For this blog, I needed assistance in the form of my parents, two retired midwesterners who still frequent the Minnesota State Fair to see how many foods-on-a-stick they can eat in one day. Connoisseurs of cheese curds, fried or otherwise, they joined me for a late lunch at Burgers and Barley, an off-the-beaten path burger joint located at 1890 Bonanza Drive. You would think they don’t have the most discriminating palates, but these two are ardent eaters. So we ordered a smattering of items to test the “authenticity” of the menu.
Burgers and Barley didn’t disappoint. The fried cheese curds were hot and gooey, with that quintessential cheese curd tang. Next up were the fried green beans. This was our wild card item, but it came out on top as well. Fresh green beans, still crispy on the inside and lightly battered and fried, ready to dip into ranch dressing.
Burgers of all kinds are featured on the menu at Burgers and Barley. Mom went for a plain ol’ cheeseburger with fries. Dad misread the menu and thought he was getting pulled pork. Turns out it was pulled pork ON a burger! A welcome surprise. Burgers and sandwiches come with fries, but you can upgrade to tater tots, cajun tots, mac and cheese or a salad. I dug into the buffalo chicken sandwich and some cajun tots.
We didn’t imbibe in any brews at lunch, but Burgers and Barley have a hearty list of brews in the bottle and beer on tap to wash down your meal.
The joint was packed, so we bellied up to the bar and received the same great service as the diners at the tables. Our food was hot and arrived quickly. Our drinks were generously refilled. Mom and Dad have now added Burgers and Barley to their repertoire of dining options in Park City. Consider adding it to yours as well! Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy the outdoor seating, indoor seating, or take your burger to go.