Bites Nearby: Bobby's Burger Palace

Another burger joint opens, with unique flavor combinations to offer patrons in College Park.

It's owned by Bobby Flay. So you would expect no less than the best burger you've ever tasted, since he is, after all, the grill master.

Bobby's Burger Palace opened last week in College Park who lined the doors to try the newest restaurant in the city.

I finally tried it Friday, and the line was still long, but once I ordered, the food came out within five minutes.

My Napa Valley Burger arrived — covered in goat cheese with watercress and a Meyer lemon honey mustard. It was absolutely amazing and I pretty much devoured it. It was incredibly rich, but the acidity in the honey mustard did cut through some of the richness of the goat cheese.

When I go next time I might try the Miami burger — with ham, swiss and pickles or the Dallas burger — spice-crusted, with BBQ sauce, coleslaw and Monterey Jack.

I didn't crunchify my burger, Flay's signature touch, which means potato chips are added to the burger for that extra crunch.

His fries were classic, nothing to call home about, but served with a fry sauce that's mayo-based.

The other items yet to be available at are their spiked milkshakes — vanilla caramel bourbon, pineapple coconut rum and mocha kahlúa vodka. Can't wait to try those!

Where: 8150 Baltimore Avenue in College Park at The Varsity.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.  to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Price: $5.50 to $8.50 for burgers and salads.

So when you go, tell us what you got and what you think about the food.

Dave Mayfield October 23, 2011 at 11:47 AM
I'm a burger junkie and finally found time to go to the BBP on K Street NW last Sunday evening, shortly before they closed. Fortunately there were no lines. I wasn't impressed either w/the staff or w/the burger + onion rings. Maybe because it had been a long day and/or because they were about to close, the service was rushed, impersonal, and "came w/attitude". My burger--the basic--was not medium rare, as I had requested, and the onion rings were rubbery and tasted like they had been fried the day before and then microwaved. There's alot of burger competition in the West End/Dupont Circle area, and based on my experience @ BBP, I[m not planning to go back.


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