I like a good burger as much as the next guy. So, after hearing a few good things about Cheeburger Cheeburger, a couple of Fridays ago my buddies from work and I headed out in that direction for lunch.
At Cheeburger Cheeburger you choose your burger and then have the option to add cheese and any combination of 25 or so toppings at no extra cost. It was refreshing to not be nickel and dimed for each slice of tomato (note: things like bacon will cost you a bit extra, which is fair).
There are a couple of burger sizes available, including a ridiculous one pound burger (maybe one day…). I opted for the semi serious burger (1/3 pound) and topped it with bacon, cheddar cheese, mayo, chopped garlic, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapenos. The wait was a bit longer than your typical burger joint but that’s because they cook the burgers once you order them. I can get on board with waiting a few extra minutes for a fresh burger.
I’ll start with the first thing I noticed when our burgers arrived, the bun. Buns are important. Now, a great bun can’t make a subpar burger good, but a subpar bun can certainly make a great burger just average. This one was really good, soft with just enough of a flexible crust to it. Much better than another popular burger joint in the area. From what I understand, the buns are freshly baked each day. Good idea.
The burger meat must, of course, be the star of the show though. And the Black Angus beef at Cheeburger Cheeburger scored high marks. Nicely seasoned, fatty enough to stay moist and cooked to a proper medium well. It’s not rocket science, but I have eaten plenty a weak, dry burger in my day; this one was good. They also get points for the neat assembly of the burger, it only got sloppy towards the end. If I can nitpick, I’d say that the patty was a bit too small for the bun, or perhaps the bun a bit too large for the patty. It’s a minor issue though.
For our sides we shared a basket of fries and onion rings. Unfortunately, I was not a fan of the fries. They seemed undercooked on the inside and overcooked on the outside, if that is possible. They were also dry and generally lacked flavour. The onion rings were much better; hot and crispy. I’ll be sticking with them on my next visit.
This was only my first visit to Cheeburger Cheeburger and I’m sure that I will be back. The menu is quite extensive. They’ve got salads, chicken burgers, poutine, wraps etc., but I feel like this is a burger joint. So I will be eating burgers and onion rings (and will probably try the milkshakes, which I hear are quite good). Because I’ve sampled such a small percentage of the menu I’m hesitant to give an overall rating. So I’ll break it down, the burger and the onion rings are both a 3 (It’s good man). Unfortunately the fries were a 2 (Meh, it’s OK) for me. The bottom line is that if you are in the mood for a burger you should absolutely check out Cheeburger Cheeburger.
Price: Burger, my share of fries/onion rings and a root beer came to about $20.
Cheeburger Cheeburger - 1444 Metcalfe – (514) 419-7909