Burger Boss

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Burger Boss – 334A Highett Road, Highett, Victoria, Australia
Big Boss
Dress Code:
7 minutes
Would we recommend:
Don’t expect much

Located on a suburban street that looks like it’s stuck in the 70’s, Burger Boss is one of the few modern shops that is injecting some new life into the area. Having only recently opened their doors, Burger Boss is a place where for $4.40 (YES only $4.40!), you can get a Cheese Burger with all the necessary trimmings. They also pump out 6 types of burgers along with a BLT and a Sloppy Joe. With limited seating for eating-in, this place is more of a “call-in and pick up your order” joint. But, for those slightly less motivated individuals who really don’t want to battle the elements for picking up dinner, you’ll be glad to hear that Burger Boss also does home deliveries. The staff are laid back, friendly and every burger is made to order, allowing your mind to wonder and dream of beef, bacon and burger goodness whilst you wait. We went for the Big Boss that came on a simple hamburger bun with one 100% beef pattie, bacon, egg, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, fresh tomato, pickles, American mustard and tomato sauce.

“I love egg on a burger, I love mustard on a burger and, I’ve grown to love pickle on my burger. However, I dont think I’ve had all 3 on a burger before, and the reason why is: it doesn’t work. The egg adds a really creamy and soft texture which, is in stark contrast to the sharp bite of the pickle and mustard that all combined make for a strange taste. The beef was chopped, packed really fine and was cooked a little too long making it quite tough and chewy. On a really positive note, they served up possibly the best onion rings I’ve ever had and I would possibly consider coming back just for them.”
“This burger could of been a contender, I mean it! When the thing you specialise in is primarily burgers, you should have that knock-out factor. The burger had everything I love in burgers – pickles, mustard, bacon, onion and, oddly enough it was a forgettable burger. The pattie was OK, with an alright amount of seasoning, but probably lacked some vital fat flavours to really give it any edge. The bun was the most disappointing part to it; it tasted and felt ordinary (like a supermarket bun) leaving me shattered. This burger really has potential, and I only suspect maybe because it’s still early days the lovely gents at Burger Boss will nail this burger in the time to come. The fries were good and with the extra Boss Sauce for dipping, got even better.”
“In a nutshell, the burger reeked of blandness. It brought many promises to the table but really didn’t deliver any of them. It’s sad for me to say, but the most dominant taste was carbon. The bacon was slightly over done and the bun was left on the grill for too long. They have this stuff called Boss Sauce (I paid extra for it to dip into my chips), and in my opinion it should come standard in their signature, “Boss Burger”. It would at least give them a point of difference and create an iconic flavour for their shop (refer to Grill’d Herb Mayonnaise and all the maniacs in love with it if you doubt me). I did thieve an onion ring or two from D and yes, they were damn good. Because they’ve only recently opened we should cut them some slack, but at least from now the only way is up baby.”
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Simply cannot be a contender in the Burger stakes with such a poor, mass produced bun!

ozsaffa ( April 18, 2012 at 12:11 )

Sorry, but when I get a burger I don’t want damper, sourdough or briosh style bun. Bring on the old school!!!

GeorgeF ( April 23, 2012 at 13:32 )

I love the burgers at this place. And the boss burger DOES have the boss sauce in it, Its the best. Perfect hamburger buns for a proper burger joint. The crinkle cut chips are great too. I have tried most of the burgers and love them all. Good to see beetroot back, and the sloppy Joe is amazing!!!

Tex ( April 23, 2012 at 13:48 )

I live just near these guys and i think they do pretty damn well for an old school, sub $10 burger. I like the soft bun, you dont get any backslide, unlike some of the crunchy artisan rubbish that seems to score the big review points. Their double bacon cheese is artery-clogging good too!

Klaus ( May 1, 2012 at 16:19 )

This is the best onion burgers I have ever had. There are no skmipy meat patties on these burgers and each one is cooked to perfection. If you havent tried Don’s Burgers you are missing out on a real treat. Also, each and every employee I have dealt with there have been very friendly and helpful. They make certain you are happy with what you order and have the best wait staff of any restraunt that I know of! Keep up the good work ! Thanks, Robert Moore

Tylin ( June 16, 2012 at 17:40 )

I really like the burgers (and the crinkle-cut chips).
Yes it doesnt have enough ‘kick’ but this is what I would have my burger (and the crinkle-cut chips). The only downside was just the bun, i wish they had a better bun, but that could mean an increase in price. But nonetheless, I still would go back for more burger (and the crinkle-cut chips).
To top it up, staff attitude was the BEST!
Love it love it love it!

Auggie ( August 17, 2012 at 19:25 )

Simply the best burgers in Australia!

Margo ( August 24, 2012 at 10:30 )

You guys are way too harsh, this is a great burger joint. And whilst you’re only rating the burger, I rate the service too…friendly & fast, ALWAYS.

Anonymous ( February 17, 2013 at 16:35 )

I am yet to have a bad burger here. The staff are also so friendly, plenty of atmosphere for a tiny joint. Do the burger challenge if you dare!

Diego ( April 30, 2013 at 09:38 )

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