It’s time to ‘Meat Frankie’

The Brunswick burger bar by hospitality veteran Frank Scardamaglia. 

Meat Frankie is a sizzling retro burger bar located in Brunswick East on Lygon Street, flippin’ classic American-style burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. 

Meat Frankie offers custom blend melt-in-your-mouth beef patties that you can stack as high as you like on Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls. And when it comes to toppings, diners have the option to customise their burger by adding any of the following: lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, jalapeños and grilled mushrooms for FREE. 

Frankie worked in hospitality for more than a decade (including at neighbouring venue 400 Gradi) before deciding to launch his passion project Meat Frankie. The concept is the result of a two-year burger tour of North America, completed when he lived in Toronto, Canada.  

“I’m a burger fanatic, and so this really is the ideal dream start-up. I’ve put together all of the things that I wanted to see in a burger place, and the result is my tribute to the classic American burger joint, with a no-fuss all about the taste approach,’ says Frank Scardamaglia, Founder and Owner of Meat Frankie. 

Frankie is now flippin’ burgers from Wednesday to Sunday in his 40-seater venue delivering a no-fuss straightforward menu:

  •  Hamburger – a beef patty, bun and choice of free toppings. Extra patty $4
  •  Cheeseburger – beef patty, cheese, bun and choice of free toppings. Extra
      patty $4 (comes with extra cheese)
  •  Bacon Cheeseburger – beef patty, cheese, bacon, bun and choice of free
  •  Classic American Hot Dog – simmered and steamed and placed in Martin’s
      Famous Potato Roll
  •  Chilli Dog – with Frankie’s home-made con carne recipe
  •  Fries – the classic crinkle-cut way
  •  Cheesy Bacon Fries – cheddar, Monterey Jack cheese and four cheese
      shredded with diced smoked bacon and spring onions
  •  Shakes – classic diner shakes available in chocolate and vanilla

Sauce varieties include ketchup, mustard, mayo and Frankie’s sauce. And as for the drinks, Meat Frankie serves iconic American Beers such as Coors, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Keg Beer on rotation. 

On occasion, Frankie rolls out surprise menu items, including fan favourite the ‘Fried Chicken Friday’ sandwich. Regular visitors can look forward to Meat Frankie unveiling new secret menu items soon.

The retro Americana-style fit-out, designed and built by Frankie himself, features vintage tiled floors, a central counter, luminescent signage for the menu, booth seating, high chair tables and outside seating. Feel free to bunker down or take your meal home. Either way, we think it’s frankly time for you to Meat Frankie! 

Meat Frankie
93–97 Lygon Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057
03 9388 6540
Opening hours: Noon–10pm, Wednesday to Sunday 
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