First thing that struck me was the size of the patty that went on the grill - HUUUGE. Coupled with the old school aesthetic and dirt cheap pricing, this was going to either be great - or terrible.
Onion rings were plentiful, with very thick onion making up the rings. The batter was a tiny bit over cooked, coincidentally the way I like it, but I was a bit taken aback by the chicken salt used to season them. Quality in my book, but I imagine it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
As you can tell from the pic, the burger was served in a whole focaccia - no chance of it breaking up, even if you make the rookie mistake of putting down your burger! Sadly this meant a lot of leftover bread at the end.
Flavours were very traditional burger shop, but overall... cleaner and more pronounced. Could have used twice as much bacon, it was traditional thick cut like your mum used to make. Patty had a good flavour to it and was cooked medium rare, with plenty of moisture oozing out when pressure was applied to the burg. The cheese was present but a little lost in the sheer volume of everything.
Sauces were food service tomato sauce and that ultra-white mayonnaise we all know, but they worked, especially given the generous helping of lettuce to give crispness and green feelings.
Chips were a little over cooked and smothered in the same chicken salt, so I sat them out except for the ones that had sauce/juices drip on them.
Overall, I felt that it was a good value $10 burger and chips and drink. Happy to fill this particular craving here again if I’m in the area. — ￼eating burgers at Big John's Grill. See less
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