I’ve got a friend who loves Culver’s ButterBurgers, he swears by them. I personally thought they would never come to Florida so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a picture of the groundbreaking for their upcoming location. Culver’s will open its 1st Florida location in Naples at 5775 Airport-Pulling Road N. It is expected to open in August. Port Charlotte (groundbreaking in May), Ft. Myers and Sarasota who round out the rest of the Florida locations will follow shortly afterwards this year. Florida will be the 21st state to have a Culver’s.
Groundbreaking for the Naples Culver’s (picture courtesy of Culver’s)
Culver’s is known for their BurgerButters and Frozen Custards. You may just want to take a gander at their menu as there is much more on it including Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy and Wisconsin Cheese Curds.
This video produced by Culver’s will bring you up to speed on the ButterBurger:
BurgerQue is not a fast food joint. Most folks will take one look at it and assume that which is bad for 2 reasons. First, the food is not fast food as there is much depth of flavor and secondly you’re not gonna get your order in 120 seconds. It’s gonna take a little longer than to get something this good.
The summer of 2008, my family was staying at Marco Island but I had an ulterior motive for being there. I knew that Red Robin was only 45 minutes from where we were staying. There was no way I was going back to Miami without having gone to Red Robin. I’ve seen enough Red Robin commercials to know that I had to check it out. I didn’t realize that it’s a family type restaurant, not at all what I envisioned or expected (not that there’s anything wrong with that). After reviewing the menu, we settle on a few “shareable starters”which were the Towering Onion Rings, Buzzard Wings & the Cheeseburger Con Queso.
My Dad hamming it up
Alright so the wings were OK. They weren’t anything I haven’t tasted before, not horrible just not memorable. The Towering Onion Rings were pretty good and the tangy sauce served with the order made them better. Now, the Cheeseburger Con Queso was definitely the highlight of all the starters we tasted. It’s a cheese dipping sauce with ground beef, salsa and cilantro and comes with a variety of flour and corn tortilla chips. This is the first time I am tempted to say “Yum” like the commercials, and I will restrain myself. Of course you must be wondering what I ordered from a place that fancies itself as the restaurant to get Gourmet burgers.
I ordered the Royal Red Robin Burger (fresh fried Egg, topped with three strips of hickory maple-smoked Bacon, American cheese, crisp Lettuce, Tomatoes and Mayo). Just for the record I do not eat lettuce and tomato and they were discarded.
Don’t look at me like that
It’s just not my thing. So, oh yeah, the burger. Wow, what can I say? It was good but then again I was expecting a little more. This could have been one of those cases like when I went to another chain and was left disappointed, but I’ll leave that story for another post.
Since this was written Red Robin opened its 1st location in South Florida in April 2012.
I started writing the Burger Beast food blog to tell folks about those little forgotten gems in South Florida. Over the course of the last 4 years or so I've added News, Opinions, & Tips on a variety of Food related subjects. My first love will always be Burgers but Comfort Food is where it's at. At the end of the day I’m a regular dude who writes about a bunch of things I think you should know about.