I’ve done several studies of burgers, primarily in NYC, but there are some really good examples close to home; 25 Burgers in Matawan, the Pine Tavern in Old Bridge, but probably the best burger nobody knows about is 18 Burgers at Philly Cheesesteak Factory USA.. The generous patty is ¾ lb. of Angus beef, and comes in 18 versions; it is thick, juicy and cooked to order, with good beefy flavor. Yeah, 25 Burgers on 34 & Broad has a very good burger with very good fries (seating is Spartan-ish but seems clean). And while Five Guys burgers are surely among the best in fast food, 25 Burgers is definitely a cut above that. However, 18 Burgers in Philly Cheesesteak Factory is superior to both; I was so pleasantly surprised -- 18 Burgers are thicker, juicier – excellent! Their fries I’d rank VG to Excellent, just half a notch below Five Guys! 18 Burgers ($8.95 plain) comes with excellent fries and a drink included (in the strip mall with the cleaners at 79 & 516). When JG Melon, Molly’s, Beekman and Westville aren’t convenient, for burgers: Pine Tavern and 18 Burgers in Philly’s are # 1. For fries, # 1 is Five Guys, with 18 Burgers in Philly’s # 2. I’m always open to new suggestions …anyone?