By John Griffin
Posted on 28 February 2011.
Tags: burgers, Fattboy Burgers & Dogs, fries, hot dogs, restaurant reviews, San Antonio burgers, San Antonio dining
The burgers at Fattboy Burgers are fat and juicy.
Fattboy Burgers & Dogs sells, you guessed it, burgers and hot dogs. Big, fat burgers and dogs. It’s simple, yet it works. Beautifully.
The meat for the burgers is Angus beef, never frozen, so it has a fresher taste that seems to burst in your mouth. Plus, you can get it topped with any number of wonderful toppings, including grilled mushrooms, grilled jalapeños, grilled onions and relish. A few others, such as avocado, are available for slightly extra.
If you’ve been longing for the fabled burger that drips down your hands when you bite into it, this is it. Some might call it greasy, but the better word is juicy.
If anyone still remembers the slang word, “phat,” it applies.
The all-beef hot dog is served sizzling hot with plenty of onion, relish and mustard as ordered, and is an old-fashioned pleasure.
The fries are full of real potato flavor, but they are cut in different sized pieces, leaving the larger ones a little limper than the crunchy, tinier pieces.
There’s also a chicken sandwich on the menu, and it may be as good as the burger, but why bother?
One drawback: On both visits, I ordered a burger with bacon and made no mention of cheese. Both times the burger arrived coated with cheese. On the first visit, the owner apologized for the mistake. I realize I’m in a minority on cheeseburgers, which means that I’ll have to be more specific on my next visit, which I hope is soon.
Fattboy Burgers & Dogs
2345 Vance Jackson Road
Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday