Best Burgers, 2014:
You won’t find it on the dinner menu at Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops (unless you’re looking at the kids’ menu), but you can ask for an adult-sized sandwich of prime beef flame broiled your way. Perfect.
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.