Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries: "Indulge on Fries, and oh yeah, build a burger" Top 5 Page for this destination Costa Mesa Restaurant Tip by marinarena
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Located at the Metrpointe Shopping center, just steps from South Coast Plaza, is Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fires, one of a growing number of "build your own burger" joints sweeping the nation. However, the main reason to come here is for the fresh cut fries, cooked to perfection nearly every time, always in peanut oil, the best to happen to fries besides olive oil! Oh that golden crisp, and the flavor that come with!!
Burger wise, Boardwalk is not bad- just no comparison at all to the ever popular In-and-Out and 5 Guys chains- ones with which Boardwalk cannot compete. I have been won over by the addition of the turkey burger to the menu. Beyond burgers, the chicken wraps are very good and filling. For vegetarians, there is a veggie patty offered as well, however, if you are very concerned about the veggie patty being cooked on the same grill as the regular hamburgers, don't bother ordering!
If you want to have junk food without quite as much junk, there are some options to to do here. For example, you can (1)have your burger with a lot veggies fixings (a great variety- from grilled mushrooms and onions, (2) choose either a burger OR fries, (3) just get a salad without the good fattening stuff (less/no dressing, cheese an bacon)
Wait service times can be a bit long from time to time but it's worth the wait to indulge a guilty but not quite sinful pleasure.
Boardwalk has locations mainly on the east coast. The Costa Mesa location is the only one on the west coast, as of this time of this review.*2011
Favorite Dish: fries!! a regular size is really like a large to choose wisely!!
Address: 901 South Coast Drive, Suite 170C Costa Mesa , CA
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: at the Metropointe (off South Coast Drive and Bear St)
Price: less than US$10
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