Philadelphia January 08, 2018
Everyone Goes Nuts For The Hamburgers At This Nostalgic Eatery Near Philadephia
It’s not hard to find a good burger in Philadelphia, but the city certainly lacks the nostalgic soda fountain burger joints that we all grew up with. In fact, in order to find one that really captures the spirit of getting a burger with an old-fashioned shake, you have to head over towards the airport and try Charlie’s in Folsom.
Charlie's Hamburgers is located at 336 Kedron Ave., Folsom, PA 19033.
It's about a 25 minute drive from Center City - and it is so worth the trip!
Charlie's has been making the best old fashioned burgers in the city for over 80 years.
Charles and Beatrice Convery started the business in 1935, in an itty-bitty shack on Route 420 in Springfield. They were dedicated to making quality food and keeping prices low. In 1986, Charlie sold the business to his longtime employee, Bernard. Bernard passed the business down to his son Steve, who still runs it to this day.
Everything is simple here - you can get a hamburger or a cheeseburger, a couple of toppings, and a couple of condiments.
The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, milkshakes, coffee, tea, and soda. You won't find fries here, but you can get a small bag of chips.
What Charlie's doesn't provide in culinary trendiness, it makes up for in flavor.
These burgers are mouth-wateringly good. They're juicy, cheesy, fresh, and leagues better than the fast-food burgers we've all gotten used to.
Of course, you can also find a handmade milkshake here, in any of the classic flavors.
Of course, they use Philadelphia's own Bassetts Ice Cream in their shakes. That's why they're perfect!
If you want a classic counter expeirence that will take you back to your childhood, you've got to visit Charlie's.
Charlie's Hamburgers hours are as follows:
Monday through Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Charlie's is closed on Thursdays.
Have you been to Charlie’s in Folsom? If not, what are you waiting for? Really, we should have put it on our list of
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