Is this the BEST HAMBURGER in Aus

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Went through Camooweal QLD 16th of this month (Wednesday) and I had a hamburger with the works should have taken a photo of it, but SWMBO had to ask for a knife and fork to eat it. The owner could not believe his eyes and came over and said out here in the outback (this is where they think it is ) you eat it with in your hands, ( of cause that is what I did ) and it was the BEST I have had. If you ever travel through Camooweal PLEASE stop in and have something, this bloke give the truckies free coffee and if they are down on their luck a feed as well. This is a service you once found at most servo/eateries in the 60/70 but seldom found today.

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Reply By: Bazooka - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 00:33

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 00:33
Good to know Harvey but a bit too far to go for a regular burger. A good burger doesn't need the lot imo although I've enjoyed many with egg and bacon (don't go much on burgers with cheese). They must have lettuce, cooked onion, a beef pattie AND beetroot to constitute a REAL burger. Oh and dead horse o course.

The most consistently excellent burgers I've had on the road used to come from the roadhouse at Jugiong before the bypass went in. Probably closed now. Bypasses can be both lifesavers and killers!

I hope you get a lot of responses from people with ideas on where to get the best artery cloggers on the road. Should be a standard POI on every GPS along with coffee hot spots.
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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 01:50

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 01:50
Hi DBN05,

I have a similar tale to tell about toasted sandwiches.
Last November I drove about 14000 kms from Perth, FNQ, Sydney, Melbourne and back - though didn't go to Camooweal.

Over 28 days (with 4 days in Melbourne) I had a toasted chicken, cheese and onion sandwich every available place I could get one. I would have had over 35-40 of them.

The best toasted chicken, cheese and onion sandwich in Australia in my opinion was bought from a small town just inside the Victorian border.

The deli at Cann River had the best sandwich, just the right amount of butter, the best bread, cheese that melted in your mouth, and fresh chicken and mighty fine onion. I should have taken a photo too - such a long drive to find the best sandwich.

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Follow Up By: DBN05 (tas) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 19:37

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 19:37
Hi equinox,

Yes i'll second Cann River in the sixty I used to stop at the old golden fleece sero and have a mixed grill and even writing about it I can still taste it.

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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 08:29

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 08:29
Hi Guys

Tjukayirla Roadhouse on the Great central road make a really 'evil' burger that has had many a tourist and truckie drop their jaws. Its a ripper of as burger and I haven't seen too many finish them.


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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:55

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:55
Hi You Bloke and girls,
make that two votes for the great central road house, and the company of the bloke running it was good too, we stayed for a couple of hours and had our first shower in two days and boy was that welcome, but the burger was awesome
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:52

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:52
Thanks Phil and Broodie :-) we appreciate the feedback.
We're pretty proud of the Tjuka burger, and yeah, it is very popular with locals, travellers and truckies.
The secret of course is in the large home made pattie , no frozen rubbish here.
Also, yes, a good burger must have beetroot, and carrot, as well as the lettuce tomato, Cucumber, onion, sauce, and in the case of the Tjuka, pineapple, cheese, bacon and egg too :-)

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Follow Up By: Dean B5 - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:35

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:35
I vote for Tjukayirla as well we stopped for fuel and a feed after leaving Empress Spring in late July the burgers were the best
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Reply By: rumpig - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:40

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:40
Nindigully does a tasty burger (takes an hour to cook though) and the onion rings that come with it taste great also.

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Reply By: Peter W - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:41

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:41
Rustic Burgers in Seymour, Victoria could be a challenger for that title.
Try one on Emily Street.
Delicious!

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Reply By: Pradobob - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 10:55

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 10:55
I think there are a couple of servo's in Camooweal. Which one? BP? Shell?
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Follow Up By: DBN05 (tas) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 19:33

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 19:33
HI Pradobob,

sorry for the delay but arrived in Emerald a short time ago and have just put pute on. The old shell changed to BP about two years ago.

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Reply By: Member - bill f (QLD) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:48

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:48
Our vote goes to a bacon & egg burger at Mt Molloy. Standard bacon & egg but with two of everything i.e 2 rashers, 2 eggs & double everything else. After a round trip to Cooktown hit the spot. Bill
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:04

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:04
Anyone here old enough to remember the Kangy Angy Roadhouse before it got bypassed and shut down ??
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Follow Up By: Member - Tricky Dicky (NSW) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:14

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 12:14
Remember it well did the best mixed grill ever
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Follow Up By: Cruiser . - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:28

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:28
I remember the old Kangy Angy roadhouse.

Depending on which way I was traveling between the RAAF base at Williamtown and Manly in Sydney, I used to stop either there or the old OAK at Peats Ridge or the Big Prawn roadhouse (between Lake Munmorah and Swansea) that was burnt down the other day in the NSW fires.

They all had a good feed and the milkshakes at the OAK were to die for.

Sometimes I wonder how I survived those trips, what with the Swansea and Kangy Angy bends.
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:25

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:25
Dixie Diner I think it was called
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Follow Up By: DBN05 (tas) - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:24

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:24
Yes and I am showing my age, a group of us used to travel from Sydney (Kogarah ) every Sunday just to have a milkshakes we always took the girls with us and always got home LATE ( I think I was quite evil in those days )
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:22

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:22
Remember the mega burger at Budgewoi Scott?
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 20:50

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 20:50
Yeah, and the one at Heathcote - good for the bacon & egg roll on those early morning bike trips Matt....
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 14:30

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 14:30
It'd be great if this thread could be a sticky. Any chance, David/Michelle?
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:22

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:22
I can't say it's the best because I haven't tried those mentioned so far here, but certainly the best I have had is the one made by Spider and his partner at the Mungeranie Roadhouse on the Birdsville track. This burger has been lovingly noted by other contributors here in the past.
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 18:23

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 18:23
In Perth – for hamburgers, you can’t beat Alfred’s Kitchen in Guildford.
Been serving them up for nearly 70 years - look them up on the internet.
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Reply By: Happy Frank - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 19:53

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 19:53
Oodna burger from the Pink Roadhouse is great and the Mungeranie Pub also does a beauty.
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Follow Up By: Dean B5 - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:38

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:38
Had the Pink Roadhouse burger in August, must have changed since the new owners have taken over as it was nothing special, no a patch on the Tikayrilla one
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 20:22

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 20:22
Oh yeh...the Oak Milkshakes!!
Nindigully certainly does big burgers but size shouldn't be the only criteria...
The burgers at FJ Holden Café in Hughenden, Qld were damn good. We had one for tea after surviving the wet black soil road from Muttaburra. The sweetest thing we've eaten.
Just in case it was euphoria that determined our enjoyment (when you compare that our alternative was x number of nights stranded on a boggy road!!) we tried them again the next night.
Yum again.
We then decided, a week later, to leave Winton without breakfast so we could have FJ Holden burgers on the way across to Ayr.
Tasty. Not crammed with lettuce to fill it up. Beautifully cooked. Edible with 2 hands (sometimes you feel like taking the huge and towering concoctions back to the cook and say "Ok, how do you suggest I eat this damn thing?!")
Mr FJ Holden (his real name) , any time we're within coo-ee, we'll be diverting!
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 22:33

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 22:33
Whilst we bought the burger at Nindigully mainly to get a pic taken with it, we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it tasted. So yes they do massive burgers there, but they also taste nice as i mentioned in my earlier post also.
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Reply By: Kerry W (WA) - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 02:45

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 02:45
The Suntan Cafe in Bowen Qld will be up there with the best of them. Been going for over 40 years same recipe Its hard to find a good hamburger these days..
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Reply By: Pete G - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 07:41

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 07:41
Perhaps from the past, a couple I remember:
The "Wiangarie Whopper" served on two plates (Kyogle Casino area NSW)
Black Mountain Roadhouse (Just South of Guyra NSW)

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Reply By: Pete G - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 07:54

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 07:54
Perhaps from days past, a couple I remember:
Wiangarie general store "Wiangarie Whopper" served on two plates. Near Kyogle NSW.
Black Mountain Roadhouse just South of Guyra NSW.

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Follow Up By: Pete G - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 07:57

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 07:57
Apologies for the double up. I blame the cold electrons.

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Reply By: Cruisevessel - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:14

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:14
We can't go past the Archer River Roadhouse here in Cape York without having an Archer Burger.
I know of people that have driven from Weipa to just have a Archer Burger
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith P (NSW) - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 13:25

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 13:25
I,m not a really big burger fan ....but from time to time I have the urge to try one...and the best one I have tried over the last cuppla years was from a little cafe/takeaway in the small central westen NSW town of Tullamore . I dont like lettuce in any shape or form...so it was one with the works without it. It came wrapped in foil...and when I picked it up it was a little heavier than I expected. Drove outa town a bit n stopped under a bridge to eat it. It was a whopper....made up patty like a rissole...2 eggs....plus all the rest including pineapple and 2 slices of cheese and bacon. Well...I couldnt eat it all then....so rewrapped it and micrwaved the rest for tea that night.And the cost?? from memory ...about 6-7 bux ...not sure on that.
This was about 18 months ago...so not sure if they are still the same....as I have been going thru there later at night lately ...and shop closed then.

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 13:34

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 13:34
The Burgers at Yuleba roadhouse are good as well, I made the mistake the first visit and got the burger as a take away, never again, I had to stop just up the road to eat it LOL


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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 16:53

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 16:53
There used to be a little cafe, just down the street, from the Aistralian Arms Hotel in Penrith NSW, about 50 years ago. This bloke used to make the 'burgers in the window, facing the street. Dunno if they they were the best, but they always smelt good, to a ever-hungry teenager.

So my vote goes to the Mungerannie hamburgers, sour dough buns and all, by the length of the Brdsville Track or more.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 20:06

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 20:06
That's supposed to be "Australian Arms" :-)


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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:07

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:07
Yum Yum, good job its nearly lunch time
The famous Tjuka Burger at the Tjukayirla Roadhouse on the Great Central
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:09

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:09
Sorry Phil-B missed your post as I scolled through, totally agree
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Reply By: Pradobob - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:09

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 14:09
Soto's Fish & Chip shop in Seamaphore (a beach suburb 16km NW of Adelaide) has been voted best Fish and Chips in SA a couple of times. Nice 'burgers as well.
Just an extra...they are hemmed in by a good pub on each side, and an RSL club
across the road! Beat that!!
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 14:19

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 14:19
The servo at Pack Saddle on the Silver City Highway does a good burger too - been a while since I was out there but we both remember the burgers from that place. And the staff were super friendly. That day we'd driven into and out of about 3 dust storms so the sight of the place was a relief.

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Reply By: Member - Russler - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 23:01

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 23:01
The burgers at The Nullabor Roadhouse were pretty good (July 2011). We initially thought they were overpriced, but they ended up being value for money. And they were a struggle to get through. To put it in context, it had been a long day on the road, it was already 8PM, and we were overdue for our overnight destination at Eucla. So it was a long, late night, and that round of burgers hit the spot.
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