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“Quality burger place -- very good alternative to fast-food and pub-grub”
Review of bucu Burger Bar & Bakery - CLOSED

bucu Burger Bar & Bakery
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Description: BUCU Burger Bar & Bakery is an exciting new burger/bakery concept restaurant in NJ based on custom burgers, scratch baked cupcakes and cookies, frozen yogurt and premium ice cream shakes.The restaurant has two distinct aspects to it.The “BURGER BAR” is devoted to making burgers customized to your specs. You are able to pick the elements of the burger and make it your own. Just choose your bun, burger or burgers, toppings and sauces. We have also composed a few tasty versions of our own. In addition, we serve fresh, hand cut french fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings and some monster toppings (don’t miss the smoky Pulled Pork on a burger or on the fries – Awesome!!) Rounding out the menu are 3 versions of wings and fresh Artisan sandwiches including fresh Turkey, Ham and many unique combinations (Cuban, Italian etc…) in Panini form or as a cold sandwich.The “BAKERY & MILK BAR” is devoted to serving:Fresh baked items such as “made from scratch” cupcakes (The Best Cupcakes on Earth) and cookies in many flavors.Yummy Frozen Yogurt and Cookie/Ice Cream Sandwiches are also available – here you select a fresh baked bottom cookie – an ice cream center – and a top cookie… Totally custom and totally delicious.Last but not least, we use Ultra Premium Ice Cream in our shakes, cups and cookie sandwiches.
New York City, New York
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Quality burger place -- very good alternative to fast-food and pub-grub”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

BuCu was pretty good. So, on the spectrum -- sure, it's much better than fast food. Also better than the TGIF's, Houlihan's, etc., and a very good alternative to other non-chain pub-grub places.

The burger was pretty good. Not the best of the so called "chains" but certainly near the top -- overall, a pretty good burger. I enjoyed it. I would go back, might order the same thing I had, but more likely I'd try something new. Unless I was in the mood for the same.

My burger came on a potato roll which some consider the "classic" burger bun. Some of the other burgers came with a cibatta roll, which looked pretty good. I rate Bobby Flay's, which is right nearby, better as I like the burger better (it has more flavor, more robust, "meaty" so to speak). The fries were fair. Nothing special.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank cory r
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Paramus, NJ
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not much of a bu or a cu...”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

The burgers are dry and mediocre and the cup cakes aren't that much better. Why mix burgers with cup cakes?!? So what if both are the trend right now? At least get them right first...
Sorry - didn't do it for me...

Visited February 2012
Thank Travel2andFr0m
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good burger!”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

i prefer their burgers over smashburger, bobby burger and five-guys.

thats all i can say. :)

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Thank Groaderick101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great burgers & sweet potato fries”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Take off on the Shake Shack with meat supplied by the same company. High quality burgers, a few other sandwich choices and great fries. Bucket of wings (various styles) also available. Prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food and if you have a sweet tooth, they have a nice variety of cupcake combinations and frozen yogurt with great toppings including Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cookie Dough or Butterfingers. Clean, bright atmosphere with large screen TV's and well-staffed (they bring your order to you table).

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank foodie50Ny
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