Quick Bite

Burger Deluxe

Burger Deluxe
1420 Route 23 North, Wayne

Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm; Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm.

Price: $

Style: Family-friendly upscale diner with cheery retro décor.

Don’t Miss: While the menu is wide-ranging, this place is all about the burgers. There are fourteen different half-pound black Angus beef burgers, from the classic ($7.95) to variations such as the Margherita burger (topped with marinated tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and Parmesan; $9.50) and the chili burger (with beef chili and cheddar; $9.25). There are also ten non-beef burgers, from the spiced-up Southwest turkey burger ($9.25) to burgers made of salmon, chicken, lamb, or meatloaf—even sashimi-grade tuna ($13.50). All are served on a toasted bun (or whole-grain bun for an additional 99 cents) with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and fries. Don’t want the basic fries? There’s no charge to substitute delicious mashed potatoes, a roasted potato medley, or sweet-potato fries. As for the rest of the menu, starters include the expected assortment, such as nachos ($8.95), crispy calamari with marinara sauce (8.75), and a generous hummus plate with grilled pita ($6.25). There are seven salad choices, various house-made soups, and an ample list of sandwiches and wraps, including a shrimp-and-crab sandwich on seven-grain bread with Old Bay seasoning ($10.95). There are always numerous dinner entrées to choose from, including nightly specials and menu regulars like skillet mac & cheese ($9.95) and grilled hanger steak ($14.95). Wash it all down with a Boylan’s soda ($2.75) or the refreshing fresh-squeezed lemonade or watermelonade ($4.50). Since BD is basically a Greek diner at heart, it’s no surprise to find fresh-baked baklava on the dessert counter; order it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ($4.95).

Heads Up: The exceptional children’s menu has ten selections, from burger and fries ($5.95) to grilled salmon with steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes ($7.25).

The Scoop: Burger Deluxe is one of six eating establishments owned by the Livanos family, including Molyvos, the celebrated Greek restaurant on the West Side of Manhattan.

What are Quick Bites? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.