Today's journey took us to Northwest Dallas and the lovely corner of I-635 and Midway Road and the formerly very smoky restaurant - Midway Point. You can still smoke on the patio but Midway Point is now completely nonsmoking inside. The restaurant was crowded when we arrived at noon but we were promptly greeted by our server who showed us the one menu on the table and took our drink orders.
At Midway Point, patrons have a choice of two burgers - 1/4 pound for $5.25 or 3/4 pound for $6.25. Cheese, grilled onions, bacon, jalapenos are all $0.50 extra a piece. We all ordered 3/4 pound burgers and were told that they take 25 minutes to cook even though the menu says 20 minutes. I ordered a 3/4 pound cheddar burger with bacon and grilled onions with mayonnaise and no pickles lettuce or tomato. All burgers are served with a choice of Home Fries, Cottage Fries or Curly Q Fries. I ordered the cottage fries per the suggestion of our server. Since the burgers were going to take 25 minutes, we ordered an appetizer of onion rings to share.
Five minutes later, the onion rings arrived piping hot fresh out of the fryer. The thick slices onions were coated with a tempura batter which gave a good crunch and a good sweet onion taste with every bite.
Very close to the 25 minutes promised by our server, the burgers arrived at our table all cut in half wrapped in paper with the fries on the side. The first things I noticed were that my burger was served with lettuce tomato and pickle and it was very well done. I didn't specify a temperature but I wasn't expecting well done but should have known with a 25 minute wait to cook the burgers.
Picture of the burger:
I wasn't overwhelmed with flavor with the first bite of the burger. The vegetables and mayonnaise were placed on the bottom bun and four slices of bacon and grilled purple onions were placed on top of the patty and then a single slice of American cheese was placed on top of the bacon. The first bite was underwhelming - it was another very dry somewhat tasteless patty which was probably a combination of being cooked well done and cutting the burger in half. The bun was also a little too thin to hold a burger of that size.
Overall the burger was an average burger. The grilled onions, bacon and bun tasted really good but when I go back, I will definitely ask for the burger to be cooked medium or medium rare. Also I would like cheddar cheese or a few more slices of American cheese. Finally the fries were good but not great. They were hand cut but inconsistent. Some were thin and crispy while others were thicker and flabby. The fries were also not seasoned at all.
Ratings (Scale 1-25):
Bun - 17, good flavor somewhat sweet but far too small to hold a 3/4 pound burger
Meat - 14, dry flavorless patty cooked too long, bacon was the saving grace to the meat
Appearance - 18, toppings were fresh, bacon was plentiful, nice large burger but would have been better not cut in half
Taste - 16, crispy bacon, tasty grilled onions, burger and fries needed more seasoning
Overall - 65
Bonus pic of burger cooked medium unfortunately not ordered by me:
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