Goodburger Adds Crabby Patty to Distinguish Itself from Crowded Midtown Burger Scene
With so many quality burger places open in Midtown these days, each place needs it’s own special thing to differentiate themselves from the others. The way I see it, Burger Joint has the sweet location, Five Guys is for free toppings and freshly cut fries, Pop Burger is the choice if you want sliders, and while the newly opened City Burger is still working out their kinks, it’s clear they’re working off the notion that you wouldn’t mind having some chicken wings or mozarella sticks with your burger.
Goodburger, on the other hand, has never done enough to get me back there on a regular basis. There is no doubt it is a tasty hamburger, made from quality beef, but it’s always been expensive (the value meals are over $10), and the patty is just not that big. With all the other options (and my willingness to travel more than a few blocks away from my office) I just didn’t really have a reason to go… until now.
At the beginning of March, Goodburger introduced the “Crabby Patty” to their menu, a deep fried Maryland crab cake sandwich for $7.99. It’s not on the menu screen, and sometimes they forget to put out the little stand that advertises it, so make sure you ask for it specifically. I stopped by last week to check it out, and was pretty pleased with the results.
Deep fried, and super crunchy on the outside, the inside has more real crabmeat then you would expect from a fast food place (but less than you would get from a fancy restaurant), making it about right for the $8 price tag- which, while expensive for a lunchtime sandwich, is not so bad for a quality crabcake. The hamburger bun is fine, and I was down with their homemade “remoulade tartar sauce” (a tasty blend of ketchup, mayo, and pickles). Nicely done, with extra kudos for the Spongebob reference. (Now can I be on your wall?)
Goodburger, Multiple Midtown Locations
- 23 w. 45th St. (btw. 5+6th), 212-354-0900
- 636 Lexington Ave. (at 54th), 212-838-6000
- 800 2nd Ave. (at 43rd), 212-922-1700
Thanks to “Angie’s Matt” for the original comment alerting me to the Goodburger Crabcake. Do you have a tip, suggestion or news to share? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org