How many times have the foodies been asked, “where do I get a good burger?” or “Where’s the best burger joint?” And I answer, “Locally owned? Hmmmm…..” Now that’s a little embarrassing, don’t you think? I can name restaurants that have great burgers and a few chains with great burgers but I’m just getting to know the locally owned burger “joints.” I haven’t been a real strict local burger joint foodie..until recently. Well, we can most assuredly tell you that in Greensboro we have found an AWESOME burger “spot.” Big Burger Spot is the really fun kind of burger joint, total blink and you miss it kind of place. On the side of a gas station and convenience store…not exactly a dive, but almost!
Big Burger Spot has developed a strong following and has been voted Greensboro’s Best Burger. It’s also part of the Destination Guide’s 2013 Best of City Tour. So we figure other foodies must know what they are talking about and it was high time we tried them ourselves and then share with you, foodies, if it lived up to the promise. It does! It does!
Here, it’s all about the burgers. You can get other things like chicken, BBQ, Brisket, or hot dogs and none of my people got that so I can only speak of burgers. The choices are endless with toppings if you want to customize and they also have a whole selection of menu burgers like Pimento Cheese, Carolina, Philly, Mushroom-Swiss, Patty Melt, Backyard BBQ, South of the Border, veggie (as in no meat), you get the idea. You can go Almost Big, Big or Colossal (which is double the meat).
Mr. foodie thought he’d forgo the bun and get fries. He enjoyed the flavor of his burger but the experience is not as enjoyable without a bun. He’s right. These aren’t just any buns. They are deliciously soft and rich BRIOCHE buns, “polished” with melted butter. The Big Burger Spot guys are not messing around with their buns, hon. Everyone really liked their burger. My Carolina burger was excellent. The best chili I’ve ever had on a burger. And I swapped fresh onions for some crispy onions and it was a great complement. Again, you can load up your burger with all kinds of toppings from lettuce and tomato to pesto mayo, roasted red peppers or bacon, pimento cheese, etc.
And you can get all kinds of hand-cut fries. Classic, Sweet Potato Waffle and then top your fries with Cheddar or Bacon and Cheddar or Chili Cheese, Bacon Ranch, Pesto Garlic Aioli, Parmesan Garlic, Truffle Fries, Parmesan Truffle or you can load them up like NACHOS. We got the Parmesan truffle. We still have some left even 4 days later. We will eat them.
Owner Guy Bradley was there, living his dream of a burger spot, just shelling out burgers on little trays as fast as he could. The place was packed but the service was fast and the wait wasn’t long.
There’s not a lot of seating inside…only a few tables but there’s great seating in the pet friendly patio outside.
When you go, foodies, get the full experience and get the milkshake. We didn’t have the guts after all that, but I bet it would’ve hit the spot on a great Spring-like day.
So now I have a “Burger Spot” to recommend and it couldn’t be named any better.
3750-A Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC
Open 7 days a week, Lunch and Dinner
Love the Big Burger Spot! But I have to put Fincastle’s up there as well as “tied for #1” in Greensboro. Great food, great ambiance at both places.
If, like me, you’re seeing this post a few years later, a word of warning. Perhaps it — or the foodie’s palate – has changed, but it’s changed for the worse. Went here tonight hoping to find something to rival Hops, and it’s just cheap, cheap, cheap ingredients. The “cheese fries” are a slab of kraft cheese slices melted in a microwave over some fries. The bacon is hardly bacon. Just cheap, blah, ingredients which came frozen from some bulk supplier.
You’ve failed me, foodie.
I’ve FAILED you? Wow, those are serious words. I was just there a couple of months ago but did not feel the need to re-do a review. I visited the newer location even. It was fresh and delicious and my burger was still better than the time I went to Hops. I’ve never ordered the cheese fries so I can’t speak to those. I do like Hops atmosphere way better than Burger Spot. But I welcome people’s comments and their feedback on their experience any time. And I’d also suggest you do the same feedback to the owners of the restaurant as well (in a personal email or message). A lot of restaurants get their ingredients from a bulk supplier, some are better than others though. I can assure you my palate is still in good condition…if anything I’m a bit more critical. But on that glorious day 2 years ago, it was mighty good and I had 3 dining companions in 100% agreement. Thanks for reading and for eating local. And if you find any other good burger joints, let me know!