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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby longri » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:24 am

Rockchucker wrote:Burger barn on line street Bishop. Handmade buns, homemade fries, homemade ice cream/ malts. Very good and has really grown into there own.

Thanks, I visited the Burger Barn for the first time this spring.

I can't say the buns tasted special in any way, although the big steel machine they used to help "hand" make them looked pretty cool. A good burger for sure, and a friendly vibe as well.

But even in April it was pretty darn hot. Do people stop there for lunch in July?



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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby afahrland » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:06 pm

Red's Meadow Resort has a pretty damn good burger, and certainly qualifies as being "in" the Sierra. Way better than the Whitney Portal burgers in my opinion.

The one that's tasted the best after a hike was a bacon cheeseburger from Jolly Kone in Bridgeport.
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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby Rockchucker » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:47 pm

longri wrote:
Rockchucker wrote:Burger barn on line street Bishop. Handmade buns, homemade fries, homemade ice cream/ malts. Very good and has really grown into there own.

Thanks, I visited the Burger Barn for the first time this spring.

I can't say the buns tasted special in any way, although the big steel machine they used to help "hand" make them looked pretty cool. A good burger for sure, and a friendly vibe as well.

But even in April it was pretty darn hot. Do people stop there for lunch in July?

Yea they stay pretty busy all summer, the upstairs patio has misters to help tame the heat.
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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby 87TT » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:55 pm

afahrland wrote:Red's Meadow Resort has a pretty damn good burger, and certainly qualifies as being "in" the Sierra. Way better than the Whitney Portal burgers in my opinion.

The one that's tasted the best after a hike was a bacon cheeseburger from Jolly Kone in Bridgeport.


X2 on Red's and in Bridgeport I like Rhino's Homemade buns and Onion rings that are out of this world.
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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby ERIC » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:02 pm

Lots of good spots. But on the West Side, I'll point to the Lakeshore Resort at Huntington Lake. Good grub (including burgers) and beers, not far from trailheads out of Florence and Edison Lakes.
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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby longri » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:55 am

A bunch of good recommendations. Thanks.
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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby jessegooddog » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:21 pm

What?? No mention of Walker Burger in Walker/Coleville?? Great veggie burgers, too, and you can't beat the roadside ambiance! Closes late Oct thru March or April.
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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby John Harper » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:43 am

I always stop at Astro Burger in Kramer Junction on the way to the Sierra. Always an incredibly tasty burger.

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Best burger in the Sierra

Postby wanderin.jack » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:29 am

This thread reminds me of the worst burger I've ever had, which happened to be in the eastern Sierra at Whiskey Creek. I'll never go there again. Actually I'm always after fresh veggies when I get off the trail and often head for thiad up in mammoth. Never have found a place worth stopping at in bishop. The Alabama Hills Cafe in Lone Pine is about the best food in the Eastern Sierra that I've found.


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Re: Best burger in the Sierra

Postby SolitaryRefinement » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:45 am

We discovered the Burger Barn in Bishop on our trip last year.

My. Goodness. =D>

I was unsure at first, but one bite into their veggie burger dispelled all fears or concerns. After days of re-hydrated/powdered/preserved, it was an ooey-gooey treat.
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