BURGERGUYZ: O’Charley’s, Niles, OH

O’Charley’s Jade Schuller, serves the “Wild West Burger” to U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan.

  Tim Ryan casts his vote and helps MVBRB rate O’Charley’s burgers

By Anthony M. Fuda

The Mahoning Valley Burger Review Board (MVBRB) didn’t need legislature to decide if O’Charley’s (Niles) had a good burger, but the guys did take a vote from Congressman Tim Ryan (D-17).

    Ryan joined the MVBRB for a casual burger and then cast his ballot. The burger won favor with Tim and the guys in a landslide vote – it was a yes vote from all of us.

   O’Charley’s has restaurants in 20 states, and the Niles location is locally owned by Covelli Enterprises. The family-friendly restaurant is famous for their hot-out-of-the-oven rolls, and O’Charley’s menu features everything from the casual sandwich to entrees of Chicken, Seafood, Pasta, and Steak. They also added to their burger menu.
   With a new burger menu, we couldn’t resist giving it a try and giving the burgers our stamp of approval. They offer six 1/2 pound burgers, a turkey burger, and a griller (4 mini burgers). You can choose from a Cheeseburger (cheddar, lettuce, tomato and pickle), the Classic (lettuce, tomato, pickle), the Philly (shaved roast beef, crispy onions, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, Cajun-horseradish sauce), the Wild West (Jack cheese, bacon, onion tanglers, lettuce, tomato, Cajun horseradish), the Better Cheddar Bacon (white cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion), and a Better-with- Bacon Patty Melt (bacon, melted jack and Swiss cheeses, sauteed red onions, served on rustic Italian bread).  Filling out the rectangular plate was a good portion of thick fries.
Coach, Kruzer, and U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, prepare to sample the O’Charley’s burgers.

After entering the restaurant and being guided to our table, we were pleasantly greeted by our server Jade Schuller, and the burger feast commenced.

   The majority of us ordered the Wild West burger and loved the combination of the delicious seasoned beef, the Jack cheese, the extra crispy applewood-smoked bacon and the Cajun horseradish sauce. The flavors blended well and even though the burger was very filling, we couldn’t put it down.
   Congressman Ryan was one of the Wild West tasters, and said, “The burger was really rich and had lots of flavor.” He said, “I don’t eat a lot of burgers, maybe 10 a year, but this was one of the best I’ve ever had.” You don’t need a Congressman to say you have a great burger, but getting a positive vote from a guy who travels throughout Ohio and to Washington, D.C., eating in many different kinds of restaurants, doesn’t hurt.
   If you are looking for a great, family-friendly eatery, then O’Charley’s has a table waiting for you. And tell them you want to try the Congressman Tim Ryan endorsed Wild West burger.
 5789 Mines Road
Niles, OH 44446
Tim Ryan and the MVBRB in front of O’Charley’s.

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