When I read about Burgers and Shakes (219 E New Circle Road) in Lexington, I knew it would fit nicely with the group restaurants I had just visited: A&W Burgers Chicken Floats, Blue Door Smokehouse, Frisch’s Big Boy, and Parkette Drive-In. The no-frills, keep it simple stupid menu at Burger s and Shakes is what I like to see when I visit an old-school burger joint.
I skipped out on fries and went full speed ahead for the chili dog and double cheeseburger with a chocolate milkshake. When I unwrapped the dog, I was ecstatic to see no beans in the equation.
I made a shakey mustard trail down the middle and took a swig of that chocolate shake. Yes, I had no choice as it was so thick and tasty. Damn, that chili dog was so good too.
The Burgers and Shakes double cheeseburger was everything I was hoping it would be, but I cheated a little bit. I added some mayo, mustard, and ketchup to the bottom bun. I did feel guilty for doing that, but honestly, it’s what I would have done when I was a kid.
Next time I’m in Lexington, I solemnly swear only to add pickles and mustard, *scout’s honor.
*I was never a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, for that matter.