Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bobby's Burger Palace: Cherry Hill Review

The GF and I were in Cherry Hill to do some shopping. Having never had the chance to venture to the UCity Bobby's Burger Palace, I was excited to see another outpost in the Cherry Hill Mall.

There's a retro-chic American vibe at Bobby's Burger Palace, with friendly servers and quick service. Alas, at this Cherry Hill location, there is no alcohol served. So while the milkshakes are in virgin territory, the food was what I was more interested in.

After ordering, you're given a number to set on your table so the servers can bring the food to you. Fountain sodas are to the back - they even have Fresca!

There's a condiment caddy containing jalapeno, chipotle ketchup, and Bobby's Burger sauce. The latter is similar to Bobby's steak sauce at Bobby Flay Steak, without as much horseradish.

Philadelphia [$7.95]
Angus burger, provolone, griddle onions, hot peppers

You get to crunchify all of the burgers for free - so why not? The addition of potato chips is so Americana and provides some extra texture in each bite. Ordered medium-rare, this came out perfectly, with a salty crust on the beef. The provolone and griddled onions showcased the Philadelphia cheesesteak taste just right. The addition of hot peppers helped to add some brightness and acidity.

Bobby Blue [$7.95]
Angus burger, blue cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato  

The GF got the Bobby Blue, which provided a hefty bite of funky blue, crisp bacon, and juicy beef. The sesame-seeded bun housed it all quite well. The pickle helped to offset the savory richness of each burger bite.

Griddled Pimento Cheese & Bacon [$7.50]
Pimento cheese, bacon, tomato

I had to try their pimento grilled cheese - which was just as spectacular. We're talking about simple white bread here, but it's buttered and griddled nicely. The spicy pimento cheese finished on the tip of the tongue. The heft of the bacon and the acidity of the tomato balanced each other nicely.

Half & Half [$4.50]
French fries, beer-battered onion rings

We got a side of half french fries and half onion rings. The beer-battered onion rings had nice maltiness, but unfortunately wasn't as crunchy as I would have preferred. The fries were crunchy and well-seasoned however.

So if you're shopping in Cherry Hill, I wouldn't hesitate to stop by Bobby's Burger Palace. The service is great - in fact, the manager stopped by multiple tables to make sure everyone's meal was great. It's not elevated cuisine by any means, but that's not the intent. It's good ol' American comfort food - delicious and well-executed.

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