Mikey’s Grill (Tallahassee, FL) Review
By William Kristoph
Thanks to a tweet about hamburgers, I worked up a craving for the delicious slab of meat known as a cheeseburger. The sign on Apalachee Parkway called me for weeks, so I finally stopped in to try the recently opened Mikey’s Grill. Mikey’s is located next to Chipotle in the same shopping center as World Market and Best Buy. And thanks to that, there’s ample parking at a local burger place! It’s a minor miracle!
Mikey’s decorating takes Spartan to a new level. Chairs, tables, metal and a bit of wood is Mikey’s Grill style of choice. Plastic baskets and utensils with Styrofoam cups make for an easy cleanup. Mikey’s is large, with plenty of lunch rush seating and an excellent ordering process from the burger window, to the condiments and toppings bar and finally the cashier. It’s quick and to the point, like all good fast food burgers.
What did I eat?
I had a Double Cheeseburger, “All the way” with sautéed onions too. I also had a side order of potato chips (homemade) and a “Yankee” tea (unsweet). The burger is one of the better fast food style hamburgers I’ve had. It’s juicy, but not overly greasy. The toppings were perfect. My onions were perfect. The lettuce and tomato were ice-cold. The potato chips puzzle me. I can’t figure out whether I like them or not, but I ate the whole order of them while I tried to decide. And the tea is nothing but typical bulk fair. I’m not sure why they felt the need to call it “Yankee” tea. It just draws attention to run of the mill Luzianne Tea on the menu.
Overall, I liked Mikey’s Grill thanks to a tasty fast food burger that successfully and quickly killed my burger craving. I’ll definitely be back in a while, to let them have a few weeks of polishing their menu and style. I rated Mikey’s Grill “I like it” on Urbanspoon (I submitted it too actually) and think it’s worth your time to try it for a quick burger lunch.