Review: Cheezburger Cafe

I thought I had a meltdown.

I had a bunch of reviews in the queue, the pictures all lined up on my iPhone.  Then, I decided to test the developer’s kit for iOS5… and poof. They were gone.  Apple released a new version, I upgraded again and much to my joy, they were back.

Crisis averted, and you get pictures with reviews again.  Whew.

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Cheezburger Cafe shares a space with Skip’s Bagel Deli next door, but beyond the connection, the two have little in common.  Cheezburger Cafe (no LOLcats harmed in the making of this burger) is in a strip mall in Mason.  It’s not glamorous, but they serve a darn tasty burger at a good price.

You can order a burger any way you want to, or you can order one of their “specialty” burgers (a Mainliner, which is a take off of a Big Boy sandwich or the Orient Burger with Teriyaki sauce– you get the idea).  When The Better Half and I go out and try new burgers, we generally each do the same thing:  I get a variant on a barbecue burger (think barbecue sauce, onions, cheese) and he gets a traditional cheeseburger: lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard.  We pretty much stuck with this standard when we ordered at Cheezburger Cafe.

The Better Half got his standard burger– as described above– but added a fried egg and bacon.  He really liked it for several reasons: the meat wasn’t frozen, the flavor was good, and the burger was an approachable size.  So many times burgers with fried eggs on them are so monstrous and messy that you can’t eat it without a fork and knife.  This one was the perfect size.

PhotoI went for a barbecue burger– caramelized onions, barbecue sauce, and bacon.  I also liked it because of the size– just perfect.  Not too big, not too small.

They have a variety of sides, but we chose Cajun-style fries, which were nice– hot from the fryer and a little spicy and salty.  A little different, but a good companion to the burgers.

Our bill, in total, was $18 for two people: two burgers, one fry, and two drinks.  They have a take-out special where you can get a burger and fry for $4.50, and kids’ specials throughout the week.  If you’re up for a challenge, they do one of those “eat this gigantic burger in a certain number of minutes and it’s free” deals:  in their case, a triple cheeseburger, a fry and a 20 oz milkshake.  The record is 1:50.  Yes, that’s one minute and 50 seconds.  Crazy, huh?

So: good place for a work lunch, a casual meal, or a meal with family.  Don’t expect amazing ambiance: you’ll get everything you need in that burger and fries.  We’ll definitely be back.

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  • owensga

    As usual, looks like a 5th grader writing a review.

    • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com julie

      Considering the newspaper is written at a fourth grade level, I suppose I’m ahead of the curve, right?

      Ah, the bravery that is instilled in some people by the Internet. I’m certain you wouldn’t say that to me if I were in front of you.

    • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com Julie

      Considering the newspaper is written at a fourth grade level, I suppose I’m ahead of the curve, right?

      Ah, the bravery that is instilled in some people by the Internet. I’m certain you wouldn’t say any of the things you’ve said to me if I were in front of you.

  • Kevin LeMaster

    Don’t listen to that loser, Julie.  This is a well-done review, as usual.  Too many haters in this town!