Last week I was fortunate enough to visit Patty Burger in Lake Orion, MI with a group of bloggers and foodies. Luckily someone pointed out that it's actually in a strip mall on the east side of Baldwin Rd, a little bit north of I-75 or Brown Rd.
I'd noticed it before, since it's near where I live, but was kind of saving it for a date-night since the first thing I could see from the parking lot was the bar. They also promote lots of Happy Hour specials on their Facebook. But we may be back sooner rather than later, as Monday is also Kids Eat Free night! Now that I've visited, I would totally be comfortable taking my kids here.
On our visit, we started out taking some picture of some of the fabulous food and drinks. They've got a great menu of milkshakes available with or without a splash of alcohol to bring it up a notch. Completely worth noting, you can get a FREE milkshake with the purchase of a burger, salad or wrap on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays through November 26!
As we moved to the meal part of our evening, we had to divvy up the drinks and things we'd been taking pictures of, and I got to have a delicious sangria beer. They have a nice selection of craft beers, but the sangria beer is really more fruit and sweetness than beer - totally to my liking! It was delicious.
Don't get me wrong, the burger was good. But those pickles!!! Super yum! They were bread & butter pickle slices, deep fried in magic, and served hot and crispy. Several of us shared the pickles, the cheese curds, and the onion rings, and they were all great. I do have to say I'm admittedly a big lover of appetizers anyway, but they really stole the show here. I also had a few bites of the buffalo and the bbq salads, and while the shape was originally a little odd (no one I was chatting with had seen such a pile of salad before) they were both delicious.
I was almost ready to give my overall impression, but I would have missed telling you about the one dish that almost got me back to Patty Burger already - Patty's Sweet Bites. OMG. As a bit of a connoisseur of fried dough, I've got to say that these were a little more dough (like monkey bread?) than doughnut. And that is not any sort of complaint. These little beauties of heavenly carbs fried in sweet unicorn tears were served with a raspberry, chocolate, and caramel dipping sauces. After multiple samples of each sauce, I've decided the chocolate was my favorite. On that day. I think. I think more research is necessary ;)
I'm looking forward to heading back to Patty Burger soon, and I'm glad Lake Orion has a new place that isn't on every corner. The original Patty Burger is in Chicago, so most of us around here haven't tried it yet.
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I received my tasting meal for free at Patty Burger in exchange for sharing my experience. All opinions are my own.