A good burger isn’t always easy to find. We found one. A throw-back in time.Tucked away in a shopping plaza (Dalewood Shopping Center) in Hartsdale, is Jake’s Wayback Burgers. They are worth a “shout out” and a visit.
This burger place is about serving hand-made, cooked to order, burgers. A couple of favorites were the Cheesey Burger” with a butter-grilled bun. The bun is turned upside down on both sides so the flat crispy “with crunch” ends are exposed. The other very likable offering is the “Double Bacon Jake” which comes with four slices of bacon.
In addition, are a great selection of milkshakes, made the old-fashion way. The milkshakes are made to order and by hand, using only fresh milk and hand-dipped ice cream. Look for flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, black and white, banana, mint coffee, orange cream, chocolate banana, chocolate strawberry, chocolate mint (my favorite), and strawberry banana.
Aside from delicious burgers, you can order crispy and grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, and turkey burgers. Salads are available as well. To change things up, they have a Burger and Shake “of the month” option.
The house-made chips are worth it. Chips and fries are served in a “throw back in time” basket on top of “newsprint.”
A “not to be believed” possibility is The Triple Triple Burger. Yes, if you do the math, that’s American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and NINE patties.
Customer service at this establishment, as we experienced, is a top priority. Also, the cleanliness of the restaurant, impeccable. Bottom line, Jake’s Wayback Burgers is about serving delicious and fresh, hand-made burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes amidst an atmosphere that hearkens back to a simpler place and time – a time when “customer service” meant something, and everyone felt the warmth of the community. The place isn’t fancy, but just about serving good food. Prices are very fair and won’t break the bank.
We’ll be back.
357 North Central Park Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530