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Squires Briarcliff--Overrated Burgers in a Cavelike Atmosphere

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Squires Briarcliff--Overrated Burgers in a Cavelike Atmosphere

steelydad | Dec 1, 2008 08:18 AM

Locals rave about the burgers at this neighborhood favorite, which features a tired bar with 2 flat screens and a windowless stuffy, cramped dining room behind it with a low lit, dark wood trimmed nautical theme.

I went last night, after my wife refused to cook, given that she had cooked for Thanksgiving crowds in previous days. Even on a cold, rainy night, the dining room was full, the air smoky with smoke that escapes the tiny see through kitchen in the back of the dining room.

We figured it would be a good Bear Market Sunday NIght Dinner.

The prices are right. At 895 for a good sized cheesburger and fries, you will get out cheap. Squires also serves seafood from a specials menu on the wall, but I did not see anyone in the room ordering fish.

The " triple cheese medium" cheese burger I ordered came out over cooked on the outside and rare on the inside, with the 3 kinds of cheese slices not melted.
The roll not toasted. Fries were fine, but the burger, while edible, was nothing to go back for.

The dining room is in desparate need of a cleaning. Everything has a layer of dust or grime on it. Now I like a dive as much as the next guy, but this place is over the top. Service willing but understandably rushed.

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