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Published October 7th 2014
Burger haven in the Valley
Tuck into some great old style burgers at Ribs & Burgers as I discovered whilst waiting for a movie in James Street. Located directly opposite the entrance to the Palace cinema this cosy and informal restaurant is the perfect stop for a pre or post movie and at a price to suit everyone's budget.
Burger & Ribs typical service - Image from website
Established in New South Wales and Victoria the James Street location is the first store in Queensland set amidst the bustling Fortitude Valley scene.
Their mantra is 'a love of good food, music and culture'. From my experience it seems that they have found their niche with a friendly and helpful team.
The style is informal 'vintage' set in a traditional butchers decor to reflect the nature of the dishes. Once you have ordered you are given your 'metal bucket' with number and the all important sauces to add to your burger.
Burger dishes start from $10 with the 'Original' as a beef mince patty, grilled, basted and served on a sesame seed bun with iceberg lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion, dill pickles and their pink and BBQ sauce. You can add cheese and bacon for a few dollars more. I can vouch for the taste and prompt service.
There's a traditional Aussie style burger 'Dagwood' with beetroot, Swiss cheese, bacon and a fried egg at $16. A variety of chicken options completes the burger menu.
The burgers are served in sesame seed buns so limiting for those on diet requirements, but are made with organic flour.
Steaks and of course ribs are other carnivore menu choices with their classic ribs having been 'marinated, slow cooked for 8 hours, grilled and caramelised with a secret basting.' For $25 you can have the choice of ribs and two mini burgers to complete the 'ribs and beef' theme.
Ribs - Image from website
There are vegetarian options with an Atlantic Salmon burger or a 'Home Grown Veggie Burger' with field mushroom, Spanish onion, haloumi cheese, baby cos, tomato, crispy onion rings and home-made aioli.
Salad options - Image from website
For a green complement to the meat dishes there are two salad options - Butcher's and Cabbage - with the option to add chicken, beef, lamb or salmon. Naturally there are bowls of chips ranging from $4-9. Children are catered for with a Kids Menu offering either beef or chicken burgers, pork riblets or a chicken breast.
Check out their website for 'Surprise of the Month' such as the Chicken Hula Burger.
Ribs & Burgers can be an economical alternative to other restaurants in the James Street precinct although watch the extras and alcohol if on a budget.
Ribs & Burgers is open daily from 11am until 9.30pm and 10pm on Friday and Saturday. It is located adjacent to the Palace Cinema at 39 James St.
For enquiries call (07) 3252 5880 or check out their website here.