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Cheap Eats: Rounding up the best old school diner burgers

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.

Barry’s Café

2851 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh

919-859-3555

barryscafe.com

Buns

107 N. Columbia St., Chapel Hill

919-240-4746

bunsofchapelhill.com

The Burger Shop

203 Wait Ave., Wake Forest

919-562-2333

Char-Grill

Multiple Triangle locations

See website for addresses and phone numbers

chargrillusa.com

Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar

126 Kilmayne Drive, Cary

919-466-0055

corbettsburgers.com

Johnson’s

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

919-682-0071

kingssandwichshop.com

MoJoe’s Burger Joint

620 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

919-832-6799

mojoesburgerjoint.com

OnlyBurger

Two Durham locations, and a food truck; check website for details.

onlyburger.com

Wimpy’s Grill

617 Hicks St., Durham

919-286-4380

wimpysgrillnc.com

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