Old Salt – 246 Bay St, Port Melbourne VIC

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Burger Hunt
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Old salt

20 Burgers into my burger hunt and I decided that it was high time to take Charlie up on his offer of an Old Salt Burger. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my burger adventuring than with this delicious fish and chip shop burger. *Disclaimer* I did not pay for this burger – Joe and Charlie never let me pay (my cousin Megs is married to Charlie). Anyway, I’d been putting off heading down to get an Old Salt burger, firstly because I didn’t want to seem like a free loader, and secondly because I was a bit worried about writing about Charlie’s burger (What if it was not as good as I remembered?). Anyway, I finally decided that it needed to be done – the hunger won out. Damo of course was in on the action when he learned where I was off to, so the two of us set off to have ourselves a tasty  burger! Unfortunately Charlie was not at work, but then let’s be honest – the maestro of the grill, Joe, is the one you want cooking your burger anyway. Two old salt burgers were dutifully ordered and the anticipation began. By the way, these baby’s come with double beef, double cheese, egg,  bacon, lettuce and tomato, gilled onion and pineapple and tomato sauce – so don’t think you’ll be leaving hungry. Upon arrival, any doubts that these burgers would be anything but exceptional were obliterated. Huge was the first thing to come to mind when I opened the bag. How much are these things I asked – $11.90! Wow, talk about value. First bite and my hat goes of to Joe – he hasn’t lost it. Hands down this is the best Fish and Chip shop burger I’ve had.

Old salt 2

Originally I had ethical problems about writing about the old salt burger – could I be objective, could I be honest? Well, there’s no need to worry about that when the burger is so damn good. And I’m obviously not the only one. Old Salt is over 90% on urban spoon as I write this – clearly they are doing things right. Chatting to Joe post burger (Admittedly it was a struggle since I was pretty full – no chance I was leaving any of that burger behind though), it was clear that he’s passionate about the food he serves. Joe’s old school – it’s not about the money, it’s about pride in doing a good job and doing things right – he only serves food that he would feed to his family – which he does, you’ll probably see a few of the grandchildren underfoot most weekends. Hand on heart, do yourself a favour and go and grab one of these delicious burgers. You wont regret it.


  1. Sharron says:

    Where is the score for Old Salt??

  2. J.Phillips says:

    I remember having one of Joe’ burgers & gosh it was delicious – no way could I finish it.
    Maybe you should start a section dedicated to fish & chip shop burgers?

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