You’ve got to assume that with the name Cheeseburger In Paradise they’re gonna hit it out of the park but I would say it was more of a ground rule double. Cheeseburger In Paradise is/was inspired by the Jimmy Buffett song of the same name. It seems like the type of place you would eat at when you’re on vacation.
To get in the mood, we started with the Clipper Chicken Wings (twelve seasoned and lightly-breaded Chicken Wings tossed in your choice of sauce: Jerk, Teriyaki or Buffalo). We tried the Teriyaki Clipper Chicken Wings and although the wings were nothing out of the ordinary, the Teriyaki sauce was pretty good. As for the Onion Six-Strings (Thinly-sliced onions, breaded and fried, then lightly seasoned with an Asian dipping sauce), pretty standard stuff. I’m sure you’ve had something like this elsewhere.
I had the Cheeseburger In Paradise Burger (American Cheese, Pickles, Lettuce, Red Onion and Tomato with a big Kosher Dill Pickle on the side). I figured I’d try the namesake burger.
Good? = Yes
Great? = Not really
I’ve tasted plenty of burgers like this before (nothing really stood out). My wife ordered the Blue Cheese Blast Burger (lightly melted imported Danish Blue Cheese, Fried Onions, Lettuce and Asian Mayo). This one was definitely a step in the right direction. I felt this burger had a distinctive flavor that while I liked it becomes rather repugnant with repeated bites. She did not like it very much though.
Now, my intention was to go one more time to try out a few other items on their menu before I posted my thoughts. The only problem was that when I went back just a few days ago it was closed and already boarded up. All signs that it was ever a Cheeseburger In Paradise were gone. It’s a shame, I really wanted to try their Pressed Burger.
This Cheeseburger In Paradise Location is Closed.