Saturday, April 19, 2008

Athens Burger Restaurant - Dublin, CA


Athens Burger Restaurant in Dublin, CA is a neighborhood burger joint amongst the chains clogging downtown Dublin. You have to drive past McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and a few others before finding the charming logo floating above the restaurant. Inside you will find a place full of cream and teal booths. Order at the counter and take your seat among the locals and armed-service people working in the area.

I tried the 1/4-pound bacon cheeseburger ($5.30), fries ($2.25), Onion Rings ($3.05) and chocolate shake.

The burger came out with lettuce, pickle chips, tomato, onion and thousand island dressing. The bacon was cooked correctly and American cheese nicely melted. But the burger looked better than it tasted. I found it pretty basic and while better than a warmed over slab at one of the nearby chains, it was nothing special. The fries and onion rings were both hot and right out of the frier, which, once again, is more than you can count on down the street. The milk shake was just okay and tasted like Hershey's syrup.

I will say, with their cool logo and nice atmosphere, I would opt for Athens again if burger hunting in Dublin. But would like to see a little more creativity in the burger.

Burger 2.5 spatulas (out of 5)
Fries 2.5 spatulas
Onion Rings 2.5 spatulas
Milk Shake 2 spatulas

Athens Burger Restaurant
6949 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568-3016
925-803-8135

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