With new developments popping up all over the Heights, stumbling upon the Someburger Hamburger Stand on East 11th Street can feel like a blast from the past.
A neighborhood staple, Someburger seems like it’s been at that outpost forever, and it’s not worried about changing.
The little green shack sits on a property with few parking spots and some picnic benches that serve customers who don’t grab their food and go. Ordering is done through the front window, which reminded me of hamburger stands you can still find in small towns.
The most important thing anyone who has never stopped by Someburger needs to know is that it’s cash only. I don’t think this is a problem as long as it’s known beforehand.
Ordering was easy, but the wait for the food was a little long because it’s made to order. I got the Someburger with mustard, ketchup, lettuce, onions and pickles, a side of fries and a chocolate malt.
When I got my food, I first noticed the bun was toasted to the point of being a little crunchy. I really enjoyed this way. The meat tasted fresh, as did the vegetables on top. For example, the lettuce wasn’t soggy.
There was nothing fancy about this burger and that’s what was so good about it. It wasn’t trying to be anything other than a burger. And with its comparatively low price to other restaurants, I can see myself stopping my Someburger more often.
The fries were your run-of-the-mill fried potato slices, but they made for a solid side. I would have maybe liked some seasoning sprinkled over them.
I also tried some of the onion rings, which I liked a little more than the fries. The batter coating the onions was thick but the onion inside was still cooked all the way through.
A malt is similar to a milkshake, but with a malted milkshake, malted milk powder is added after the ice cream and milk are blended together. Whether someone likes malt or not is going to be depend on preference.
Malts are supposed to have a thicker consistency than a regular milkshake, but I didn’t find that at Someburger.
The stand also has chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and more on its menu.
Overall, my Someburger experience was a good one that will have me back at its window for a burger whenever I’m craving a simple, no-frills patty and bun.
Someburger Hamburger Stand
Address: 745 E. 11th St.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Pricing: $2.81-$7.85 (Cash only)
Healthy options: No
Star of the show: Someburger