking for the boat

                  Comment


                    #12
                    There's a little joint in a town just south of us in a tiny burg on I5 named Dunsmuir. In that tiny town is a self proclaimed "coffee shop" named Yak's. Their burgers are THE BEST HAMBURGERS IN THE UNIVERSE. Their melty-cheese burgers are piled high with cheese that melts down and fries on the edges into a wonderful frico that could actually be peddled as a side dish or appetizer.

                    Their meat is locally sourced and ground onsite. They offer no fried side dishes (thank God!), but their side salads are HUGE!

                    The best gawdamm burger I have ever eaten. Period. I compare every other burger, especially mine, to what that little hole-in-the-wall makes. If they were a hunnert bucks a pop I'd still kick down, although not regularly because, honestly, it's just a hamburger.

                    Comment


                    • CaptainMike
                      CaptainMike commented
                      Editing a comment
                      IFindZeroBadCooks I don't recall, but not cheap. Somewhere in the $20 range, but when you want one it doesn't matter. They really are that good.

                    • ofelles
                      ofelles commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Once a decade or two I get up that way. I will have to stop there.

                    • Loren
                      Loren commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Dang that sounds good...I drove right by it on my way out to Texas last November :/

                    #13
                    Not that much. I mean there's probably been a $30 burger from room service on a business trip but I don't actually remember and those are kind of a different thing.

                    For a burger in a regular setting? About $15 from Uneeda Burger in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. The guy who runs it is a top flight chef and everything is great. The regular cheeseburger isn't much but they have elk burgers and, well....

                    Comment


                    • bardsleyque
                      bardsleyque commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Uneeda is really good and the basic cheeseburger is under $10

                    #14
                    Probably $12-15, if they get much over $10 I start looking for other things on the menu I like more. I like burgers fine, but like lots of other things more.

                    I’m sure I’m probably forgetting one I ate captive at inside an airport, arena, or amusement park or something that might have been higher. I do remember being in NYC in 1992 and paying like $8 for a McDonalds quarter pounder meal when they were 2.99 here.

                    Comment


                    • smokin fool
                      smokin fool commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Sounds like me.
                      If anything on the menu is over $10 I'm going hungry. I have vast fat reserves.

                    • ofelles
                      ofelles commented
                      Editing a comment
                      smokin fool But we do have to retain/maintain those reserves.

                    #15
                    $17.50 which is halfway between 15 and 20 and somewhere near reality. I’m not sure anything is worth more than that but feel free to mark that up relative to your location.
                    Last edited by Andrrr; March 7, 2021, 10:29 PM. Reason: I’m rethinking things and I agree with glitchy that more than $10 gets me questioning things.

                    Comment

                    Announcement

                    Collapse
                    No announcement yet.
                    Working...
                    X
                    false
                    0
                    Guest
                    500
                    ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
                    false
                    false
                    {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
                    Yes
                    Rubs Promo

                    Spotlight

                    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


                    Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


                    Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

                    Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                    The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


                    The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

                    Click here to read ourcomplete review

                     

                    Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

                    Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
                    Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

                    Click here to order.


                    The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

                    kamado grill
                    Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

                    Click here for our article on this exciting cooker


                    Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                    The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
                    Click here for our review of this superb smoker



                    Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

                    Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


                    The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


                    The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

                    Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them