Saturday, April 16, 2011

Big Burger Pub

I've been passing the sign for Big Burger Pub for few weeks. This new restaurant is located near the old Ukrop's grocery store west of Fredericksburg. Burger. Pub. Ice Cream. If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you can understand why that was like the Song of the Sirens luring me in.

When the family stopped in for a recent lunch, naturally I immediately scanned the long bar for the taps. There, at the end, I saw them: Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top and Stella Artois. Okay, I wouldn't be having a beer with lunch. So I turned my attention to the menu. The burgers at Big Burger Pub are offered in quarter, half, one, and (coming soon) two pound versions. A variety of toppings are offered; American, Provolone or Swiss cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato, grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms. We all opted for the small sized burger, along with a plate of shoe string fries.

The burgers which are cooked when ordered, arrived quickly on styrofoam plates. The lettuce and tomatoes were ripe and fresh. We didn't specify any cooking preference for the burgers, they were cooked through, but very moist and juicy. I went through seven or eight napkins eating mine. We opted to skip dessert during this visit, but the Big Burger Pub offers shakes, smoothies, banana splits, as well as a selection of novelty ice cream treats.

The atmosphere at Big Burger Pub is casual, the service is efficient, and the venue family friendly. One of the several TV's was showing the Nickelodeon channel, the others sports. The burgers are fresh and tasty. Of course, I'd like to see them serving some local beers, such as Blue & Gray or Starr Hill, or craft beer in general. If you're looking for a quick, and economical, lunch, you should check them out. We'll be back I'm sure; the half-pound burger is calling me in.


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