Soft buns stuffed with meat patties, crispy fries on the side, eggs and bacon for the juiciness and oh the melted cheese oozing out from all ends – burgers are something you’d be greeted with if the heaven doors opened for you. One would think there’s no way this could get better – well, better maybe not, bigger definitely yes. Imagine all of these heavenly tastes in godly sizes! We give you 9 joints in Mumbai where bigger is better! Are you up for a challenge?
1) Jimi’s Burger: Jawbreaker
How can you have a list about burgers and not mention Jimi’s? Aptly named, the Jawbreaker burgers at Jimi’s are quite a feast and a feat. You can choose from the smaller challenges like the Double Threat with its double tenderloin patties, double cheese and egg, french fries, chicken sausages and jalapeno popper. Fine, not a threat enough? The Hybrid it is. You’ll be devouring on three patties – chicken, pork and beef, four cheese, bacon and egg and chorizo jam. Oh well, you need a real challenge now, don’t you? The 7 Incher is the ultimate, biggest, baddest burger you can gorge on. Make way for four classic chicken patties, four salamis, four cheese, bacon and egg. Though a meat lover’s paradise, herbivores won’t be disappointed with their own jawbreaker – two patties, grilled paneer and jalapeno popper.
Average Cost: ₹700 for two people
Timings: 1 PM to 11 PM
Address: 13-14, Pleasant Park, Off Link Road, Opposite Movie Time Cinema, Evershine Nagar, Malad West, Mumbai (Another Outlet in Andheri)
2) Fat Kid Deli: The Animal Burger
Not exactly in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai’s Fat Kid Deli is worth the drive! The place is as American as it can get. Just reading the menu will add on a few extra pounds and making a choice from it is challenging enough. They have contests too! From eating the hottest wings to gobbling up burgers and hotdogs. However, the real task here is the Animal Burger, the Quadruple being the toughest. With four meat patties (choice of chicken, beef, lamb), four types of cheese, their hit bacon jam and topped with barbecue sauce, the burger at Fat Kid Deli is one hell of a mission. If, and that’s a big IF, you have the tiniest possibility of more space in your tummy – their fried Oreos are to die for!
Average Cost: ₹1,200 for two people
Timings: 12 Noon to 11:30 PM
Address: Unit F2, First Floor, Haware Infotech Park, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
3) Café Universal: OMG Burger
A Parsi restaurant with a multi-cuisine menu and a gigantic burger on it – that’s certainly rare. What’s rarer is their OMG Burger with five juicy beef patties, five slices of Britannia cheese, onions and tomatoes all held together by soft buns and a steak knife passing through them. You’ll need ample time to relish on this one. It takes a minimum of 15 minutes to prepare and more to finish it. Vegetarians can give a miss to the burgers and try their gigantic sizzlers which are delish too!
Average Cost: ₹1,100 for two people
Timings: 9:30 AM to 11 PM
Address: 299, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai.
4) Hard Rock Café
HRC and burgers may as well be synonyms. Besides exhibiting vintage guitars, instruments, posters and playing legendary rock music – the franchise is also known for its classic burgers! They treat their burgers like art and what a masterpiece it is. Topping them all is the Legendary 10-ounce burger that stands tall at about 7 centimetres. A patty, cheese slices, a crisp golden onion ring, juicy bacon strips, lettuce and tomato – all in all six layers and fries on the side! What completes it? The little Hard Rock Flag that it wears on its bun with such pride! This is surely not a one person job, but you are not going to feel like sharing it with anyone either.
Also read: Hard Rock Cafe: Go Wild With Nachos!
Average Cost: ₹2,500 for two people
Timings: 12 Noon to 1 AM
Address: Wadia International Center, Bombay Dyeing, Pandhurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai (Another outlet in Andheri)
5) Frisbees: Double Trouble
Frisbees is all things burger. The Bull Dog, The Big O, Kryptonite, Fry Daddy, BBQ Bazooka – pick anything out from their menu and it’s enormous. Names like that should give you a hint. Their tagline – get addicted to messiness is proof enough of how it’s going to be! But for things to get even messier and huge, they have the Double Trouble. And oh, double the trouble it is. Don’t be fooled, if you think it’s just two grilled beef patties and some onions, cheese, jalapenos, mayo and pesto – it may not be as tall as its predecessors, but it’s undeniably heavy. Vegetarians are in for a treat too with their delicious veggie burgers.
Average Cost: ₹600 for two people
Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Address: Shop 5, Rendezvous Building, Sab TV Road, Shastri Nagar, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West.
6) The Local’s Eatery and More: Jawbreaker
Mexican, Italian, Continental and American food with a Desi twist – that’s the USP of the eatery. But what you can’t miss out on are their Jawbreaker Burgers! You have regular burgers that come in double-decker sizes, that’s two patties with onions, lettuce and tomatoes and then you have the Jawbreakers with three patties. What If you had double-decker jawbreakers? Wow, that’s just impossible, but well who wouldn’t dream of that. But, their jawbreakers are enough to satiate all your big burger wishes. Vegetarians can rejoice too since all their items come in paneer and veggie options. Best part? The eatery is open till 4 AM. That’s right! Humungous, drippy, delicious, jawbreakers even at 4 in the morning!
Average Cost: ₹550 for two people (approx.)
Timing: 10 AM to 4 AM
Address: 36, Sai Kanwal Complex, Indian Oil Nagar, near 4 Bungalows Gurudwara, Mumbai, 4 Bungalows, Mumbai (Another Outlet in Kandivali).
7) Stacks and Racks: The Triple Bi-Pass
An All-American diner, Stacks and Racks give you all the cowboy vibes. You got to have a heart for this and that too a healthy one to enjoy their triple bi-pass. The name should give you an idea of what it is and what it could do to you. Now, they don’t want to scare you away, hence they’re luring you in with three meat patties, salami, bacon, fried egg, caramelized onions and house fries and as their menu says a surgeon on standby. Need we say more?
Average Cost: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Address: Shop 1, Ganga Nivas, Opposite Toyota Showroom, Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai
8) The Burgery: Notorious Big
The latest entrant in the battle of the burgers is The Burgery. The menu is limited, but the food is simply mouth-watering. Ever had a dabeli burger? Well, you can have one here. But, that’s not what we’re going for. The Notorious Big and The Big Mouth are two burgers that have called out to us. The Big Mouth for the vegetarians with a beetroot carrot patty and a cottage cheese patty with sautéed onions and melted cheese! Meat lovers can delve right into the Notorious Big. It’s notorious for all the right reasons! You have three different patties of tenderloin, minced lamb and chicken with onions and melted cheese. Are you going to get naughty with this one?
Average Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 11 AM to 12 Midnight
Address: 107 A, Dr BR Ambedkar Road, Next to State Bank of India, Opposite Zig Zag Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West
9) Howra Burger: The Godfather
We’ve saved the best and the biggest for the last. Howra has been a favourite burger joint since its inception. The joint now has three outlets over the city. The menu has burgers categorized into various sizes and the largest ones being rightfully under the title The Titans. But against Howra’s Godfather, even the Titans look small. 7 inches. That’s right, approximately 19 centimetres – The Godfather is the biggest one, there is yet. Three buffalo patties fried to perfection, triple cheese, barbecue sauce, mayo, cocktail and mustard sauce, caramelized onions, onion rings and a fried egg. Phew! Writing that was exhausting. Imagine eating it all up? You’re gonna need an army for this one.
Average Cost: ₹ 500 for two.
Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Address: Shop 3, Kamla Patra Chawl, S. B. Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai (2 other locations – Bandra and Malad)
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