Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, August 2015

Last night I had a hot date. She has curly blonde hair, big blue eyes and uses a high-chair. :)

For this this Daddy / Daughter date night, I chose Bad Daddy's for four major reasons.
1) The food/service is usually fast
2) The food is delicious.
3) They serve hot dogs -- my daughter LOVES hot dogs.
4) My wife is out of town and I was too lazy to cook.

Fortunately, it was a Monday night in Birkdale, so there was no line (if you go on a Friday night, you'll probably have to wait). After we were seated, and my daughter was given some crayons, the waitress asked if I'd like something to drink. Being unfamiliar with the beers on tap, I chose my old standby: a bottle of Sam Adams Boston Lager...

They were out of Sam Adams Boston Lager! (False advertising!!!)

Fortunately, they had a Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout, so the meal was saved. :)

The server came back with my beer, took our orders, and left us to color on the children's menu. As I looked around, I was surprised by the number of televisions. Did you know that there are at least FOUR sports channels?  Me neither -- I cut the cable years ago.

Hot dogs and strawberries
were dipped in ketchup.
About 10 minutes after ordering our meal arrived. I used the "Create Your Own Burger" feature and got a burger featuring a 7 oz. beef patty, white cheddar cheese, grilled onions and BUTTERMILK FRIED BACON. Yes, battered and fried bacon is on the menu. I also ordered the sweet potato fries to share with my toddler. My daughter had the hot dog with a side of fruit. It had a nice selection of strawberries, grapes (cut in half!), apples, cantaloupe and some pineapple.

My burger was so ridiculously large I could barely fit my mouth around it. The lettuce, pickle and tomato were ripe and fresh. The beef patty was cooked perfectly to my medium-well preference. In addition, the grilled onions were very dark, and I'm guessing they were caramelized with some balsamic vinegar.

Now we get to the buttermilk fried bacon. It was interesting, and tasty, but I don't think I'd get it again. Because of all the crispy batter (which was fried to perfection), I could barely taste the bacon. Don't get me wrong -- it was tasty. Just not the tasty I was hoping for. Next time I want something crispy on by burger, I'll probably get the onion straws.

Bad Daddy's consistently has friendly and fast service for a sit-down meal. The burger options are endless, the beer menu is expansive and it's kid friendly if you child likes burgers, hot dogs or anything drowned in ketchup. Definitely recommended if you're craving a burger.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Total: 11/15

Price: $$ (burger, beer, kids meal and tip cost us about $28) about $14 - $16 per person
Kid Friendly: Yes. High chairs, booster seats and children's menu with crayons are available. I don't know if there are changing tables in the rest rooms.

Restaurant Info:
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Birkdale Village
8625-A Lindholm Drive
Huntersville, NC  28078


Mon. – Wed. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thurs. – Fri. 11 – 12 a.m.
Sat. 8 – 12 a.m.
Sun. 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Breakfast 8 – 11 a.m. Saturday & Sunday

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