I’ve heard so many good things about this place and it seems to be a popular burger n’ beer spot in old town Scottsdale so I decided to give it a shot. I usually baseline a burger joint on a plain, regular burger without sauces but for some reason I was driven to get the Backyard BBQ Burger (as usual, Lauren copied my order and was gunning for the basic burger setup). This was a mistake as far as the rating goes because I never got a chance to really taste the basics of the Rehab burger. Still my rating of the place stands and is based on other variables such as service, cleanliness, and overall aesthetics.
You are given 2 choices of burger size.. Relapse or Rehab, Relapse being a 5oz patty and Rehab being a 10oz. Of course I went with the rehab because I like to overdo everything and make myself as bloated and sickly as possible. Once a burger is selected you are given a choice of Brioche, Pretzel, Wheat Kiser or Gluten Free bun. I went with the Brioche which unfortunately pretty much disintegrated under the over saturation of BBQ sauce. You really need a sturdier bun if you are going to go with one of their “theme” burgers like this one.
I did enjoy the burger and was pleasantly surprised with the high level of heat in the bbq but it was so loaded up with sauce it was difficult to eat without making a complete mess of myself. They could have used half as much sauce and still got their point across. The fries that came included in the $11.75 price were tasty and a good portion . I am curious as to what the PBJ & Bacon burger is like? It sounds horrendous. Can peanut butter, grape jelly, bacon and sriracha sauce really be tasty on a burger?
Things that made this experience a bit disappointing:
- Extremely warm inside, do they not have an air conditioner or wha?
- Somewhat slow service, waited around for about 10 minutes to drop our order.
- Beer (Kilt Lifter) was not cold
- Crowded af (people clustered up around the door waiting for a seat)
Would I go back? Perhaps when it’s not 120 degrees outside and not during peak hours.
Rehab Burger Therapy gets 3 out of 5 stars.