19 Handles has more than 19 ways to my heart. Its nestled in a nondescript shopping center that more than likely wouldn't catch your eye. Make the stop. Seriously. You don't want to miss out on this place. Its THAT good. 19 Handles was formally the Kilt Pub and recently changed names. We stopped in for a super early lunch. We were greeted by Erika who is the hostess with the mostess. Sweet. Knowledgable. Attentive. GREAT service. As we eagerly perused the menu, and i entertained the idea of yet another burger, versus the fish n chips, i asked for recommendations. In my opinion, the difference between a waitress and a great waitress is one that will tell you exactly what IS good, and whats she's tried. Erika encouraged me to go for the burger that I had been eyeing, mentioning that the fries were super good. I love me some good fries, and frankly, its one of the foods that seem difficult to find the " best of" no matter where i dine. By the way, Erika was 100% correct about the burger. Im looking forward to going back for the fish n chips. She said they are pretty awesome too! We each ordered a Mushroom Guinness Burger, (check out the food pics!) and I'm craving one as i type this. This was a real beefy patty. Not one of those skinny, mom told you not to eat so much, but OMG its good, let me have another bite patties. It was juicy! Dripping goodness of mouth watering burger. The kind you search for, and often places fall short of fulfilling. The mushrooms were fresh and sautéed with guinness (YUM) The cheese was properly melted on the burger. The tomatoes were plentiful and super fresh. The best part... the lettuce. It wasn't iceberg, but ROMAINE lettuce. *SCORE* i can't think of one place that serves a burger with quality lettuce. I always ask for the iceberg to be taken off the burger. I will say that the lettuce overflowed, but i didnt care. It was crisp, fresh and added to the juicy burger experience. Just when you thought you were ready to run out now to get one... the fries. Just say yes. Skip the side salad silliness. The fries are THAT AWESOME. They were hot, tasty, crisp, and not the kind you usually find next to your burger. I don't know if they had a special coating on them, just give me M O R E!! The menu is filled with a variety of burger choices, sandwiches, fish n chips and so much more. Whats really cool, if you love beer, this place is totally rockin with the " 19 handles" of tap, and then some. They even offer a happy hour EVERY SINGLE DAY. Yes, I'm shouting that from the rooftop. Not many places offer a $1.00 off beer and wine, plus a handful of cheap eats for happy hour every single day of the week. If that doesnt make you run right over, its a great place to go hang with friends (there's another large dining area next to the main room) watch TV, (there are three nice sized screens) and enjoy some really great " eats" This is one time that I can say that the pictures don't do the food justice... ya gotta go try it!
Darci K. on Feb 17, 2016