UPDATE: The Nyack Burger Hop is now closed.
The Nyack Burger Hop is open! I stopped in for lunch today.
The burger was fresh, juicy and delicious, and the standard toppings — pickle, caramelized onions and ketchup — make it even better.
The Nyack Burger Hop is in the weird building on Route 59 between the two Thruway entrances.
It was at one time a car dealer, then it was almost a porn shop. Now it’s a wholesome as the day is long.
Be sure to wear your sunglasses! Man oh man it was bright. It was also super hot, even on a frigid day. I don’t know how it’s going to feel in summer.
The burgers, humanely sized, are less than $2.
The fries are fresh cut. They’re very tasty, but could benefit from a double-fry. They weren’t that crispy.
I love the caramelized onions, which lent a sweet flavor to the dish. The buns were Martin’s potato buns. Perfect.
We also ordered delicious chili. I used it to top the burgers and my husband used it for chili fries!
All in all a great addition to the scene. I would make one suggestion: a jukebox, but with modern music. You can be inspired by the past without recreating the past. It jut might make the atmosphere more inviting for the teen-agers!
*UPDATE* This in from Deven Black, writer and restaurant critic for the Journal News:
I agree that it is a great burger and the fries are tasty but limp (thicker fries would help as much as double frying), but the place was definitely not hot this evening. It was so cold everyone kept their coats on, and the wind coming through the door just made it worse.
My son and I also tried the hot dog and the onion rings. they’re making fresh fries they should make fresh rings, too. They don’t; they come from a frozen bag. The hot dog is a bland pork and filler
dog, a real let-down after the burger.
If it gets warmer I’ll try a shake, otherwise I’m sticking to the burgers.
Looks like they have some temperature issues to work out!
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