12 Manetto Hill Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
Yeah yeah… 50’s style Diner – A more Marilyn Monroe 50’s style joint than, say, Johnny Rockets. I get the theme.
You walk in, and you start thinking ‘this is gonna be good…’
The staff are the pimple-faced teenagers, as opposed to the old lady type. They seat you and give you their special instructions. All this is normally great, but, unfortunately, here it’s a bit manufactured. Is the menu really that complicated? This seems like an attempt to make you think that they are a SpeciaL burger joint.
What’s good about the burgers is that you can have as many toppings as you like. This gave me an excuse to try the infamous heinz 57 sauce. I will have to experiment with that on my own now. Other than that, the burger itself tasted bland. They cover it up with so many condiments, they probably figure it doesnt matter as much about taste of the actual meat. Understandable.
The burgers can get up there in price. They make you feel like a pansy if you get only a 1/3 lb burger. Well, I stopped worrying about that a while ago. Fries (nothing special at all) come with nothing, so its 6 dollars for a burger. One cheeseburger.
If you are 12 and your parents are paying for it , I fully recommend Cheeburger Chee. Otherwise, get real, go to Fairway and make it yourself. Don’t feel like cooking? try Majors Steakhouse, try 5 Guys, try All-American. Point being: try something else.