My Review of Crown Burgers in Salt Lake City
During my most recent trip out west, my wife and I had a chance to spend a day in Salt Lake City. It was my first visit to the state of Utah and I loved everything about Salt Lake City, including my meal at Crown Burgers.
Because I hadn’t done much food research about Salt Lake City prior to our arrival, I relied on what I consider to be one of the most underrated travel-related apps to find stuff to do - Foursquare. Most people just think of Foursquare as an app where you can generate meaningless check-ins and earn useless “Mayor” titles, but it’s an extremely valuable resource in cities where people actually use it for reviews and tips on cool local spots.
This restaurant was featured on Man vs. Food, and it’s also the type of place I’d expect to see on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. There’s nothing fancy at all about the exterior and it looks like they took over a former fast-food restaurant. It’s essentially a local fast-food restaurant chain, just with a much broader menu and better quality food.
It’s a char-broiled burger topped with cheese, lettuce, sauce, onions, and a quarter-pound of pastrami.
Yup. It’s a pastrami burger.
Apparently pastrami burgers are a popular menu item in many Salt Lake City restaurants, and Crown Burger has emerged as the standard for serving the best pastrami burger.
The meat really is what stands out most with this burger, which is exactly how it should be. And because Crown Burgers goes the extra mile in putting a heaping pile of pastrami on top of the beef patty, you get tons of those meaty flavors in every bite. The sauce, which is a thousand island type dressing similar to the special sauce from McDonald’s or In-N-Out, also pairs perfectly for the burger as only it can. Ketchup and mustard wouldn’t pair nearly as well with the pastrami.
The Crown Burger isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a two-handed, behemoth of a sandwich that’s a mouthful for every bite.
Fortunately, every bite is quite delicious.
Learn more about how I spent the rest of my day in Salt Lake City.