It’s been a while since we wrote up a burger joint, and since spring has sprung I figured it was time to head out.
Las Vegas has seen many new burger joints over the last few years and we have another one that opened downtown, Flippin’ Good Burgers and Shakes (505 East Fremont Street).
The downtown scene has changed dramatically over the past few years and if you haven’t been there lately here’s another reason to check it out. Flippin’ Good prides itself on all fresh products. Everything is fresh, never frozen, and always made to order.
They offer six different burgers on the menu in three different sizes. The classic is a 4-ounce patty, large is two 4-ounce patties and extra large is three 4-ounce patties. All of the patties are 100% USDA Lean Angus Beef.
They also offer three different chicken sandwiches – hand-cut chicken breast strips, which are breaded and fried, crispy chicken and grilled chicken breast. Those who want a burger but wish to be a bit healthier can opt for a turkey burger. They even have two vegetarian burgers for our meatless friends.
I went with the regular cheeseburger and my buddy had the farm burger, which came with a fried egg, smoked bacon, ketchup and melted American cheese. Both were good but not amazing compared to some of the gourmet burger places around town.
I really did enjoy their fries, as they were fresh-cut, cooked just right – crisp on the outside yet moist and tender inside. Yes, I take my fries very seriously. I didn’t order them but the fresh-cut onion rings looked very good as well and I will try them next time.
Many of the burger places are big on the dessert menu, offering milkshakes and desserts. Flippin’ Good serves frozen custard, which I had to try. They have what they call Concretes, with four signature versions, or you can make your own picking from nine different add-ins.
The signature concretes are Mom’s Apple Pie, which is vanilla custard with chunks of apple pie mixed in; Macadamia Crunch that consists of vanilla custard, baked macadamia cookie chunks and Ghirardelli white chocolate sauce; Banana Monkey, with vanilla custard, bananas, peanut butter and Ghirardelli Chocolate sauce; and Brownie Delight with vanilla custard, baked brownie pieces and Ghirardelli chocolate sauce.
These alone are worth the trip as the frozen custard is so good and is creamier than regular ice cream. They also make hand-spun milkshakes with their signature shake being a Huckleberry.
My dessert was great and I can see me making trips to that end of Fremont Street many times during the dog days of summer just for one of their frozen custard treats. I give Flippin’ Good Burgers and Shakes a rating of 3.50 Forks.