Tired of low quality burgers and fries at fast food chains? Try Schnipper's in Times Square (across the street from the Port Authority, right next to The New York Times building)! The thought process behind their food is simple (as is their food). Take the classics, don't change the recipes, and use only the best quality ingredients. Schnipper's uses high quality meats, cheeses, and veggies in their sandwiches and sides. All dishes are prepared fresh and unlike many restaurants in Times Square the prices are reasonable. So here's the breakdown:
Price: $$/$$$$$ (about $6-8 for a sandwich)
Overall Experience: The first thing that hit me about Schnipper's was the decor. The white tiled walls, open kitchen, and 50s diner seating was reminiscent of an old school drive-in (like in Grease). The only thing missing was the jukebox. Their menu was love at first sight for me. It seemed like all my favorite classic American foods were on the menu. Well, not seemed. They actually were. Except there were a lot of modern twists on them. So, I ordered their turkey burger and fries. One word. YUM! The burger was lean and juicy. The special Schnipper's sauce added a nice tanginess and the whole wheat bun made it more filling. Now, the fries were divine. I'm a stickler for thin, crispy fries that are perfectly salted. And the fries at Schnipper's fit my requirements to a tee. They were fresh cut (ironically, they kind of looked like McDonalds fries) and fried twice to ensure crispiness. I hope to go back to Schnipper's when I'm back in the city and try their sloppy joes, mac and cheese, and sweet potato fries. Oh, and I also heard through the grapevine that they have awesome malts and milkshakes. So check this place out! It'll definitely put a smile on your face!
Note: This place gets really busy during lunchtime on the weekdays. No worries though, you can order online!