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Royal Jubilee

Royal Tavern is celebrating their 10th anniversary this week and with it comes an uber-celebration featuring some of their greatest menu items of all time, with each day having a theme such as “most amazing appetizers” or “best brunches of the past decade”. Kick off night was 10/10 and they were spotlighting their “Burger Birthday” with a surf & turf burger topped with a crabcake, a hawaiian burger, a falafel burger for the veggie crowd and – for the most gluttonous of us – the bacon burger – which had actual ground up bacon mixed with beef. Clearly, that’s the one I decided to go for.

Mmm. Bacon burger topped with more bacon.

I wasn’t sure about the whole bacon in the burger thing but on first bite, I was sold. The flavor combo was pretty delicious and didn’t at all taste like you were eating a giant chunk of bacon. The fat from the bacon I think also kept the meat nice and juicy. It was also topped with cheddar & grilled red onions and came with a side of chili mayo which I was a little indifferent about; it didn’t take anything away from the burger but it didn’t really give it anything extra when I added it either.

My only complaint would have to be that my bun was a little over-toasted (as you can see in this pic). While I don’t mind a toasted bun, the fact that my burger bites were interspersed with this kind of charred bread taste was kind of a turn off. Otherwise, it was a solid burger! I hope maybe they’ll break this one out of the vault again in the future. I definitely think I enjoyed it better than their usual Royal Angus burger (which I sampled a few months back & which is currently being touted as the “Best Burger in Philadelphia”).

Angus Burger at Royal Tavern (and a much less burnt bun)

Burger rating: Bacon Burger “A-” (only due to the bun issue, otherwise it would have been an A) &  Angus Burger “B+”

About A Side of Ketchup

I'm just a girl, standing in front of some food, and then shoving it into my face. Eating everything that comes across my path and then sharing my thoughts with the masses. Email me at asideofketchup[at]

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