Sunday, May 4, 2008

Royal Palm Beach: The Counter

I had read about The Counter in the local newspaper. The Royal Palm Beach location is its first franchise in Florida. The atmosphere is very simple & clean, modern & retro at the same time. The focus of the menu is the build your own burger. They also have a great selection of beers. They serve wine as well. When you sit down, you get a clipboard and a pencil. The bottom of the clipboard lists all the sides like french fries & fried pickles. The paper on the clipboard lists all your build your own burger choices. The beef for their burgers comes in on the bone and is ground fresh there. Also, the veggie patties are made in house. You can have the burger with a bun, or in a "bowl" (which is basically a salad). You then pick the size of your burger, cheese, toppings, sauce and the type of bun. They have so many great options it's hard to choose. We also got an order of the Sweet Potato Fries and Onion Strings, which comes with ranch, bbq, and horseradish sauce. The fries and onion strings were delicious! They were crispy without being greasy and had great flavor. The burger also tasted great. The bun was soft, the toppings were just right, and the burger was juicy. My only complaint would be that the burger, although thick, was smaller than the bun. I would rather have a little thinner burger that was at least the same diameter of the bun. All in all, it was a great meal.


Lisa said...

Now that's a good looking burger!

The Burger Beast said...

I think I'm in love.