January 20, 2018

WRR: Best Burger

Is it the weekend, yet?

I wish it was. To pretend it is, I’m posting my first Weekend Restaurant Review now. On Wednesday. Yeah. In the middle of the freakin’ week.


Best Burger is a little joint in North Salt Lake that’s pinned between a Taco Time and a Wendy’s. On my way to a meeting, I was short on time and short on fuel, and fast food was all I could see…until I rounded the building and saw Best Burger. And who wouldn’t want to eat the “best” burger?

Two observations, then:

1. I’m on diet, and that means no more fries, less bacon and onion rings (among other things), and fewer burgers. In general, fewer things that are naturally delicious. So this meal was “just” a burger.

2.  I had to wait for a really long time to get a simple burger.

Never fear, though, the wait was mostly worth it. Sporting a sign that proclaims that all burgers are made after the order is taken (in contrast to the pre-made and frozen patty that has made Mickey D’s famous), truly, they can stand by this assertion. I sat in a drive-thru lane for at least seven minutes for my simple “no bacon, no onion rings, no nothing but burger” burger.

The verdict? I’d give it a 6 out of 10, which ain’t too shabby, but definitely isn’t the “best” burger. It’s a patty of one-third a pound of beef, cooked slightly medium, topped with fresh ingredients, and a spongy, tasty bun. I liked it. But it wasn’t that good.

Will I be back? Likely. But not until my diet is over and I can add some of the toppings that I’ve since heard make Best Burger the best burger.

Food: 6/10
Service: 4/10
Atmosphere: 7/10 because it’s supposed to be a hole in the wall, so…

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About Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. You can follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas. He is active on social media, Republican politics, and has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can reach him directly at dan.burton@gmail.com

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