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Cheeburger Montreal Review – Take Two

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It’s like déjà vu all over again.

Three months ago, Mike and I reviewed the new Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant that opened up in downtown Montreal. While we totally enjoyed it, we got a bunch of comments from other people who went to the restaurant and did NOT enjoy it. Some of them were quite, um,  passionate about their negative experiences.

So Mike and I decided to go back and see if it really was as good as we originally thought it was. I admit, the first time we went, I met with the owner and let him know we were the bloggers behind the website his head chef had visited; the website that, at the time, showed up first in a Google search for the restaurant (even topping the restaurant’s own website). After all the negative comments we got, we thought maybe the service we received was influenced by our admission.

So back we went, this time with my kids along to ensure nobody would recognize us. Yeah, because we *are* that incredibly memorable, ok? Shuddup.

We arrived at 7:30 pm on Saturday and there was a decent crowd, although it wasn’t completely full. Our waitress’ name was Sabrina, she looked a lot like Katie Holmes, and she was incredibly friendly, patient and helpful. We decided on milkshakes to start; peanut butter chocolate for me, Oreo cookie for Jake, straight up chocolate for Max, and a white chocolate vanilla mix for Kane. Mike had water.  He lives on the edge, he does. By 7:38 pm, we had our milkshakes.

chocolate milkshake, oreo milkshake, vanilla milkshake

I had the peanut butter chocolate because of a comment that was left on our last review of the restaurant. While it was great, I must admit, I prefer the original chocolate almond mix I had last time.

At 7:45 pm, we ordered the burgers. Now, I’m just going to go ahead and say this. For those of you who had the chicken, hated it and are going to leave a comment saying that you ordered the chicken and it was awful, my answer to you is: it is your own damn fault. You do not go to Cheeburger Cheeburger for the chicken. That’s like going to a steak house and ordering fish. It’s a burger place. It specializes in burgers. If you’re a vegetarian or trying to cut back on red meat, don’t go to Cheeburger Cheeburger. Now feel free to hate on me.

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If you are going to hate on me, I have to warn you that this seemingly harmless looking little boy does not take kindly to people being mean to his mommy. And he has a ninja sword.

I ordered the Classic burger again (5.5 ounces of beef), with Pepperjack cheese, roasted red peppers, honey mustard and black olives. Mike ordered the Semi-Serious burger (7 ounces) with Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickles and mayo. Max had a kid’s burger, with no toppings and no bun, and some baby carrots on the side. Kane and Jake both decided to take the Cheeburger Cheeburger challenge: the Pounder. Seeing as it is 20 ounces (!!) of meat, they both kept the toppings very simple; cheddar cheese and ketchup. Jake also had onions on his. If you finish the Pounder, they take a picture of you and put it up on their wall. We also ordered a regular size “Best of Both” basket of fries and onion rings.

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This is the pounder. It is gynormous. Seriously.

By 8 pm, our food arrived. We had all asked for the burgers cooked medium, and they all were.

cheeseburger, teenage boy, cheese, burger

No, he is not Cousin Itt.

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It is bigger than his whole head!!

I must point out that my cheeseburger came with roasted yellow peppers and green olives instead of the red peppers and black olives I had asked for. When I told our waitress, she let me know they were out of both red peppers and black olives. Hence the substitutions. I didn’t make too much of a fuss since it was still delicious, but I do believe that before they swap out ingredients, they should tell the customer. They did lose a point for that.

But, even with the modifications made to my burger, we all agreed that Cheeburger Cheeburger is awesome. We stand by our original review. Good food, quick and friendly service. Yes, it is a bit pricey. The Pounders are $20 a pop and my little Classic is $8.50. To be honest though, with McDonald’s Big Macs being $4-5 bucks worth of crap, I thought it was a fair price.

Oh, and while Jake was unable to finish his Pounder, Kane did end up getting his picture on the wall. After our waitress, Sabrina, announced his accomplishment to the entire restaurant, Kane issued this victory speech while holding out his plate: “Please. Take it away. Please. Just take it.” Then he ordered another milkshake. Seriously.

Then we all went home and fell into a beef-induced coma.

 

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  • I better call my ISP. For some reason I never received the email inviting me to go to Cheeburger Cheeburger. Hmm… stupid new smart phone. Probably blocked your call. I better throw it out and get a new phone.

  • Nonamedufus

    What is it with people who go to a hamburger joint and order chicken? Sic that seemingly harmless looking little boy on them. What’s next? Lasagna at a donut shop? Oh wait, they’ve done that.

  • My husband goes to the House of Thai Noodles and orders rice dishes.  Excuse me!  It’s the place to go for Thai Noodles.  Rice is rice.  I want to go to Cheeburger with you guys!  And I want the plain chocolate milkshake.  That whopper looks a bit much though.

  • “For those of you who had the chicken, hated it and are going to leave a comment saying that you ordered the chicken and it was awful, my answer to you is: it is your own damn fault. You do not go to Cheeburger Cheeburger for the chicken.”

    SERIOUSLY.

    That’s like going to a steak house and ordering fish. DUH.

    That pounder looks AWESOME. But yes, if they are going to substitute items on your burger they definitely need to check with the customer first.

    I’m happy to know your second time at the restaurant was just as good at the 1st time.

  • Another good review.  They should comp you a meal for all this free advertisement.  I wouldn’t be too wild about the substitutions without consent, but at least they were reasonable substitutions instead of, say pickles instead of cheese.

    Too bad there’s not one in our area.  Maybe we’ll come across one in our travels.  

  • Hah! I like the way you think, Linda!

    The substitutions were reasonable, which is why I didn’t come down too hard on them.

    If you’re ever in Nebraska, Mike says that one is still the best 🙂

  • Yup, ordering chicken at a burger joint is definitely a mistake. I didn’t want to be rude to the commentors, but I couldn’t figure out why they would go there and NOT order a burger!

    The Pounder is an awesome sight; the boys said they felt like they ate an entire cow!

    BTW, thanks for tweeting this, sweet thing. You da best! 🙂

  • Rice at a noodle place?! I hope he doesn’t complain if it’s not to his liking! Alex really is a goof, isn’t he? 🙂

    I promise you, if you come to Montreal, we will take you to Cheeburger Cheeburger and anywhere else you want to go!

  • I don’t know, Dufus, I find it mind boggling too. The seemingly harmless looking little boy will attack on command. Now you just need to point out the people who ordered the chicken…

    I couldn’t believe it when I saw the Tim’s commercials for lasagna. What were they smoking/thinking?

  • Um, yeah. It’s all your ISP’s fault. *whistles and looks away*

  • You’re very welcome.

    🙂

  • I AM NOW CRAVING HAMBURGERS!  What an amazing assortment of toppings they offer.  I thought five guys was good, but this sounds so much better.  Green olives on a hamburger…. interesting.  Kind of like pickles I guess.  I am now salivating like Homer Simpson!

  • My days of eating like that are well and truly over.  I can only manage a small hamburger and fries (kids menu) from McDonald’s now.

  • I knew it. I called them up and gave them hell. Just in case it was my PC, I also wiped the hard drive.

  • I can’t go to our local Cheeburger with my son. He orders the pounder and eats the whole thing smothered in ketchup. It’s like watching a bad zombie movie – all of that meat and red stuff. It makes me want to puke my classic right up.

  • Jepeto

    I went to the downtown Subway for a 12 inch all-meat and a Hobo showed me his penis.

    P.s: Do NOT delete this comment 🙂

  • Seriously! Isn’t it awful? I must admit, though, I was like a deer in the headlights. It was repulsive, but I couldn’t look away! 🙂

  • Well, if you ever come to Montreal, Babs, you can share Max’s kids meal with him! 🙂

  • You can find our contact information in the “About WWFC” section.

  • How was the sandwich?

    P.S. Wouldn’t dream of it.

  • Mike has tried Five Guys, and I believe he thinks Cheeburger is better – but don’t quote me on that! The green olives really weren’t bad on the burger. Quite tasty actually. I couldn’t get over the list of toppings they have on their menu. They even have PEANUT BUTTER as an option!!

  • Jepeto

    It was FANTESTICAL!

  • 20 ounces of meat, and two milkshakes, are you freaking kidding me, I’m getting constipated just thinking about it.

  • Next time I’m going out for a burger, I’m so doing a Nicky and bringing a ninja and Cousin Itt to dinner.

  • I would so get my picture on that wall!…is it wrong that that was my first thought?
    Well, I thought this was a fine review! And I would go there AND I would let the owner know that I’m great friends with Nicky so could I please have a discount…or a free milkshake.

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