Who’s Got Oswego’s Most Bone Fide Burger?

Here's our take on where to go to find hamburger heaven.

When it comes to a meaty topic such as this burger battle, it's difficult to cover all angles since there is such a wide range of personal preferences when it comes to ordering. Picking out a burger is as individual a task as picking out your wardrobe. No one’s taste is similar.

In order to keep my audience happy, I decided to take a special approach to this segment. I tackled the specialty burger at each eatery and judged the beef, buns, condiments, and toppings.

123 W Washington St
“Addictive food” is part of their slogan and it’s no joke. I ordered a Kobe Beef Burger and was served a fancy combination of American Wagyu beef, cheddar cheese, home-made pickels, onions, and lettuce all on a great-tasting toasted herb egg bun.

The beef was rich, tender and juicy until the very last bite. The fries were soft and tasted great in combination with this elite burger. The service was fast, the atmosphere was friendly and will definitely keep me coming back.

THE GOOD: The highly regarded meat could not be beat.
THE BAD: Nothing

4571 State Route 71

I was fortunate to make it to this tavern on a Sunday, when all meals are half off their regular price. I gladly sat by the bar and ordered a Howey Burger. A short while later I received a medium-sized dish with a lot of toppings on a bun.

I was a little weary of the taste but, nevertheless,  I dug in. An explosion of bacon, mushroom, grilled onions, tomato and lettuce hit my mouth. The meat was well done and  although the toppings were all over the map, somehow, it all worked well together. The pickle and the fries were also great with the meal.

THE GOOD: It was a strange combination of toppings for my taste, but it made for a delectable version of a Howey burger.
THE BAD: Nothing

69 Main Street

I hit this family restaurant with high hopes of finishing my quest with a bacon and cheese burger. However, I was taken aback by the number of people also interested in consuming some grub. Oswego Family Restaurant was so packed I could hardly make it to the back to take a seat at a stool, but when I did, I was overwhelmed and feeling a bit claustrophobic.

After receiving my order to go, I prepared to dig in. I ordered my beef well done and was very happy with the moisture still in the beef. The flavor was good and I enjoyed the heroic toppings this burger champ came with. The bacon, tomato, pickles and lettuce all worked very well together but failed to make a lasting impression.

THE GOOD: This was a good version of the bacon and cheese burger.
THE BAD: I could not consume my food comfortably in this packed eatery.

THE WINNER: After hitting up a late-night tavern, an upscale bar and family restaurant, I found that the eatery with the best burger has to be Tap House Grill with their unmatched Kobe Beef Burger.

trevor rennick May 22, 2011 at 02:08 PM
bristol tap with out a doubt hands down the champ of burgers in the west subs!!!!
Robert J. Gryder August 23, 2011 at 04:36 AM
If you want a nice, fat, delicious burger with all the drip and flavor you gotta get the double at Mr. Beef and Gyros.


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