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Monday, December 23, 2013

Flipdaddy's


Our 40th Review
Official Review #40



7453 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 in Mariemont
Newport, Kentucky.
They have 3 Total Locations


513.272.2337

Update #2  We just made another visit to Flipdaddy's in Newport, Kentucky we tried the Flipdaddy again,  the 1st time was a few years ago, it was much better than the one during Cincinnati Burger week, and much better than our 1st visit years ago, good enough to move it into the 10th spot on our top 10 list.

Update #1  We went here during Cincinnati Burger week 2018, we tried the Beer Cheese Burger, it was very good, we definitely can recommend it & will return here again soon.

We chose Flipdaddy's because of several people recommending them, & after reading a lot of reviews on the place, the reviews seemed to be up & down, a lot of good ones, &  a lot of so-so reviews, so we were in Mariemont & decided to give it a try.
Here is what they claim their burgers are, We have our very own awesome proprietary blend of premium quality cuts of brisket, short rib, and chuck. Years of research, tasting and tweaking went into creating this blend. Plus, our beef is never frozen, sourced locally and delivered daily. The result: the ultra-fresh, beefed-up burger you’re about to enjoy. We all ordered the Flipdaddy without cheese. & we all ordered sides of Mac n cheese.
* The Flipdaddy: $8.99  served with Fries.
The quintessential, classic American burger served with lettuce, tomato, onion and a pickle. A little retro, but always cool and always delicious. Add cheese if you please for $1.00.
Grilled macaroni and cheese: $3.99 

The Bun was very good, it appeared to be a Brioche Bun, which is our favorite burger bun, & it's the best-looking bun you can find for a burger.
The bun was a bit big & thick for the flatter meat, either beef up the beef, or get a less thick bun to match the meat, it kind of overwhelms the meat flavor too much.
The meat was a fairly good-sized piece & mine was medium well, but we could not tell much difference in the flavor of the well-done burgers & the ones that were not, 1 member of our group even asked if it was a frozen patty, but Flipdaddy's claims it is not, & sticks to the above description.

The meat was slightly overdone on all of our Burgers, it did have the appearance of a Frozen Patty, but it had a pretty good taste to it, not great, not awesome, but good.

The Pickles on it were very good, along with fresh tasting lettuce, tomato & onion.
The Fries were also good, everyone agreed that this was a pretty good overall tasting Burger, not a top 5, & maybe not even top 10, but still, a Good Burger & everyone said, they would come here to get one again, & maybe try out another type.

We all ordered the Mac n Cheese which is Grilled, they put a pile of Cheddar cheese on the Griddle & Brown it, then throw on the Mac, & Pile more Cheddar on top, then flip it over to brown the other side, we all loved it, & Thought it to be one of the best we've had anywhere, they also put it on a burger for you.

The Place was a very nice looking, newer looking sports bar, with several Tv's to watch, the girl that took our order was very nice, very clean place inside.

Final Thoughts: We would come here again for this Burger, as it was good, even though it's not top 5 & probably won't make our top 10, it's still good, & we recommend you try it, along with a Mac n Cheese, we have so many excellent burgers on our top 10 list, it's not a sin if a burger can't crack the list, that does not mean they are not good burgers though, so try this one out & see for yourself.

Final Rating: 8.7* (Try it out-above Average/Good to Very Good)

Next Tasty Review: Putter's Tavern, Located at, 5723 Signal Hill Drive, Milford, Ohio







Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WhackBurger

Our 39th Review
Official Review #39


715 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky 41011

859.360.3361

This place was recommended to us by many of our readers of our blog, so I checked it out online, & read many reviews on it from several other sources, overall, the reviews were all good, several people claimed it to be the best Burger around, or the best they've ever had, so we had to try it out, it's located in the Heart of downtown Covington on Madison Avenue, in the heart of the business district, parking is tough, but worth it, find a spot & go in, the decor is not awesome or great, but who cares, your there to eat.

We went on a Tuesday night, & to our surprise it was their 2 Burgers for $10 night.
They have 14 different Gourmet Burgers on the Menu, so many to choose from, we ordered a variety, so we could test out as many as possible.
We ordered a Classic: $9.95 is the normal price, with Bacon, Provolone, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Peppercorn Mayo, I got the WhackBurger: $9.95 is the normal price, with, Bacon, Onion, Jalapeno Peppers, Provolone, & their Secret sauce, the Fried Green Tomato: $9.95 normal price, with, a Fried Green Tomato, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Bacon & Malt Vinegar Mayo, & the SuperCuban: $9.95 normal price, with, Smoked Ham, Swiss, Provolone, pickles & Spicy Mustard, we all tried out a bite from each burger, before finishing our own off.

Mine was the WhackBurger, the 1st bite of it, was nice & Juicy & fresh tasting, the Jalapenos were popping in my mouth right away, they were very hot, hotter than I would normally like them, but the Burger was so delicious, it did'nt matter, overall, my Favorite was the Classic, but all were excellent Burgers, & we all agreed, one of the best we have had anywhere, the meat had a Flame broiled taste to them, like you cooked them at home on an outdoor grill, I love that flavor in my meat, whether, it's steak or burgers.

The Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & all the extras on our Burgers were all fresh tasting & good, the Bun, was also good, it did not fall apart, & had a good taste, the Burgers were also very big, not too thick, but still a good sized thickness to them, everyone loved their burgers, & everyone elses, every bite, made you want more, they were just excellent tasting, with all the juiciness in them, & 1 Burger is a full meal, we did not order Fries or anything else, but the Burger filled us all.

Surprising everyone were all in agreement, that each Burger was awesome.

I can't wait to return & try some other combinations of burgers here,

I have read dozens & dozens of reviews on many other websites about this place, & most were overall good, of course, as with any business, there were some bad reviews & people that just did not like the Burgers here, I have to say, that anyone, that says, these burgers are not good, I would never, ever trust their review or opinion on Burgers again, because even though many claim this is the best burger ever anywhere, we all are in agreement, these are excellent Burgers, either way, whether they are the best or not, you can't deny they are excellent, so people that place bad reviews of these online, are either not Burger eaters or just had an unusually bad experience, because trust us all, you want a good burger, this is one for sure that is at the top of our list.

Final Thoughts: We all agree, one of the best burgers, we've ever tried anywhere, excellent flavor & taste to it, nice flame grilled flavor, with many choices, go on Tuesday's for 2 for $10 night, I can understand how anyone could call this the best burger around, it's right at the top of any burger list

Final Rating: 9.0* (Exceptional-Must try it)

Next Tasty Review: Just going to see where our travels take us into Cincinnati, & N. Kentucky, & pick one of the top locations on our large list.




Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hoss's Steak & Sea House

Our 38th Review
Official Review #38

This is another out of Town, Vacation Review


1140 YORK ROAD GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA 17325

717.337.2961

This was one of many places we tried while on our 4 day trip here to Gettysburg & area, This is Located just a bit out of the main part of town, I had the Deluxe Cheeseburger & salad bar & my Wife had a Chopped Steak & Salad Bar, I took my burger & Fries home, as I filled up on the bar, they had very good, white chicken chili, The Texas chili was good also, the salad was very good, lot's of choices, & lot's of soups & other items, they had sugar free dessert's that my wife could eat, I did not get to try the soft serve ice cream as the lady re-filling everything, just could not keep up with it all by herself, the Manager needed to see this & address the issue, I had my Burger & fries, late the next day, & it was excellent, fries also were tasty & good, I could not believe that keeping it until the following day, that it would taste so good, now I wish I had tried it out, while it was hot & fresh, this was our last night here, or I would have ate here again, next year, this will be one of our Favorite places to come back for Lunch & Dinner, the prices were also reasonable for everything we had, my Wife really enjoyed the Chopped Steak & baked potato, we both would eat here again on our next trip, probably a couple of times, the service was also good, but the Salad Bar lady, needs help, Mr. Manager, next time I will let him know this, but hopefully they will read it here, so don't hesitate to eat here.

Final Thoughts: It seems we have had a hard time finding excellent or even Very good places to eat in Gettysburg, especially Burgers, but this place hit on all cylinders for all the food we had, I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Gettysburg area, we surely will return & I will do a more in depth Burger review next year & update this review.

Final Review: 8.0* (Try it -above Average/Good to VG)

Next Tasty Review: We will choose from our long list of places & pick one of the highest rated Burger places in Cincinnati on our next trip there, before Christmas.




Ernie's Texas Lunch

Our 37th Review
Official Review #37

This is another out of Town, Vacation Review


58 Chambersburg StreetGettysburgPennsylvania 17325-1101

717.334.1970

My Wife & I, had Lunch here, while vacationing in Gettysburg Pa. the parking is the worst part, we barely got a spot on the street, as it's located in the middle of the business district, nice looking little place, good service, nice waitress, I got the Deluxe Burger, the Texas Weiner that has chili & Onions & Mustard, & Fries, my Wife got the Bean Soup, & & she also got the Texas dog, the Texas Weiner was very good, the Burger was pretty average, nothing at all to call home about, the taste was plain & flat,  the fries also average, I had read in several other reviews here, that all 3 items were very good & had to be ordered, so I did, but to me, nothing special, the Dog was good, I would go back for it, my Wife's Bean Soup looked great, but tasted about as plain as it could get, she added a good amount of pepper & salt & it helped some, nice little spot to eat Lunch, but I would only go back for the Texas weiner, prices were very good.

Final Thoughts: Only The Texas Weiner was good for us, everything else, was just plain as it could be, the place looks great & if it had a great Burger & Fries, would be an awesome place to eat, but they just did not cut it with the Burger at all, I would never recommend this Burger to anyone, they dress it up, so that you can't taste the bland meat on it.

Final Rating: 2.5* (Don't Bother/Awful) Find another place for a better Burger, although, we have yet to find one in Gettysburg, so if anyone has any suggestions for a great Burger in the area, leave us a message as we love Gettysburg & will return again in the future, next year.

Next Tasty Review: Hoss's Steak&Sea House

Lincoln Diner

Our 36th Review
Official Review #36


32 Carlisle StreetGettysburgPennsylvania 17325-1800

717.334.3900


My Wife & I went to Gettysburg Pa. on a 4 day & Night trip, we stayed at a very nice Bed & Breakfast in the middle of town, we could walk to most of the restaurants & other places to see, We were out late 1 night, & this was the only place we could find open, it was 24 hours, it was around 1am or so, all young girls working, including our new waitress being trained, by another young girl, that was obnoxious, an not treating the new trainee very nice, or giving her the best training, another young girl, in street clothes was sitting in a booth in back, & kept going behind the counter getting drinks for herself, & the other girls talked to her alnight, while we were there, & they were very loud.
I got a Deluxe Burger & Fries, can't remember the cost, my Wife, the Chopped Steak Dinner, the steak had way too many spices in it, & the taste of bay leaves on it, was just overwhelming, as I tested out her steak, & I love a lot of spices on my steak, but this one, had way too much, neither of us cared much at all for the steak, my Burger was about as thin a slice as they get, I think they beat Frisch's thin meat back home on a Big Boy, with a thick bun and loaded with lettuce, tomato & onion, so I could not even taste the meat, so I cut some off & ate it with nothing else, and it had no taste at all, very, very plain meat, we would not order either of these items ever again here, I've seen some good reviews on this place, on Tripadvisor, but it's definitely not the chopped steak or burgers, no way, I can't see them getting any better, maybe the day & early evening shifts, may have some more experienced waitresses, but the Manager & or Owner, should make a late night visit on occasion & rein in the young ladies that are not providing the proper atmosphere for any type of nice dining experience for vacationers, I would only recommend this place as a last resort late night meal, if you can't find a Mcdonald's, or something else open late.


Final Thoughts: I will give this place a break since it was after midnight on a weeknight,  it does have a lot of other decent reviews, but it also has just as many bad ones, like our's, so I think the service food, could be hit  miss here, the owners are solely responsible for letting this go on, if it continues, this place will not remain open  lose money  business, the Burger was too thin,  no taste to it, the Bun too big  & thick, & too much lettuce & tomato  things on it.
We plan to return next year to Gettysburg again, but this place will not see our business or our money, it was so bad, I would never give them another chance or recommend it for anyone else.


Final Rating: 2.0 and that's being nice & generous. (Still Would'nt Bother)

Next Tasty Review: Ernie's Texas Lunch in Gettysburg Pa.

No Photos on this one, none are needed, the food is not worth it, so neither are the photos of it.