Neighborhood: St. Claude
Ambiance: Dive Bar with good selection of beer on tap, good tunes, outdoor seating available, video games available
Burgers Ordered: The Boxcar Burger & Southern Pacific (veggie)
Price of the Burger: $ 9.00
Price of the Veggie Burger: $9.50
Size of the Burger: 6 oz
With an overall score of 7.10 and taste of 7, everyone agreed this is a solid, but not spectacular, burger. They do have several specialty burgers and a significant beer list.
Boxcar Burger: 7.10
The biggest strength was the bun, which was squishy and delightful.
The patty was a nice piece of Louisiana grown grass fed beef that is cooked to medium unless specified otherwise. Many enjoyed the patty, but some remarked that it didn't stand up as well when tasted independently of the rest of the burger.
Bun to Meat Ratio: 5.8
The bun-to-meat ratio was inconsistent across burgers. For some, there was an unwelcome bun protrusion surrounding the burger, causing several bites of bun only. Others found their meat to be well distributed across the bun. This was most true for the veggie burgers, whose patty was more malleable.
Standard Toppings: 5.5
The burger came with tomato, lettuce, and onion on the side, which were pretty standard fare. Several eaters are anti-onion, and though the onion was presented on the side, the onion taste permeated across to the tomato, infusing the tomato with a hint of oniony taste.
The burgers were cooked fairly accurately as ordered. Some came out more medium and some more medium-well.
The burger was $9, plus an extra dollar for cheese, fries, and the like, which seemed pretty standard price for this type of burger.
The servers were friendly and well-meaning, but there was one significant blunder where one burger orderer did not receive her burger until well after the rest of the group had finished theirs.
Overall, it seemed the group wouldn't complain if someone suggested returning to have this burger again, but it would not be a destination on its own.
Southern Pacific: 7.5
Bun to Meat Ratio: 8
Standard Toppings: 7.5
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