It didn’t take much to convince my friend Ed to eat at Lil’ Ole Caboose. He’s from New York and the thought of a good Slider cemented the deal. I’ve driven past here a few times and wanted to stop just because it stands out like a sore thumb amongst the surroundings. It is after all a red train caboose in the middle of nowhere. The one thing that caught our eye as we were walking towards Lil’ Ole Caboose was the “If You Like White Castle You’ll Love Boxcar Burgers”(including the use of the White Castle font). My thoughts on that later. I like the look of the place inside but it could do with some cleaning.
There is a mini train track running all the top the area we were sitting in but again, it was caked in dust. There’s also a sign about Boxcar Burgers claiming “Take Home & Simply Microwave!”
Ed and I looked at each other (not in a loving way) and thought “Oh no”. Also, for those of you searching for that elusive Birch Beer (and Diet) they have it on tap here.
Ed ordered 3 Boxcar Cheeseburgers and 1 Chicago dog.
I ordered 1 Double Boxcar Cheeseburger and a Chili Cheese Dog.
We also ordered some Chili Cheese Fries. We both go for the Hot Dog and we both thought the exact same thing (whoa! we are one) . There’s no way this is a Sabrett Hot Dog but that’s surely Hormel chili. The Chili Cheese Fries were also a disappointment. The Fries taste as if they have been fried a second time to warm them. They were bad, Ed only ate one fry. It’s a shame because they were the Nathan’s style thick cut Fries.
“If You Like White Castle You’ll Love Boxcar Burgers”, now that would be untrue. The sign about “Take Home & Simply Microwave!” said it all. There is no doubt in our minds that these Boxcar Burgers were microwaved. The bread was soggy just like the microwaved White Castle Slyders get. They were very bland and this caboose should never have left the station (I know, that was a bad one).
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204 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL