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Full Description: Welcome to The Burger Garage restaurant, serving the most delicious high quality burgers, fries, hand-dipped ice cream shakes, yummy dessert and more in Long Island City, Queens, NY.
At The Burger Garage you will always be served made-to-order food using the freshest ingredients in an upscale, welcoming and friendly environment reminiscent of the "golden days of service" - a time when people not only had a love affair with burgers, America's iconic food, but with their automobiles, too.
We believe it is time to celebrate the days when friendly service with a smile was the rule. An era when hopping into the car for a ride with the family was not a chore, but a pleasure. Heading over to the local gas station to fuel-up the tank and catch up with neighbors and friends was a weekend ritual. Afterwards, families were sure to stop at a nearby burger joint where they would pull in and a happy, friendly face would skate over to take their orders. Here at The Burger Garage we understand the forgotten commitment to these values and it is our goal to provide you with the ultimate experience in fast food.
Our Commitment to Food Quality:
At The Burger Garage you can be assured of one very important element - our commitment to food quality. We use the finest and freshest ingredients in order to provide you, our guest, with a product that is sure to please. We start with our beef which is a custom blend of 100% Black Angus, USDA Certified beef with no hormones or antibiotics ground daily for us by old school, 3rd generation butcher Pat La Frieda. Our tomatoes are hand selected by Eli & Ali's Tomatoes. Our potatoes are Grade 1 Idaho Russets which are hand cut and twice cooked. Our produce is delivered fresh and prepared by hand on premise. We use only real cheese and our shakes are made with hand dipped premium ice cream.
Draft Beer and Wine:
The Burger Garage also offers a selection of carefully selected Draft Beers and Wine.
The Leadership Team:
Co-founding partners and brothers Jim Pileski and Adam Pileski
Insider Tips: The Burger Garage Now Offers Beer and Wine.
Cold draft beer at The Burger Garage
Selection of COLD Draft Beer at The Burger Garage
The burgers and other menu items served at the Burger Garage are a level of quality that puts this restaurant in its own class.
The portions are large, the ingredients are fresh...not frozen; and, the care of preparation to meet recipe standards is the work of dedicated owners who understand the restaurant business. Right down to the burger buns, The Burger Garage has reached for a new level of flavor in all their menu items. It is beyond what you might expect from a burger place on the corner of Jackson Ave. and 44th Drive.
The Burger Garage, with or without a beer, is highly recommended! It will delight any foodie who appreciates "the real thing". Their shakes are authentic and make a delicious combination with any of their menu items. Don't miss it.
Neighborhood: Court Square
Credit Cards Accepted
Address: 25-36 Jackson Ave
City: Long Island City
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Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm. Closed Sunday.
Specialization: Black Angus Burgers!
Steak House Iceberg lettuce with Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon Bits
Selected beers and wines
History: Jim's and Adam's family roots in the restaurant business reach back over 80 years. In 1926, their Great-Grandfather Pio Bozzi co-founded the original and now famous Palm Restaurant in New York City, which remains in the family to this day.
With a successful family history and career in the restaurant industry, Jim always dreamed of teaming up with his brother Adam to open a fast food burger restaurant. He envisioned combining superior food and atmosphere with fast-casual prices and style of service. Jim, who began his restaurant career in 1987, learned the ropes from the ground up at Smith & Wollensky's Steakhouse and later took a position in his family's restaurant, The Palm. There, he gained insight into the importance of superior quality products and family-like customer relations - the foundation on which The Burger Garage is built.
Opening The Burger Garage restaurant in Long Island City:
In early 2007, the search began for the ideal space to house the burger restaurant Jim & Adam had imagined. Drawn to Long Island City for its rich industrial past, close proximity to Manhattan and notable recent development, every free moment was spent exploring this historic neighborhood and cultural district. The idea of converting an old industrial garage correlated with the auto body/gas station restaurant theme Jim & Adam had envisioned, hence the name The Burger Garage. The frequent visits to Long Island City incited a personal fondness for the neighborhood - so much so that by the end of 2007 Jim, his sweetheart and her son moved from Manhattan to Long Island City, making it their home. After living in Long Island City for some time, experiencing the restaurant scene and being a part of the community, Jim confirmed that Long Island City was indeed the right neighborhood for The Burger Garage restaurant. In 2009, Jim & Adam found the perfect location for their family restaurant in Court Square, the heart of Long Island City. Located on the corner of Jackson Avenue & 44th Drive, it is a central restaurant location for all of Long Island City's residents and workforce. And while the restaurant is not a newly converted industrial garage, official city documents dating back to the 1950s show that the space was indeed a "garage" at one point in history...
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How to Get There: Court Square across from the CitiCorp Building.
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Delivery Policy: Full delivery, including to Hunters Point over to Borden Avenue and 2nd Street
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