As I previously mentioned I’m going to be reviewing all the burger places while I am here in Lebanon on my vacation. I know other blogs have already reviewed most of the burger places here but I believe I bring a different view and that is one of a true burger lover.
I decided to pass by and try Classic Burger Joint today after reading a lot of positive feedback. I figured I would start with the favorite to set the bar for the rest but after trying Classic Burger Joint I don’t think I am going to do that.
I went to the new CBJ branch that opened up in downtown Beirut. The menu isn’t big, it’s got a few burgers, 2 desserts, 2 salads and that’s basically it. You can’t choose the thickness of the patty and when I placed my order the waiter didn’t even ask me how I wanted my burger. So far not a good sign. I decided to go with the Classic Cheese which according to the waiter is their most popular burger and I honestly have no idea why.
When the burger arrived I couldn’t see the beef patty. The bun was just too big and the patty was very thin. I read gourmet on the menu and I read authentic but the burger I had was nothing close. The patty tasted frozen and was very dry while the bun was just too big and overpowered the whole burger. The burger actually reminded me of the Crepaway and Roadster burgers which isn’t a good thing.
Overall I was really disappointed since I had high hopes and now not sure what to expect with the other burger places. The waiter asked me what I thought of my burger and I told him, I also left my feedback on their comments card so hopefully they’ll do something about it. Not a good start to my best burger in Lebanon hunt.
That’s weird cause patty never tasted frozen in all the 4 times I ate at CBJ so far. I didn’t know Classic Burger was their most popular one, I personally always go for the Swiss N Mushroom one.
There’s one thing I don’t like about the Swiss N Mushroom burger though is that the burger doesn’t hold cause of the cheese and sauce.
What did you think about the sauce?
Where have you had the best burger ever in Lebanon?
I didn’t like Classic Burgers, beef burgers, their honey mustard chicken burger was good though.
You’re not going to find a really good burger in Lebanon. They’re all average.
Funnily enough I don’t recall having a burger that made me wanna come back and have it again anywhere in Lebanon.
The best burger I remember having was at some local snack above my house for 2500 LL, the authentic Lebanese burger. Too bad it closed years ago.
I like authentic Lebanese burgers. Don’t think I’ve had burgers anywhere else in the world that come with french fries and coleslaw inside the actual burger and not on the side.
I think you should give Boubouffe’s burger then another try. He’s known to have great meat and he does it 3al lebnene.
Shoo you forgot I’m the one who took you to Boubouffe? 1 cheeseburger and 1 shawerma
No didn’t forget but don’t remember u reviewing the burger there. It’s been a long time and I didnt have the burger back then.
For me, The Brgr Co. got the best burgers in town… I’ve tried almost every burger joint in lebanon and The Brgr Co. is number 1!!! must try… it’s located on Abdel Wahab el Inglizi street in Ashrafieh right off Monot Street…
Ferdinand pub in hamra. Go for lunch because it gets packed at night… Only one burger on the menu… Best I’ve had in lebanon so far.
Brgr co. Have it no one else. I agree fadi.