Mikey’s Burger, located in the Lower East Side, is your quintessential neighborhood spot. It’s fast and easy, and the owner Justin Ahearn has created a chill environment where you can really just hang out. There are some counter seats overlooking the griddle and a booth area in the back that is a little more private. The back area is also decorated in memorabilia from big concerts Justin has attended over the years. If he’s there when you visit, definitely make sure to chat him up about U2.
The menu is pretty simple: hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and shakes with an Asian twist on certain options. You can keep it classic or spice things up! What’s more, Mikey’s Burger is open until 4am. All in all, it’s the kind of place you can get a good burger with good company any day or time of the week!
Mikey’s Burger: If you’re not afraid to get a little messy, this signature item is the one to go for! It’s topped with corned beef hash, onions, mustard and cheese, and it’s really juicy and delicious. Also definitely try the Asian-inspired spicy pink mayo – the sauce makes everything taste even better.
Lamb Burger: I thought this lamb burger was pretty cool and interesting. It’s topped with satay, onions, jalapenos and mint. The combination of the peanut satay with the jalapenos was a nice surprise! If you’re looking for something a little different, this is the option for you.
The Matteo: This is the made-in-house veggie burger. I thought this was a little dry and could have used some more flavor/seasoning. I’d stick with the meat options.
Fries: I think the fries might be my favorite! They’re thin-cut and salty and you get a pretty large portion. They’re also great with chili and cheese on top. Make sure to get an order!
Shakes: The shakes here were pretty standard. I tried a variety of flavors from the classic chocolate to the more unusual avocado and sesame, they were all pretty good.
Written by Jillian Nadell.↓
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