Linden, NJ 07036
- Cost: $
- Alcohol: None
- Parking: Private Lot
- Take Out: Yes
January 15, 2012
Update (2017) – Additional 25 Burgers locations have opened in Branchburg, Fairfield, New Brunswick, and Bound Brook, NJ.
Review (Jan 2012) – Good burger karma permeates the 25 Burgers location in Linden, which occupies the same building, and appears to use the same griddle, as the world-renowned slider mecca White Diamond of Linden, which closed in 2009. Linden is the second of five 25 Burgers locations in Jersey. The original location is in Bound Brook. Others are in Branchburg, Matawan and Woodbury.
The 25 choices on the menu include 12 Angus beef variations, some chicken burgers, specialties like a Pulled Pork Burger, a Blue Claw Crab Burger and a Chipotle Bison Burger, and one burger – #25 – that changes monthly. These beef burgers aren’t sliders – they are larger and not all cooked with steamed onions. Even with some crazy toppings though, the burger underneath is very good. The meat isn’t cooked to death like many other fast food versions. There is juice in the middle and it tastes like beef. The soft deli or onion buns match well. The topping combinations make for a delicious, but messy meal. Try the amazing Six-Alarm Burger – #7 – (salsa, jalapeno and hot peppers, chipotle sauce, pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato). The “Boardwalk Fries,” medium thick cut and generously sprinkled with seasoned salt, are outstanding. 25 Burgers also serves hot dogs and shakes.
Burger options abound in Linden, NJ. You can still enjoy classic Jersey sliders at White Rose System on Elizabeth Avenue. On St. George Avenue, 25 Burgers offers some of the best burgers among the new crop of specialty chain burgers joints. Sit at one of the small tables against the windows, or order yours to go. Great burgers are alive and well in New Jersey.