Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Hooters 4 out of 10

I think we all know what the main attraction is to Hooters but we wanted to see if they know how to make a good hamburger.  The locations of this Hooters is the Jacksonville Landing which by itself is a great place to check out and enjoy the view when sitting outside.

But for us the main purpose are not the different views you can enjoy at Hooters but if they know how to make a Hamburger.  Again I would like to point out that for myself I'm looking for the burger that stands out. Sadly the burger at Hooters did not stand out at all.  Even though it was not a bad burger, the first thing that disappointed me was that the burger was not medium cooked as I ordered it.  Second if you look at it from the picture it looked like a burger you can get at any kind of fast food restaurant.  Even though it was their BBQ burger nothing about it was special.  Don't get me wrong, it was a good burger, well average burger.  Compared to all places we have reviewed so far I have to say I was maybe used to very good hamburgers and it will be tough for any kind of restaurant to stand out or even top them.  For sure, Hooters did not accomplish that.

As you can already see from the picture the whole presentation felt fast food to me.  There was nothing special about the bun, nothing special about the burger.  My rating for this place will be 4 out of 10. I was not impressed with it and for sure was not the burger I was looking for, which is the one that stands out of the crowd, this one was just one of them.

Hooters on Urbanspoon

Thursday, January 19, 2012

River City Brewing company 7 out of 10

 Today our burger adventure took us to the very scenic restaurant by the river.  We had to check out if a classy restaurant is able to produce a good burger.
First I have to say that the place itself shows class and to my surprise a very reasonable lunch menu.  In addition to the atmosphere you get a gorgeous view of our river and city.  But enough of that, the important aspect is, can they make a good burger?
I have to say I didn't expect the hamburger to taste as homemade as it did.  We asked if they burgers were done fresh and were told, they are handmade fresh daily.
As you can see the hamburger not only looked good, but tasted great.  You could really taste that it came of a grill and in my case, asking for medium, was perfectly medium cooked. The burger was topped with mushrooms and were also perfectly done.  The salad tasted fresh and the fries were very good as well.  I rated them a 7 out of 10 and would recommend this burger to anybody who wants a good one in addition to a great dining experience with a wonderful view of our city.

River City Brewing Company on Urbanspoon

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hunt club 7 stars out of 10

The hunt club is located at 6426 Bowden Rd. , their site is
My first impression was, wow, different kind of place.  You are greeted with deer heads on the wall and a bunch of hunter memorabilia around. My first thoughts were, oh yes, they should know a good burger.
Seeing antillope burger and elk burger on the menu really got me exited, sadly, haven't been able to try them yet, they always been out, but I will and once I do I will update this post.

But back to the burger that they did have.  I've ordered the double barrel burger and as you can see from the picture, a good looking burger and size.  As you can see I ordered the Cajun spice fries with it.  Now to the taste test.  The burger was very good.  I liked the spices they used and also the freshness of it.  I wish mine would have been a bit more moist, but the other burgergeek had a more moist one.  His review should be posted pretty soon.
The bacon was crisp and plenty of it.  The staff was nice and friendly.  I will give them a rating of 7 out of 10 because I wish my burger was a bit more moist and being there twice, not having what you offer on your menu, talking about the elk and antiloppe burger rubbed me a little wrong.  I might give them a higher rating once I tasted them, because I do look for the burgers out of the norm.
Hunt Club Subs n Grill on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Appetites Cafe 7 stars out of 10

 Our first contender was the Appetite cafe located at 815 S. Main Street.  First impressions were that it is a very nice and clean cafe.  A very homy look, which i like. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Now to the important aspect, which this blog is all about.  They only serve burgers 2 or 3 days a week.  Why do you ask, well they are homemade.  In this blog we try to find the places that stand out from the crowd.
I think if you look at the picture of my hamburger it speaks for itself.  Almost picture perfect how a burger should look.  Not only was I impressed how the burger looked and how fast they made it for me.  The burger tasted very freshly made and the toppings, lettuce, pickle in my case tasted very fresh.  The burger itself tasted very good, homemade and the spices used were a great combo in it. The kaiser bun tasted fresh and a perfect match for it.
In my personal view the only negative thing was that you couldn't get french fries but had to get chips or coleslaw, which was home made as well and oh yes, very good as well, not your typical coleslaw.
In all I have to say I highly recommend this if you like burgers.  To make our recommendations a bit easier to follow I think we'll give the places a rating.  I would have to give them a 7 out of 10. With 10 of course being the highest.  We'll see how the other burgergeeks rate it, but this one is mine.

The burgergeeks

Welcome to the BurgerGeeks Blog site.  On this site we share our experiences that we encountered finding the best burger in Jacksonville Florida. The group consists so far of 4 work buddies who one day came up with the question:  What is the best burger in town?
Up to the challenge we thought, well, lets find the best burger in Jacksonville.  Each of us will give their opinion what we thought of the burger we tasted.  We all have different views what makes a good hamburger, but we agreed on that we are looking for to total package.
Was the burger freshly made?
Did the burger represent what was on the menu?
Was the burger out of the norm?
Would we recommend it to our friends?
This will not be a scientific adventure like so many other food blogs are, but just your normal Joe blow giving his honest opinion about a burger.
We are open to any suggestion you might have for a good burger restaurant in the Jacksonville area for us to try.

Thank you for checking us out and hopefully you will enjoy our blog and it will help you find the best burger beautiful Jacksonville Florida.

The BurgerGeeks