Are you in a hurry to get to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and you’re hungry? Wanna grab a juicy burger, crispy fries or crispy chicken tenders for the kids? Or some house-made guacamole? Billy’s Burgers’ the right place for you!
Situated at the Rockefeller Center, just across Rockefeller Plaza from Radio City Music hall, it’s the perfect place for a pre-show/after-show if you are going (or if you’ve seen) the Rockettes. You can access it easily via the buses on 5th and 6th Avenue.
Billy’s Burgers were rated amongst CNN’s Top 10 Best Burgers. And you can guess something’s good if CNN rated it in its top 10. Billy’s has specialized in traditional contemporary American cuisine and fast food. Yet, their assortment is pretty rich – from the famous burgers, through sandwiches, housemade stuff, snacks and soups up to…not burgers. Add to this the traditional beers, fancier Belgian-styled beers, whiskey, and even a good wine list.
The section of the menu called “Not Burgers”, well…does not contain any burgers. It does have some tasty dishes like the Pollo Loco, Go Fish Tacos, The Pig and Bill’s Famous Fish Sandwich. The “Snack Attack” offers a variety of snacks like Chips & Queso, Junk Fries, and the more standard, yet delicious wings and nachos. If you like soups you won’t be disappointed by the clam chowder, smoked bacon chili, and (the more interesting) pepperoni pizza soup.
You can get all the shakes you can imagine in any size – classics, signatures (I love the Cookies & Dream). They all go well with the signature Bill’s Big Chocolate Cake. There are also 22 oz if you dream big.
Billy’s Burgers offers Breakfast Menu, Catering Menu, Kids Menu and a Happy hour. You can pick from starters, omelets and French toast for breakfast, a lot of plates on the Catering and some neat stuff, like the Footlong hotdog for the Kids. The Happy hour gives a good discount on beer, appetizers, and shakes.
The burgers are Billy’s crown jewel. The list is very rich with Fat Cat being the standout. No, it doesn’t contain cat, but the bun is as fluffy as one. It does, however, have a CNN Top 10 reward. The Big Cat is great, too, as well as The Bill’s Burger.
You can find a really rich assortment of drinks here. From the beers that are a must for every burger (after your 21st birthday), Belgian-style beers, cocktails and fancier wines to go great with your Classic Chicken Cobb and Big Bird Blt.
Due to its great location and the Christmas season of the Rockettes, Billy’s can get a little bit crowdy. However, the experienced staff handles the crowd with ease, so you won’t be waiting on long lines.
Billy’s Burgers participate in all sorts of cool events. “National Cheeseburger Day”, “Dress Like Bill” and “National Burger Month” are just a small piece of the fun.
2707 Morgan Ave, New York City, NY 10469-5555