Saturday, February 26, 2011

Eat. @ Andrews Hamburgers

144 Bridport St, Albert Park ph : 9690 2126
Mon - Fri 11:30am-2:30pm/5pm-9pm, Sat 11:30am-3:30pm/5pm-9pm, Sun closed

Continuing the theme of taking our kids to places that we used to go before they were born, our next stop is Andrews Hamburgers.  Probably one of the most famous hamburger joints in Melbourne, we used to go there when Hubby lived around the corner before Albert Park became a trendy place. 

Andrews Hamburgers has been around since 1939.  And yes, they do a great burger.  Not anything gourmet, fancy or exceptional, but the thing about it is that THIS is what a burger from your corner shop should taste like.  And the burgers have been made here, and probably tastes exactly the same, since the shop opened, which in itself is a fantastic achievement!  It has even outlived Sam Wah, which was the local chinese take out with your old favourite dimmies and chopsuey, and is probably the last remaining iconic eatery in the area from that era.

Judging by the celebrity photos on the wall, EVERYBODY loves Andrews Hamburgers!

The shop front is not particularly eye catching and the shopfitting is a blast from the past (not intentionally, it's just the way it is), which is part of its charm.  I made my order and waited patiently for the alloted 10 minutes and picked up my goodies in the good old brown paper park and we headed down to a local park for our lunch.

The Hamburger with the lot at $10 will fill most of the boys, and I certainly saw plenty of locals ordering the works.   From the dressed up real estate guys from around the corner, to the little boy grabbing lunch with mum after his morning basketball game.

The kids and I all chose the cheeseburger (okay I chose for them because it seems less messy than the one with the lot) and as delicious as it was, I could not finish the whole burger!

The chips were surprisingly good as well, and those who are not filled by the burger will surely be stuffed by the time they finish the chippies. Small chips pictured are $3.

The hamburgers are exactly as I remembered from before.  Finally I have found a place that still serves food as well as it did in my memory!

Eat.Play.Shop. Recommends : The burger with the lot, but do share if you're a small eater!
Give it a Miss : if you're into "gourmet" (low fat/fancy lettuce/avacado/sprouts/panini/ciabatta) burgers.  This is not.

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Toilets and Highchairs : Um, it's a take away shop......

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