(Part 2 -- posted September 2011)
(Part 3 -- posted April 2012)
Willamette Burger Company, located on Broadway St. NE in Salem, Oregon, is an multiple-award-winning burger establishment -- among them, being voted the best burger in Salem.
|(Forgot to take a photo of the place, just snagged this one from the internet)|
|They sell T-shirts, if you want one!|
One of the first things I noticed was the artwork (clearly made by little children) on the walls of the interior. I really liked that...it tells me that Willamette Burger Company really has a grasp on attracting families and even groups of children on school field trips.
After getting my menu, I wasted little time in ordering. I ordered their Delta Gamma burger ($9): a 6-oz. lamb burger (cooked medium) seasoned with secret spices, with spinach, tomato, onions, feta cheese, and cucumber tzatziki on WBC's house-made, toasted bun.
|Menu (as of September 2011)|
|Delta Gamma burger (Willamette Burger Company)|
I thought the lamb patty needed just a bit more seasoning, and I thought the cucumber tzatziki was largely absent this time around. The burger was fairly average in size, so at $9, it's a bit pricey. In the end, the top-notch burger quality and friendly service justify the price.
The place, on the inside and outside, feels dated, perhaps a few decades old. Assuming it's my first time, if I wasn't eating there -- or craving a burger -- I'm not sure if I'd be tempted to go inside.
In the end, I'm glad I went to Willamette Burger Company. It's an excellent place to satisfy that burger craving. In my opinion, they've got my vote for Salem's best burger! We'll see if Portland has some great places of their own.