Oh mama, I’ve finally found a local burger place that knows how to make a burger. Mad Mike’s knows what they are doing and that includes making french fries. The wife and I had gone to the local camper and RV show and I decided to try this place for lunch on the way home. I’ve read a couple of reviews and there was also a story in our local paper about the restaurant’s opening.
As you pull in you can definitely tell the building is an old Mexican taco place. The parking lot was pretty full and when we walked in, most of the tables were full and there were six to eight people milling around waiting on their orders. We decided what we wanted and my wife sat down at an open table for two. I decided on the Big Tex which has two patties (all their burger is Black Angus), bacon, fried onion straws, tomato and lettuce with just a little barbecue sauce.
The wife who is not into eating a half pound burger, went with the regular cheeseburger. Both were cooked all the way through (which they must be for her to eat) and yet they were still very juicy. They had crusty edges on them, which I really like on a burger. They have a whole list of fixings you can get on your burger at no extra charge. This is how the burger looked when I was half-way through it.
Since visiting this Mad Mike’s and never finishing the review and posting it, a new location opened less than two miles from our house. The wife and I made a trip over and I again went with the Big Tex, but this time on a pretzel bun.
The last couple of years all I ever hear when it comes to burgers is Five Guys. Let me say this, Mad Mike’s is much, much better than anything I have had at that other place. Again the fries were perfect and the medium size was more than enough for both of us. These really remind me of the fries at one of my favorite hot dog places, Hot Dog Heaven in Amherst, Ohio.
Get yourself to Mad Mike’s and eat some up!