Quinn's Burgers & More
If you are a fan of street food in its authentic, high-quality and delicious version, then you already know about Quinn's Burgers & more. Although it only opened in December '22 in Nafplio, its reputation has already spread from mouth to mouth, quite literally.
On a sunny weekday afternoon, I’m headed up from the harbor on Polyzoidis Street and in just a few steps, I reach number 3, where I find Quinn's. In this lovely, central spot, at the heart of Nafplio's street food district, I gaze at the sea on my right and Palamidi Castle in a distance on my left. I'm impressed by the vibrant yellow color on Quinn’s walls and the design of its name, written in capital letters on a black and red grid—a clear example of American underground and pop aesthetics.
As I enter Quinn's and wait for Christos Kostoulas, co-owner of Quinn's along with Angelos Leivaditis, I think about how the burger, the most famous street food directly associated with America, couldn't have found a better home than this place, which nods to American culture.
The impressive, high-ceiling space has been transformed by interior designer Melina Papadopoulou into a stroll through the streets of New York and the neighborhoods of the Bronx, with contrasting shades and Tony's magnificent graffiti stealing the show behind iron grids. The well-set tables, with appropriate distances between them, lead to a row of black sofas in the background. On top of them, a display showcases items such as golden stars, delivery menus, caps, and T-shirts of Quinn's, leaving its mark on the space, along with the clear message on the wall: "Burgers, Fries, and Good Vibes!".
I choose to sit on the long bench, which functions as a bar with tall stools, separating the dining area from the open kitchen. I adore the familiarity of the open kitchen, which not only has nothing to hide but also makes you a spectator and participant in the preparation of your food. How perfect is that? As the chefs move at a rapid pace, flawlessly coordinated among themselves, I notice how well-organized and spotlessly clean their kitchen is, with no unpleasant odors emanating from it -impressive!
Let's talk about burgers
While enjoying the very good beer kindly offered by the staff, I read the menu and notice a wide variety of appetizers, salads, hot dogs, fries, burgers, and some premium dishes. I know well that variety counts, but it's a fact that a good establishment is primarily judged by the quality of its ingredients.
To understand if Quinn's burger is as good as they say, I choose a simple cheeseburger without any extras. When my burger arrives, I check the ingredients of success: Are the buns fluffy? Check! Is the burger well-cooked, made from homemade handmade minced meat? Check! Are the French fries crispy and fresh, just as they should be? Check! And here, my friends, we're not just talking about a burger; we're talking about bites of happiness!
If you're also a lover of a proper and honest burger, you will appreciate it properly by choosing your favorite from the categories of The Single Burgers and Premium Burgers. In The Single Burgers, you will find: Classic BBQ, Cheese Burger, All Time Classic, Old School, Hangover, Pancetta Burger, and even a Falafel Burger with homemade falafel patty if you're fasting or vegetarian. In the Premium Burgers, you will find: Jack Daniel's Beef, The Mexican, Lamb Burger, Mushroom Bacon, Double Trouble, and Black Angus Burger. I recommend you trying the Belly with beef patty, cheddar, herb mayo, tomato, mushrooms, caramelized onions and pork pancetta, as well as the Umami with beef patty, truffle mayo, mushrooms, goat cheese, caramelized onions and tomato.
Prefer chicken? No problem! Choose Chicken Burger or Jack Daniel's Chicken, and you'll certainly bow down to a Gruyere Chicken burger with breaded chicken fillet coated in Gruyere crust, caramelized onions, tomato, and truffle mayo, or a Buffalo chicken burger with breaded chicken fillet topped with blue cheese sauce, iceberg lettuce, tomato, and sweet chili sauce. You'll remember me!
What else can we order?
While Quinn's menu is based on its great burgers, it doesn't stop there. It's worth trying some of their appetizers, such as Taco's Crispy Chicken, Chilly Beef Tacos, Mozzarella Sticks, and Corn Dogs. If you're in the mood for a hot dog, choose between Classic Quinn's, Gourmet, and Kantina. And if you want a nice, hearty sandwich, what will you get? Pork Belly or Honey Chicken? The choice is yours!
For salads, you have options like Caesar, Chilly Carne & Nachos, Mexican Salad, and Quinn's Salad, noteworthy for their homemade yummy dressings that give your salad another dimension.
Well, it's no secret that street food without potatoes is not complete, so here you can enjoy well-cooked French Fries or potatoes in tasty variations and combinations, such as Cheddar Bacon, Egg & Bacon, Chilly Carne and Pulled Pork. Even if you like to savor your potato baked, as a jacket potato, choose from options like Sour Cream, Béarnaise Sauce & Bacon, Chilly Carne, or Pulled Pork.
If you're still here with me and haven't already headed to Quinn's, I must tell you that their Juicy Platters, all accompanied by French Fries, are a very good choice: tasty dishes with burgers made from fresh ground beef, chicken, lamb, or Black Angus ground beef for the more discerning palates, or even a Pork Ribs Platter with dreamy pork ribs, French Fries and Jack Daniels or BBQ sauce.
For you, who appreciates premium meats, don't forget to try their perfectly cooked Ribeye and Tomahawk, which will stay in your memory for a long time. At least until the next time you come back here, and believe me, you'll want it to happen very soon!
As their T-shirts at Quinn's very aptly state, "You can't make everyone happy. You aren't a Quinn's Burger." Quinn's will not only become your favorite street food spot but your ultimate happy place. See you there!
Did you know that?
The hamburger got its name from the city of Hamburg, as it was essentially a variation of the Rundstuck, a popular dish in Hamburg. In the mid-19th century, German immigrants in the USA brought the recipe's know-how, which was destined to become famous worldwide.
The idea of Quinn's was born a few years ago when Christos Kostoulas and Angelos Leivaditis opened a restaurant at 5 Nikitaras Street in Argos during the quarantine period. It mainly operated for delivery. The idea was well-received, loved and transferred to Nafplio as well.
At Quinn's, the interior may be a dream, but if you're a smoker, you can comfortably sit at the tables in the outdoor area.
If you live in Nafplio, work in the city, or have visited it, you can order from Quinn's delivery menu and have it brought to your doorstep (delivery: 12 noon - 1 am).
If you want your children to enjoy truly high-quality street food, take them to Quinn's, and it will surely become your favorite family outing.
With such hearty portions and delicious food, the restaurant is definitely a great value for money.
Street Food, handmade burgers & more...
Full menu (burgers & vegan, hot dogs, salads, appetizers, wine /beer /soft drinks)
All year round
Monday – Friday: 12:00 to 01:00
Saturday, Sunday: 12:00 to 02:00