Posted by: Kath Usitalo | April 5, 2011

Road Food Report: Pointe Burger Joint

Burger Pointe: Nothing fancy but fresh and oh, so delish

This review will be short and to the point: Burger Pointe.

If you’re in the Grosse Pointe area or on the east side of Detroit and are craving a burger but don’t require, want or need an adult beverage to wash it down, head to Burger Pointe on Kercheval near Cadieux in the shopping area called “The Village.”

Burger Pointe is a locally owned joint (jointe?) that I’ve passed dozens of times since it opened a couple of years ago, but despite good reviews I just hadn’t gotten around to checking it out.

The concept is fast food your way: Step up to the counter/grill area and name the number of fresh, never frozen patties you want between the buns, specify the doneness, then choose the toppings from the list of over 40 freebies including lettuce, tomato, onions (raw, red, sauteed or fried), pickles, jalapeno, mustard, horseradish, and more than a dozen sauces. Cheese is 75 cents extra.

Someone calculated that you could concoct more than 627,000 burger combinations.

All I wanted was one. I kept mine simple and it was delish—and medium rare as I requested. Try that at a fast food joint.

We liked the sweet potato fries, too. Paige’s chocolate shake was too-thick-to-drink-through-a-straw good.

The food was great, the staff friendly…it’s like a Happy Days diner without the atmosphere. Instead of a juke box there’s TV.

To be fair we stopped by at an odd late lunch/early dinner hour and Paige said it’s got a better vibe when there are more people there. Maybe the chatter of a room full of customers would drown out the television.

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