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“Another kind of fast food chain” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jim Block

Jim Block
Dammtorstrasse 29-32 | Metropolishaus, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
040 32 08 83 60
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Ranked #146 of 2,835 Restaurants in Hamburg
Cuisines: American
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Hamburg
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Another kind of fast food chain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A nice alternative to the regular burger chains. The meat (as always at Block House and Jim Block) is best quality. The queue might seem long at "rush hour" but normally the eloquent staff works so fast that you don't have to wait too long. Use the waiting time to understand all the different menu-options etc which appear quite confusing at the start.

Visited November 2013
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  • German first
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Not bad, but nothing special...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

You can't come to Hamburg, and not have a burger.... right? This restaurant was at the end of my street so I had to give it a go.

As someone vehemently against McDonalds, I had to make sure it wasn't going to be of the same ilk. The design and interior of the restaurant was quite stylish, the reviews on Trip Advisor was good - so I had to give it a go!

I can't really say anything better than it was OK - nothign overly special. I did feel that the meal was a bit McDonalds-esque, but perhaps a little bit more up-market. As a Londoner, I find myself comparing this to Byron in the UK. There is no comparison there, I very much doubt that the burgers here are fresh, made on site.

The staff's English wasn't bad - but compared to the rest of Hamburg I found it lacking.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

When you are hungry and fancy a nice burger, this is the place to go. There are about half a dozen of these in and around Hamburg as well as about a dozen Blockhouse Steak restaurants. The burgers are always very good quality, fries are excellent, it's quick and it's very good value. The restaurants can get quite jam packed at peak times, but the service is always quick and the staff do a good job of keeping the place clean and tidy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wheaton, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We ate here a couple of times, because the food was so good and reasonably priced. It is basically a nice fast food hamburger place, equivalent to Smashburger or Meatheads back home. They have all different kinds of burgers on their menu, with meals including a drink and either bread/fries/potato for a side. They have the same sour cream as their Blockhouse steak restaurant and the sour cream is the best I've ever had. We tried their cheese block burger, their Smokey BBQ burger and their Country burger - as well as a salad one night.. They were all very good. They don't have ketchup on most of their burgers, but some kind of herbed mayo instead which made me not miss my ketchup at all. The burgers were cooked to a good temperature (not overly raw or overly done) and the potatoes and fries were all good. The atmosphere is very upbeat, one night they had a DJ in there and it was especially loud. Definitely recommend this place for burgers and fries/potatoes. And they have a printed menu with pictures of the burgers and salads which makes it really easy to figure out if you don't know German!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Had to have a hamburger in Hamburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had to have a hamburger in Hamburg. We asked at a coffee shop for a hamburger place in the neighborhood. The place was close to the other places we visited, so convenient. The place was clean, food was good and service was quick and good. It was cool enough inside on a warm day in Hamburg. A good place to get a hamburger.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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