Thursday, May 28, 2009

Giant Burger (Springfield, OR)

3760 Main St Springfield, OR 97478, T: 541-747-3399

Giant Burger is a well-established burger joint in downtown Springfield, Oregon, which also sells lottery tickets and houses various slot machines. It is old school greasy, but also very tasty. As an extra, you get a colorful collection of locals as you fellow-patrons. I had been there several times before I started this blog, but had to go back for a real review.

Giant Burger advertises that it is one of the few places left that makes real burgers and that it has a selection of 20 different burgers. Its menu features all other old school favorites like curly fries, floats, shakes, etc. It further does some regular dishes, including home-made chili.

I had various burgers before and was almost always very happy (I was not impressed by the chili burger though). This time I arrived extremely hungry and decided to go all the way. So, I ordered a Western Bacon Burger (minus Swiss, plus baked jalapenos), curly fries, and the seasonal fresh strawberry shake for a total of $16.95. I know, a lot of money, but boy, was it worth it! The burger was absolutely delicious: a 1/3lb thick and juicy patty, two thick strips of bacon, two fried onion rings, baked jalapenos, and zesty bbq sauce. The only problem was eating it without having everything over my face. The curly fries were thick and perfectly fried. And then the milkshake, 16oz of ice cream, fresh strawberry and milk, mixed together in a near perfect, not too sweet, not too creamy, supershake!

VERDICT: 92/100
Giant Burger is one of those few remaining independent burger joints that survive because of sheer quality. Unfortunately, there is a hefty price to pay for it, but it is certainly worth it. Go when you are hungry, and you will leave satisfied.


  1. siempre subes fotos que me hacen olvidar la dieta!!! :0

  2. I'me from the Netherlands and don't like spots such as McDonalds, Burger King etc.
    Every year or so we travel around the USA on our holidays, and always we visit Giant Burger in Springfield. For us it's America as it ought to be.
    Great burger meals, friendly service and a Rock'n Roll interior.
    Hope it stays like this for a lot of years.

  3. Isn't this the place where they have a 5lb hamburger challenge? I believe the food network was there on 7/20/10 fliming for a possible spot to be aired in September. KFLY-FM radio from Eugene was on hand I belive? I'd love to see a picture of the GIANT burger that's in the contest.

  4. I went in this weekend and found out Wayne the chef that was on the food network isnt working there anymore. If the cook that was there is his replacement then no thanks. And need new waitresses while there at it.

  5. Well the place use to be the best that was, until Wayne the head chef quit. Now it is just another greasy over priced bad service joint in Springfield. Maybe they should get better management and they might be able to keep the good cooks. Good Luck to you Wayne where ever you go. We will always eat where Wayne cooks.

  6. The service suck's plain and simple. If the food was good, we never found out since we sat for twenty minutes waiting just to get a menu. I'll make mine burger at home and skip the aggravation Giant Burger serves up. If you still decide to go there, lock your car doors and keep valuables out of site. Yea, it's Springfield, if you get my drift.