The place is the definition of a dive, and the few men at the bar gave us suspicious looks when we walked through the doors. Clearly we weren't regulars. Thankfully the waitress was nice enough and brought us big pint glasses of water.
The other thing we noticed was that this burger is a beast. It includes a ridiculously (inches!!) thick Black Angus
Between the thick patty and the thick bun, eating this required quite the physical feat. However, we simply pulled out some of the breading from the top of the bun, and it nestled right on top- still intense, but edible. While the toppings definitely had a lot of spicy pizzazz, the star of the sandwich is definitely that Black Angus. They advertise an 8 oz serving, but I beg to differ- it has to be larger. Even better, it was somehow a perfect medium-rare throughout, making for a really flavorful, juicy meat without relying on char or a heavy handed seasoning.
While the burger was very satisfying (as were the fries), it's a stretch to say it's the Best Burger in Philly. However, it certainly wins the award for Biggest Bang for Your Buck!
3333 Conrad Street