Sunday, November 28, 2010

Burger Bar

Address: 5291 S 1900 W, Roy, UT 84067. 801.825.8961.

Review: I was in Roy for some training (I know. I know. Who goes to Roy for anything?) and tried the "Diner, Drive-ins, and Dives" recommended Burger Bar.

I figured the joint would be good when I talked with a regular who had been frequenting since he was a child many a decade ago. Let's see if the regular's years of loyalty were worth it.

The first time I went, I decided to go a little back country and try the elk burger.

Elk has a distinctively different taste than beef. It's not gamy, but it does have a full-bodied flavor that works well in burgers. Elk is also a very lean meat, which means it dries quickly upon cooking. My burger was slightly dry, but the flavor more than made up for that. The burger was simply dressed with fry sauce, lettuce, and pickles. The fry sauce was tasty, and not overpowering at all, but what made the burger was the pickles. For whatever reason, when the pickles and the elk combine, they sing. And the bun was soft yet firm -- i.e., perfect.

The second time I went, I had the Big Ben. The Big Ben is nothing more than a really large burger. And it's large in width, not in height. This is what makes it different than other large burgers. The Big Ben was simply dressed, and it was slightly juicier than the elk burger. That said, the elk had better flavor.

The fries were what you would expect: crispy, light, flavorful.

The fry sauce that dressed the burger also dressed the fries. Good combo. I also had a chocolate malt on my second visit. Good stuff. Nothing spectacular, but a good ol' timey malt.

In the end, this place produces good stuff, especially the elk burger. My next trip to Roy (whenever that will be) will be filled with more quality time at the Burger Bar.

Rating: 7/10 (5/10 is average)

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  1. One bad experience ruined this place forever. It wasn't the food, so I shouldn't hold a grudge, but sometimes you just can't help it....

  2. Next time you should try the old fashion fries that they make if you request them for no extra cost.