Dirty Burger Comes to Philadelphia

“You May Never Eat Anywhere Else Again” is the ominous statement on the side of the former Westy’s Tavern at 15th and Callowhill. Now known as West Tavern the corner bar is under new management and promising a new menu by Chef Ian Russo, “The Dirty Chef.” An Internet search reveals a developmental version of the Dirty Burger’s web site. Russo has returned home to Philadelphia after years of cooking in New York at his eponymous eatery on the Upper East Side and Thunder Jackson’s on Bleecker Street. In New York he was exalted for his heavily seasoned burger which is served without any garnish or toppings. It was named the a 2011 Top Ten burger by Gayot.

If anyone’s been in yet we’d love to hear a review.

Dirty Burger [Dev Site]

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  • ScrappleJacks

    Do they know about the Dirty Burger that’s already in existence?


  • Phillies

    Ill stick with the Royal Tavern Burger!

  • Chrissy

    why is the chef know as “the dirty chef” between that & their slogan it sounds like you might die after eating there & i agree with “phillies” rt has an amazing menu & their kobe beef burger is mouthwatering

  • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com Foobooz

    The Feast tries a Dirty Burger and likes the results.

  • Sandy

    Nothing compares to it in the city. Nothing takes like it and the flavors are out of this world. Their homemade ketchup and white truffle mayo that goes along with the burger is so amazing you want suck it through a straw. The fries are freshly cut! Definitely a difference from the previous menu and excited to try the other things on the menu. I definitely will be back!!!!!!!!!!!! Again and again.

  • Billy

    Crushed a Dirty Burger Saturday night and it was amazing!

    Headed back on Friday with some friends for another one and may rock the Quesidillas, they looked incredible.

  • http://discoverdirty.com Evan

    Actual website is http://discoverdirty.com and it’s live and will continue to be updated, the development site is incorrect.

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  • rob

    all i have to say is WOW!!!! definately the best burger ive ever had!! i also tried my friends tuna burger.. omg! amazing!

  • Hugh

    3 words. BEST Burger period! I’ve tried the Dirty Ahi Tuna Burger, Turkey and regular and they are amazing. Been in the area for almost 20 years and it’s the best burger in the city. Be there later for lunch.

  • Matt

    Philadelphia Collins is fuckin pissed!

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  • Shawn

    Saw the “Ya Gotta Try This” segment on Fox Good Day Philadelphia so I decided I would give it a try.

    One word! Amazing!!!

    My wife and I will be back!

  • Frank

    The only thing Philly has that New Yorkers want is th Dirty burger

  • Randy Bobandy


    Gotta try me one of these burgers

  • Emilie

    I got the spice from a friend, I haven’t tried it on a burger yet but, I was going to make Shrimp Scampi with pasta (my husbands favorite) one night & decided to experiment… I dusted the shrimp in the dirty dust, sauteed it with a little olive oil, then added the honey to caramelize the shrimp….then just added the rest of the scampi ingredients, garlic, wine, butter etc. & let me tell you it was unbelievable….My husband LOVED IT!…says it was the best scampi I ever made…We are planning to go to Philly in 2 weeks to try the burger…Can’t wait to get “Dirty”

  • Mia

    My friend actually made seven layer cookies & put it in the chocolate. I swear you can put it on anything, but that burger is probably the best I ever had….you can get the “Dirty” Dust at – http://www.discoverdirty.com...

  • Mia

    sorry about that…the link is… http://www.discoverdirty.com Try it, you’ll love it!