Thursday, August 27, 2009
One of the first things you notice when entering Phyllis' Giant Burgers in San Rafael are all the Pacific Sun awards hanging near the ceiling above the grill. Apparently Phyllis' burgers have been Marin favorites for many a year. Dad was in the mood for an All-American burger, so this was just the place.
I knew that a 1/2 lb. giant burger would be too much for my 89 year old father, so ordered up a "Junior Burger" of a mere 1/4 lb. Remember when 1/4 lb. was big?! I asked them to not make it too high as my father would have a hard time eating it if it was. So this is what they served, and my Dad exclaimed "Now this is a GOOOD burger!"
I had the veggie burger with 'everything' but onions. Mine was quite carefully crafted (I watched), and put on a whole wheat bun. It was great as well.
Dad and I shared an order of French Fries, which were hot and good, but not extra special.
We also shared an order of the house made Onion Rings. These were quite fabulous! A crunchy exterior led to a generous slice of sweet and moist onion inside. The staff were quite friendly. It is a very casual venue, and there was a Giants game playing on a TV in the corner. There are also locations in Novato and Santa Rosa.
Restaurant Inspection Results