Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse
Originally posted by ChiTownDiner
Buddy - Never been to Burt's Place but it sounds like a great place to try. As you're in the know, are Satrudays impossible to get in? How about Friday's? Family orientated or more adult? Any other interesting menu choices?
ChiTown, I cannot believe we've never discussed Burt's! Answers to all your questions in order:
Saturday's are busy but not insane. Plus if you show up on Saturday, I'll wait on your table!
Buddy - Thanks! We'll definitely make the trip one of these days...and on a Saturday night! Got to Scooters last night for early season frozen custard and it was fantastic!
Friday's are the insane night lately. Burt has gotten a lot of play lately at the LTHforum and a write up in Time Out magazine, bringing a lot of new customers in. Friday seems to be their favorite night to visit. Regardless of which night you decide to come in, calling ahead with your order is always advisable. The phone number is above and if you don't have a menu, you can expect to find the usual pizza topping choices (just don't ask for pineapple and ham-ugh-none of that newfangled stuff at Burt's)
Very family friendly. Almost a step back in time; from the real wood panelling to Burt's extensive collection of antique radios, televisions, telephones (he even takes phone orders on an old rotary dial phone-like I said, none of that newfangled push button stuff around here), and eclectic knick-knacks, this place is a wonderment for both kids and adults.
Burt does list some other entrees; mostaciolli, ravioli, lasagna, and even a very good pub burger. All are passable but he is known for his pizza and there's a good reason for that. Those items are on the menu as a courtesy for the occasional group of folks who have that one person who doesn't like pizza. If you must order something else, try the salads and the outstanding house made garlic bread.
I think that covers it. I'm usually there most Saturdays unless I'm travelling on Barbecue Business. When I'm not in, Burt's wife Sharon takes over. She is also there the other nights of the week.
That's the story, ChiTown. Maybe I'll see you some Saturday night for a pizza.