Atlantic City, Fast Food

Fatburger Sans Alcohol – NJ

December 14, 2011 | 3 Comments

baby fat w/ egg @ fatburger

This weekend I did something wrong. I got a Fatburger without any alcohol in my system.

Apparently, at least according to the all the rappers, this is a must to truly enjoy a Fatburger. Why didn’t I? True, I was in Atlantic City at the Borgata where the drinks flow aplenty 24/7, but it was noon and I was planning to hit the gym afterwards (of course, that didn’t happen). In any case, I ordered a Baby Fat (small; $3.09) with The Works (mustard, mayo, pickles, relish, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions), cheese ($.99 extra), and a fried egg ($.99 extra). If I’d been drunk, I probably wouldn’t have noticed the bread, although toasted, was stale, and the cheese was barely melted. Nevertheless, the burger was made-to-order, and the patty had a really impressive crust. (Fatburger smashes the patties on a griddle by default, but “on-the-char” is also an option.) I also liked how the taste of the mustard came through even with all the other toppings going on. Having the option to add an egg was great too, but a runny egg would have been nicer.

onion rings @ fatburger

A side of onion rings ($3.39), although a bit pale (C’mon, this is Jerz, orange is in!), fared better with thick slices of onion, and a crunchy fried exterior that didn’t slip off after one bite.

Overall, I liked Fatburger, but it could have been better. Next time, I’ll do it right like Ice Cube, and get a Fatburger at “two in the morning” after a “sip of the potion.” The Fatburger at the Borgata closes at 5:30am.

Downstairs in The Cafeteria at the Borgata (escalator by the the poker room)
1 Borgata Way (map)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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  • Someguy at 4:09 pm on December 15, 2011

    Fatburger Yes!! Had them at Las Vegas a few times. Too bad I did not try In N Out.

  • Danny at 2:54 pm on December 19, 2011

    let me get this straight… you went to a casino… you were about to have lunch… and then you held yourself back because you were going to go to the gym at the casino?


    I don’t know you.

  • bionicgrrrl at 11:23 pm on December 19, 2011

    @Someguy – OMG, you must eat an In-N-Out next time!

    @Danny – You’ll be happy to know I didn’t go to the gym because they were charging a usage fee and later went to the casino and got my drink on!

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