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Burger Jones First Impression

Tammy, Mazie and I joined my sister-in-law Angie, Mazie’s cousin Nora and Grandma Olson for lunch at Burger Jones today. We’d been meaning to try out Burger Jones since before it even opened and this was our first opportunity.

Burger Jones

First impression was good, but unfortunately the whole experience just stayed there at just good. I got a burger because, hey, you’re at Burger Jones. I ordered the burger medium, but it came well without any pink at all. It was a pretty uninspiring burger and I would take a burger of my own off of the Big Green Egg most any day. We also tried the cheese curds as they were supposed to be very good. They were pretty good, when they had cheese in them. The way they were prepared made a lot of the cheese come out of the breading. Mazie and I decided to give the Nutella Malt a try and it was good, but how can you do a malt wrong. Lastly everyone split the stack of fries trying the regular fries, sweet potato fries (my absolute favorite) and waffle-cheese fry. The sweet potato fries seemed like they came right off of a Sysco truck and into a fryer. Another yawn.

For the cost, I would have expected something better. It was all fine, and everyone left happy, but there wasn’t anything about the food that left me wanting to return quickly.


  1. That’s unfortunate, was expecting (actually hoping) that it was going to be good. Thanks for the review Jamie!

  2. Eric Johansen

    July 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Very much our same impression. Although I do highly recommend the turkey burger. I’ve never had one with that type of consistency (it was very, very finely ground). Pretty tasty. Don’t forget the $6+ beers…yikes!

  3. Resident MarketWatch burger expert Phil Whipps, mentioned that he enjoyed Smashburger a lot more than than Burger Jones.

  4. Thanks for the info. Felt the same and also liked Smashburger and, oddly, the cheeseburger at the 112 Eatery. I think it’s time to put a heat resistant decal of a grail onto the Big Green Egg.

  5. Ya know burgers are like pizza — you can have a lot of favorites. I don’t think there is any one “perfect” burger, it depends what you are looking for at that moment. I mean, Lion’s Tap throws a stunning cheeseburger, but only for that kind of burger. Zelo is a favorite of Tammy’s, very good as well.

    I just felt that Burger Jones missed the mark in the context it was looking for. Again, not bad. I’d have no problem meeting some people there for a beer and burger (aside from the overpriced menu), but, you can do a lot better.

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