A cheeseburger, fries, and drink are a deal at Petey's for $8.21
Petey's Burger (30-17 30th Ave in Astoria, 46-46 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City)
Though Vernon Boulevard brags the eagerly awaited soon-to-open second location of Astoria's famous Petey's Burger, patrons of the original spot have recently been treated to a few new off-menu items. Often compared to the West Coast smash hit, In-N-Out, Petey's doppelganger features a similar no-frills burger, only with a slightly juicier and more flavorsome Pat LaFrieda all-beef patty, sandwiched with iceberg lettuce, a wheel of tomato and onion, and gooey all-American cheese on a soft, fresh-baked bun.
Just as In-N-Out is known for its own own secret menu ("animal style" fries and burgers), Petey's is now offering their own version, called "California-style," with grilled onions, secret sauce, and melted cheese (with the new option of sweet potato fries). Milkshakes are available with chocolate & strawberry swirl, as well.
One of the most exciting new additions are Petey's kickin' chicken wings, substantially meaty and juicy with a crisp coating, available in classic buffalo, hot, super hot, smoky BBQ, honey mustard, and teriyaki.
While you can still order for delivery from the Petey's website, it should also be available via Seamless within the next few weeks. One of the most affordable and deliciously addictive classic burgers in the city, sandwiches range from $3.99 (burger) to $6.99 (triple cheese) with meal combos averaging between $8 - $10.
The Petey's melt is served on grilled sourdough with caramelized onions and double cheese (pictured here with bacon added). Petey's may not be your boutique patty with foie gras and fancy fixin's, but when it comes to a classic at a classic price, these burgers would be pretty difficult to beat.