Friday, October 23, 2009

Lots of Plaid, good burgers

Today a business associate suggested that we meet for a late lunch at the Plaid Rhino. Despite having heard some good things about this establishment I had not been before and honestly had some reservations. I kept having flashes of a traumatic experience with a Chucky Cheese's a few years ago...But, I reluctantly agreed.

I'll be honest the decor and dining area was much nicer than I thought that it would be. They do have a gaming area with arcade games, but it's pretty well separated from the main dining area. Nothing like a Chucky Cheese experience, that's a big positive!

We started with an order of chips and salsa, nothing special about the chips, but the salsa was good. It was a chunky house made salsa with fresh tomatoes, onions, chilies, cilantro and lime juice.

This place is known for their burgers, so there's no way I was getting anything else. They have a number of specialty burgers, but one thing I like is that they offer a standard hamburger bun, a wheat bun or a sourdough roll.

The Plaid Rhino is one of the few places in town that grinds their own hamburger meat daily. I decided on one of the signature burgers the Savannah Sunset Burger on a the sourdough roll. It's a half pound patty cooked to order (med-well), with lettuce, tomato, pickles, pepper jack cheese and the kicker - a sunny side up fried egg tops everything off. I asked them to hold the tomato and put a couple of slices of bacon on my burger. I had skipped breakfast so it was lunch and breakfast all rolled into one artery clogging goodness.

This burger isn't all for show, it's a really good burger... It's just as messy as it looks and isn't that pretty much how a good burger should be?

It was served with a side of seasoned fries, nothing special, but they were crispy.

Over all I was really impressed with the Plaid Rhino, it may be partly because I didn't have any expectations before arriving.

I think we may have a new contender for the 'Burg's Best Burger.

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  1. The Bloomin' Onion Burger is my Plaid Rhino favorite! If you like blue cheese, you'll love this burger!

  2. I don't think the Plaid Rhino grinds their own hamburger meat.


  4. I love the Plaid Rhino for their pasta dishes! My husband and daughter love the burgers! The staff is awesome and the managers are the best! Fun place with great food! I love the logo!

  5. Awesome! It seems as if everyone is hung on the burgers...rightfully so, they are delicious. You will either need SEVERAL trips to enjoy everything, or one heck of an appetite. I can't find anything I do not like. I keep going back to the Salmon BLT and my wife ALWAYS orders the Shrimp Diablo (incredible and you can get it hotter if you wish). You could honestly be blind and throw a dart at the menu and be very satisfied with your selection... Great job, keep it up!