There are several excellent places to get a burger in the Petroplex, but if what you are looking at is the quality of the food (while ignoring the price tag), Grub Burger in Midland is hard to beat. The burgers are always fantastic, not least because they make their own buns. As a bonus, there are great choices for anybody in your group who doesn’t want beef. The kids and I went today for lunch and it was, as always, fantastic.
There are two problems with this place. I hinted at the first one earlier– the prices are fairly high for hamburgers. Then again, this isn’t McDonalds. The second problem is a me thing- I like a gritty, grubby, greasy place to get my burger. This place is, well, nice. It has more the vibe of an upscale bar/restaurant than a place to get a burger. Take those comments in context, though, because I have been a couple of dozen times now. Clearly, I have found a way to deal with my concerns. Here is what the place looks like:
As soon as you go in, pick up a menu and decide what you want while standing in line. You order at the counter, they give you a buzzer, and then they bring food to you. Do make sure to keep the buzzer on the table since that is how the locator system works. The menu looks like this:
There is a bar, but this is very much a family friendly restaurant with a bar attached rather than a bar which also happens to serve food. My normal go-to dish is You’re My Boy Blue, which is your basic burger plus blue cheese, a fried egg, and other goodness. It truly is fantastic, and it is what I intended to order when I walked in there. However, something new caught my eye. I tried the Thai Noodle Salad. I know. I know. I promised you a review of a burger joint and I wound up with a salad. It doesn’t make sense to me either. However, that’s part of what is so fantastic about this place. There is always new stuff I want to try. The salad looked like this:
Lots of noodles, lots of greens, avocado, juicy chicken that was well seasoned, and noodles. It was also huge, and it hit the spot. My older son, however, wins at life for ordering the Lockhart Legend. It comes with bacon, onion rings (on the burger), barbeque sauce, and cheese. He does have them leave the cheese off. The fries they serve are another hug bonus about this place. They are always crispy and they get to the table still hot.
My younger child elected for the kids portion of macaroni and cheese, and he seemed happy enough. This place is a great spot. Just keep your mind straight- this is a great restaurant that serves burgers rather than a burger joint.