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J.G. Melon

#1,516 of 11,217 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
Hamburgers
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1291 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3301
(212) 650-1310
Today
11:30 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, simple, fat, juicy burgers

Good, simple, fat, juicy burgers! Neighborhood is very nice! Wine is a little expensive! The boss is a really nice and friendly old man!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
TAJeroen
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Good, simple, fat, juicy burgers! Neighborhood is very nice! Wine is a little expensive! The boss is a really nice and friendly old man!

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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Another neighborhood staple that has lasted for eons. Drop by for a juicy burger and fries and hang out with good friends. It's not trendy or new, but that's what makes it so darned lovable.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Reading the reviews you'd think this place was a hidden gem. It's not. This is a bar with overpriced poorly cooked food. Ordered the "famous" burger medium got well done. The mozzerela en carozze was just Polly o melted on French toast. No free refills on the $4 soda and $8 coronas. Skip this place it's just a bar.

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Poway, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I go every trip to NYC. The burger is just really good. Simple and good. Not fancy and trying to out due the next guy. Just a really good burger, and a cool venue.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great great burgers. A friendly, attentive & fast waitress. Nice that they have tables outside (can't say anything about the inside, haven't been). And not too pricey for NY standards either. I had a great dinner here, highly recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant is a machine of making black money. Laundry money! They do not accept credit card payment, only cash... and customers do not receive an official invoice ( see picture ) On top of that, the boss ( a rude woman with green shirt ) treats customers as bad as her staff.

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great burgers fast and efficient service and nice people. You could be a king or a pauper.. they would treat you all the same.

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Senior Contributor
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34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I love the place, love the hamburger... Love the fries... Everything is awesome! The place is nice. We had a great time and I recommend. It's a place that you have to go.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very old style burger joint in Upper East side. Far from the tourist crowd, best thing ever! Small, but worth waiting! Got the Cheeseburger bacon, so juicy and tasty, one of the best burger I've ever had!

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New York City, New York
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251 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went here to grab some takeout on a Friday evening. The restaurant was crowded but they took our order quickly and had it ready to go within about ten minutes. We ordered 4 burgers, sides of fries and two salads. The fries and salads were smaller than expected for the cost but all the food was good and prepared as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1291 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 650-1310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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