I’ve been very good lately when it comes to eating healthily (translation: lots of salads). But last Thursday, I was in the mood to get my grub on and eat some greasy, good-but-not-good-for-you food. I had driven by Jeffrey’s Hamburgers in Menlo Park once, and it piqued my interest. According to its website, Jeffrey’s hand makes and grounds its certified Angus beef burgers every day. I was game for trying it out.
Dish of Choice
I ordered the mushroom burger, which comes with mushrooms sauteed in fresh garlic and soy sauce. You can order your burger cooked the way you like, so I ordered mine medium rare with a slice of swiss cheese. I also ordered the single size of chili cheese fries and a regular soda. My bill came out to about $15, including tax.
The patty itself was thick, and the meat was tender and juicy. It tastes like a burger that your mother would make for you at home. No commercial taste. If you love mushrooms, then you will love this burger because it was smothered in mushrooms, just like the menu said. The soy sauce used to saute the mushrooms add an extra savoriness to the burger.
I like the fact that the chili cheese fries were served with actually chili with beans instead of meat sauce, and real cheese instead of cheese sauce from a can. The chili cheese fries were filling enough to be a meal on their own if upgraded to the basket size.
Jeffrey’s Hamburgers has the theme of a 1950s/1960s dinner and malt shop, with music from that era playing over the speakers and vintage Coca-Cola signs and memorabilia on the walls. There is also a cool mural of a red classic car painted on the right wall of the main dining room. It’s a casual restaurant to go grab a burger or a milkshake with family and friends in a welcoming, nostalgic atmosphere.
Jeffrey’s Hamburgers is located at 888 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. It also has a location at 42 South B Street in San Mateo. Hours for both locations are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call the Menlo Park location at (650) 322-1959 or visit jeffreyshamburgers.com.