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Jake's Wayback Burgers in East Meadow, Hyped-Up Hamburgers

Find out why this Hempstead Turnpike burger joint left Alex and Lauren craving Cheeburger Cheeburger.

The hype of Jake's Wayback Burgers opening in East Meadow is unfortunately just that - hype, and nothing more. While Alex and I commend Jake's Wayback Burgers for their variety of milkshakes and tasty selection of comforting sides, the burgers themselves left something to be desired. 

Alex ordered a Burger with Fries and I opted for a Burger with the House Made Chips. I have also sampled the Onion Rings during a previous visit with another friend. We chose various toppings and different sauces as well. We both agreed that nothing "WOW-ed" us about this Hempstead Turnpike burger joint. While striving to obviously be a step above the McDonald's and Burger King category, Jake's Wayback Burgers fails at reaching the Cheeburger Cheeburger level of juiciness and variety. Upon my very first bite into the bun all I could think was "Wow, I really miss Fuddruckers right now." Remember those buns?!! 

Perhaps in other parts of the county, Jake's Wayback Burgers hits a home run, but with burger joints like Cheeburger Cheeburger in Plainview, All American in Massapequa, Five Guys (Island-wide) and The Burger Spot in Garden City, Jake's Wayback Burgers is lucky to hit a ground ball and make it to first base.

Therefore, staying true to our Long Island audience and keeping your desires and standards in mind, Jake's Wayback Burgers receives 2.5 Mints out of 5 Mints on our Dinner Mint Rating Scale

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paul May 04, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Majors great choice. Blue cheese crumbles on my burger make it that much better. It is not by accident Majors as well as their other establishments are ran well. The family has several notable food establishments that are very good. It all started way back (and I do not mean Wayback) with Pappas Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. Just in case you were not aware of that fact......
Joanne S. Kirk May 04, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Paul - Are you saying the owners of Majors used to have a place in Sheepshead Bay?
paul May 04, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Yes, I sure am.....
Susan May 04, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I'm so glad I read this. Since I eat red meat so rarely (no pun intended) these days, I will pass on Jake's. From what you've all written, it sounds like Burger King's Whopper would be far superior. Thanks for saving me a trip. I happen to like the Burger Platter Deluxe at the Apollo Diner but I've never had the burger at Major's.
J May 05, 2012 at 04:33 AM
the owners of Majors own Bryant & Cooper, Riverbay, Toku and several other places including the Frites place in Greenvale and the brand new restaurant that took over the George Washington Manor in Roslyn village.

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