I've read a review or two that suggests Paul's claim to "Best Burger" is slightly exaggerated. Perhaps that is so, and that is fine. After all, food is a highly subjective topic anyway. However, what all can agree on is the fact that over the past quarter decade Paul's Da Burger Joint has solidly built its reputation on flavor - burgers using the freshest beef available, each creatively prepared with an array of mouth-watering toppings, and delivered in over-sized portions that appeal to those who appreciate a bargain in this day and age. Following this philosophy, over the preceding twenty-five years, Paul's has, indeed, become a neighborhood staple.
"Paul's "Da Burger Joint" was established in 1989 by its namesake Paul. Originally called "Paul's Palace". It was a family operation run by Paul and his immediate family. To this day, it is run by the same people in the same manner. We can be described as a 50's eatery with counter service, checkered table cloths and vintage decorations. Many people have described us as "their home away from home" because of the friendly cozy environment created by our hospitality and style. Regulars enjoy sitting at the counter, talking with the cooks that they know by name, while eating their big juicy burger and sipping their cold beer.
We offer a wide variety of toppings available on any burger including mushrooms, jalapenos, chilly, bacon, etc to name a few. We make shakes, frosteds, egg creams and soda floats. We provide a big portion of high quality food at a reasonable price and do our best to satisfy all customers and make everyone feel at home. We look forward to dining with you over and over."
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the East Village eatery, Paul's will be host a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 19th. Following a one hour Tasting Table for the press, Paul's will open to the public at noon, and will not only unveil many NEW menu items, but will feature LIVE Retro Music provided by Tangled Vine. Best of all, in honor of their 25th year in business, Paul's Da Burger Joint will roll back menu prices to 1989 all day. For the bargain seeker, that alone is reason enough to attend.