A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we seek out some of the area’s best burgers – and while loaded half-pound bar burgers certainly have their place, this time around we’re betting on the welterweight: old school diner burgers.
2851 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh
107 N. Columbia St., Chapel Hill
The Burger Shop
203 Wait Ave., Wake Forest
Multiple Triangle locations
See website for addresses and phone numbers
Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar
126 Kilmayne Drive, Cary
1520 E. 11th St., Siler City
Note: Little changed since it opened in 1946, and this Siler City landmark is a must on any old school burger fan’s bucket list. It’s only open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., though, and closes earlier if they run out of burgers. There’s no website or phone number, so you’ll have to take your chances. Best advice: get there early.
King’s Sandwich Shop
701 Foster St., Durham
MoJoe’s Burger Joint
620 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
Two Durham locations, and a food truck; check website for details.
617 Hicks St., Durham