Last night we went to dinner at the relatively new place in downtown Clayton-Five Star Burgers. It would be hard to describe how good these burgers were, let's just say, unbelieveably good. The restaurant is set up very simply, small tables along the wall and seating at the bar. It's a place in Clayton where you can get a great meal in a casual atmosphere. Casual enough that you can wear a Notre Dame hooded sweatshirt as Dale did last night.
The owner took one simple concept, burgers, and does them as well as they can be done and accompanied by a nice selection of toppings. As an added bonus, the fries and onion rings (oh so good) come in little fryer baskets with a small condiment cup of catsup.
They also do shakes of all kinds including shakes with liquor. And salads and homemade soups. But it's the burgers you come for. You have to go.
Owner Steve Gontram, the former owner of the respected Harvest Restaurant, modeled this restaurant after the Five Star Burgers his father created in New Mexico. The father also put one in in Colorado near the New Mexico border. It's a family thing.
I had a burger with cheddar cheese and their own New Mexico Hatch Chilies. The onion rings were great, thin and done perfectly with a crunch. They also have fried pickles which we did not try but the pickles which came with the meal were really tasty and I'm not ordinarily a pickle eater.
You must try this place.