There are a lot of things I enjoy that begin with B, and three of my favourites are burgers, bargains, and bags. While Cry Cheeseburger doesn’t have handbags, it does have bargainous burgers. I have heard a lot about this place over the years, which is styled as the Korean take on In-N-Out. Since the place is located all the way down in Samseong, I have never really had much of a chance to visit it. However I headed down to COEX for the Seoul Coffee Expo and wanted to grab lunch with a friend first, so it was finally time to give Cry Cheeseburger a try.
The restaurant itself is set up as your typical fast food burger joint. It is pretty large which is great as when we arrived at lunchtime it was super busy. There is also a large patio filled with seats outside which I am guessing would be lovely in the summer. The menu is super simple, there are only two burgers on the menu, a single and a double, and two kinds of fries, with cheese and without. If you make it a set you can get a soda, or buy a shake for extra. That’s it, but honestly that is all you need.
Lets start with the burgers.I was most excited about the Double Cheese Burger (4,200). OMG was this burger good, so tasty, just the right ratios of meat, bread, cheese and salad. As you may know I’m quite picky when it comes to burgers, but this was the perfect cheap burger and possibly as good if not better than many of the burger chains that sell them for double to triple the amount. For the price it’s unbeatable. We also split a single Cheeseburger (3,000) to share, which didn’t taste as good as the double, it was just too much salad and not enough meat. The double certainly had the better proportions, and is the winner here.
We got a set of the plain Fries (2,000) and two portions of the Cheese Fries (3,500). The Cheese Fries are the stars of the show for sure. They are far more than cheese fries, they are more like a rip off of the Animal Fries at In-N-Out. They are fries topped with faux cheese sauce, Russian dressing and grilled onions. They are orgasmic and well worth the upgrade.
The drinks like the rest of the menu are fairly simple. There have a soda machine where you can grab Pepsi, Chilsung Cider and Miranda Orange, you can also get free refills along with your sodas. They also have a Cherry Ade, and a Lemonade which was a nice surprise, though neither are fizzy which would have made my day. We tried the Shake (3,000) too. The shake is plain and kind of like a cheesy milk flavour, it’s very thick, and just sweet enough. If you can get over the slightly milk gone bad taste it’s fine.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised with Cry Cheeseburger. At the super cheap prices I really wasn’t expecting too much but those double cheese burgers and cheese fries were darn tasty. If you are near COEX or that end of town it is not to be missed, and if you are a fan of In-N-Out its probably worth the trek across town.
Cry Cheeseburger is located at 616 Teheran-ro, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Samseong Station (line 2) and come out of exit 1. Walk straight out of the exit, you will see Cry Cheeseburger ahead of you on the right hand side. When you see the sign go down the stairs to the restaurant. For more information you can call them on 02-566-6244 or check out their Instagram. They are open from everyday from 11am – 9:30pm.