Hamburgers: Yass Road Takeaway vs the BLC Greasy van

Maelinar 13 July 2008 9

I happened to be in Queanbeyan the other day looking for a quick bite for lunch, and stopped off at the Yass Road Takeaway for a burger. Here’s a blow by blow comparison between them and that greasy van out back of the Belconnen Labour Club (apologies, but I forgot the name of the place). The BLC greasy is a 10/10/10 for comparative purposes – in advance disclaimer, it’s not exactly my opinion of a perfect burger, but suitable to compare to.

The Yass Road Takeaway

Taste (Flavour) = 12
Size = 10
Ingredients = 11
Decor/Cutlery = 9
Waiting Staff = 12
Cost = 10

Yass Road Takeaway is approximately 30 seconds from the ACT border, most would have probably passed it at some stage if they have ever been to the coast. The ‘catch’ with their products is that they are crumbed and deepfried before being put into a burger – which while it seems odd at first glance, works strangely.

Notably, this is a burger joint run by a couple of blokes of the ‘wog’ persuasion, and if there’s one thing they know how to do other than wear a heap of gold and go doof doof, its working with grease in a chippy. I liked how one of the blokes really seriously did look like he was on speed, and these blokes are hardcore raiders fans – plenty of paraphernalia to look at while you are waiting for service.

Overall Rating:
I give it a 11, it’s good burger. I’d recommend stopping by if you are still hung-over from the night before, but didn’t manage a feed before you left home. They also do a lambs fry burger if you are particularly adventurous, again crumbed and deep-fried if you thought you were going to get away with it.

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9 Responses to Hamburgers: Yass Road Takeaway vs the BLC Greasy van
gingermick gingermick 4:35 pm 14 Jul 08

Yass Road takeaway is the greatest! You can also eat in.

RuffnReady RuffnReady 2:24 pm 14 Jul 08

I still say Bungendore Country Kitchen (at the servo) kills any burger I’ve had. I’d do a review article if I could be bothered.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 10:18 am 14 Jul 08

whatevs cbf food ratings

Thumper Thumper 9:46 am 14 Jul 08

I can just hear the cholesterol building up 😉

cmdwedge cmdwedge 9:04 am 14 Jul 08

Yet another reminder that Canberrans will eat any old crap.

Give me Melbourne food anyday.

barking toad barking toad 8:47 am 14 Jul 08

uummmm, deep-fried lambs fry burger

and just love the deliciously politically incorrect “wog persuasion”

that’ll get the harpies harping on a Monday!

Pesty Pesty 8:08 am 14 Jul 08

That guy in there is as hard a worker as you are likely to see! Good grub too.

ant ant 10:13 pm 13 Jul 08

In the morning, you see all the fluro vest guys wandering across Yass Road or getting out of their utes and trucks at the Yass Road Takeaway. Seal of approval from blokes who wear fluro vests, definitely.

Queanbeyan is the last bastion of the normal burger. There’s places up and down the main street still keeping the faith and making normal old food, I haven’t seen a foccacia yet.

OzChick OzChick 9:24 pm 13 Jul 08

Are you talking about Checkers food van?

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