Corner Bistro is one of those places that is in all the tour books yet stubbornly manages to remain a local hangout. This place is the definition of no frills: The decor has remained virtually unchanged since it opened in 1961, and the namesake Bistro burger—piled high with bacon and cheese—is served on a plastic plate. At $9.75, the price might seem sky high to locals who remember cheaper burgers, but hey, rent is expensive and it’s still one of the best deals in town. Thankfully mugs of ice-cold McSorley's are still $3 a pop.
By Katherine Martinelli, AFAR Local Expert
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