If you ever want to eat a cow, this is the place to go!


Due to my eating exploits around New York City I have an abundance of foodie memories, gastronomic comas, and not to mention a few extra inches around my waist. From simple eats, to comforting meals, to all out disgusting pig-outs.

Therefore, these are the experiences that will be henceforth locked away in a new page on this blog  – The Gluttony Files…..

Island Burgers & Shakes

If you ever get the hankering to eat a cow, this is the place to go!

After a recent Broadway event a group of friends and I were quite hungry and needed something to fill our belly’s. What better then huge slabs of meat with all types of toppings for a sloppy delicious gut busting meal? Island Burgers & Shakes satisfied our carnivorous cravings – and then some!

The place itself is on the small side, so if you are the claustrophobic type and can’t handle people sitting close to you in a narrow space, you might get freaked out a bit. Still, the night we arrived here it was pretty empty with only a few other people gorging on burgers of meat joy. I say this because as soon as you walk in the smell of burgers and onions enter your nostrils and your brain registers synapses of happiness and love. Me want meat – now!


Small bar up front offers a nice selection of craft beers in bottle and cans. Ordered up a Coney Island Lager and took a look at the menu. Holy cow! There is just so much to choose here. Huge menu. From burgers, to chicken, to all types of side and shakes. Row upon row of crazy combinations, but on this day, the meat options are what we were here for. I chose the “Hobie’s Burger” –  served au poivre with bleu cheese, sauteed onions and bacon on sourdough. Good lord! This was a monster sized portion of messy meat deliciousness! If you are calorie conscious be prepared to eat nothing but salad and water for a week after consuming enough here to feed a small family.

The burger itself is large, tasty, and juicy. The amount of sauce and cheese put upon it is criminal. The bacon was cooked nice and crispy. It is like eating a Dagwood sandwich from the old Blondie comics, as the normal sized human mouth can not handle this much meat! The bread it is stuffed in is thick and fluffy, but ends up in a sloppy mess that you end up eating with a fork and fingers. The burger is so good you really don’t care. Yes, you will end up in a burger meat coma when consuming one of these bad boys!

friesAlso, we had to order up some fries to totally destroy our diets to go along with our burgers. Yummy gooey cheese fries, and gut destroying chili cheese fries. Crispy fries drenched in melted cheese goodness. Hey, if you are going to go all out, then might as well jump all the way overboard!

I felt like I needed the jaws of life to get me out of my chair after this meal. Nice service, laid back vibe, clean place, decent beers, and delicious burger choices from simple to decadent. What is there not to like? Just make sure you are not walking far after this, as a nap is in order after consuming an ungodly amount of terrific calories here!



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24 Responses to If you ever want to eat a cow, this is the place to go!

  1. Lanthie

    Looks awesome! I’d get fat just looking at some of those meals.
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  2. That food looks so good. I would never be able to finish it in one sitting. If I ever go there I will ask to take home half it in a doggie bag. Guess what? I got paid by Bubblews today, I am so excited. If you ever join that site in the future, please let me know, so I can read your posts.
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hi Susana!

      Hey, take it home for sure. No reason to waste a good burger!

      Good to know about Bubblenews. I still have to check it out.
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      • I have never failed to take home the leftovers, lol. If you do ever join Bubblews, be sure to let me know your username. Mine on there is Susana. Within a week and half I made &27.00, and they sent that to my paypal. People can make more than that, it just depends on how many posts they do a day and so on. We get paid for every like, comment and view made on our posts. The more connections you get on there, the more views you will get, and get paid for it. We also get paid for whoever dislikes our posts too. At first I requested for check to be sent to me, but they said it was better to have it sent to paypal. That worked smoothly for me. I am always on there, lol. Now I feel bad for not being on my blog as much as before, I feel guilty.
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  3. Karen

    Top button popped clear off my pants just looking at that burger. But OMG, how that thing looks great.
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  4. UP

    Beef is the food of the gods ! UP
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  5. Yum! Those fries and burger look awesome! I haven’t been out for burgers forever, maybe that’s what I need to do this weekend 🙂
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  6. Jules

    Holy smokes that looks AMAZING. I’m seriously starving right now and I wish I could take a bite through the computer. I’m a fellow foodie, myself and living in SF gives me plenty of delicious options. 😉


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  7. I knew that as soon as I said the fatal words ‘let me go check out The Regular Guy’ I knew I’d be upset. FOOD has something to do with it.

    I mean look at that burger? Accompanied with that gooey sauce and bacon. Who wouldn’t want to get their mouth around that after an event? Look at the chips? Lovingly totally smothered in a sauce that anyone would want to lick of their clothes and shoes, should the sauce fall that way. My mouth is getting that reaction called ‘watering’ 🙁

    I would squeeze myself into any small narrow place right now to experience that. In fact I’d queue up outside with a sleeping bag to wait to get inside there. If only this stuff could be frozen and sent my way and feel much happier. Maybe you should give that a go, just for me pleeezzzeeeeee. I even tortured myself deciding whether or not to press your Gluttony Files link, but was relieved that I couldn’t see ‘anything’ otherwise I think I would have passed out, ha ha ha.
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hey Rum Punch!

      Take a deep breath and don’t go passing out on me!

      Yes, it does taste as good as it looks! Wish I could mail it to you but I don’t think it would travel well.

      I will be updating the Gluttony Files page with links from my blog posts eating adventures. This way you have a easy resource to go back to and drool over!
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  8. Kate

    Wow, that is more than a meal and a half! I was going to skip my run this morning, but just reading this has made me feel the need for exercise!

    Happy Easter

    Kate x
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  9. The Guy

    The Gluttony Files, I love it! 🙂

    I must admit I like my elbow room and privacy whilst eating, it is a personal thing for me.

    Looking at those pictures I can’t help but wonder how many calories they contain and the cholesterol. Mind you it looks like it might be worth it.
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  10. Those fries look amazing. I think I’ll avoid the entire cow, though.
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  11. Matt Harvath

    DAMN! That is one of the greatest meals I have ever seen! Screw the cholesterol and heart attacks, you only live once!
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