Restaurant Review: 317 Burger





Writer  /  Marc Allan

There are 8 million burger places between County Line Road and 96th Street, give or take, and maybe eight that are worth your time. Included in that number is 317 Burger, located in the heart of Broad Ripple at 915 Westfield Blvd., a place where the meat is fresh and tasty, the fries are thick enough for you to actually taste potato, and the beer is cold and plentiful.
It’s like summer opened up its own burger place.

Even though the menu is limited almost entirely to burgers and fries, in reality you have almost no limits at 317 Burger—starting with the dining options (inside at a booth or table, at the bar, or outside).

You can get your basic burger ($8), which is ground steak on a soft roll that sops up the juices—or you can fancy things up by choosing turkey or veggie (or tuna, pork, lamb or sausage). Your toppings can be as simple as roasted red peppers and mushrooms (my choice), or you can opt for pineapple, egg, peanut butter and more. You can also add seven kinds of bacon, nine kinds of cheese, and seven different sauces that’ll add 50 cents or a dollar to your bill. Your fries ($5) can be simple potatoes, or you can add on veggies, beef, pork, bacon or shrimp for another $4.

On a recent Friday night, I opted for a basic burger and house slaw, a sweet and spicy Asian slaw that had just the right amount of kick. My wife got an Italian sausage patty with mozzarella and sautéed red and yellow peppers, and a side of fries. We both left happy and full.
Desserts are offered too, and they’re unusual: funnel cake fries, bread pudding on a stick, banana foster bites. They sounded delicious. But after a nice-sized burger and a side, neither of us had room.

My recommendation: Get your burger cooked medium, put as little on it as possible and enjoy the flavor of a delicious hamburger. Oh, and order some fries. You’ll be glad you did.

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