AngryRussian and I had a double dinner date with his friends a while ago at Romer’s Burger Bar in Port Moody. It was a sort of farewell-for-now as his friend was moving to Toronto for work. I had been to Romer’s before but was never super impressed as I never got into their method of not including a side with their burgers. Let’s see if my opinion of them changed this time around!
With my meal I had a Remember That Thyme ($6) cocktail (Tanqueray Gin, honey thyme syrup, Fentimans Ginger Beer, lemon juice, fresh cucumber, soda, fresh thyme). It was refreshing and I was surprised at how prominent a flavor the cucumber was. Thyme was an interesting addition and I must say I quite enjoyed this drink. The price was equally easy to swallow 😅.
I had already downed one of their Saturday special of $5 sangrias while we were waiting for a table. I had the white version and that was good enough but it was all pre-made so that kind of took away the impressiveness of it. But again, it was $5, so I really shouldn’t be complaining.
AngryRussian and I love brussel sprouts and almost always order it when it’s available, so here it is- the Brussel Sprouts ($8.95) with red chili garlic and Reggiano Parmesan.
They were nice and crisp, and greasy! But really yummy.
I remember enjoying their tacos the last time I visited, so I kept to the tried-and-true and ordered the Sea of Cortez Shrimp Tacos ($15.95) with fresh avocado, diablo sauce ($15.95). I opted for the Watermelon Salad as my side.
I love that you get the choice of getting roti as the taco shell. The last time I had this the shell was light and flaky. However this time it was a bit hard and chewy, and didn’t taste fresh. The filling was superb though. The shrimps were large and succulent and seasoned well, and there was quite a bit of it.
The watermelon salad had organic watercress, basil and feta. It was also refreshing and the watermelon sweet. A nice change from your usual garden or caesar salad choice, or fries.
AngryRussian had the Righteous Rib Burger ($13.95). It had a patty of braised short rib, topped with maple smoked bacon, sweet onions, Gorgonzola cream, and fresh thyme. I didn’t taste it but he seemed to enjoy it.
He also got a side of Yammy Fries ($4.45) which came with spicy banana ketchup and chipotle aioli.
Lastly we all shared Romer’s World Famous Drunken Doughnuts ($8.95). It came with milk chocolate, white chocolate, and butterscotch dipping sauce.
I can’t say what makes them “world famous” though as they were especially good. They were on par with the mini donuts you get at fairs or stadiums though.
So I think all in all I’m still not super impressed by Romer’s. Some items were good but it just wasn’t all that special to me. I would still come back for their cheap drink specials though from time to time.