The first J.G. Melon opened on the Upper East Side in the 1970’s, and now there are a few other locations around the city. They all have the same old-school pub feel, the same green-and-white checkered tablecloths, and, most importantly, the same burger. That’s really why you come here. It's the perfect size, and probably pretty close to what most people picture when they think of the word “hamburger.” We also like the fact that the fries here come in an oval shape, and, despite the fact that this UWS location is relatively new, it still feels like a classic NYC institution.
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JG Melon is an Upper East Side burger institution. It's also the best and cheapest thing you can hit for lunch after the Met.
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