The burgers at Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops start their journey at the same place as the restaurant’s awesome steaks—on a cattle farm in northern Pennsylvania. Prime’s half-pound patties are made from scraps left after steaks are trimmed. That means the burgers contain prime beef such as New York Strip and ribeye. The charbroiled burgers, served on brioches from Le Bus, are topped with caramelized onions, Kennett Square mushrooms (grown about a mile away) and cheddar cheese. “It’s a pretty laborious task,” says owner Dan Butler. But customers appreciate the effort. Witness Friday nights, when the burgers sell for half-price in the bar. So many folks turn out that some have described the affair as a community event.
Best of Delaware History
2009 Best Burgers, Over the Line, Critics
2008 Most Creative Burger, Over the Line, Critics
2007 Best Classic Atmosphere, Over the Line, Critics
2007 Best New Local Restaurant, Over the Line, Critics