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Dukes Burgers
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Cost
R75 -R90
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Burgers
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
500

Critic's review

Jodi-Ann Pearton

Food
The menu is extensive with every burger under the sun to choose from. It also includes plain burgers, which you can then top with any kind of topping you can possibly imagine.

With truly gigantic portions, it’s best to arrive starving – you shall be satisfied! All burgers come with a choice of side salad or starch (sweet potato wedges, potato wedges or fries) and the portions are very large. It’s the kind of place where guests flip out their phones to photograph their food.

The burgers are well-prepared and presented skewered, which adds a visual element to the plate: you can see every ingredient in layers on the homemade bun.

Recommended is the Dukes Burger, a beef patty generously garnished with pineapple, bacon and a fried egg, or opt for the Snow White burger in the lamb category, adorned with goat’s cheese, apple and mint jelly, and cucumber ribbons. As for poultry, the Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater with its grilled chicken fillet, tomato relish and roasted butternut is a great option, and there are also a few ostrich burgers to be had.

Truly, they offer something for everyone.

Drinks 
The wine list is small but suitable, especially if you take into account the wonderful variety of beer, milkshakes and cocktails on offer. Do try out the delicious banana and peanut butter milkshake, or for something with a kick. The cocktails are amazing.

Service
Service is excellent, and not in-your-face at all. Staff members are well-informed about the extensive menu: if you need help choosing the perfect burger, just ask. The turnaround from order to delivery is satisfyingly fast.

Ambience
The eatery boasts a fantastic atmosphere. There is an indoor and outdoor seating area and the clientele is made up of a mixture of young and old; everyone is welcome. The vibe is easygoing and welcoming, and due to the unusual nature of the food, everyone talks to one another about their meals. Diners converse and chat between tables and take photographs of each other’s food – it creates an almost theatrical atmosphere. It’s a very happy, light-hearted restaurant.

And… 
The menu also caters nicely for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diners.

(July 2014)

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  • Burgers are mammoth, so come hungry! Order the Dukes Burger with pineapple, mushrooms, tomato, a fried egg, bacon, cheddar, gherkins and onion rings. (EO mag 2014)
  • Food
    Delicious gourmet burgers with great names come in all guises; there’s beef, chicken, lamb, ostrich and some fabulous vegetarian burgers too. Try the Ghandi, a red lentil and chickpea patty on a bed of rocket, topped with sweet pepper chutney and sour cream coriander dip. The Jackie O is a lean lamb burger, topped with tzatziki and a mild chilli, mango and pineapple salsa. The Duke is the restaurant’s flagship burger: topped with grilled pineapple, mushrooms, tomato, fried egg, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese and onion rings, it’s the size of your face. The burgers come with a side order of chips, potato wedges or salad.

    Wine
    A compact wine list.

    Service
    Fast and friendly.

    Ambience
    It’s fun and quirky, with orange-framed mirrors, chandeliers, velvet couches and purple walls.

    And...
    There’s an enclosed outside courtyard for alfresco dining. (JW, October 2011)

User reviews

  • Their burger variety is amazing! Their burgers are juicy, tasty and awesome looking. Their dessert is gorgeous, try their bonaffee tart so good you'll make space for it. Their combinations are different with each burger. There is also a menu for vegetarians.
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  • Great vibes. Excellent service. Man sized portions. Trendy! The Uncle Sam's Burger changed my life. I recommend it to any new comers.
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  • GREAT PLACE. I truly feel like they have a great space, with a good service. they served us quickly and were willing to compliment different dietary needs and decision. Well worth it also, with great portions.Was truly pleased and satisfied!
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  • Dukes are Burger Heaven!!! The decor is quirky, modern and fun and there's always a buzz! At night you have to book, it gets so busy. Luckily additional parking spots are right next to the Doppio Zero - from there you walk through an alley to Dukes. Wednesday nights are 'Rock' nights - they have burgers with funky names ... Fokofpolisiekar, Shortstraw, Ashtray Electric, etc. What I quite like about the Wednesday menu, is the dessert given with each 'funky' burger - Brandy and Coke Float, Tonic & Lime Sorbet, My dirty koeksister (koeksisters dipped in chocolate), Jager-bomb with ice cream and popping candy. I had the Three Mini Burgers - pork ribs on one, beef on the other and chicken fillet. Deeeeelicious!!!! And my dessert?? Chocolate stuffed doughnuts with toffee Jagermeister sauce. Oh yeah!!! My hubby had double beef patties with melted cheese, gherkins, mayo, lettuce & tomato. Their pie of the day is scrumptious and just big enough - but so cute, cause it looks like a whole pie!! I had the berry one. He had ice cream with cashews. I still want to grab a few friends and order their 2 KG burger! With chips and milkshake for R325! Definitely a share burger!
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  • Clearly winning the Best of Jozi has gone to your heads as your standards have slipped considerably. Ate at your establishment earlier this year and was so excited to go back, Mistake. Raw burgers, missing ingredients, sloppy slow service. Disappointed is what I am.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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