Sunday, June 27, 2010

Beach Burger

Beach Burger

19102 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Set inside a shopping plaza on Beach Boulevard, Beach Burger is a 1950’s retro blast from the past. This freestanding burger joint looks much like we would have imagined. Upon entering the building we were bombarded with images of Elvis Priestly, Jimmy

Dean, and a retro car that doubled as an extra large booth. The classic black and white checkered soda shop look added to the 50’s style memorabilia. The menu is located right above the counter in easy to read print. They stuck to the basics, burgers, cheeseburgers, chicken, and fries. We agreed one of the best things about this place were the choices of “specialty burgers”- worth the $1 or $2 more.

We decided to split two specialty burgers and a vegetarian burger to start. Valerie, the vegetarian in the group, had decided to rate the veggie burgers. We ordered the Western Burger and the Avocado Bacon Burger.

The Order

  • Western Burger had extra crispy bacon, BBQ sauce, pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and deep fried onion rings.

  • Bacon and Avocado Burger had Thousand Island dressing, extra crispy bacon, fresh avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion.

Counter Service

  • A polite, friendly counter girl
  • Order taken correctly
  • Given a number to be called

The Atmosphere

  • Plenty of counter space and stools, restaurant seats approximately 50 people.
  • There was a retro Elvis statue behind the extra large car booth.
  • Clean restaurant, except there was a bus bucket of dirty dishes at the end of the counter.

Food Stain

  • Within five minutes we received our order, however it took another two minutes after that for us to find some plastic knives.
  • The burgers were well wrapped so we were able to keep them together while we cut them.
  • The buns had sesame seeds and were slightly buttered and toasted.
  • The burgers, about ¼ lb of meat, were cooked through and through (on what seemed to be a flat top grill), were extremely juicy.
The Western Burger: Good

  • Too much BBQ sauce for personal taste.
  • The onion rings that they put on this burger were the best.
  • The burger also was a little greasy; however it fit right in with that 50’s style feel.
  • This burger is a hardy burger
The Avocado and Bacon Burger: Smooth and Refreshing

  • Burger was also a tad bit greasy
  • Bacon was extra crispy and the avocado was extremely fresh and good made up for this.
Veggie Burger: one of Valerie’s favorites

  • Soy based
  • Grilled with some butter and doesn’t taste flat.
  • Seasoned well
With the amount of toppings you get on these burgers the $5 price point is well worth it.

Overall the group was extremely satisfied with the price of the burger compared to what we got. Beach Burger took some serious time to make their establishment give off the right ambience to get us in the mood for burgers. It is a go back to for sure. Please make a note there is no alcohol at this establishment, but they do serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is worth a trip away from the downtown Huntington Beach area to try.

1 comment:

  1. Do they offer seating that is not within a 10 meter radius of the creepy Elvis statue?