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Ever hear of California's In-N-Out Burger? Joe's Best Burger has the In-N-Out formula down -- fresh, quality burgers and fries. And Joe's throws in "Get a Deal," an offer to buy a shake or cookies for about 50 cents or so more, while ringing up your order.
- Tasty fast-food burgers cooked fresh
- Delicious shakes
- XM Satellite Radio
- Plasma screen TVs
- Limited menu
- Longer wait than most fast food
- No onion rings
- Joe's Best Burger Address: 39-11 Main St, Flushing, Queens, NY - At Roosevelt Ave.
- Hours: Open daily, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Subway: 7 to Flushing–Main Street
- Phone: 718-445-8065
- Menu: Burgers, cheeseburgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, shakes, soda, and cookies.
- More expensive than typical fast-food, but more than worth the extra buck.
- Delicious vanilla and hot fudge shakes ($2) that taste like actual ice cream.
- Bargain hunters love "Get a Deal" for a cheap dessert of shake or cookies.
- High chairs, changing tables in bathroom.
Guide Review - Joe's Best Burger in Flushing - Fast-Food Restaurant Review
Though the seats and tables scream "fast-food," there's no sign of the typical fast-food plastic toys or movie promotions. New and welcome are the plasma screen TVs with local news and tunes via XM Satellite Radio.
The menu at Joe's is simple, classic fast-food: burgers, fries, and chicken sandwiches. Each order is cooked fresh, not taken off a warming tray. The burgers come to you hot, a little crisp on the ends, moist in the middle.
They're topped with good lettuce, tomato with real taste, and Joe’s special ("Thousand Island") sauce. Get specific if you don't want something. The staff is very accommodating. They'll also ask if you'd like, raw or grilled onions. The onions are a little sweet and the grilled ones are my choice for a double cheeseburger.
The cheeseburger combo meal costs $4, and it comes with soda and fries that were just cut and cooked. Any burger can be made into a double, triple, or even a home run (stack of four), for a dollar more per layer.
All this cooking takes a bit, but almost never more than five minutes. However, when the order line is empty, and the pick-up line is long, that five minutes can feel like an eternity. Still you'll be happy to gain some patience for great fast-food comes to those who wait a minute more.