The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania

One advantage of planning the 27-day road trip was that I could dictate which route we took to each city. It was essential that somehow I end up at The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania, on my drive from Fayetteville, North Carolina, to Boston, Massachusetts.

One of the pandemic’s positives was bonds forged over a mutual love and admiration for burgers. Chef Bobby Marcotte of the Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery (Raymond, New Hampshire) and Chef Mark McLean of The Burgerly were two such friendships.

I tried some of Bobby’s magic via mail-order from his butcher shop, but for Mark’s craftmanship, a visit was gonna be necessary. A two-day stop in Philadelphia ensured that a Burgerly visit was imminent.

Making it to the Burgerly

The Burgerly is only open Thursday through Sunday, so it worked out perfectly since we arrived Friday night and left on Monday morning. By Sunday, Marcela and Fred wanted to stay in and rest.

Luckily, my bud Nedal was in Philly, which meant I had an eating partner who understood the rules, aka let’s do this.

Napkin Dispenser by the window at The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Napkin dispenser by the window
The Vibe inside The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
The vibe is strong inside The Burgerly

From the pictures I had seen, I knew The Burgerly wasn’t very big, but it made up for it in character. A couple of picnic tables and two sets of stools line the window facing the busy street below.

Chef Mark McLean is out running some errands when we arrive. So we take a once over at the menu and say yes at the order counter.

This story might be a gross exaggeration of what happened, but we did order way too much.

Water & Cola from The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Open Water and Boylan Cane Cola

I’m sippin’ on my cola when Chef McLean walks in. He sits with us, and we speak like we’ve known each other forever. Sometimes, you connect with people, and it’s always so cool when that happens.

The food arrives, so he gives us some space to eat.

The Food is Here!

Seasoned Fresh-Cut Fries from The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Shared FriesA box of hand-cut seasoned fries meant for two
Dam Dog from The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Dam Dog all beef split dog with pulled BBQ brisket chili, pickled cabbage, and spicy mayo
Chicken Tenders from The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Chicken TendersMarinated fried boneless chicken breast tenders come with a housemade BBQ sauce
Chicken Sandwich from The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
The Chicken Flew Southwest SandwichMarinated fried boneless chicken breast with spicy serrano pepper, honey ranch, muenster cheese, micro cilantro, pickled onions, pickles, fresh tomato and avocado salsa
The Burgerly's Burgerly Cheeseburger in New Hope, Pennsylvania
The BurgerlyTheir signature burger patty with savory onions, bread and butter pickles, extra sharp American, and burger sauce
Inside The Burgerly Cheeseburger
Inside The Burgerly Cheeseburger
The Burgerly's Magnificent Burger in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Magnificent BurgerTheir signature burger with portabella and cremini mushrooms, American and muenster cheeses, fried cherry peppers, fresh greens, micro cilantro, and ketchup
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Shake from The Burgerly in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Shake

A sauce flight rounded out our order with a sampling of all their housemade sauces: sweet onion aioli, hot sauce aioli, avocado salsa, honey garlic soy, serrano pepper honey aioli, and both regular and spicy BBQ sauce.

How was The Burgerly?

Freakin’ phenomenal. The Burgerly is some serious burger business, and Chef Mark McLean is the real deal. This burger brosky had me eating greens and lovin’ every minute of it. There are no words to describe this food’s beauty and well-thought-out flavors.

In Burger Beast‘s court, I consider it a crime if you live nearby and haven’t been; shame on you. I’ll leave it at that.

The Burgerly
137 S Main Street
New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1198

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Monday 12 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 2:30 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday 12 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 8 pm

The Canal in New Hope, Pennsylvania

Canal Sign in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Sign about the Canal at the Canal

We parked in a lot behind the row of businesses on S Main Street in New Hope. On the walk down to the sidewalk, we encountered a massive canal with lots of character.

The canal, which was completed in 1832, is an astonishing 58.9 miles long. Nedal and I stood there for a little bit to take in its beauty.

Canal in New Hope, Pennsylvania
Delaware Canal in New Hope, Pennsylvania

New Hope, Pennsylvania, is such a cool little town. I wish we had more time to explore it, but we had to get going. I have a sneaking suspicion I will be back sooner than later for more of The Burgerly.

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