This is a meat lovers burger. It’s a 1/2 pound burger topped with crispy bacon that is clearly a diet crasher.
As you can see, the middle isn’t pink but they still keep it juicy. The pub cheddar was creamy and added a nice contrast to the beef and bacon. It was nothing like what I had at the Fatted Calf.
The fries are thin and crispy. They loaded them up with Parmesan and just enough garlic so you would notice it, but not so much that you would offend all your co-workers after lunch.
I usually bring my lunch to work so I can save my calories for dinner or the weekend; however, I’m starting to find reasons to change that. Daddy Ray’s Burgers is one of those places. They make a mean hamburger without a lot of fluff. Wanna go eat a burger without anyone watching? Daddy Ray’s gives you that option. My only recommendation would be for them to ask you how you like your burger cooked.
Dive 2 Five Scale – 1. Although Daddy Ray’s is a bit nicer than the Chicken Coop, I had to stay consistent with my earlier shack rating. Daddy Ray’s is in a small building in O’Fallon along Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. I bet a lot of people have driven passed it without noticing. Their business is completely take-out or outside dining. They do let you call ahead and you can pick up your order behind the building. This is appreciated now that it is getting colder and you may not want to get out to order at their window. As an added bonus, they have a loyalty program that after 9 burgers you get $5 off.