Review #20: Chunky's Burgers & More

Posted by "#1 With Cheese" | | Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM

"The Outlier"

If you like a solid burger, stray cats, and Texas country music, Chunky's is the place for you. Although the place was inside 410 (on Callaghan), the view was nothing but trees due to the lack of development around Chunky's, which made it seem more remote than it was. Some of the 09ers in the group actually thought we were in Kerrville because of the country-like surroundings (they lose all sense of time and direction when you take them outside the bubble).

Flying in the face of our country's bleak economic times, Chunky's is putting America back to work one burger at a time. Hopefully the new unemployment figures will reflect Chunky's optimism.

Burger: 7.0 out of 10.

Most bloggers rated the burger above average but one blogger was a true outlier in his love for the Chunky's burger. Overall the bloggers felt the burger was solid, good sized, and moderately priced. A good overall value.

The buns came lightly buttered causing the burger to shine in the South Texas sun.

Sides: 6.0 out of 10: Not much to report in the way of sides, ordinary being the most apt description. One interesting option was "Frings" a half order of fries and onion rings, perfect for the less decisive bloggers. The rings looked promising but didn't quite live up to expectations.

Ambience: 8.5 out of 10. Chunky's rated highest in this category and deservedly so. You don't feel like you are inside 410 while at Chunky's. Make sure you go on a nice day and eat on the patio.

You can also make friends with the cats who have taken up residence at Chunky's.

If you like Texas Country music you will love Chunky's patio. I've spent a good deal of my life in beer joints and Chunky's has one of the best mixes I have heard.

Overall Chunky's has a good, if not great, burger in a great setting. The service was excellent, possibly because the owner / manager asked us why we rolled into his idllyic burger joint, cameras in tow, like the paparazzi at a Lindsay Lohan premiere. Enjoy Chunky's patio, music, and burgers; skip the sides and wash it down with a cold beer.


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