Charlie's Hamburgers' New Location
I posted a couple times in recent months in the News category with regard to first the possibility of Charlie's Hamburgers of Folsom, PA, closing; then on the fact that they were remaining open, but moving down the road a bit. I went to the new location for the first time tonight and thought I'd do a mini report on it. Charlie's is the only hamburger joint in the Philly region and one of only two in Pennsylvania that are in the Hamburger America
The new location has a lot less roadfood-style curb appeal than the old one. It sits in a three-store mini shopping center with an auto supplies store on one side of it and an H & R Block on the other. However, they did a reasonably good job with the inside. It doesn't have a generic fast-food feel to it. There are maybe a dozen small tables, which was not the case at the old location. They also have a counter with a half-dozen stools, which is very nice. My wife and I sat at the counter.
You can see they go back to the mid 30s. This is actually the third Charlie's location. I was never at the original spot and am not sure if I was even alive when they were there.
That's an old-fashioned milk dispenser to the left of the milkshake-maker. That young man was busy making shakes just about the entire time we were there.
The menu never changes at Charlie's, although they did add one or two more flavors of milkshakes as they have a bit more freezer space in the new location (and the prices gradually get higher).
Our bill. They still have the old address on there:
My black and white shake. It was thick, but not so thick that I couldn't drink it through a straw. Charlie's doesn't put a ton of syrup in their shakes. They have a very pure flavor to them:
I had both a single and a double cheeseburger. My wife had a cheese-dog. They have no fries at Charlie's. The burgers are very thin and are cooked in the grease of the previous burgers that builds up on the grill; sort of like Crabill's in terms of the cooking method. I don't go to Charlie's very often for health reasons.
That's the single closest to the camera. The buns were grilled. They have no hot dog buns.
post edited by phlmaestro - 2019/05/04 22:08:45