Bobby’s Burger Palace in University City

DH and I were over at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine for testing and a doctor appointment. So since we were going to be leaving the area at 6 PM on a Friday, DH had asked me if there were any restaurants in Philadelphia that I wanted to try? I Googled restaurants near the Perelman Center and up popped Bobby’s Burger Palace. We looked at the menu and decided we would try it. As it turned out, the testing was faster then expected, and the doctor took us in early. This caused us to be out and about at 4:15 PM. We thought about ditching the idea and just heading home because we both started diets. You only live once and besides I hadn’t eaten all day in anticipation. Also because there is only street parking, we decided we would see if we could even get parking. Surprised, we only had to drive around three blocks once to get a space.

The restaurant wasn’t what I expected. I was surprised to find out that is this place was a combo of order at the counter, and then they bring the food to you. The place wasn’t crowded at all, maybe a handful of people. I attributed this to be a result of the time of day, a Friday late afternoon and a college campus. I ordered the Philly Burger mid rare without the jalapeños. It consisted of a beef burger with provolone cheese and caramelized onions on a sesame seeded roll, with a dill pickle on the side and an unsweetened iced tea. At first I was going to get the a diet soda, but I wasn’t quite sure if the soda tax applied to it or not. DH ordered the Bobby Bacon & Blue Burger mid rare, which came with two full sized bacon slices, lettuce, tomato, American cheese, topped with a scoop of blue cheese. We also ordered one order of onion rings.

I almost didn’t get to try the onion rings, as unknown to me, DH was devouring them. I drizzled ketchup over my burger and was savoring the juicy combination of flavors. We both enjoyed our burgers, however we both thought the iced tea was yucky. I thought maybe it had to do with the Philadelphia water. The onion rings were lightly battered, crispy with huge actual onions inside. As we were leaving, more people were arriving. On the whole, it was very enjoyable and we would go back, however next time, I would really go over the top and order a Black & White Milkshake too.

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