I've been on a burger hunt across NYC, and I was all excited to try Jackson Hole because it's within walking distance and had made several ""top 10 burger"" lists. Maybe it's just that I don't have the appetite of a 14 year-old anymore, but I found the burgers at Jackson Hole to be unwieldy, poorly executed monstrosities. You can see them cooking the burgers at the grill in these little circular molds, which makes the patties sort of lumpy and loose. Definitely messy, if that?s your thing. I got the Western burger with fried onions, monterey jack cheese, bacon, and BBQ sauce. Seemed like the cap came off the bottle when the guy poured the BBQ sauce on my burger. The buns were stale to begin with (on a Sunday night, so maybe that?s forgiveable?), but soggy on top of that, which made the burger almost totally non-portable. Other than the size, there was no redeeming quality to the burgers. I?ll give it an extra star for the thick shakes (my girlfriend got a really good strawberry one), fresh steak fries, and well-executed bacon. Don?t waste your time if you?re looking for a competitive burger to squeeze into your list of favorite burger joints. In fact, don?t even waste your time if you?re just looking for some grub. You can do better at other sports bars and pubs on 3rd Ave.
Pros: Big, greasy burgers
Cons: No flavor, no execution, no joy