Thursday, August 02, 2007

Burger Barge Dry Dock

I first went to the Burger Barge Dry Dock, 1401 N. Main Street in East Peoria, maybe five years ago, and was not thrilled after my visit. Much to StfRon's dismay, as he had never been and is a true burger buff, I vowed never to go again.
Flash forward to this year, and a work group outing sent me there again. Maybe my tastes have changed or something, but this time I found a winner: the BBQ burger (cue heavenly music). The burgers at the 'Barge are huge, huge, huge, and this one is no exception. It's smothered in barbecue sauce and cole slaw, and the combination is awesome. Reminiscent of my trip to Memphis earlier this year.
After tasting this gem, StfRon and I stopped in a few weeks later, and I ordered the same burger. Why mess with a good thing?
The Burger Barge also has such favorites as a paper bag o' fried shrimp and great homemade chips. My scheme is to snag some chips off of someone else's plate, as the burgers alone are more than enough to fill me up (sides are not included with the burgers). They also have salads for those who choose to graze. And beer, of course!
The Burger Barge is very casual, and features outdoor seating as well, right along the river.


Angie said...

Guess where we're going tonight?
I think I'll have to try the BBQ burger.

Jeep2000 said...

Oh, man!
Each time I've had that burger, I've left the table with a feeling similar to leaving the Thanksgiving dinner table...I ate too much, but it was all good.

Floyd said...

Two words:

Tavern Burger.

Kevin Lowe said...

Sounds good. I love the occasional burger. Many folks have recommended the Burger Barge. I'll have to give it a try sometime soon.