Paul’s is serious about burgers, the kind we all long for: big, beefy, juicy and weighty, but not sloppy. The Second Avenue Burger is decked out with fried onions, ham and tomatoes, while the Beef Burger Tartare is made with raw beef and a raw egg. What’s even better is that most of them will run you $5 or less. Skip the regular fries; go with the sweet-potato or Cajun ones. Beware: The thick, flavorful milk shakes are habit-forming.
131 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave; N, R, W to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $11. Cash only|