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Mighty Fine Burgers - Arbor Walk


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Mighty Fine Burgers - Arbor Walk

amysuehere | Dec 10, 2007 10:19 AM

Ventured in today for lunch, as the choices in this neck of the woods is pretty miserable.

First off, you can tell this is a Rudy's sister store from the decor, to the way you order, to the staff behind the counter. I will also say that Mighty Fine is to burgers what Rudy's is to bbq.

Let me also say this place was PACKED!

You line up like you do at Rudy's with the switchback and folks behind the counter holler for you to come up. You have a choice of a regular (1/2 pound) or a junior (1/4 pound) with or without cheese. Then pick "yellow" "white" "red" or a combination of condiments. Lettuce, pickles (which are crinkle, but then sliced into strips), onion, tomato are all complimentary with a small fee for jalapeños or bacon. In-store, hand cut crinkle fries are the only side option.

I opted for the junior, cheese, loaded, yellow and crinkle fries. My order was written on a bag and then went through a circular assembly line of workers. They have a large refrigerated room where two men were forming the fresh-ground patties.

Took it to go, but ambiance is that of Rudy's with large picnic tables and instead of bbq bottles they decorate with ketchup, mustard and mayo jars. There is Tabasco, sea salt and Lawry’s season salt on the tables.

Plump (but just a little dry) burger was well made and, although a little on the bland side, (would have easily been fixed had I stayed and put a smidge of Lawry’s on it) came with very fresh veggies (haven't seen a tomato that red in a while), better than average American cheese, and a lovely toasted bun.

Crinkle fries were very good (I did season those before I left) and were very thin, which made them crisp on the outside and tender in. Lovely fresh flavor, not too greasy and more than enough to share with two other office workers.

Although I didn't have one due to the cold weather, the fresh squeezed lemonade (in a clear container at the front of the line) smelled wonderful as I passed and I saw more than a few homemade chocolate shakes coming out.

Total for my meal was the typical $5 rule and for the price was certainly worth what I got.

Will I go back? Absolutely, considering I'm basically across the street. Will it beat out Casino el Camino or Fran’s? No, but I now can trade off between Top Notch and Mighty Fine for a burger option in this area.

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