Ok so I finally tried it, Classic Burger Joint– the place everyone has been going bananas about.
Let me begin: The place sure is busy- packed- the waiter seating people was totally acting like a bouncer- I mean he had to-people just won’t take no for an answer- everyone wants to eat at Classic- so I got super excited when my friend and I got a seat.
The concept– they succeeded in really giving this place the classic diner feel- especially with the glass coke bottles
The menu is short- but straight to the point-burgers, fries and some appetizers, so we had chicken tenders and they were damn good, just the right crispiness and temperature.
The Cheese Classic Burger- Did not live up to it’s hype. Why? Because when I envision a classic burger I imagine a thick meat patty, that’s just my number one rule,and so the patty was pretty thin on this one and the meat tasted like your everyday meat you can make at home. And I’ve heard so much about this burger that I thought this was gonna be an experience- and well it was average.
What does make this burger special however is the amount of good, real, cheddar cheese that makes everyone go.. YUM! But you see that’s not enough to make a burger complete, the ingredients have to flow and well, they couldn’t with a tasteless meat patty. Frankly, Bob’s diner’s burger beats this burger and so do many other burgers in this city.
Ok so the fries are good but not to-die-for~ The place is pretty cheap compared to the rest- 40,000LL for two classic burgers, two pops and chicken tenders. Unfortunately, they were very understaffed, the food arrived on time, but the waiter was hard to catch.
Would I go there again, probably if I was in the area, but would I intentionally go there again- No.
To be fair: My friend LOVED it.
The verdict- OVERRATED.