1202 E MacArthur Rd, Wichita, KS 67216
For all the nuances involved in the crafting of not just a good, but a great burger, the bite that really matters is all about the beef! Buster's Burger Joint, a Wichita burger icon, brings it.
If you haven't enjoyed a burger from this place yet, what are you waiting for? I recently learned that Jennifer, a lady I've been dating for just about two months now (she's capital 'W' Wonderful), had never enjoyed a Buster's Burger.
We remedied that void on Thursday.
We pulled into the parking lot just before 11 am, opening time, and as we approached the door, we were hit with those oh-so-enticing burger and fries aromas.
Awesome meat to bun ratio, and just LOOK at all that bacon!
Entering Buster's, there were already customers ahead of us. It's a small joint, that seats like 11 customers at a couple of small tables in view of the kitchen as well as at a counter in view of Yankee sports memorabilia lining the walls. There's also additional seating at two picnic tables outside, but suffice it to say, as good as these burgers are, if you don't get there in a timely fashion, you're probably in for a 20-minute wait for a burger and a seat if dining in. The numbers were in our favor, after placing our order for Bacon Cheeseburgers and sides of onion rings for Jennifer and Tater Tots for me, we sat down at one of the small tables in view of the kitchen. The customers in line behind us filled the joint to capacity.
Jennifer noted the steady stream of customers coming in the door, and at this point, it was primarily carry-out orders and that 20-minute wait. It didn't take that long for our burgers and sides to arrive.
What you get at Buster's is always phenomenal, a big patty (or two, maybe go three if you want...) of perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned beef, and they're juicy. Loaded with bacon, this is a carnivore's dream burger, check out the meat-to-bun ratio in the pic! Wrapping up all that savory beef, bacon, and cheese goodness was a butter-toasted bun complimented by tart, crisp pickles, mustard, and a generous portion of onion. The sides are stellar too, both with a perfect fry and a touch of salt. Jennifer's onion rings were crispy on the outside and tender onion on the inside. My tots provided that great potato crunch exterior bite, with that fluffy, potato interior.
Buster's really knows how to sling burgers and sides, the joint remains the best burger value in the Wichita Metro. Two bacon cheeseburgers, two sides, and two drinks cost me $20. The burger patties are huge, there was a boatload of bacon on them, and the sides are plentiful, more than either Jennifer or I could finish. There's a tip jar at the register, don't forget to tip, these guys work hard, and they're craftsmen.
With my burger recommendation reputation on the line (not really, you can't miss with Buster's!), Jennifer was impressed with the place. Located at 1202 E. MacArthur Rd, Wichita, KS 67216, Buster's Burger Joint cranks out stellar burgers and service. I'm not the only person who wishes there was more than one location. If you haven't had a Buster's Burger Joint burger yet, shame on you! It's a repeat buy, again, and again, and again....
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