The Awful Awful Burger

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233 N Virginia St, Reno, NV, USA
The Awful Awful Burger - Funny signs inside.
The Awful Awful Burger - The Awful Awful! It is big big big.
The Awful Awful Burger - Look for this sign.
The Awful Awful Burger - Inside shot of the Awful Awful. It's tasty and cheap!
The Awful Awful Burger - Food Wars!
The Awful Awful Burger - Hot, crispy fries.

The Awful Awful Burger Reno Reviews

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Great Little Dive Diner! Jan 12, 2015
Seriously, how can you visit Reno and NOT stop off at the Nugget Diner? It's something you just have to do. Yes, it's a dump. Yes, it's a dive. Yes, it's dirty. Yes, it's cheap! But it's something that everybody needs to do at least once! I make a point to hit it up every time I'm in town. The food's not great but the people watching is unlike anything you have ever seen. This joint is open 24 hours so the later you go, the better your "view" will be. Trust me on this.

The Awful Awful is what you need to order. It's "awful big" but I'm not sure I agree with the "awful good" part of their claim. No matter. My burger was cooked right in front of me and was served hot off the grill with gooey, melty cheese and a super soft, fresh bun. The produce was crisp and fresh too. The mountain of hot and crispy french fries was tasty even if you aren't a big fan of the beef. Get one to share, it's huge.

I think the "fake" Coke and Pepsi is funny and it tastes pretty good. It just adds to the overall atmosphere of the place. It tastes like a store brand RC Cola and it goes great with your cheap, greasy, gargantuan burger.

There's limited seating inside (go to the Nugget and walk straight back as far as you can go and you'll hit the diner) but try to grab a stool at the bar. Do NOT take your picky friend here or she will be absolutely disgusted.

If you are into dive spots, you will love this place.
Hot, crispy fries.
Food Wars!
Inside shot of the Awful Awful. It…
Look for this sign.
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Awful Big, Awful Good Apr 29, 2011
There really is only one place in Reno to buy a famous Awful Awful Burger, and that place is the Little Nugget Diner, 233 N. Virgnia St, right in Downtown Reno. Oh, they have a full menu of breakfast lunch and even dinner items but nothing draws the crowd like the Awful Awful. This hamburger has been around for many many years, but a new owner made some changes to it in 1989. Instead of two slabs of meat it now uses one 8 ounce patty of ground meat. The secret sauce, which really isn’t very secret, uses a hint of Tabasco sauce to spice it up the Thousand Island dressing, and with the sliced cheese, pickles, sliced tomato and onions, and lettuce served on an onion roll is a meal in itself, but the whole thing is presented on the largest bed of hot French fries you have ever seen. It’s not the cheapest burger in town, but not the most expensive either. And once you have had an “Awful Awful” you will surely go back soon for another one. And it is so easy to find. Just look for the nice famous sign that crosses Virginia Street and the Little Nugget is right there. Bon appetite!
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Andy2010 says:
Sounds delicious, can I have one please?
Posted on: May 18, 2011
montecarlostar says:
LOL at the name! But it definitively sounds tasty :P would like to try one of these :D
Posted on: Apr 30, 2011
miss_independent says:
That review has made me hungry! I may travel all the way from Indiana just to try one! ;)
Posted on: Apr 30, 2011

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