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The Filling Station In Haverstraw, Palisades Vies For DVlicious Burger Win

Load up on the napkins, folks; the burgers at The Filling Station in Palisades are "bold, juicy, and flavored with attitude," according to one reviewer.
Load up on the napkins, folks; the burgers at The Filling Station in Palisades are "bold, juicy, and flavored with attitude," according to one reviewer. Photo Credit: Facebook
The Filling Station in Palisades, plunked down in a wooded strip of Route 9, has been compared to eateries in the Hamptons.
The Filling Station in Palisades, plunked down in a wooded strip of Route 9, has been compared to eateries in the Hamptons. Photo Credit: Facebook
The Overhaul, one of the juicy and organic burgers served at TFS Burger Works in West Haverstraw, is loaded with smoked bacon and blue cheese.
The Overhaul, one of the juicy and organic burgers served at TFS Burger Works in West Haverstraw, is loaded with smoked bacon and blue cheese. Photo Credit: Yelp
Don't be fooled by the TFS Burger Works' plain jane exterior -- inside the West Haverstraw eatery, chefs are turning out juicy, all-natural beef burgers and hot dogs.
Don't be fooled by the TFS Burger Works' plain jane exterior -- inside the West Haverstraw eatery, chefs are turning out juicy, all-natural beef burgers and hot dogs. Photo Credit: Facebook
TFS Burger Works' industrial decor plays up its past as a gas/service station. Its juicy burgers, however, are all-natural and made with beef from contented, grass-munching cattle.
TFS Burger Works' industrial decor plays up its past as a gas/service station. Its juicy burgers, however, are all-natural and made with beef from contented, grass-munching cattle. Photo Credit: Yelp
You can barely see the burger for all the sauteed mushrooms, onions, bacon and Swiss cheese piled on top at TFS Burger Works in West Haverstraw.
You can barely see the burger for all the sauteed mushrooms, onions, bacon and Swiss cheese piled on top at TFS Burger Works in West Haverstraw. Photo Credit: Yelp
Another burger from TFS Burger Works.
Another burger from TFS Burger Works. Photo Credit: Provided

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; the list has been narrowed to three finalists, each of which is being profiled this week.

Poll
Who Has The Best Burger in Rockland?
Final Results Voting Closed

Who Has The Best Burger in Rockland?

  • The Burger Loft, New City
    33%
  • The Filling Station, Haverstraw, Palisades
    55%
  • The Whiskey Kitchen, Valley Cottage
    12%

Who will win? It’s up to you, Daily Voice readers, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

TFS Burger Works, West Haverstraw/The Filling Station, Palisades

What Makes It Patty Perfect: Its slogan for one: “We are the meat & potatoes of burgers & fries.” The sister eateries each have their own personalities – the Palisades one is plunked down in a wooded area that customers have compared to the Hamptons and West Haverstraw’s sits on a heavily commercialized strip. But both serve up all-natural and organic burgers made with a blend of brisket, hanger steak, and short rib.

TFS is known for its free-range Black Angus beef ground fresh daily and made with no hormones or antibiotics. The “bold, juicy, and flavored with attitude” patties are all cooked “medium,” unless otherwise specified. According to Owner Stauros Panos, the secret to their burgers’ crusty yumminess lies not only in what they’re made of but how they’re cooked. Hanger steak, though lean and with only 10 percent fat, gives them a “steaky” taste, he says.

The 6-ounce patties are seared on a flat top grill which caramelizes them and keeps all those lovely juices inside. They are simply seasoned with salt and pepper and never, ever, smashed down while being cooked.

Top sellers at the West Haverstraw location are the Texaco, which is made with pepper jack cheese, hot peppers, and barbecue sauce, and the Overhaul, topped with smoked bacon and blue cheese. At the Palisades location, where celebs such as actor Aidan Quinn have been known to turn up for a nosh, the dry-aged steak burger is popular. If beef isn’t your thing, TFS also serves veggie and turkey versions. To go bunless, ask for your burger “naked,” meaning it will come on a lettuce leaf.

Dig In: 45 South Route 9W, West Haverstraw, (845) 786-9000; 243 Route 9W, Palisades, (845) 359-9000; www.tfsburgerworks.com .

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