Monday, October 27, 2008

Urban Burger Company - Rockville, MD

A few weeks back it was decided that Urban Burger would be the choice for dinner. It is located in Rockville in the Rock Creek Village shopping center. The closest metro stop is Rockville on the red line.

It's in a quiet neighborhood shopping center with a ton of parking. Sorry, no outdoor seating!

You order at the counter, and they call your name when your order is done.

The interior is spacious, and the tables aren't too close together. I don't think anyone likes to be packed in so they're eating with the table next to them. It's also very clean looking.

They have a fixens bar with the normal stuff (i.e. lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc), a shelf with a bunch of different hot sauces, and another shelf with random books to read while you grub.

What's nice about this neighborhood burger joint is that it feels like a homey place with books to relax and read, and 2 large bulliten boards filled with business cards and fliers for whatever services there are in the area.

Ok onto the food!! Obviously burgers are the highlight of the place, so they have a little process on what kind of burger you can get.
Step 1: Pick a Meat (Angus, Chicken, Bratwurst, Bowl, or Veggie). All are $5.34 except the bowl for $8.
Step 2: Pick a Style (Urban BBQ, Savannah, Frank's Favorite, Blazin' Saddle, So-Cal, or Bleu Bayou). These are all $1 extra.
Step 3: Pick Extra Stuff (american cheese, chedder cheese, mushrooms, BBQ beans, chili, avocado, etc). These are $0.50 extra.

As our starter, we ordered the 'Redneck Fondue' for $5. It's 2-meat chili with 3-cheese sauce. It was yummmmmy.

It came with fresh, spiced tortilla chips that were thin, crispy, and warm. I liked the spice on it too to give it a little kick.

The bf ordered the 'Blazin' Saddle on Angus Beef with mushrooms". It was a good sized burger, and they don't skimp on the toppings at all. This was was slightly messy to eat, but the bun was nice and buttery, and the angus beef flavor is always so much better than a regular beef patty. However because chili can have an overpowering flavor you couldn't taste the mushrooms or the cheese.

I ordered 'Frank's Favorite with Angus Beef'. Once again the Angus meat is just good on it's own. The onion rings were yummy, but the mushrooms didn't have much flavor.

Overall, I thought the burgers were good, but not mind-blowing. If it wasn't for the angus meat, then the burgers would be super mediocre because of the lack of seasoning. The fondue was delicious though, and I like the place and the people that work there. Perhaps next time I won't pile so much onto my burger because sometimes that can take away from the the joy of a 'simple' burger.

I would recommend this place to those that want a casual meal, but don't want to have a server, or don't want to hit up a fast food drive through. The place is relatively inexpensive with the most expensive items being $8. They were also on the Washingtonian's Cheap Eats list for 2008. They do offer other items like salads, for those who do not want a burger. It is also accomodating to vegaterians by offering a veggie burger option.

HOURS
EVERYDAY
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

5566 Norbeck Rd.
Rockville, MD 20853
301-460-0050
Website

Urban Burger Company on Urbanspoon

9 comments:

Tim Wood said...

You forgot to mention the DRAFT Old Dominion Root Beer! It's my primary reason for going to Urban Burger. Wonderful root beer from a refrigerated keg, not a fountain, yummy!

Dskco said...

Tim- I had no idea! Thanks for the tip, I am a fan of root beer, so that sounds awesome. Sometimes I forget about ordering drinks when I go out to eat. I'll try it next time!

DC Food Lover said...

This place sounds good. You should try Z-Burger in DC in the Tenley Town area next as a great burger joint. Great food, 75 milkshake flavors, and free wi-fi. What more could you want?!?!

Dskco said...

DC food lover - Holy crap! They have 75 milkshake flavors?! Thanks for letting me know, I'd love to check that place out

Tim Wood said...

Cheeburger Cheeburger has 75 milkshake flavors as well. They can be combined for a possible 378,000 flavor combinations! Decent burgers and fries too.

Dskco said...

They do?! I love Cheeburger Cheeburger. I've only been there maybe 2-3 times and I've always just gotten my burger to go and never even looked at the rest of the menu. I've been missing out! Thanks again guys, I'll have to try Z Burger, and pay Cheeburger Cheeburger another visit and get a milkshake for sure

Dskco said...

Oh yeah Tim, I tried Urban Burger's root beer float, and their tap root beer is awesome, thanks for telling me about it

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Great American Food with a Peruvian Flavor....

Only at www.YumBurgers.com