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Irene's Cafe

Reviewed by DaleWhite on Oct 30, 2011

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I am such a fan of Irene's Cafe's location, layout, and concept. I just wish they would take some pride in their burgers. I have been going to Irene's for years, and I will probably continue to go, because of the venue and location. But I am so tired of the dry, over-cooked hamburgers that they provide. I just wish such a valued Tower neighborhood resource took more pride in their hamburger output.


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Flavia Flores (not verified)  |  Mon, 2011-10-31 10:38


I disagree with you. I love Irene's buger. 

I eat burger few times a year, and Irene's buger is definitely worth to break my diet.



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Fresnobites  |  Mon, 2011-10-31 18:26

I happen to agree with Dale on this one.  I went a few months back and the burger was pretty dry and actually had a gray color to it.

Not only was my burger dry, the rest of our groups burgers were too.  There was one cook who was overwhelmed and the patties seemed to be either over-cooked or past their prime.  Either way it was only an average burger at best. 

Supposedly they hand shape the burgers daily but maybe not on this day?

Not only that, the place was in desparate need of a deep cleaning. 

On the positive side they loaded the plate with french fries!

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Anonymous (not verified)  |  Thu, 2011-11-10 15:48

Interesting that they hand form pre-made burgers from Sysco, hmm, sounds a bit familiar.  Now I am not affiliated with any meat market, but, the value/taste of making your own burgers from freshly ground meat, is far superior to frozen.  and if you are paying $9.50 for a burger, it should be hand-formed, and come with a side.