Slim’s Quality Burger Marrickville
Slim’s Quality Burger is an appropriate name for a venue that’s straight to the point with its purpose: to serve affordable and simple burgers that are also delicious.
The Marrickville eatery is inspired by ’50s and ’60s American diner-style joints, with a diner-style counter, bright red banquette seating, outdoor courtyard and open kitchen. It also comes from a trio that knows burgers: former Betty’s Burgers founders Nik Rollison, Michael Tripp, and David Hales.
The main difference between Slim’s and other burger eateries is the price. Order any of the burgers on the menu board without spending more than $10. For instance, a classic cheeseburger with an Angus beef patty, grilled onion, cheese and ketchup on a potato bun will only set you back $6.50.
The most expensive burger, “the works”, with beef, grilled onion, maple-smoked bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and special drive-in sauce is just shy of $10. Extras such as jalapenos and beetroot are 50 cents, and an extra patty is $2.50. That’s almost unheard of – unless you’re settling for Macca’s or the Colonel.
Between buns you’ll also find grilled chicken and cheese; a plant-based patty with vegan garlic mayo; and fried chicken with smoked bacon, tomatoes and lettuce. Just don’t go confusing low-cost with taking shortcuts. Potatoes are hand-cut into fries, and ice-cream is churned on-site each day for sundaes and milkshakes.
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