Keller’s was the last stop on my DFW burger tour at the end of September. When I read about them in Hamburger America, I’ll have to say they were high on my list of prospects, just based on the restaurant itself. When I pulled up, my expectations were matched – this place was a true drive-in. There was no “inside” at all. Pull up under one of the awnings and turn on your blinkers when you’re ready to order, (per the sign on the front)
So I turned my blinker on and a young lady walked up and took my order. I went with a basic cheeseburger. While I waited, I watched the people around me. The funniest thing was this guy next to me in a pickup. He pulled up, about 3:30, and when the hop came up, he ordered a longneck. Then he drank it. Then he left. Who in the world drives up to a restaurant at 3:30 on a Tuesday, orders a beer, drinks it and then leaves? Apparently, the guy that parked next to me, that’s who.
So the food shows up, on a tray wrapped in wax. Looks incredibly promising. I open it with bated breath and what do I find?
The worst burger I ate this summer. The meat was thin and tasteless, the bun was nothing but seeds. I was bummed, but then I took one more look at the outside seating and it made my heart smile, just a little.
Took the kids to Keller’s recently and although It was packed on a Saturday afternoon we had the same awful experience. This place used to be good…well, 20 years ago. Guess it’s a slow slippery ride downhill if you’re not careful.
Sometimes it’s not so slow.