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J.G. Melon’s Iconic Burger Now Sizzling on the Upper West Side

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The third location of the restaurant opened this week

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A burger from the J.G. Melon in Greenwich Village
Nick Solares

The legendary griddled burgers of J.G. Melon are now heating up the Upper West Side. The third location for the storied Upper East Side restaurant made its debut this week at 480 Amsterdam Avenue, at 83rd Street, as first spotted by West Side Rag.

The outpost, run by franchisers Danny and Steve Abrams, has more than 50 seats and offers the same menu as the Greenwich Village location, including the classic cheeseburger, a turkey burger, roasted chicken, and salad nicoise. The decor also similarly maintains the old-school restaurant vibes of the other two locations, according to DNAinfo.

J.G. Melon’s original location at 1291 Third Avenue on the Upper East Side opened in 1972, founded by John “Jack” O’Neill and George Mourges. It’s been a standby of burgers since then. The Abram brothers opened the second location at 89 MacDougal Street in 2015. The no-fuss, seven-and-a-quarter ounce griddled patty is considered one of the city’s most iconic burgers.

The UWS location is open for dinner every day and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch and delivery will come later.

J.G. Melon

89 Macdougal Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 460-0900 Visit Website

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