I was lucky enough to be able to celebrate my 30th birthday during my time in Las Vegas. On the morning of my birthday, we had decided to start the day by doing the Stratosphere hotel Sky Jump. After leaping from almost 1,000 feat in the air and being terrified in the process, we were in desperate need of some food and some beer. Luckily, there’s no shortage of either in Las Vegas! Checking the list of potential burger locations that we had written down before heading to Las Vegas, we decided to head to Strip Burger.
Located at the Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall, Strip Burger offers covered and uncovered outdoor seating. Since it was roasting hot, we ordered some ice cold beer and took our seats in the sunshine. What hit me right away was just how relaxing it felt. Las Vegas is great, but there are times when you want to escape the lights and all of the noise. If you’re not laying at the pool, this can sometimes be difficult. Strip Burger felt hidden…there weren’t any slot machines around and everything felt almost peaceful – a rare thing in Vegas!
The menu is fairly big, there’s enough choice that pretty much anyone will be able to find a burger that appeals to them and there’s a great selection of sides and shakes. I didn’t actually get to try a milkshake, but the ones that I saw being brought out of the kitchen looked pretty great.
We decided on the Southwest burger, consisting of a beef patty topped with chipotle mayo, bacon and crispy onion strings on a lightly toasted plain bun.
Presentation-wise, the burger didn’t look like much. But what it lacked in presentation, it more than made up for in taste.
The patty was very well cooked, just as we had requested. It was pretty thick, not the smashed-patty style that we’d had prior to this in Las Vegas. The meat had a rich, peppery flavour which complimented the smokey chipotle mayo well and the onion strings (thinly-sliced, deep fried slices of onion) on top finished it all off perfectly. They were thin, slightly sweetened and delivered a perfect crunchy finish. I usually hate onion rings on a burger, but this was absolutely fantastic.
The bun was plain and lightly toasted. It didn’t look like much, but it delivered on taste. It was actually quite rich, yet light at the same time. Slightly toasted but still soft. The burger was quite juice but it held its own and didn’t collapse under the weight of everything.
The sweet potato fries were; simply, perfect. We ate a lot of sweet potato fries during our time in Vegas, but these were by far the best. Light, airy but with a great crunch, they were perfectly cooked and the portion was big enough for two of us to share. They were also lightly coated with caramelised sugar granules. Probably the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had.
Overall, this was a pretty great burger. Good quality, strong flavour, addictive onion strings and the best sweet potato fries we’ve ever eaten. Oh, and don’t forget the chipotle mayo! At $10.95, it was by far the cheapest burger we had on the Strip. In fact, it was second only to In-N-Out in terms of price. For the price, the Southwest burger was fantastic and one that I’d highly recommend if you’re planning a Vegas burger bash of your own.
+ Well cooked.
+ Lots of flavour.
+ Onion strings added depth.
+ Incredible sweet potato fries.
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Fashion Show Mall
3200 S Las Vegas Blvd
Phone: 001 702-737-8747
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Absolutely love Strip Burger, go here everytime I’m back in Vegas, and you’re right – it’s such a chill place to kick back and watch the bustle of Vegas in peace 🙂