Shakanack Review: Battle Of Da Burger Results

September 3rd, 2013
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Howzit! Howzit!

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Mines? Filled with cleaning house, running choke errands, taking care of Da Keiki cause she had a double ear infection, Da Baby was a lot more "vocal" dis weekend driving us shmall kine nuts, I made two mistakes in my Fantasy Football draft with my friends and now I tink I caught a cold. All in all, normal in da WWD! household. :lol:

If you've been following da last two Shakanack reviews, it was a throwdown between Teddy's Bigger Burger and The Counter. Aftah further review, da winnah of da battle goes to............

The Counter

Although they both weren't near da Kanack status, imho, The Counter had more ono tasting burgers, da ambiance was inviting, da service was waaay bettah and they definitely had da edge on choosing your options.

Da fall back to both places? Da price. You definitely going break da bank - for those flirting with budgets - whether you dining alone or with da ohana but if you like some change aftah forking ovah your kala, Teddy's has da edge on pricing.

I cannot speak for either place's shakes or desserts but it's not like we could totally afford to anyways. :roll:

All in all, you guys like one step up from Da Big 3 (Mickey's, Jack's, BK), then of course go check out one of these two places out but remembah, leave da checkbook and bring da plastic.

Out of curiosity, anybody make their own burgers?








14 Responses to “Shakanack Review: Battle Of Da Burger Results”

  1. Ynaku:

    First to say I enjoyed your review.

    Hard to find good burgers now-a-days


  2. Annoddah Dave:

    BL: Are you going to do the other burger joints?? Honolulu Burger Co and Kua'aina?


  3. M:

    I like The Counter but so expensive, no can go all da time.


  4. Braddah Lance:

    Ynaku:
    First to say I enjoyed your review. Hard to find good burgers now-a-days

    Holy Guacamole! And Ynaku is still around! :grin:
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    Annoddah Dave:
    BL: Are you going to do the other burger joints?? Honolulu Burger Co and Kua'aina?

    You buyin'? :grin:
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    M:
    I like The Counter but so expensive, no can go all da time.

    Now if I could wash their dishes for a couple of hours I'd say dat would be an even trade right?


  5. cojef:

    no kan comment on local hamburger joint, since we live on the mainland. we buy package of ground beef at Costco and make our own patties. wahine make 1# packages and store in freezer for later use. Each 1# package has a mixture of chopped onions about 1 tablespoon full of chopped onion, some bread crumbs and a teaspoon of Worchester sauce.


  6. Jeannette:

    My Mom used to make hamburger patties. She mixed in some grated onion, an egg and bread crumbs. After grilling we dosed the our own hamburgers with Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, the usual stuff. The hamburgers grilled outdoors were tastier than those fried up in a pan.


  7. dihudfan:

    @Annoddah Dave... wuz goin ask the same question... but already know that both of those places are pricey too... but ono burgers and fries...


  8. Glenn D:

    Now I'm gonna go try The Counter wen get chance. Little far from wea I stay but next time I'm in da area, I like try. I might even try Five Guys and get da burger in a bowl with grilled onions and mushrooms. Next time I come home, I'm going to go Kua'aina too. You got me going now, BL.


  9. wafan:

    Up here the choices are Red Robin and the local favorite . . . Norma's.

    Both spendy but good stuff!


  10. Ynaku:

    No Ack. I stay, I read, I lurk and days like dis, I post :lol: Now wea NKHEA????


  11. DIO:

    Ynaku: DUCK!!


  12. DIO:

    This post reminds me, I need to go do a little googling and find out what cuts of beef are good for making your own ground beef for hamburgers. I bought one of those ole cast iron meat/food grinders, now I gotta use it. :-)


  13. Glenn D:

    We don't make burgers at home that often but when da wife makes meatloaf, she uses both ground beef and ground pork and mixes 'um up. I've had burgers like that wen I was living overseas and I actually prefer it. The ground pork seems to add a little sweetness to the meat. Oh, and da buns, we always like to steam 'um a bit so they are nice and fluffy.


  14. Kage:

    I like The Counter too. I wish it was closer to home or even work to make it more convenient.