There's another one we can mark off the big list of places we have been meaning to try. I had driven by Griff's near the intersection of S.W. Military Drive and Pleasanton (or as people around her say, Plehzington Road) many times and I may have heard a few guys at work mention the place is good for a burger.
Today was the day and we zipped in for a quick bite. Not too bad.
Inside, the place looked clean but bare. There were just a few posters showing menu items and that was about it as far as atmosphere goes. There are some places (Lord's, Chris Madrid, Luther's, to name a few) where you can spend the entire time you are waiting for your burger gawking at memorabilia. Griff's is more of a fast food place - Burger King without the awkward personality.
When we ordered the place was empty so I thought it might go pretty fast. I was wrong. The drive thru lane clearly takes precedence, so we waited a bit to get our food, and when we did get it, they had forgotten to drop the onion rings Eva ordered.
Eva had the fish sandwich. She was fairly disappointed given that it seemed a bit overcooked. You know my rule: Never send anything back to the kitchen.
When her rings did arrive, they were better than some other fast food places, but given that they had forgotten them when we ordered, you'd have thought they would be piping hot. Not so. Still, not a totally loss as onion rings go.
I did get an order of Jalapeno Poppers just to try them out, and they were actually wonderful. Though again, I question why they were not served hot but rather just warm, they were still better than what you get from Sonic or Church's. It was my lucky day. And, add to the list the fries that were closer to cold than warm. Do these people not at least own a heat lamp?
I ordered the double cheeseburger and aside from the meat possibly being overcooked for my tastes, it was actually a really good burger. The bun was done right, it was served hot, cheese melted and it stayed together when I started taking bites from it.
I'm not going to plan an outing or anything but I think I would go back to Griff's and I think what I would do is go through the drive thru and order the burger and some jalapeno poppers but skip the other stuff.
Have you tried Griff's? Did you have a good experience? Is there another place we need to add to our long list of burger places to check out when we get around to it? Leave a comment, won't you?