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Old Jun 19th 2011, 9:30 am
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OK people, let's stop all this religion and politics and start with more useful information.

Where is the best Cheeseburger in Abu Dhabi to be had?

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Old Jun 19th 2011, 9:41 am
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Had a rather tasty one on the beach at the Fairmont.

Fuddruckers isnt bad! LOL.
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Judging by the number of AD locals who were in there last time I went, it's Fat Burger - on Jumeriah Beach Road - Dubai.
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Originally Posted by Dubaidog View Post
Judging by the number of AD locals who were in there last time I went, it's Fat Burger - on Jumeriah Beach Road - Dubai.
Because Jumeriah Beach Road - Dubai is now a part of Abu Dhabi

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Because Jumeriah Beach Road - Dubai is now a part of Abu Dhabi

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Probably being renamed 'Khalifa Beach Road' as we speak!
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Jones the Grocer's burger is pretty good
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OK people, let's stop all this religion and politics and start with more useful information. N.
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Probably being renamed 'Khalifa Beach Road' as we speak!


I second Fuddruckers as the best place for burgers in AD. I find the best one is in Al Wadha mall.
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I second Fuddruckers as the best place for burgers in AD. I find the best one is in Al Wadha mall.
Remind me not to go to AD for a burger if Fuddruckers is the best you've got
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Not sure why people say Fuddruckers is crap - beef is tender, a tad bland but soon spiced up, cooked to order, cooked medium rare if you want it, plus loads of fresh salad condiments etc. For the price - AED 44 for a meal deal with fries and a very naughty but lovely thick milk shake - I dont think you can go wrong.

Have to say the one at the beach at the Fairmont was rather lovely - aged Taleggio cheese, foie gras etc - but let down by the nasty beef bacon. Just wish the Fairmont could have pork products and I would move in permanently.

It's the same for the great steak debate - I simply love Beaujolais - cheap as chips, great service, slightly verging on tacky, steaks are always wonderful, peppercorn sauce has a kick, and all for less than 100AED. The bar upstairs sells Moet for 200AED. Perfect.

Or you could go to the Rodeo Grill or MPW, same thing and the price is eye wateringly high. Great food, dont get me wrong although I think that MPW lacks "soul".
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Not sure why people say Fuddruckers is crap - beef is tender, a tad bland but soon spiced up, cooked to order, cooked medium rare if you want it, plus loads of fresh salad condiments etc. For the price - AED 44 for a meal deal with fries and a very naughty but lovely thick milk shake - I dont think you can go wrong.

Have to say the one at the beach at the Fairmont was rather lovely - aged Taleggio cheese, foie gras etc - but let down by the nasty beef bacon. Just wish the Fairmont could have pork products and I would move in permanently.

It's the same for the great steak debate - I simply love Beaujolais - cheap as chips, great service, slightly verging on tacky, steaks are always wonderful, peppercorn sauce has a kick, and all for less than 100AED. The bar upstairs sells Moet for 200AED. Perfect.

Or you could go to the Rodeo Grill or MPW, same thing and the price is eye wateringly high. Great food, dont get me wrong although I think that MPW lacks "soul".
I'll give Fuddruckers a go as Al Wadha mall is near my office. Have tried them before and they are very good burgers - don't listen to the haters hehe.

On the subject of steaks, if you have a decent steak with a side dish and a beer or glass of wine and pay more than AED200 you've been ripped off (excluding vintage wines and massaged, sung to beef of course)...you can buy very good steak in the supermarket for under AED40 and cook it at home yourself.

I'm getting miserly in my old age

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I'll give Fuddruckers a go as Al Wadha mall is near my office. Have tried them before and they are very good burgers - don't listen to the haters hehe.

On the subject of steaks, if you have a decent steak with a side dish and a beer or glass of wine and pay more than AED200 you've been ripped off (excluding vintage wines and massaged, sung to beef of course)...you can buy very good steak in the supermarket for under AED40 and cook it at home yourself.

I'm getting miserly in my old age

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Miserly is good......I agree about the cost of food. If I am out and paying 200AED for a steak, I want the meal to be sublime, something that I rave about from here to eternity, not a meal that I think I could have made at home.

I am quite limited on what to eat when out (coeliac so makes it hard) and steak has become my default and am so disappointed to pay through the nose for mediocre.

Saying that, I am rather partial to the fillet with foie gras and mashed tatties at Frankies at the moment. 180AED but delicious.
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you can buy very good steak in the supermarket for under AED40 and cook it at home yourself...
...and have it cooked exactly as you like it, exactly the right quantity, when you want it, and the unfinished bottle of red (unlikely, but just in case) can go in the fridge for tomorrow. Fry some sliced garlic in vegetable oil, when nicely browned put the steak in and cook at high temperature on one side while coating the top with butter, slices of uncooked garlic and black pepper. Carefully check the underside, and when done flip over and cook that side. Don't turn it again, just check the underside to see when its done the way you like it.
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...and have it cooked exactly as you like it, exactly the right quantity, when you want it, and the unfinished bottle of red (unlikely, but just in case) can go in the fridge for tomorrow. Fry some sliced garlic in vegetable oil, when nicely browned put the steak in and cook at high temperature on one side while coating the top with butter, slices of uncooked garlic and black pepper. Carefully check the underside, and when done flip over and cook that side. Don't turn it again, just check the underside to see when its done the way you like it.
Exactly...and just how I like my women, at home, ready to be consumed with wine and butter when I demand

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Either Fuddruckers or Burger Fuel in JBR

Shake Shack is a bit oily and the burgers are too oily
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