Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: River City Cafe

One of our favorite stops in Myrtle Beach is the River City Cafe. It's a little restaurant on 21st Ave N that has some great burgers. 

Dawn always gets the Philly Cheeseburger, but substitutes the patty for a turkey burger. She raves about how good it is every time we go, so if that's up your wheel house you might want to give it a shot.

I'm usually a bacon cheeseburger kind of guy. I'm a pretty picky eater, so I don't like a lot of gunk on my burgers. Dawn spotted the "Cowboy Burger", and told me I should give it a shot. It's a cheeseburger with pork rinds, jalapenos, BBQ sauce, and their spicy mayonnaise. I had thought about it, but was just going to play it safe. I didn't want to spend $7 for a burger and it be horrible and me not eat it. 

The waitress comes out and asks us for our order and I told her I was bouncing around the idea but wasn't sure about the BBQ sauce. She said to give her a second and she'd bring a little out for me. Once I tried it, and from the peer pressure, I decided that I would go with the Cowboy Burger, but wanted everything on the side so I could construct it. 

I don't eat a lot of peppers on things (for reasons stated above), but wanted to give it a try. I ended up adding everything to the burger except for the mayo.

Once it was put together, it was a rather large bite. 

I have to admit, the burger blew me away. The crunch of the pork rinds and the heat from the BBQ sauce and jalapenos was perfect together. As I was eating it I just couldn't help but to thing, "this is so good, but it's missing something." 

The waitress came by to check on us and I told her that the burger was amazing, but it'd be better with bacon. I mentioned that I was going to ask for some before, but figured I was being too much of a pest to begin with so I didn't. Before I had time to tell her no, she said she'd get me a few slices to put on it and was gone. 

She came out with 3 full slices (I ate the other slice by itself), and just as I imagined ... it was AMAZING. 

As we're about to finish eating, I looked up and these sat right in front of me. Now, a mullet in today's world is rare enough, but to spot 2 mullets together in the wild is virtually impossible. It's like finding 2 Native Americans at the same time ... it just doesn't happen. 

If you're ever in the Myrtle Beach area and find yourself craving a burger ... go by River City Cafe and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. We always go here when we go to Myrtle in he off season. I like this location a lot better than the one at Barefoot Landing. I've had the California Pizza Burger the last few times I've been. It has fried mozzarella cheese with marinara sauce. It can be messy but it is good. I've eaten with people who've rotten that Hughes grilled cheese double burger, onion ring burger and it is ridiculous. ---usc_yogi