down home diner – big cheese burger

Yesterday I went out to try my second burger in Reading Terminal Market. My first was the All Beef Burger from Molly Malloy’s. Now, I tried the Big Cheese Burger from Down Home Diner.

The Big Cheese Burger is made up of Halteman beef and is topped with cheddar. It’s served on a toasted bun with tomatoes, lettuce, and fries on the side. The burger was overcooked to a medium well (even though the picture looks more medium/medium-rare). There was some juiciness to it but nothing else too special. My main gripe is that it doesn’t feel like a $6.99 burger. Also, where’s the onion?

For $7.99, they offer a Smokehouse Barbecue Burger which has bacon, barbecue sauce, and fried onions. I’m sure that would taste good, though I believe you can get a good burger without bacon.

Down Home Diner
Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  1. Bryan says:

    Don’t ever order the Catfish Po’Boy from there. It’s the worst one I have ever tried.

  2. I work right next door at George’s! Your lucky I didn’t see you, I’d have had to cause a scene.

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