The smell of sweet potato fries is the very first thing you notice upon walking into Park Burger. This fairly tiny building is a little cramped for how popular it’s become, but that’s OK, the food is worth the wait. The waiting service is friendly enough, they hand you one small menu, food on one side, beer on the other, and take you to your seat. And that’s where the magic happens.
The more you read about the burger options, the more mouthwatering madness sets in. Smack dab in the middle of the page are their specialties; the Frenchy Burger catches your eye, 1/3 lb. patty, brie, ham. Brie on a burger? It’s amazing. But you decide to go for the Croquet burger with a fried egg, ham, and swiss. And sweet potato fries. When you can get them, you have to get them, and at Park Burger, they don’t cost an arm and a leg.
The options here are much the same at most burger places, only here it feels more refined. There’s a slew of options, from the four types of burger (beef, veggie, buffalo and turkey) then add-ons and other goodies. But you have to order one of the specialty burgers; those are their tried and true stalwart burgers, and since you want a burger, you might as well try something new. That is the beauty about burgers, they are so adaptable, so complex that there is always something new to try.
Health conscious? Gluten restriction? No problem! There is a turkey burger, a veggie burger, and you have the option to get your burger on a plate of mixed greens. A bit hard to eat off of, but just having an option is great, and they give you a whole plate, a mini-salad if you will, not just two leaves of lettuce.
Now it’s time for a price breakdown. If you go for all the fixin’s and drinks and fries, you’re looking at about a $14 meal per person. Basically, burgers are $7-9 apiece, drinks are about $2 ($3-7 for their various beers), and the fries are $4 for a basket for the table.