This family-run business, started in 1943, knows its burgers. And the burgers are pretty close to heaven: plump, juicy patties on fat kaiser rolls, served in a squeaky-clean room full of midtown worker bees. Fries are long and wide, with crisp golden outsides and almost fluffy middles. Don’t expect the salads to be anything more than adequate. But the milk shakes are paradisiacal, served—as they should be—in old-fashioned metal canisters.
|Venue name:||Burger Heaven|
9 E 53rd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–8:30pm, Sat 8am–7pm, Sun 9:30am–5:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E to Fifth Ave–53rd St, 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average burger: $6. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|