Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Moonlite Diner - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Philly Burger
BBR = 6.35

The diner is inherently a weird concept. This kind of restaurant needs history. You can't just create a 50's style on a whim. The history is what makes the place. If you just decide to create an old style diner in modern times, you better be able to back up the concept with good-ole quality diner food. This means homemade stuff like mama used to make; big portions and lots of flavor. Unfortunately the Moonlite Diner falls short on almost every aspect.

I decided to go with the classic diner meal you see in movies: a burger, shake, but went with the home fries instead of traditional. (I always do regular fries, and I expected a diner to be able to put out some mean home fries) The milkshake was awesome. It was a great mix of chocolate and peanut butter with chunks of banana dabbled throughout, and served like a real milkshake should be, along with that metal mixing canister which holds extra shake for you. So it had a good start, but sadly in the end I was heavily disappointed (Like the HEAT/Mavs Finals). The burger and home fries SUCKED it up. The real problem lay with proper seasoning. It had none. Literally none. I could not find one grain of salt or one speck of pepper anywhere on the plate. The home fries were bland as can be. The burger tasted like nothing. I had to season everything myself at the table and even then it was only slightly less disgusting. The lettuce on the burger seemed like it was turning, the mushrooms and peppers that topped the burger lacked any distinct flavor, and the bun was a useless chewy mess. I guess you get the point. No flavor, no seasoning, no taste, anywhere on the plate. I am not sure if this is an issue with the cook or the restaurant in general, but they didn't win me over as a returning customer. Never again!

Avoid this place all together and save yourself from throwing your money away!

Philly Burger
8 oz. prime chuck 100% Angus beef with peppers, onions, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.
Burger Total: $8.59 (With home fries)

Burger Boi Rating (BBR) = 6.35

(35%) Burger patty 6.5
(20%) Toppings 6.5
(20%) Bun 6
(15%) Sides 6.5
(10%) Wow-Factor 6

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