January 3, 2012

BBF Travels: Steak 'n Shake

This Christmas vacation, after much anticipation, I made it to Steak 'n Shake, a fast-food burger joint, known for its titular steakburgers and milkshakes.  This particular one is in Fredericksburg, Virginia, which I passed through in that special holiday I-95 traffic hell.  Needless to say, it was a welcome break from the stop-and-go.

Steak 'n Shake approaches the fast-food dining experience a little differently, with not only a drive-through and a bustling take out counter, but a sit-down restaurant too.  Our food took a great while to come, so I'm not sure if they're pulling off the marriage of the two.  A fast-food burger with the sit-down dinner wait.  Hmm...

But once it came, the food was good!  The burger is made with a mix of sirloin, round, and T-bone, with a myriad of varieties.  I stuck to a cheese steakburger.  Although there is one they mix butter into.  Mmmm).  I had a vanilla milkshake too and was pleased as punch.

So after I digested my steakburger and thought on it for a few days, I decided 5 Guys is better.  I'm glad I can cross Steak 'n Shake off the obscure burger chain list, and it is better road food than McDonald's, Wendy's, etc. but locally I'm glad we have our 5 Guys.