Sometimes you get the craving for a good, old-fashioned hamburger and literally nothing can get in the way of that craving except to appease it. Beijing has a plethora of excellent places to get an American-style burger, fries and a cola.
Let's Burger is a staple in the Beijing expat community. You'll find business folks, English-teachers, locals and tourists all piled into the Let's Burger waiting for their diner-style burger and fries meal to appear. For the traditional road-side diner feel, Let's Burger is your must-stop-shop.
All Star Bar and Grill, Union Bar and Grill and Chef Too are great places to go for a gourmet burger. Here you'll find a bit higher prices, but the meat is of higher quality and the atmosphere is upscale. You'll love the music, staff and side-dish selection on offer to accompany your burger.
Naturally, Blue Frog offers the famous 2-for-1 burger deal on Mondays. You can't beat the prices when you factor in that you get two burgers for the price of one at a gourmet burger shop. They have around ten burgers on the menu, from veggie to Aussie burger and something called the Montana.
Grandma's Kitchen offers homemade style foods, and the burgers are literally the biggest in Beijing-- taking up half your plate. The prices are reasonable and the home-style decor makes you miss your own grandma.
On the inverse, Hooters also sells decent burgers that attract an expat community of businessmen and tourists.
For your typical cheap burger and fry combo, head to McDonald's or KFC-- both plentiful in Beijing.
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