First post for the Great Dallas Burger Search. This won't have any personal photos because I went to this one prior to thinking I should post about this. But I have found a few around the wide wide world of interwebs.
This would be my first time to go back to Snuffer's in over a year. I remember when I lived in Addison that the Snuffer's on Midway was not only a great burger but a great atmosphere. This time I attended a different Snuffers in the area and was excited to see how it compared when paying attention to the meal instead of just going and eating and lollygagging. Pursuant to the rules, I ordered a Classic Cheeseburger (1/2lb) and an order of Cheese Fries. No option was chosen as the Green Chili Cheeseburger would have changed enough not to be the standard burger for comparison.
No longer use this bun
Let's get to the point. I was underwhelmed. First off the heart of the burger, the meat was undercooked and therefore extremely greasy. Normally that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, but a well cooked (not necessarily well done) burger patty doesn't have just a ton of grease. The lettuce/onion/pickle didn't taste particularly fresh, but didn't hurt the burger. Due to the fact that Snuffer's uses shredded lettuce, you really couldn't get a good taste for the crispness that iceberg can provide. The bun is also different from what I remembered. They now use one covered in poppy seeds instead of sesame seeds. This wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't for the fact that it is covered in poppy seeds...covered.
Poppy Seed Bun on a Bacon Cheeseburger
These made the bun actually gritty in your mouth and really made me wish for a standard bun. Overall experience of the burger was very 'eh'. You could tell the meat wasn't frozen, which was awesome...but I really can't say that I enjoyed it.
But the Cheese Fries....holy moly. Snuffer's cheese fries almost made up for all the wrongs of the burger. A massive bowl of fries smothered in cheese...rich aged cheddar cheese. And unlike many places that once you get through the top layer of cheese you are left with just a bunch of soggy fries, Snuffer's layers the cheese making every bite filled with awesome cheesy-ness.
Overall, I give the Snuffer's burger:
3 out of 5I would have given it a 2, but seriously the Cheese Fries cloud your mind. It makes Snuffer's a place I'd be willing to go back to simply to muddle a way through a sub-par burger in order to get the fries. I think ordering the green chili cheese burger would add enough flavor to the burger to make it a much more enjoyable experience. They do a great job with the atmosphere and have booths that could seat 12-15 people, so large groups are welcome.
That's the first one, I tried to keep it fair and concise. What do you think? Do you enjoy Snuffer's? What about Cheese Fries?