Wendi and I were headed to Berlin, Ohio, in order to check into the Berlin Grande Hotel to enjoy some time away and celebrate 21 years of marriage. I had an idea: Find a nice burger place and surprise her for lunch. Wendi loves burgers; the messier the better. I settled on Blazin’ Burgers in Strasburg. The intent was to go there on Friday, we ended up there on Saturday afternoon.
After a great stay at the Berlin Grande Hotel and some time in downtown Berlin, we stopped at Walnut Creek Cheese and Swiss Village Bulk Food store, Sugarcreek. Then, we wound through a bunch of back roads and ended up on U.S. Route 250 just outside Strasburg. Wendi still did not know where we were going, until she saw the sign below:
The Starsburg location is small. It has a handful of tables and a few booths. But, what it lacks in size it makes up in flavor: The burgers are good. In fact, they were voted best burger by readers of a Tuscarawas County newspaper. While the restaurant serves hot dogs, chili dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, fried chicken tender sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches and a number of side dishes, appetizers and salads, we were there for one thing: Burgers. However, it took some time to decide.
Diners can get a Blazin’ Burger (a single, regular burger), a Double Blazin’ Burger, an R U Serious Burger (three! patties), a selection of gourmet burgers or their featured burgers. The gourmet selection includes the Wild West Burger (with American cheese, bacon, onions and Wild West sauce); the Pittsburger (Swiss cheese, coleslaw, fresh cut fries and malt vinegar; this is a take-off of the Pittsburgh-based Primanti Bros. sandwiches, which feature coleslaw and fries on the sandwich); the Saute Burger (Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions, and homemade steak sauce); and a few others. Wendi went with a Double Blazin’ Burger with the Works, minus onions.
Among the featured burgers was the Mac Attack, a burger with Kraft macaroni and cheese (Kraft dinner for Canadians), bacon, tomato and steak sauce. This was my choice, however, Wendi and I split our burgers in half and we shared.
And, we had the obligatory fresh-cut fries. Wendi loves fresh-cut fries. We settled on the large basket, which was only $2.49.
The burgers were very good. (Wendi says “incredible.”) It was just a nice, solid, good, old-fashioned American hamburger. When we go again, I will probably get the Double Blazin’ Burger. While I am glad I tried the Mac Attack, it is always a difficult proposition trying to keep the macaroni and cheese within the confines of the sandwich when eating this kind of burger. So, it ends up being a burger with a little mac and cheese and a small side of mac and cheese in the basket. It is easy to see why the readers voted Blazin’ Burgers the best in Tuscarawas County.