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Mirage Diner

Live, from New York, it’s Cheeseburger Saturday Night! Starring the Mirage Diner and featuring the Ready for Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. And now please welcome all the way from Brooklyn, The Mirage Diner!

When I did my infamous Kings Highway Cinema post, a couple weeks ago, I saw a classic Greek diner on the way to the movie theater and made a note that I should go back and check it out. Well, tonight's Cheeseburger Saturday Night, so I thought we'd go there for tonight's cheeseburger. So it's down into the subway we go...

And through the magic of the internet you're spared a 45 minute subway ride and here we are on Kings Highway in Brooklyn.

Goggla recently gave me a key chain compass to help me in my directionally-challenged travels, so let's see if it helps out any.

And look at this, with the aid of the Goggla compass we're here already! The sunshine is fucking up this shot, so I'll take another photo when we leave.

The faux stone walls are a sure sign of an old-school classic Greek diner.

Nice collection of gumball machines in the front foyer.

And here's the front of the diner. They've already got some balloons and Easter decorations up.

The cocktail lounge is situated at the front of the diner.

As I snapped a photo of framed New York Times article on Greek diners, someone said, "You must be from Manhattan!"

It was Micheal who's a chef here and his cousin owns the Mirage. He said that whenever someone is taking pictures in here, it's always someone from Manhattan enjoying the old school flavor of the place. I was busted!

There's a large dining area in here.

Booths line the far wall next to the windows facing Kings Highway.

Here's the marble-topped counter on the other side of the room.

There's nothing I hate more than a mouthy ketchup bottle. Quit asking questions and shut up till it's condiment time!

Okay, time to sit down for Cheeseburger Saturday Night.

I always love the giant menus in these places.

Vako took my order and here he flashes the TWM card. A nice guy.

First up is a generous order of homemade cole slaw and pickles.

And here's the main course, the Union Jack Burger and onion rings.

A delicious and savory cheeseburger.

And here's a shot of the diner on my way back to the subway station. It looks a lot better at night all lit up. A classic diner in Brooklyn!

My Meal
I got the Union Jack Burger which is one of their specialty burgers. The burger comes on a toasted fresh hamburger bun with cheddar cheese and piled high with bacon and fried onions. It was a great burger and instead of french fries, I got the onion rings and asked for them to be cooked extra well done. Most places I request this it doesn’t happen, but here they were extra crispy and it was a delicious meal.

They have an expansive menu with 17 other burgers to choose from including:
a pizza burger, a vegetable burger, a buffalo burger and a Texas burger which comes topped with a slab of ham and an egg. There’s also a large selection of sandwiches, panini, wraps and soups and salads. Some of the chef’s specials on the menu include: stir-fry chicken, poached salmon, jumbo stuffed shrimp and the Captain’s Platter which offers up broiled lobster tail, shrimp and halibut, Alaskan king crab legs and stuffed clams.

If you’re still hungry and have a sweet tooth, they have a giant dessert menu featuring mulitple styles of cheesecake, pecan pie, angel wings and macaroon raspberry cookies.

Cheeseburger Rating

Three Wimpy’s an excellent cheeseburger!
Mirage Diner
717 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY

Further Reading: NY Citysearch, allmenus.com and Bundle.

Mirage, that's all you are to me,
Mirage, something I only see.

Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!


Bonus Easter Bunny Photo From Jaws the Cabbie!

Jaws sent in this Easter Bunny from hell photo he found on the internet. Somebody should boil that bunny! Thanks, Jaws!

Reader Comments (28)

Your meal looked greasy, though if you liked it that's what counts.

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

that looks like a really cool diner from back in the day. the onion rings look awesome!

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D

Greasy my ass! I grew up on eating greasy food and it was delicious! Another plateful, please!

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMykola Mick Dementiuk

@Al: Hey, you gotta have a little grease in a classic Brooklyn diner! As Frankie Valli once sang, it's the word!

@Bobby D: It is a cool diner from the old days and the onion rings were perfect!

@Mykola Mick Dementiuk: Agreed!

March 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Cocktail Lounge? (Enquiring minds want to know.)

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

No matter what the season, they start with the holiday decorations earlier and earlier these days...(check your e-mail).

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

What a great looking place and good grub too!
I love places like this!

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@csp: Well, it was a little more like a cocktail island, but I give them an A for effort and a B for Budweiser!

@Jaws: Thanks, just posted it!

@"Boris": I loved it too, Daddio! kind of felt like going back in time.

March 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

@TWM: More of a C.ocktail S.erving P.entagon. I'll give myself a V for vanity.

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

Looks like Vako had freshly shaved the center of his unibrown just hours before you snapped his photo. (No offense, Vako; ain't no shame in a unibrow. It's simply the cross God gave you to bear. We each have our own. [Our own cross, that is; not necessarily unibrow.])

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBruce Davis

No beer :(

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@csp: Ha ha ha!

@Bruce Davis: I don't have a cross, once again, God has gypped me!

@GENE: I had three beers, just didn't take a photo of them...or are you out of beer? Speaking of beer, time to open one up! Cheers!

March 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I got beer ! .... I just thought the diner didn't have beer ... I know all of them don't have booze :(

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

I would so eat there..
I worked in a greek diner in jersey.. a once in a lifetime experience.
and it last one week!
but the food was amazing!

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

@GENE: They had a full bar, I called before I went. I never take chances!

@Gidget: Do you remember the name of the diner? Maybe I'll try to find it!

March 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I just looked it up... it used to be angie's or something like that.. now its caffreys steak house..
rt 9 in forked river new jersey...
i can drive to it with my eyes closed.. my aunt lived a few blocks away.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Marty, I cant see anything on the post, looks like a Mirage, LOL Ok, I just woke up. Greasey kid stuff in that food, yummy, We got a diner just like that one over here in Union City. They always wear the same black & white getup.
Jaws, I love that creepy easter bunny, looks like the bunny from Donnie Darko, Wakeup.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanny the Freelancer

@Gidget: Thanks for looking it up! I'll try and get out there sometime for a steak dinner!

@Danny the Freelancer: Ha ha ha! No Mirage there, it's the real deal! Top of the morning to you!

March 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Why you insist on repeatedly going into deep Brooklyn is beyond me. But I appreciate the sense of adventure and enjoy these trips vicariously. Melting the cheese on the bun, a little unusual but not without its merits. After all a patty is greasy enough, why NOT fuse the cheese and bun rather than put grease on grease? After all, the bun is there to absorb grease, let it do its job.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlegitimate beef

@legitimate beef: I'm traveling around while I can. If I have to go back to working nights I won't be able to do it as much, so while I've got a little free time, I'm doing some exploring! I agree with you on the cheese fusion/bun idea, don't know why more places don't do it like that!

March 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Shocked you headed out that way after those creeps chased you out of that theater.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan

@Dan: I saw this diner that day and wanted to check it out. I didn't go near that theater again!

March 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Moral of the story: greasy burger trumps greasy palms. TA-DA!

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff: Wonderful morale and I always love it when you throw in a TA-DA!

March 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I just imagined those theater guys wandering around like a pack of rabid porn zombies (and not the good kind).

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan

@Dan: Ha ha ha!

March 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

A Greek diner with no Grape Leaves (Dolmas)?

Have you had stuffed grape leaves before? They are delicious and a Mediterreanean specialty.

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

@Tiki Bar Susie: Never have had those! They may have had them on the menu, it's huge and I was just looking for a cheeseburger!

March 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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