Brand New: East Coast Burger Company, Ridgewood, NJ


Welcome to East Coast Burger

When a new place opens, we try very hard to go as early as we can to get a feel for the place before it gets too overwhelmed with people coming to try it out. If the early reviews are correct (and we think they are overly harsh), East Coast Burger Company (ECB) has some work to do. Do we really need another burger concept? With the opening of East Coast Burger and the imminent opening of BOOM Burger in Mahwah makes us think no end is remotely in sight for the current burger craze.

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East Coast Burger invites you in with a bright and large counter with a menu of beef, chicken and seafood (lobster rolls, fried clams) sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes & ice cream. The space looks like an homage to Shake Shack and some roadside seafood hut off the Cape. Very large wood-styled boards list the menu behind the counter and dining room. There’s plenty of tables to sit and eat (you order, take a number to a table and wait for your food to be delivered to your seat) and they even have their own parking lot (a boon to those who find Ridgewood’s on street situation difficult).

The hamburgers are made with Angus beef from Creekstone Farms (local) and the ice cream brand the sell in cups and cones and also use for shakes is Matt & Dave’s Excellent Ice Cream. Sweet potato fries are an option as a substitute for regular potatoes and they source their chicken locally from Goffle Farms.


Menu Board (partial)

Burgers are cooked medium by default, though you can request other temperatures if you so desire. We hear there is also some sort of secret menu (a la In-N-Out), but we need to do some more digging to find out the deal (we hear guacamole is involved).


East Coast Burger (American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and ECB Secret Sauce)

The burgers are served on a potato roll and come with fresh tomato and lettuce with cheese melted on the patty (assuming you ordered it with cheese). The pickles are from Pickle Licious, which was another local touch. The burgers might be a little small for a big eater and we admit that we’re big eaters at Boozy Burbs. Since a plain double starts at $5.95 (which is pretty good since it’s pretty hard to find a burger cheaper than 10 bucks these days) we think ordering a double might make sense.


Green Chili Cheeseburger (Roasted Green Chilies, Monterey Jack, ECB Sauce) with caramelized onions


Another Green Chili Cheeseburger


Fried Belly Clams


Washing it all down with a Raspberry Birch Beer from 1776 Beverage Company

We’ve also already mentioned some of the local touches going on at East Coast Burgers. Pickle Licious and Creekstone Farms were the first two we mentioned, but they also carry sodas from the 1776 Beverage Company (Raspberry Birch Beer above) and hot sauce from Heartbreaking Dawns (owned by the same company as 1776).


Matt & Dave’s Excellent Ice Cream


An array of condiments for your sandwiches, hot dogs, fries and more

East Coast Burger Company
75 Frankline Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ
(201) 857-0277
http://eastcoastburger.com

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4 Comments

  1. They use Heinz malt vinegar but chose to use Red Gold ketchup instead of Heinz ketchup?

    Now I won’t go there.

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