Roy's Big Burger

★★★★☆

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I can't say I'm too sorry either. I agree the burgers are nothing like they were. Not even worth waiting for except for the memories. I miss the old crinkle cut fries with the little paper cup of ketchup. They say when the last owner had the business, he bought the best meat he could find. Too bad the new folks were trying to cut the cost. I say charge a little more and buy better meat. Too late for that now I guess.

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★★☆☆☆

I can't say I'm too sorry either. I agree the burgers are nothing like they were. Not even worth waiting for except for the memories. I miss the old crinkle cut fries with the little paper cup of ketchup. They say when the last owner had the business, he bought the best meat he could find. Too bad the new folks were trying to cut the cost. I say charge a little more and buy better meat. Too late for that now I guess.

Pros: NOSTALGIA

Cons: BURGERS

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I lived in the Lakeside area as a child - Roy was still alive and used to walk around giving lollipops to the kids. The building is the same, the parking lot - same - the few concret picnic tables - same. For those of us who went there as a child you kinda get used to it and it is more nostalgia then the actual food. The place has gone down hill. The burgers used to be tasty - greasy - just plain good! That was back in the day when that skinny man with barely there shoe polish black hair was the cook.

Today - the taste of the meat is non existent and dry. The toppings are fresh and it is still a joy, as an adult, to watch them put the burgers together. The fries are so so - but their ICE rocks - that old fashioned small ice that will not break off a tooth when you crunch on it!

Try it just to say been there done that, but dont expect much. There are way to many other places these days where you can get an awesome burger.

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★★☆☆☆

I lived in the Lakeside area as a child - Roy was still alive and used to walk around giving lollipops to the kids. The building is the same, the parking lot - same - the few concret picnic tables - same. For those of us who went there as a child you kinda get used to it and it is more nostalgia then the actual food. The place has gone down hill. The burgers used to be tasty - greasy - just plain good! That was back in the day when that skinny man with barely there shoe polish black hair was the cook.

Today - the taste of the meat is non existent and dry. The toppings are fresh and it is still a joy, as an adult, to watch them put the burgers together. The fries are so so - but their ICE rocks - that old fashioned small ice that will not break off a tooth when you crunch on it!

Try it just to say been there done that, but dont expect much. There are way to many other places these days where you can get an awesome burger.

Pros: Ambience - old fashioned

Cons: The taste has gone way down hill

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I enjoy a chain burger with the best of them, but Roy's is a good old fashioned burger joint that come with no expectations of anything but a burger...by that I mean, don't look for anyone waiting on you, don't look for a in dining experience, don't look for order and out...it's all a process. You would think this guy studied under GE's finest Six Sigma Black Belts...process driven; orders are taken, burgers are made and burgers are delivered...sure, there is a lean method to this, but for god's sake, it's a former drive in that's lasted throughout the past two decades....If you don't like a little bit of character, go back to Micky D's....otherwise, order a double, get some fries and park in on a bench in back....more importantly - on a sunny day.

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★★★★★

I enjoy a chain burger with the best of them, but Roy's is a good old fashioned burger joint that come with no expectations of anything but a burger...by that I mean, don't look for anyone waiting on you, don't look for a in dining experience, don't look for order and out...it's all a process. You would think this guy studied under GE's finest Six Sigma Black Belts...process driven; orders are taken, burgers are made and burgers are delivered...sure, there is a lean method to this, but for god's sake, it's a former drive in that's lasted throughout the past two decades....If you don't like a little bit of character, go back to Micky D's....otherwise, order a double, get some fries and park in on a bench in back....more importantly - on a sunny day.

Pros: Great Burgers - Old Style and any way;

Cons: Don't expect a country club setting - you might find a good ole donnybrook at this joint

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What we have here is a local place where people stand in line for what is a tastless burger. Frying on a griddle until most of the moisture is gone..does not make a good hamburger. Most of the chain hamburger joints leave this local spot in the dust..in the taste department. I have given this place several tries and am not impressed. First there is always a line...the food served does not deserve one. The wait for your food is not to long though. Once you get your meal..there is no place to eat on a bad weather day..except in your car. The hamburger has little flavor except for the onions and other condiments. The generous portion of beef on the large bun is basically tasteless. You would do almost as well by leaving off the meat and eating just the bun and condiments. Fries were good and hot and had decent flavor..but not outstanding.
Sorry people..but local does not make it better.

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★★☆☆☆

What we have here is a local place where people stand in line for what is a tastless burger. Frying on a griddle until most of the moisture is gone..does not make a good hamburger. Most of the chain hamburger joints leave this local spot in the dust..in the taste department. I have given this place several tries and am not impressed. First there is always a line...the food served does not deserve one. The wait for your food is not to long though. Once you get your meal..there is no place to eat on a bad weather day..except in your car. The hamburger has little flavor except for the onions and other condiments. The generous portion of beef on the large bun is basically tasteless. You would do almost as well by leaving off the meat and eating just the bun and condiments. Fries were good and hot and had decent flavor..but not outstanding.
Sorry people..but local does not make it better.

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If you like a great original burger and you are in the neighborhood, a stop at Roy's is a must. I will occasionally go out of my way for lunch just to get a Roy's double cheesburger.

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★★★★☆

If you like a great original burger and you are in the neighborhood, a stop at Roy's is a must. I will occasionally go out of my way for lunch just to get a Roy's double cheesburger.

Pros: Best burgers

Cons: no indoor seating, neighborhood, location

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The last time I got a burger and fries from Roy's- the grease from the fries was nearly causing the bag to disinegrate before I even got to my car. Sometimes they are too heavy handed with the grease, but the burgers and fries are sinfully good! The line can be long at lunch, but they move people through quickly.
Bryan park is right next door- so pick a nice day and go eat lunch by the lake!

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★★★★☆

The last time I got a burger and fries from Roy's- the grease from the fries was nearly causing the bag to disinegrate before I even got to my car. Sometimes they are too heavy handed with the grease, but the burgers and fries are sinfully good! The line can be long at lunch, but they move people through quickly.
Bryan park is right next door- so pick a nice day and go eat lunch by the lake!

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Roy's is a small burger stand that is very popular among the locals. The line for a burger and fries can be long at lunch time. The burgers are big, juicy, and greasy. The fries are good. There are really no tables so you can just eat your burger outside or in your car. The staff is very friendly. It is a family owned and run place that appreciates your business.

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★★★★☆

Roy's is a small burger stand that is very popular among the locals. The line for a burger and fries can be long at lunch time. The burgers are big, juicy, and greasy. The fries are good. There are really no tables so you can just eat your burger outside or in your car. The staff is very friendly. It is a family owned and run place that appreciates your business.

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just want to say that Roys is still the best burger around! Once you eat one you will be hooked for life so please....make the decision to do so carefully!

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★★★★★

just want to say that Roys is still the best burger around! Once you eat one you will be hooked for life so please....make the decision to do so carefully!

Pros: very nice staff

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Great burgers, good fries. A richmond original!! Good service. The ambience is one that is becoming rarer in th US. BUT i give only a 7 because the ketchup they use is just horrible. I refuse to put it on my fries and it really takes away from the burger. My advice to Roy, get some Heinz for crying out loud -- even Hunts will do ---.

Btw, crushed ice rules!!!!!

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★★★★☆

Great burgers, good fries. A richmond original!! Good service. The ambience is one that is becoming rarer in th US. BUT i give only a 7 because the ketchup they use is just horrible. I refuse to put it on my fries and it really takes away from the burger. My advice to Roy, get some Heinz for crying out loud -- even Hunts will do ---.

Btw, crushed ice rules!!!!!

Pros: Good Burgers, Good Fires, Apple Pie Like Ronals

Cons: Ketchup

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great place for a great burger with fresh veggies...butger lovers get the double!

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★★★★★

great place for a great burger with fresh veggies...butger lovers get the double!

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I have been going to Roy's for over 20 years! They are the best burger place in town!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Roy's for over 20 years! They are the best burger place in town!

Pros: Value/Money, Serivce, Outside area to eat

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Worse burger I have ever had the displeasure of eating... Cooked until there was absolutely "0" taste.

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★☆☆☆☆

Worse burger I have ever had the displeasure of eating... Cooked until there was absolutely "0" taste.

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Maybe it's because Roy's does burgers the way many of us remember them: fresh, made to order, and consistent. Standing in line makes us realize that the burger is going to be worth the wait. This is a case where word of mouth is the best advertising, especially over a period of years. Being local means it's one of a kind and I believe we're all looking for something special and not cookie-cutter stuff available in 250 cities! This is Richmond & Roy's is as much a part of it as Monument Ave.

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★★★★★

Maybe it's because Roy's does burgers the way many of us remember them: fresh, made to order, and consistent. Standing in line makes us realize that the burger is going to be worth the wait. This is a case where word of mouth is the best advertising, especially over a period of years. Being local means it's one of a kind and I believe we're all looking for something special and not cookie-cutter stuff available in 250 cities! This is Richmond & Roy's is as much a part of it as Monument Ave.

 

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