By Amanda Rogers
The Food: Burgers, chicken sandwiches, milkshakes
The Story: If you’re looking for a juicy, two-fisted burger, Hideout Burgers should be your first thought. All the burgers are half-pound monsters, except for the ones on the kids’ menu, which are only 1/4 pound.
The Bacon Chili Cheeseburger ($8.75) was a big boy, literally oozing chili out the sides of the bun, that almost resembled a sloppy joe. It arrived with a knife and fork, in case that tells you anything. The mild, bean-less chili was the perfect accent for the fresh toppings. Despite its size, my dining buddy had no trouble cleaning his plate and putting away a full basket of sweet potato fries ($4.95 for the whole basket, $2.75 for half).
We had our choice of plain or sweetened sweet potato fries and went with the sweetened, which were lightly dusted with cinnamon to add just a touch more flavor to the nicely-cooked crinkle fries.
My other buddy took the advice of the lady behind the counter and chose the Mushroom Swiss Burger ($6.95) with all the toppings. He devoured this juicy burger, pointing out that the pile of fresh toppings was even taller than the big burger.
He got a half order of onion rings ($2.75 for half basket, $4.95 for full basket), and we both wished that he had gotten the full. These lightly breaded and seasoned onion rings are some of the best in town, and come with a cup of ranch dressing for dipping.
I wanted to try something different, so ordered the Chicken Strip Meal ($7.95), which came with a half basket of fries, Texas toast and white gravy for dipping.
The five tender strips were lightly coated in the same delicious breading as the onion rings, and the shoestring, skin-on fries were nicely done.
For dessert, we had to try the Double Chocolate Milkshake ($3.99), chocolate ice cream with Hershey’s syrup drizzled over it and whipped cream on top. Yum!
The Atmosphere: Hideout Burgers is a wide-open, strip-center diner with a dozen booths and half-dozen tables. Check out the chalkboard menu, order at the counter and fill your cup at the self-serve drink fountain.
The Details: 2751 E. Broad St., Suite 123; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 817-453-5959; hideoutburgers.com
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