What’s the Oddest Burger You’ve Ever Eaten?

ElvisWhen I was recently in Virginia for Christmas, I had lunch at a place called Station 2 with my friend Bryce, his wife Jody, and their adorable daughter Claire.

Station 2 is known for their zany array of burgers. I asked Bryce and Jody what they liked there, and Jody instantly named the Elvis Burger.

Any guesses on what the Elvis Burger is?

Station 2’s Elvis burger consists of a burger and bun, bacon, grilled banana, and peanut butter. Honestly, it sounded a little gross. I could maybe see the banana working, but the peanut butter? On a beef patty?

But Jody liked it, and I was at a zany burger place, so I might as well order a zany burger, so I got one too. In fact, Bryce did too. The waitress said we were the first table to ever do that.

I have to say, the weird combination of ingredients all came together perfectly. The crunchy bacon and the banana were perfect together. The peanut butter didn’t add much, but it also didn’t detract from the whole. I would order it again.

I’ve been trying to think if I’ve ever had a weirder burger. I’ve had some weird burger meats, though I’d like to continue to try more. And my ramen burger was definitely out there. But I think the Elvis burger is the king so far.

What’s the oddest burger you’ve ever eaten?

15 thoughts on “What’s the Oddest Burger You’ve Ever Eaten?”

  1. We were in Santa Cruz for a work meetup, and I had a Luther Burger there. Instead of a bun, you have a frosted doughnut cut in half, with the frosting on the inside. Beef patty, bacon, cheese. Delicious 🙂

  2. The weirdest burger I had in Australia would be the chips and gravy burger I had at the Sunshine Coast when I was 14. When I was able to drive, I took a trip back to Sunshine Coast with a few of my mates to find the joint again. Unfortunately they went out of business.

    I know, it doesn’t sound like much. It’s essentially just chips with gravy sandwiched between two burger buns.

    Just now, I tried googling to see if I can find something similar. I couldn’t find it, but I did find this: https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/1f/e2/79/bunless-burger-with-chips.jpg

    It’s a bun-less burger with chips, gravy, hollandaise sauce and breaded egg patty. Looks delicious.

  3. I’m not one to have any extremely unusual burgers but if you are ever in Seattle, go to Lunchbox Laboratory. They have experiments all the time that can have unusual combinations. Or you can always have one of their regular burgers with a dork patty ( duck plus pork)

  4. This post, as well as the comments of unusual burgers is making me crave a delicious burger now. 🙂

    The most unusual combination of toppings I’ve had on a burger was fried plantains, grilled pineapple, slaw, and a spicy Caribbean jerk sauce. I wasn’t sure at first how those flavors would blend, but it was the right amount of savory, spicy, and sweet.

      • I’m sure there are some places in St. Louis that have a similar burger on the menu, but that particular one was something I discovered when I lived on St. Thomas.

        All of this burger talk really has me craving one now… I think one of my upcoming days off is going to have to include a trip to a yummy burger restaurant.

  5. There is a place a couple miles from me with around 30 different burgers on the menu, including a Hawaiian burger with pineapple and bacon, and a Sticky burger with peanut butter, bacon and jalapeño jelly. They have some with great seasonings as well, and a huge one topped with three fried mozzarella cheese sticks. I’ve never been brave enough to try the more adventurous ones, but maybe someday!

    Bailey’s Range has some unique burgers as well, usually in their weekly competition. They put two burgers head to head and whichever one gets ordered the most lives on to compete next week against a different burger. One from this week has a curried red slaw on it!

    • Katie: I definitely thought of Bailey’s Range when I was at Station 2–I really want to go back there. It sounds like I need to try that other place as well!

    • Scott: I love Iron Barley! I’ve never had the Ballistic Elvis sandwich, though. I’ll try it the next time I’m there.


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