St Burgs hits the spot

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St Burgs, 41-45 Edgewater Boulevard, Maribyrnong. Phone: 9317 7460

There’s two new burger joints about to open right in Footscray central.

Where is it going to end?

Will it ever end?

Melbourne’s rather rabid fondness for new-school burger joints seems to know no limits.

There seems to one or more opening every week, all this activity attended by a plethora of media stories, blog posts and click-bait lists.

Truth to tell, I have been a foot-dragging participant in our visit to St Burgs.

I feel a bit a burger fatigue but have been worn down by Bennie’s persistent requests.

 

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The tipping point came during our visit to try the fine Turkish fare at Platinum Cafe in North Melbourne.

There, Bennie asked of Nat Stockley, noted burger fan and expert: “So what is your favourite burger place?”

St Burgs is the first establishment he mentions.

So off we go …

St Burgs is unusually located … in an apartment block down the hill from the Edgewater shopping/eating precinct.

There is no parking, forcing punters to walk from the parking spots at the shops.

And, so far as I can see, there are no toilets.

 

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The burger shop is tiny in terms of in-house eating, with most of seating outdoors.

Thankfully, on the Sunday we visit the weather is fine.

And whatever the challenges St Burgs presents, there is certainly no lack of punters when we arrive soon after noon.

The service is good and wait time not too long.

My Western Fried Chicken burger ($12) is very good.

Joining coleslaw, cheese and Sriracha mayo is a fat, juicy and deep-fried hunk of very flavoursome chook breast.

 

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Bennie absolutely adores his Double D burger ($14)!

It’s pretty much the St Burgs’ version of “with the lot”.

I ask Bennie: “But isn’t it much the same as what you get at Dude Food Man or 8bit?”

His reply: “No – this is better!”

So there you go – the verdict is in.

 

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I find our regular chips ($5) to be disappointing – a bit limp, not very hot and liberally anointed with indifferent seasoning.

Bennie agrees.

We reckon deep-fried potato + salt = excellent.

 

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12 thoughts on “St Burgs hits the spot

  1. Diversity makes the world go round. We tried this one and found the bun to be stale and the chips soggy. We prefer found401 or 8bit for burgers

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      • Cool, thanks 🙂
        I saw the signage at the Barkly St place but it still had papered-over windows and I assumed it must have been from the old fish & chip shop that I think was there.

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      • This burger place on Barkly. I’m very suspicious. It has been 2 other things before and runs a tax service out of it. Never saw one person ever in the shop when it was a FnC shop

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  2. No toilets is a problem with family, especially grandchildren. It was my understanding that any place serving ‘sit down’ food was required by law to provide toilets? It may be permissible to use staff toilets?

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    • Hi Janet! We didn’t have a need so didn’t ask. There was a sign on the doors that led to the apartment building toilets says “Not Public”. Some of the places up at the Edgewater shops, such as the Malaysian joint, will have toilets but there is no public toilet anywhere around AFAIK. We go heaps of places where there are no facilities – but we’re no a longer a young family, really!

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