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Guess I went to the wrong "stockyards" because my experience wasn't that great


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Guess I went to the wrong "stockyards" because my experience wasn't that great

flonie | Jul 12, 2012 10:45 PM

I've been following these boards for a while now and I've discovered that everyone has different tastes. Ironically the rave reviews about certain places "Burger Priest" "Stockyards" that were highly lauded by the masses here and on yelp weren't that great in my opinion.

Burger Priest was not bad, but I wouldn't say it was the best burger I ever had. Plus I didn't care for the wait or the overall attitude of the joint at the queen location "This is a waiting area, do not consume food here" what seemed like the pushing of religion.

On the other hand, Banh Mi Boys which I discovered on my own when they were at the waterfront market last year and closely followed their opening was a nice surprise. Though it's great alot of people like it, I didn't jump the band wagon on that because I already knew of them before they exploded onto the scene.

Anyways, back to stockyards. I've read alot of good reviews based on people's experience at Stockyards. I was really excited to go and I wasn't expecting five star dining in any way but here's what I ordered.

Classic burger combo with a home-made iced tea.

We went on a hot day 29C+ and this place doesn't have AC. We decided to stay by the front because the back was even hotter with the kitchen.

Burger was good, but as other people mentioned the bun gets soggy if you don't eat it right away. The fries were dry and cold. How they became cold I'll never understand because it wasn't busy but my fries were made to order because i asked for no salt. My dining companion's fries were also cold and his were regularly salted I presume.

The iced tea was cold, but it was 3/4 fill in the cup (I thought it was wierd they didn't put ice in there to fill it up and given that it was a hot day). Not a fan of the ginger taste, I like ginger but I don't like iced tea with ginger.

Service was kinda meh, not great but not too bad.

Did I order the wrong thing? A good burger should stand alone by itself without any bells and whistles of double patties, grilled cheese sandwiches, and the such.

Big turn off with the cold fries and iced tea. I'd like to come back to try the chicken but I don't think it's worth it. Did I go to the wrong one? Do they have a better one on the other side of St Clair?

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