Monday, May 21, 2012

Newtown Burger Grudge Match: Dean's Diner, Newtown



Last month three Newtown Burger Joints -- some called them 'chains' or 'franchises' -- went bunno-a-bunno in a food fight to the death. "But wait," the crowd called. "You forgot someone. The little guy. The local favourite. The place with the arcade game tables and the funny burger names. Go on. Give Dean's a chance."

Detective Chow is listening.


 

 
 

Finished the night with a Hippy Hippy Shake ($6), served in an original battered metal shake cup. Thick and delicious. There's no way you could leave hungry.


Dean's Diner
385 King St, Newtown
Open lunch, dinner, and late.

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Little link to this post: http://bit.ly/KCmE7B


See also: Ultimate Biting Championship -- Newtown's Best Burger Joint


13 comments:

  1. You've gotta love an old school burger. Fortunate to me, Dean's is just up the road from my house!

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    1. We live so close -- surely we'll bump into each other in a restaurant one of these days.

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  2. I can't even picture where this place is??? Need to do a crawl up (and down) King Street soon.

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    1. Definitely. So much new stuff happening on King St at the moment.

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  3. Awesome blog post :) I will have to check it out. Too many burger joints dont have shakes. WHAT KIND OF BURGER JOINT DOESNT HAVE SHAKES???

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    1. The bad kind, Catty. Only the bad kind.

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  4. The fries look a little, er, flaccid and wan.

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    1. Definitely not flaccid. They have quite a thick skin on them so no droopiness that I noticed. As for the colour... yeah, I think 'lightly golden' might be a bit of a stretch. (But note also that I'm pretty ruthless with my white balance setting.) Maybe ask for your chippies well done, though, just in case.

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  5. Glad to see you covered the good old Dean's. A big plus for me is that is one of the few places in the area where you can find food until late.

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    1. Never would have tried it if it wasn't an assignment. The fish'n'chip shop "Hamburger" sign out the front makes it so easy to walk past if yo're not thinking about greasy deep fried stuff. Glad I tried it though -- nice place and lovely people. Dean himself came and sat at the table to chat with us.
      (He's very cute, and about 3 years old.)

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  6. Love love love. Forget the chain stores, Deans has good ol Aussie corner store burgers & cheap.

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  7. Only stumbled across this joint today, and I've lived in the inner west for years....how did I miss it??....Spanish Harlem, oh man!

    Gotta work my thru the rest of the menu now.

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