Images by Will Milne
Been lookin' for a good burger south of the square? OC Burgers on South Elm St. has y'all covered. We went in on Sunday to check out the space, try a few items, and talk with the owner and had a grand ol' time. You can check out some photos of the grub and some thoughts in the post below.
The most surprising thing about OC Burger to us was their commitment to breakfast food. These dudes have some legit French toast, y'all. In fact, it just may be the best French toast in town. We would go back to OC for the French toast, alone. It just so happens that they open at 7am, so that wouldn't even be a problem. They have breakfast burritos that are pretty damn packed, too.
The space itself is large, light blue and spacious. Everything was clean and the felt comfortable. The staff was one of the kindest in town. They were anxious to make sure all of their customers were comfortable, happy, and full. The owner seemed excited about having a space in Denton, too. There were ample televisions around the space, all tuned to different events that were being telecast. While most were tuned to sports, our seven year old diner was particularly affixed to the screen that was showing cat videos (okay, we were, too).
Glen really dug the OC fries, while we were partial to the onion rings, ourselves. Both were fried to perfection - especially when paired with their larger than average condiment bar.
The burgers themselves are probably what you're most wandering about. They're definitely worth walking a few blocks from the square for. Especially when other burger places have lines or live music that might not be up your alley. Most come with two patties (80%/20% mix) and some form of cheese. Our favorite was the blue cheese burger (the blue cheese was super creamy), but other folks dining with us enjoyed the avocado burger and the OC Burger with bacon and egg (Glen swears by that OC sauce).
OC Burgers is a solid addition to the burgeoning space on S. Elm currently occupied by Bet the House, Casa Galaviz, Jack's Tavern, African Market, and Twisted Bodies Pilates. We love seeing hot spots open up that aren't necessarily on the square, and this one on S. Elm is one of our new favorite spots in town. Stop by and try out their burger (or breakfast) when you get the chance.