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Wolfburgers – tasty breakfast, burgers and burritoes in Argentine

Wolfburgers is a very friendly diner that serves up good quantities of tasty food in a clean, if aged, environment for a fair price.  The food was made fresh every time that I walked in and while that probably added a few minutes to the time it took to get me out the door they were still quite rapid in their performance.

 

For my first visit I asked the older waitress for a bit of advice on what she would recommend.  While she hadn’t had the burritos she knew they were very popular and proceeded to tell me that the $3.75 Big Breakfast Burrito comes with 3 eggs, 2 sausage patties and hashbrowns.  The food was served very hot, the cook wore a ball cap(which I like for health reasons) and while he was a young guy he was trying to bring back old diner shop talk ala “You want that walking?” aka to-go.  I was offered hot or mild salsa, opted for the hot and it was spicy but didn’t set my hair on fire.  The burrito wasn’t too salty, was very filling and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Flavor: 5
  • Value: 4

For my second visit I enjoyed a half order of biscuits and gravy and 2 eggs sunny side up.  The biscuits and gravy were around

$2.50 and the eggs were $1 each.  I should have ordered some toast to dab up the egg yolks but I wanted to keep it under $5 so I worked with what I had.  First of all, this is the way biscuits and gravy should be, thick and full of chunks of sausage, just yearning to clog my heart and arteries.  But damnit, it tasted GOOD and it’s not like I have a heart attack on a platter every month.  This was a treat and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The cook made the eggs runny just as ordered.

I didn’t try to get this meal to go as it’s just not a type of food that lends itself to travel.  Frankly, I love diners, so it’s not suprising that I found myself tipping the waitresses on two of my three visits and questioning myself why I wasn’t tipping on my third visit.  There were a few other diners this time, some old guys chatting with the waitress and then some guys stopped by from the railroad for an early lunch.  Banter floated back and forth as I cleaned my plate and again lamented my lack of toast to swab up every last drop of the egg yolk and gravy.
  • Flavor: 5
  • Value: 4

 

For my final sampling I visited shortly after lunch on a Tuesday and the place was mostly deserted.  It was easy to get parking or a seat every time I went into Wolfburgers.  I once again got a very pleasant welcome to the restaurant and I ordered up a cheeseburger for $3.50.  I hit up the bathroom while the food cooked and was disappointed to find that there was no soap or paper towels.  I can only hope that the employees are washing their hands somewhere behind the counter.  Since I got the burger to go I was asked what I’d need, “Mustard, ketchup, mayo?”.
The bun was fluffy and good quality that the cook had sliced in half, buttered and then toasted on the grill adding a nice crunchy texture to the burger.  Dressings were offered on the side of the burger so I could choose from the tomato slices, pickles and large onion slices.  These onions tasted like real onions with wonderful bite not fast food onions that smell like onions but you soon forget are even in the same zip code as your burger.  The hamburger had been glued to the top of the bun with the large, thick, slice of cheese and the patty itself had been grilled until it was lightly seared but not dry.  It was indeed cooked medium-well and I know that’s sacrilege to some people but it didn’t bother me.  As friendly as this place is I find it hard to believe they wouldn’t cook it a bit less if you asked them politely.  I was just pleased to get such a large beef patty with good quality meat that didn’t have tiny bone chunks or ligament bits in it like so many chain restaurants these days.  I had asked for some mustard to go with the burger but after a few bites I realized that I wasn’t going to even need that, the burger was already balanced and I didn’t need any more bite.  By the way, don’t let the picture make you think the patty is small or the bun over-sized.  I’m just not that great of a photographer.
  • Flavor: 5
  • Value: 4

 

Overall, I couldn’t recommend this diner more.  Yes, I am a little unhappy about the men’s bathroom soap situation and I will be sure to pay attention to the cook’s hands the next time I stop in but the food is delicious, affordable and it’s an easy in and out.  They’re open 7-5 Monday through Saturday and they close at 1 on Sunday.  There are also lunch burritos available and many variations on the cheeseburger that cost a buck or two more.

I will also mention to you that Wolfburgers is in a neighborhood where stop signs and even parked cars are viewed as mere minor obstacles and I frequently find myself having to avoid getting into a traffic accident.  In one case, a friend’s car was struck while she was parked on the side of the road and thankfully was not in it.  To my eye it’s not a shady neighborhood it’s just not a particularly safe place to drive at times.

Edited 5/31/2012 at 3:47PM to add Urbanspoon HTML

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  • http://www.facebook.com/radiomankc Radioman KansaSitty

    Reminds me of the Wolfburgers that used to be up on Metcalf at about 83rd back in the 60s.  Lots of us Shawnee Mission kids were raised by the waitress that used to work the nightshift!   Same great food.