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Paul's Da Burger Joint

Certificate of Excellence
East Village
American, Diner
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131 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8331
+1 212-529-3033
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Webster, New York
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simple yet fulfilling! All of our burgers were just as ordered, delicious, messy,oozing with our custom toppings and very filling. We had awesome Cajun fries and onion rings plus the most amazing jalapeño poppers...grilled then deep fried and oh soooogoood. So don't let the dive store front or small tables scare you away...this is one of those secret little places... More 

Thank Steve C
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a great place. There is plenty food the meat is gorgeous and cooked as you request it. The deluxe provides more than enough for one person and I'm a big guy. I loved it. Just go there!!!!!

Thank paul t
Cork, Ireland
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153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this diner during a Saint Patrick's weekend visit. The staff are friendly and the food is excellent. Best meal we had during our most recent visit. The burgers are to die for.

Thank JandDatOCD
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Really very good veggie burgers are hard to come by. A lot taste like beans or give the feeling of eating styrofoam. These burgers are thick, tasty, and more than a tasty mouthful with some delicious shoestring fries and a root beer. Throw some mushrooms and onions on the burger and it's a real tasty meal.

Thank phillyphil2015
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We needed to eat quickly before going opposite to the Orpeum theatre. We chose Paul's burger at random and it turned to be more than what we could have expected. Great staff, very friendly and efficient...burgers made on the spot and Very tasty!

Thank karhapat
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We found this restaurant by accident after going to the theatre. It said it did the best burgers in NYC so we had to try it. Yes they were right, it was the best burger we have had and the decor was great. It looks like an original 1950's diner. You must go and try it yourselves

Thank maghart
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very good burger, cooked to order. Fries were fine and the slightly divey atmosphere was very welcome on an overcast afternoon. I don't know what some other reviewer's problem is...Do they think they're reviewing a Williamsburg hipster burger bar? This is the gritty East Village, just off St Mark's Place. Good tunes on the box and the service was not... More 

Thank xmercury69x
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Every time I have a chance to visit, I eat at Paul's at least once. Don't go looking for ambience or fancy table clothes as it is not going to be found here, but they have a large menu of excellent burgers and genuine sassy New York wait staff. Cheap eats in the East Village.

Thank William T
Oshawa, Canada
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A hole in the wall burger joint, filled with lots of funny signs to entertain while munching on a home made burger. The guys flipping the meat are also flippant with their remarks. Not the cleanest place, including the plates and water cups (plastic! Really? Full of germs that never get sanitized even in hot dishwashers!) The bathroom is so... More 

Thank Petsitter4U
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Paul's Da Burger joint might not look like the best/nicest place in town, but is sure does deliver on its burgers and once inside it feels like a real burger joint! My girlfriend and I shared a bacon cheeseburger deluxe for lunch (which means it comes with chunky chips) and the 1/2 pound burger does not dissappoint. What I like... More 

Thank Jeroen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8331
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-529-3033

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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