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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/08/18 11:28:01 (permalink)
Just got back from Brainerd, MN and I drove up from Minneapolis. I noticed that Culvers is really expanding. I saw one in Minneapolis and one in Brainerd. I did not have a chance to stop but I recall great experiences in Milwaukee. They are spotlessly clean and the custard and butter burgers are super.

I wish we had one in Knoxville,

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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/08/20 10:34:29 (permalink)
I finally got a chance to try the Culver's in Columbus, OH last night for dinner. Four of us went and everyone gave it rave reviews. Most everyone got the double deluxe butterburger with cheese and fries. One person got the patty melt which she said was really good. We also got some things to share at the table. We tried, the chili cheese fries, the onion rings, and the cheese curds. Everything was excellent. Two people got a turtle sundae for dessert and I got a chocolate shake. The sundaes were great but I wasn't that fond of the shake. This is the one area where Steak & Shake is better hands down. It was too thick and it didn't really have that great of a flavor. Next time I'll get a sundae instead. The place must be catching on here because we went at about 7:30 and we had to wait in line for about 15 minutes as the place was packed.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/08/20 10:49:32 (permalink)
Hopefully, this will mean they'll come 100 miles southwest-ish to Cincinnati (or west to Dayton) in the next few years. Sounds like one of the better chains, all told.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/08/22 14:37:41 (permalink)
Good news for southern Indiana Culver fans. The Evansville Indiana store will be opening 8/23/04! And good news too for Cincinnati, as they too will be getting Culver's in the not to distant future. As for comparing S and S and Culver's, I like Culver's better. The food is delivered to your table hot, while food from S and S arrives cold or at best just a little warm. Plus, I think the burgers taste better. Just my humble opinion....
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/15 13:39:58 (permalink)
Okay, I'm heading up to Milwaukee this weekend, and I need to try some of these. Thing is, my friend's house is on the south side, on Rawson near the interstate, and it's usually hard to get him to drive very far. Most of the places I've seen recommended look like they're farther north ... any suggestions for good places in the south section?
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/15 14:04:35 (permalink)
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Okay, I'm heading up to Milwaukee this weekend, and I need to try some of these. Thing is, my friend's house is on the south side, on Rawson near the interstate, and it's usually hard to get him to drive very far. Most of the places I've seen recommended look like they're farther north ... any suggestions for good places in the south section?

The premier butter burger place in the country, "Solly's", in just 14 miles north of the I-94 Rawson Avenue exit. Just follow I-94 to I-43 and take exit 77A to N Port Washington Rd. Solly's is on the left just after you get off the exit. Once you have had "Solly's", you have had the butter burger which is the standard for all butter burgers.

After you finish the burger, do yourself a HUGE favor and drive 8/10ths of a mile north on N Port Washington and get the best ice cream (custard) that I have eaten in my 65 years at "Kopp's" (especially if they have one of their nut concoctions on the menu that day). Their butter pecan and pistachio nut flavors are absolutely beyond comparison. And Kopp's grilled cheese sandwich is also among the best I have ever had.

OR you can stay on the south side and go to the Kopp's on Layton and 76th for the custard and a less buttery butter burger (which I prefer because Solly's uses so much butter that it overpowers the burger).
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/15 17:44:32 (permalink)
The Culvers in Powell, Ohio is almost ready to open, I'm guessing in about three or four more weeks.... I ate at a Culvers in WI this summer for the first time and it was great! Soo exciting!! Ahhhh a nice stroll though the Columbus Zoo then end it with a double bacon cheeseburger and Frozen Custard.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/15 23:57:40 (permalink)
Powell Ohio as in just north of Columbus, or Powell Ohio as in several hours west of Columbus near Coshocton?
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/16 00:18:49 (permalink)
The Night Owl Drive Inn on Layton Ave., just 3 blocks east of Howell is worth a short drive (just a mile or two from Rawson and I-94)I'd recommend the double or the triple only if you are ravinous. Not a burger but the triple cheese popcorn at Knights on 44th & Forest Home is also worth a relatively short drive. Pizza at Villa Roma at 35th & Oklahoma and the Chiles en Nogades at Jalapeno Loco on Howell across from the airport are Milwaukee treats. Some people swear by (some at) the Green Bay style chili at Real Chili around 15th and Wells. Anyone coming to Milwaukee should load up their semi's at Usingers Sausage on Old World Third Street (bockwurst, bratwurst, natural casing weiners)and The Spice House across the street. Closed Sundays
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/16 02:37:37 (permalink)
I love Culvers and their Butter Burgers. Best place to get burgers in Corydon, IMO. Culvers has also added a Rueben to their menu and it was really quite good. The flavor of their burgers actually reminded me of Jocks Lunch. Jocks was locally owned and had been around for years. It was located downtown...and their greasy burgers perfumed the whole downtown. Jocks closed up about 5 years ago and I miss it very much...but a single BB with pickle and onion is pretty close to the Jocko flavor that I miss.

I get upset when I hear people say Culvers is expensive...and I hear it a lot where I work. They may be a little more costly than Wendys, McDs and Burger King, etc...but their quality and service is far above those chains and you just can't compare them costwise. Quality and service is always worth a little bit more, in my book.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/16 09:12:21 (permalink)
Welcome to Roadfood PammyJo, It's nice to have a neighbor on the site too. I agree with your review 100% and have had a couple of discussions with family members about the cost of a meal. We figured we would pay the same for Captain Dee's or KFC or Popeye's, so it isn't out of line for a typical lunch cost...and the burgers are much better than those of the "Big Companies". BTW I'm in Lanesville.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/18 13:19:29 (permalink)
Thanks for the advice, everyone. Solly's was a good time, even though we kinda got hustled out the door at 800p. Also picked up some kringle in Racine, and some actually survived the trip back to Missouri for my wife!
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/19 03:35:01 (permalink)
I have been mostly ignoring this thread until I looked at the Culver's website and discovered there's one here in the greater Houston area! They didn't make much of a splash when they opened and, alas, it's about an hour and a half round trip from where I live. But then I found one in San Antonio near where I was going to be staying this past week, so I have now had a chance to try Culver's and I have to say it's very good. I had the deluxe bacon butter burger as I recall, hold the mayo. I didn't realize there wouldn't be any mustard on it but it was a very good burger, nonetheless, and onion rings definitely a cut above those available at any other fast food chain. This is my style of burger and the right size burger for my appetite.

I had a chance to eat at Steak and Shake in August for the first time in about 20 years. Based on just one experience at both places I'd have to say Culver's is a little better, but I'm hoping both of them establish some more locations in the Houston area.

Maybe it's just because familiarity breeds contempt or because Whataburger isn't as good as it used to be, but I'd rate both Culver's and S&S ahead of Whataburger.

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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/19 09:19:07 (permalink)
This Sunday's Chicago Tribune had a great article on Solly's. You may have to do a free registration to view it but here's the link
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/health/chi-0410180113oct18,1,5222075.story
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/19 16:08:36 (permalink)
I'll take a Super Cheeseburger Special and a Fresh Banana Malt.

www.foodspot.com/sollys/index.html
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/19 16:13:48 (permalink)
Hermitt,
Next time you are in the area of a Culver's Try the Sourdough Melt. It is a bit messy, but it is a super sandwich ( I get the Jumbo) Love those grilled onions.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/19 16:25:59 (permalink)
The Sundancer always thought that a butter burger was due to the butter they added to the meat but according to the site, it is the way they due their buns. Sollys in Milwaukee is different as they coat everything in butter and it is messy, but good. I personally prefer Culvers as it is not so overwhelmingly greasy.

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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/19 18:57:53 (permalink)
I visited Milwaukee this summer and went to Solly's. I ordered the Cheesehead Burger without butter and unfortunately my patties were so overcooked and dry that I think the butter wouldn't have helped. My mother just got a plain cheeseburger with butter and her patty was cooked about medium and it was really delicious. I probably should have sent my burger back and gotten a new one. The banana malt was the bomb though.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/20 03:16:34 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Hermitt,
Next time you are in the area of a Culver's Try the Sourdough Melt. It is a bit messy, but it is a super sandwich ( I get the Jumbo) Love those grilled onions.

Thanks Mr. Mayor; I'm looking forward to the opportunity to visit the one in The Woodlands north of Houston. I had the butterscotch shake; there were lots of good flavors to try.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/20 22:27:10 (permalink)
After my rant proclaiming Culvers a "CHAIN", and then reading all the posts pledging allegiance, I decided it was time to try again. I went to my local Culvers in Elkhorn and ordered a Jumbo Bacon butterburger deluxe with onion rings, and it was awesome. I think my mistake in the past was I wasn't getting enough BEEF. You've got to go for the meat folks, or it's just a hamburger with excellent onion rings.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/20 22:42:17 (permalink)
Pepper - With only 34 posts under your belt, How did you become so Wise ? Yep Jumbo beat regular every way it can !!
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/24 00:22:04 (permalink)
Tried the Culver's that is relatively new to our area for the first time today. I wish I had a better review, but it was just short of disgusting. Everything was cold and greasy. We ordered a butter burger and a pork tenderloin with fries and onion rings, and everything was cold and not at all fresh tasting. Everything was really mediocre. We have no plans to return. Just another chain that the suburbanites here seem to flock to. It was packed, but no one seemed to be particularly enjoying it.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/24 05:33:00 (permalink)
Zataar,
Sorry your visit was a bummer. Take a minute and forward your thoughts to the Culver's Website...They seem to be trying to keep tight control over the franchises. Maybe it will do some good.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/24 16:25:01 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Zataar,
Sorry your visit was a bummer. Take a minute and forward your thoughts to the Culver's Website...They seem to be trying to keep tight control over the franchises. Maybe it will do some good.

That's a good idea, Mr.Mayor. This particular location seems to be in over their head. On a more positive note, every employee was very polite and hard working. We just wish the food would have been quite a bit less mediocre.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/10/25 10:59:01 (permalink)
I agree with the Mayor, zataar. I'd drop them a line and let the upper management know. The Culver's near me may be a tad slow but everything comes hot, directly delievered from the kitchen.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/11/18 22:35:41 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Welcome to Roadfood PammyJo, It's nice to have a neighbor on the site too. I agree with your review 100% and have had a couple of discussions with family members about the cost of a meal. We figured we would pay the same for Captain Dee's or KFC or Popeye's, so it isn't out of line for a typical lunch cost...and the burgers are much better than those of the "Big Companies". BTW I'm in Lanesville.


**Waves** Hi neighbor Glad to know there's someone in my neck of the woods who loves food as much as I do. I just wish I was able to do some of the Roadfood trips that some of you have been on. I'm envious. Feel free to email me. Maybe we could do lunch sometime.

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RE: Butter Burgers 2004/11/24 02:53:55 (permalink)
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Originally posted by cy74

And good news too for Cincinnati, as they too will be getting Culver's in the not to distant future.


According to the Web site http://www.culvers.com the Cincinnati-area restaurants will be at 5742 Tylersville Road in Mason (I think that's close to Reading Road/US 42) and 3111 Princeton Road on the east side of Hamilton ("By-Pass 4" near the OH 129/Michael Fox Highway; Princeton Road used to be OH 129).

Happy Eating!
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RE: Butter Burgers 2006/01/19 15:57:50 (permalink)
I don't know why such a deelicious thread has been buried for so long!

I would love to try a butter burger someday. Unfortunately, Culiver's is nowhere near me, since I live on the east coast.

When traveling, I will have to remember this place and make a stop there!

~Jessica
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RE: Butter Burgers 2006/02/18 00:17:25 (permalink)
There was a Butter Burgers place on 8 mile road in Detroit that closed in the mid 70's. In the summer occasionally we'd go there for a couple burgers and then take the ('transfer') bus downtown to catch the Bruce Lee double feature at the Fox Theater.
The burgers were deeeelicious.
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RE: Butter Burgers 2006/02/19 15:01:55 (permalink)
There's a newly opened Culvers in Ft. Wayne Indiana on the northside - just off the Dupont Rd. exit of I-69. Pretty good burgers somewhat similar to Steak n'Shake although my favorite burger place in Ft Wayne is Powers Hamburgers on s. Harrison Sr. in the down town area - great little mini burgers with almost a cult like local following - been there since the 1930's.
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