Great State Burgers isn’t your typical burger joint. The smell of grease doesn’t hit you when you walk in, and the restaurant itself is extremely clean and well-kept. The restaurant is small, but they keep it classy with cute wooden booths to sit in and a bar where you can sit and watch your burger being made or enjoy the great people-watching out the window.
The menu is very simple. They have burgers, fries and shakes and that’s about it. However, this is really all you need to get the full Great State experience. If you like Thousand Island type sauce on your burger, then you will absolutely love this place. You can use all the napkins you want because they’re compostable! If you’re someone with a bottomless stomach, the two-patty burger is just right for you. And if you’re an onion lover, definitely get them grilled and add some pickles on there while you’re at it. The generous portion of crinkle-cut fries comes in a snappy little paper bag and every bite is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The shakes were very chocolaty and thick. They’re not cheap but they’re definitely worth every penny. If you don’t want a shake, you can enjoy a variety of Jones’ sodas.
The beef is grass-fed and all packaging is 100% compostable. This quality does mean that pricing is a little high. For three people to each have a burger, some fries and a shake, you should expect to spend about $40-45. The service is quick and everyone who works there is obviously having fun. I would give Great State Burgers a whoppin’ 4/5 stars.