Looking for Akron’s best burger
The Burger Guyz had asked for suggestions for Akron burger places on our website. Among the many responses, someone suggested the Main Street Saloon. The place has the look of a biker bar, so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. But, one of the other guys had been there before, and he assured me that it’s a friendly crowd. So last week, eight of us met at the Main Street Saloon for the inaugural meeting of the Akron Burger Guyz. The interior of the restaurant/bar isn’t much to look at- it seems like someone just decided to open up a bar in a garage. But, hey- we’re not looking for nice atmosphere…we were on the hunt for a good burger, and people seemed to agree that this was a top place.
Prices were very reasonable, and the menu featured many items in addition to a number of half-pound burgers. Sides such as fries, sweet potato fries, jalapeno poppers and onion rings were an additional, but again reasonable, charge. Two of us ordered the ‘stuffed burger’. It was a half-pound burger stuffed with jalapenos and topped with your choice of cheese. I opted for cheddar, and it arrived on a toasted sesame seed bun along with the side of onion rings that I’d ordered. I was very happy with my burger, as were all of the other guys. My burger was juicy, but it wasn’t greasy. Although the meat was supposed to be ‘stuffed’, it actually seemed more like the meat had been separated into two patties, and the peppers had been placed between them. I’m not complaining though, because the jalapenos seemed to have been grilled, giving them a great taste without too much heat. My onion rings were good as well, but I couldn’t tell if they were fresh or frozen. One of the guys who ordered fries thought that they were from frozen, and was confused because he had seen someone in the kitchen who appeared to have been cutting fresh fries. Our guess was that they had been cutting sweet potato fries since an order of them looked to have been hand cut.
The Main Street Saloon is a no-frills place, but none of us are complaining. Everyone was happy with their burgers and sides. For good food and beer at a good price, this seems to be the place. We all plan to go back for seconds.
BURGERGUYZ RATING: ☆☆☆
Main Street Saloon
1481 Main St.
Akron, OH 44301
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