By Amanda Rogers
The Food: Burgers, tacos, chicken, breakfast combos
The Story: The stars at Hat Creek Burger Company are definitely the chargrilled burgers. This place is NOT all hat and no cattle, they have bragging rights.
The Big Hat Combo ($11) boasts a burger with a pair of chargrilled patties with cheese on each layer, sweet barbecue sauce and crunchy bacon. This burger is everything we want in a burger and never get at fast-food places.
The combo included sweet potato fries (50 cents extra for the upgrade from regular fries) that were hand-sliced, just a little crisp on the outside and soft, tender and flavorful inside. Good stuff!
Also included was a kid-sized milkshake, and the Birthday Cake shake was creamy, very vanilla and had sprinkles.
The four-piece Flashers ($4) were chicken nuggets that were pretty standard, as were the fried pickles ($5).
The Atmosphere: Hat Creek has indoor seating, but the best seats in the house are on the large covered patio. Big garage door style windows roll up or closed, depending on the weather. The large play place is a kid magnet. Order at the counter and wait for your name to be called when your order is ready.
Beer, wine and hard seltzer are also available.
The Details: 3321 E. Broad St.; 817-405-2979; hatcreekburgers.com; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday
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