Monday, August 12, 2013

Chuckwagon Review

This is the seventh in a series of posts for Michigan 2013.
Other posts in this series include: Lumber Jack, Pink Pony, Chippewa Hotel, Twist n SproutsPancake House, and Island Slice Pizzeria.

One of the places I was most excited about checking out on the Island was the Chuckwagon. I mean who doesn't love a good burger place where the locals like to eat? The Chuckwagon has that in spades.

The interior is small but comfy. There are plenty of seats to be had at the counter, where you can watch the burgers be grilled on the flattop. 

And who doesn't love an "I love Bacon" sign? 

Rodeo Burger ($7.75)
1/3 lb patty, pepper jack, bacon, grilled onions, BBQ sauce

I went with the Rodeo, which was prototypically sweet and savory. They don't ask for the desired temp of the burger, which was cooked well-done, but it was properly seasoned and juicy. The BBQ sauce provided the sweet element to the burger, with the onions and bacon adding some savory heft to the patty. The pepper jack gave a spicy kick as well. The Challah roll held all of the ingredients together nicely. All burgers and sandwiches came with some ruffled potato chips as well.

Black Russian ($7.50)
Smoked turkey, bacon, Swiss, slaw, 1000 Island, grilled rye 

The GF went with the Black Russian, which had heft from the bacon and turkey. The Swiss cheese and slaw provided a perfectly creamy element to the nicely grilled sandwich. The 1000 Island dressing provided that vinegary tang that makes it all come together.

If you're looking for a decent burger or a sandwich in a comfortable atmosphere, look no further than the Chuckwagon. It wasn't the best burger I've ever had, but it was definitely one of the better ones!

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