Our neighborhood is undergoing massive changes. Store front after store front is coming up for sale, mostly being replaced by bars and restaurants. It’s sad. It’s exciting. It’s controversial. But when it’s 5pm and I haven’t planned any dinner, it is quite nice to have more food options within walking distance.
Last week, we were lucky enough to have a good friend visiting, and a future family member in town as well, so we all met up and went to dinner at Royal Burger. We’d been a few times before, but I think they’ve finally hit their stride. We got there around 6 (a.k.a. baby hour, as shown by the baby present in every other party at the restaurant), and by 6:30 the entire place was packed. They have great burgers, solid fries, and decadent floats, as well as delicious salads. Another key to their success is that they’ve managed to strike a nice balance between casual and hip, making it a great place to grab a bite no matter who you are.
One thing to note: all of their burgers are cooked medium well unless you specify otherwise. Our server didn’t even ask. (She was just a teeny tiny bit surly though, so perhaps it was her?)