EDITOR’S NOTE: Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries has closed in Orlando. For other locations go to the website here.
Do you ever remember hanging out at the local shopping mall and hitting the Boardwalk Fries stand for a cup o’ fries? Sadly, Boardwalk Fries are no longer in the mall. But lucky for us, they have started to pop up around the country as a newly branded Boardwalk Burgers and Fries restaurant serving those famous fries again.
I was so happy when Chad found this place in Orlando- the only one in the state of Florida. Though they serve beef burgers, turkey burgers and chicken burgers, they also have a black bean burger on the menu. Basically, order the patty of choice and dress it up however you like.
I went for the black bean burger with Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms and onions and a chipotle sauce. I don’t know if it was the sauce or the black bean patty but it had a kick. A good one. I loved that the burger had whole black beans in it as opposed to mashed up beans mixed into the other ingredients.
Chad ordered his with blue cheese and jalapeno peppers on a wheat bun. We both really enjoyed the burgers.
For me the star of the meal was the world famous fries. Of course, in my opinion the only way to eat fries is to enjoy them with Malt Vinegar and Old Bay Seasoning- just like they do on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. All the tables had baskets of condiments on them, including a shaker with the Old Bay Seasoning and a bottle of vinegar.
The fries are hand cut with the skin on and cooked in peanut oil. WOW- delicious. Just like the old days of hanging out at the mall. Boardwalk Burgers and Fries would probably qualify to be categorized as a fast food joint but at least they had a veggie burger. Though we have had better veggie burgers, I am not sure if there are many places that can make fries that measure up to the fries at Boardwalk. 3 1/2 sprouts out of 5 only because it is just a burger and fries kind of place. Not exactly the healthiest place in the world. The only choice for a vegetarian is the spicy black bean burger. But we did love the fries.