Before I started my quest for the perfect burger and I was still randomly trying burger joints Porky was one of the first and really good burgers I’ve tried. Decided to go back to give it a full fledged review. Sadly I didn’t find it as great whether the current chef did something bad or I didn’t have anything to compare it to back in the day, I don’ know. Non the less it is a pretty decent burger!
How tasty is the Motherf*#$&r? – 7/10
Porky’s burger was a heavy meaty burger. It would satisfy any hungry carnivore. However there were few bits and pieces that could of been improved.
The size: Large
The burger had:
- Beef Patty
- Pulled Pork
- Bacon Strips
- White Bun
The meat is certainly the centerpiece of this burger. The beef patty was tasty and made of good quality meat. But due to the heavy flavor of the pulled pork and the bacon you could barely feel it. I would recommend more spices to push that beef taste and balance it out.
The pulled pork is one of the best I’ve tried on a burger, Porky’s BBQ live up to their name. I would of loved a more saucy version of it but the flavor was so pure I can overlook it.
The bacon was difficult to bite through although it was making your taste buds explode. The punch was the good and the bad, with so much pork taste it is very difficult to show the beef flavor in a burger and you either need more sauces or more spices to push the flavor out. Meat quality was there, balance really wasn’t.
The cheddar was one of those situations where a slice of cheese is placed in the middle of the burger so you can say there is cheese. But you can’t really feel its presence especially with all that meat. You either need much more or need a stronger cheese.
The buns were more of a burger holder rather than being a part of the recipe.
All and all I though it was going to be more of an 8 or 8.5 burger but sadly it was a bit underwhelming
Burger joint venue and overall experience? – 6/10
The service is quick. The fires are really good and you will always leave Porky’s BBQ stuffed. The selection of burgers is decent but they do have a rotating burger ( expect a review of one of these soon ) The selection of beers is average, sadly there weren’t great pale ales to combo with my burger s
Quirkiness level of the experience? – 4//10
Tables, nice choice of food, good sides, American bar/diner atmosphere. It ain’t bad but there wasn’t anything special nor for the join nor for burger.