I have been hearing a lot about Boogie's Burgers lately, and since I am always up for a good burger, we decided to give it a go on a recent lazy Saturday afternoon. Boogie's has been around since 1969 and it looks every inch of it. It kind of reminds me of an arcade/roller rink/friend's parents' rec room of the late 70's to mid 80's. right down to the bright blue and bright orange painted walls, the old school arcade games by the front door, those frosted gold- tinted lampshades (you know the ones I am talking about), autographed photos of random celebrities, such as Pee Wee Herman, Kid Rock and Pat "Joey Jeremiah" Mastrioianni. This is as far from a bland chain restaurant as you can get, and that is a good thing!
We ordered our burgers at the front counter and then sat down at one of the few tables in the place. Since it was the middle of the afternoon and we hadn't eaten anything all day, we both opted for the double burger. The burgers come with lettuce, tomatoes, Boogie's signature red sauce, and raw or fried onions. As you probably know, I absolutely detest raw onions so I was happy that I had this choice. After we sat down, we started to look over the menu that was sitting on the table and the milkshakes just sounded amazing, so we each ordered one - chocolate for Cory and creamsicle for me.
Unlike most chain restaurants, all the food at Boogie's is fresh and cooked to order, so expect a short wait. But trust me on this, it will be sooo worth it. My creamsicle milkshake was crazy good, and my burger was everything a good burger should be. This is a good ol' fashioned - messy - sauce dripping down your arm - lettuce in your hair - crumbs in your lap - kind of burger. The burger was huge, I will probably get a single patty burger the next time (and there will be a next time.) The sesame bun that it came on was very fresh. To me, a stale bun is just a deal breaker. If you aren't into red meat, there are other choices such as veggie, salmon or chicken burgers, as well as yam chips, onion rings and french fries, and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. Prices start at $ 4.50 for a single patty burger and the milkshakes are $3.75 - and they are made from real ice cream, not the sweetened Crisco or whatever the fast food places are trying to pass off as a milkshake.
Boogie's has a quirky, retro charm to it, with real food, cooked by real people. If you are ever in the mood to feel like you have taken a short trip on a time machine, Boogie's is the place.
908 Edmonton Trail NE
Tags: Restaurant Reviews, Burgers