1567 Lexington Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002940.788436 -73.948690
Monday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: East Harlem, Uptown, East Harlem (El Barrio)
Almost the best burger yet! – i ordered a cheeseburger just to get a feel of what this place is about and the burger was like heaven. It wasn't full of grease and fat, had just the right amount of mustard and ketchup.
really nice people behind the counter – made the food even better, knowing that they actually cared if I enjoyed what I am eating. I am huge on customer service and I feel that the young employees work really hard and deserve a 2 thumbs up
The best delivery burger in NYC, period. – I order from these guys every saturday. Consistently delicious, Joy is hands down the best hamburger in NYC.
DMANBURGER "Joy Burger Bar" – Perched in this restaurant vacant neighborhood, a burger meets Tiki bar promises grand delights, though its deliverance is marred by simple- yet fixable dilemmas. The atmosphere is pleasant and vocational, white-washed stressed windows slung open over simple retro-style seating, giving the feeling that you’re lounging hammock-wrapped in Jamaica or some other exotic locale-while listening to the likes of Norah Jones and Dean Martin. Memorabilia of a food culture past shines, old Heinz ketchup signs, Coca Cola trinkets and a ham-fisted name play sign “EnJoy”- sparingly highlight the walls. The style is bright and fun, unlike the Joy Burger team, who are clad in saggy, uncomfortable blue overalls while donning belittling red conductor style hats – unfortunately their moods match the color of their garb: Blue.
Lazily a staffer gives me a playing card, symbolizing the marker for my order-and grunts, “We’ll call ya.” I admired the images on the wall as I was shunned away to my table.Israeli born owner, Roy Ben-Jacob, shows his painstaking chore- transforming his vision from a bodega/grocery store into a hopeful burger emporium. I can’t help but feel that the Joy that is sold through the name, just doesn’t shine through in the people that work there. Despite my differences with the help, the menu is full of spice and variety. Burgers come in Munch 3oz [$3.50]; Midi 5oz. [$4.75] and Maxi 8oz. [$5.95] and can be slathered with an available bounty of condiments such as, garlic mayo, chimichurri and spicy mango.
The Munch I ordered was the pick of the litter. Dolloped with an earthy chimichurri and ribbons of onions- it was juicy and delightful to the end. On contrast, the Midi and Maxi’s were dull and chewy. The Midi I chose with a spicy mayo, was light and zesty, but the meat was gnaw-worthy and grisly. The Maxi reminded me of a suped up Whopper, and was too big for the bun. It was toasted perfectly, but it wasn’t enough to save the over-sized meaty matter-it was unsuccessfully housing. When visiting Joy Burger Bar, stick with the Munch and couple it with the chimichurri and a helping of over-sized crispy onion rings- which one of the despondent Joy burger assembly line obviously found a little Joy in preparing.
I Ate A Burger...and I Liked It – This place is an order at the counter type place, and you can choose your burger size, as well as select from a variety of free toppings and sauces. 8 oz burger came in at $5.95 and cheese was 50 cents extra - so the burger is very inexpensive! My burger was juicy and had the right amount of grease - only complaint was I put on too many toppings, so my burger started falling apart. You can also get fries on the side (my recommendation is sweet potato fries and love that they encourage you to dip them in maple syrup) and you can also purchase a shake (love strawberry!).
AMAZING FOOD AT AN AMAZING PRICE! – I love Joy Burger. It's the new hang out spot for my friends and I. The food is amazing and it's surprisingly cheap. My favorite is their chips that you dip in maple syrup and the vanilla milkshake. I like that they don't only serve hamburgers but have a lot of variety, that's why I eat here often because I don't get tired of just eating burgers and it's a great price. I have to eat out on my lunch breaks and I can go to Joy Burger 3-4 times a week and be satisfied with different items on the menu. I definitely recommend you try out this place. And the guy taking orders is cute too :)
It does the trick sometimes – I have mixed feelings about this place. The burgers can be REALLY good although most of the time, the order is slightly wrong. Like no pickles or the wrong sauce. That's seriously annoying but I'm really not difficult. Sometimes the burgers are lukewarm and soggy. It's kind of up and down. The fries though. Ugh..no one I know likes them so why don't they change them? I skip them now and order the fried zuchini sticks (seriously yum). Bottom line, It's close to my house, it's better than BK (at least in terms of bad stuff in the food), and it has fixed a few hangovers for me. but this isn't the place you'd go on a date or to entertain visitors.
Great Sauce, Cold Burgers – This is a fun little place to go to and grab a bite to eat if you're craving a little meat. The burgers are good and the sauces you can choose from are great. Unfortunately, the last few times we've been there the burgers have been cold, but the fries piping hot, probably a little timing issue, but when you try to give feedback to the owner, he likes to argue with you. The last time we went, my burger was missing the sauce, the owner insisted that it was on there, not wanting to look at my plain burger. I had to wait till the owner left from behind the counter and went to one of the cooks and showed them that the sauce was missing. They agreed and quickly threw some sauce on, simple solution, no need for the agrument. You would think that they would be a bit more friendlier given the fact that the customer waits in line to give their order, the customer picks up the food when it is ready and the customer throws everything away. If the service was great and food always hot, I would give the place five stars, but I'm big on service and the owner's attitude rubbed me the wrong way, so I'm not going back again.
OK, but... – As far as the burgers go, they're no better (or worse) than Burger King, sad to say. They come in 3 sizes: 3-5-8oz, $3.50-$4.75
great sauces...really! – Ok, I must say that the turkey burgers are the best I've had...and I really believe it's because of the sauce. I order it with the spicy mayo (fattening, but sooo worth it)...and the milkshakes? OMG, mmmm, yes...even in the winter!
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