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Fishkill's Whistling Willie's Competes For DVlicious 'Best Burger'

The Wisconsin Burger at Whistling Willie's is topped with tater tots, grilled onions and cheese sauce.
The Wisconsin Burger at Whistling Willie's is topped with tater tots, grilled onions and cheese sauce. Photo Credit: Facebook
The Red Eye Burger at Whistling Willie's is rubbed with coffee and drowned in Wild Turkey honey barbecue sauce.
The Red Eye Burger at Whistling Willie's is rubbed with coffee and drowned in Wild Turkey honey barbecue sauce. Photo Credit: Yelp
The veggie burger at Whistling Willie's.
The veggie burger at Whistling Willie's. Photo Credit: Yelp

FISHKILL, N.Y. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; the list has been narrowed to three finalists, each of which is being profiled this week.

Poll
Who Has the Best Burger in Dutchess County?
Final Results Voting Closed

Who Has the Best Burger in Dutchess County?

  • BurgerFi, Poughkeepsie
    41%
  • Schatzi's Pub, Poughkeepsie
    39%
  • Whistling Willie's American Grill, Fishkill
    19%

Who will win? It’s up to you, Daily Voice readers, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

Whistling Willie’s American Grill, Fishkill

What Makes It Patty Perfect: Willie’s char-grilled patties are made with house-ground prime hanger steak and “secret” seasonings. They are served on toasted brioche buns with a half-sour pickle, coleslaw, and house-cut spuds.

The burger list is extensive. Among the most intriguing sounding are the “Surf and Turf,” topped with chunks of lobster, spinach and lemon chili mayo and an apparent homage to southern cuisine, the “Red Eye,” which is rubbed with coffee, grilled with Wild Turkey honey barbecue sauce, and adorned with cherry hardwood smoked bacon and pepper jack cheese. For the less adventurous, there is the “Plain Jane” (simply grilled with lettuce and tomato), the classic cheeseburger, and a veggie version served topless (the burger, not the waitstaff) with avocado and lemon yogurt sauce.

With nearly 20 brews available, no one should have a problem finding some suds to go with their beef. Willie’s, which opened in Fishkill last year, also maintains its original eatery in Cold Spring in Putnam County where it serves up pub grub such as its award-winning chicken wings. And the DiFrancesco family, owners of Willie’s, say there may be a franchise in their future.

Dig In: 738 Route 9, (845) 897-0100Who ; www.whistlingwillies.com .

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