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If you’re hungering for a burger, you don’t always need to break the bank for a good one. We hit the borough and found some cheap — yet enormously satisfying — Brooklyn burgers, all for a Hamilton or less.

Grand Canyon

This Brooklyn Heights diner’s seven-ounce monster is a mouth-watering classic. The $7.95 cost includes fries, and, for an extra 90 cents, cheese.

Grand Canyon [141 Montague St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 797-1402].

Bark Hot Dogs

As the name implies, this Park Slope joint is better known for its hot dogs, but it still makes a mean burger ($6.25). Make it a combo and get the burger, fries and a drink all for $10.

Bark [474 Bergen St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 789-1939].

The Commodore

This newish Williamsburg bar has become a culinary destination, thanks to its delicious pub grub. That includes a tasty, compact burger ($6) that the Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema called possibly the best burger he ate last year.

The Commodore [366 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 218-7632].

Junior’s

Come here hungry, as you definitely get your money’s worth at this Downtown destination, thanks to a 10-ounce char-broiled “steak burger” ($8.95). You might not have room for cheesecake (yeah, right).

Junior’s [386 Flatbush Avenue Extension at DeKalb Avenue in Downtown, (718) 852-5257].

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Yes, Morton’s is a pricey steakhouse, but you can still get three mini-cheeseburgers for only $7 during the weekday “power hour” special, so plan accordingly.

Morton’s the Steakhouse [339 Adams St., between Willoughby Street and the Myrtle Avenue promenade in Downtown, (718) 596-2700]. Special “Power Hours” are Monday–Friday, 5–6:30 pm and 9:30–11 pm.

Hope and Anchor

Try the Classic Red Hook Burger — a half-pound of fresh Angus beef topped with bacon, cheddar, and grilled onions, served with fries and greens on the side, all for only $8.

Hope and Anchor [347 Van Brunt St. between Sullivan and Wolcott streets in Red Hook, (718) 237-0276].

Pipin’s Pub

At this Bay Ridge bar, get a burger, fries and soup — all for only $8. Will they look down on us if we eat there every night this winter?

Pipin’s Pub [9701 Third Ave. between 97th Street and Marine Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 833-1183].

Salty Dog

Look at that — another Bay Ridge pub. This one has a delicious hamburger platter for only $6.95 (add $1 for cheese). What do they put in the water down there?

Salty Dog [7509 Third Ave. near 75th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 238-0030].

Dutch Boy Burger

In a neighborhood not overrun with pubs, this burger joint is a welcome treat. Its “Dutch Boy Burger” comes with stout cheddar, sauteed crimini, mushrooms and caramelized onion for $8.50. Or try the classic combo for only $6.50. Fries, though, will cost you extra.

Dutch Boy Burger [766 Franklin Ave. between St. Johns and Lincoln places in Prospect Heights, (718) 230-0293].

Mullanes Bar and Grill

This Fort Greene pub is famous for its burgers, but you can still get one for under $9.50, including hand-cut fries.

Mullanes Bar and Grill [71 Lafayette Ave. at S. Elliott Place in Fort Greene, (718) 797-7606].

Dram Shop

If you get hungry after a turn at Scrabble or bocce at this game-filled bar, you can’t go wrong with its double cheeseburger, with lettuce, pickles, mayo and mustard, and hand-cut fries. All for only $10, leaving plenty of cash for beer.

Dram Shop [339 Ninth St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 788-1444].

Peter Luger Steakhouse

You read that right. Peter Luger of all places can still make this list. That’s because its Luger Burger — eight ounces of USDA Prime chuck — is only $9.50. Cheese, or French fries, though, will still cost you more.

Peter Luger Steakhouse [178 Broadway near Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 387-7400].

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joe says:
Uh Mullane's makes an perfectly decent burger but it ain't famous for anything.
Jan. 18, 2011, 1:24 pm
Bryan X from Red Hook says:
"The Wolcott" is Hope and Anchors best burger.
Jan. 18, 2011, 7:11 pm
dreamking from Fort Greene says:
I'm with Joe. Mullane's isn't a source of brag-worthy burgers. They're fine, but that's it. 67 Burger makes a better burger than Mullane's. They should have stopped by Cafe Lafayette for a good burger.
Jan. 18, 2011, 8:10 pm
Jack from Ft. Greene says:
I know that Mullanes was in the Burger Bash in 2009 cuz I was there. I saw with my own eyes when Martha Stewart returned to have another Elliott Burger and I chatted her up about how I, too, love that burger. Seemed famous and brag worthy to me. Dumont was only other Brooklyn burger place in Burger Bash last year.

http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/2009/view-events.php?event=7

Looks like 67 is in it this year.

http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/2010/event_detail.php?id=10
Jan. 19, 2011, 8:22 pm
Bruce from midwood says:
Bonnies 5th ave.
Jan. 24, 2011, 8:49 pm

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