Food Porn: Grover’s Bar & Grill

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source: Roadfood.com

I am going to state for the record that I’ve wanted to eat at Grover’s Bar & Grill for months now, long before a certain Food Network star came into town and showcased their awesome Burgers, Soup, and Chicken Wings.  Fellow Buffalo Eats staff member Mike works near by and has always spoke highly about Grover’s, more specifically their fantastic burgers.  For those of you who have completely missed the news, Guy Fieri (and his show Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives) visited Grover’s a couple months back (along with several other restaurants and a Buffalo Bills preseason tailgate) and just recently aired their Grover’s episode on the Food Network.

Since that episode has aired, Grover’s has blown up.  For a not-so-big bar/restaurant, the place was packed and I overheard one of the bartenders say that they’ve tripled their business since the show aired.  Travelers from Syracuse, Rochester, and Canada has stopped by to try their now infamous Cheeseburger Soup that was featured on the show.

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So on a night when we attempted to try out PF Changs (which promptly ended upon hearing the wait was 3 hours) we ended up having a meal that was covered in grease, completely unhealthy, and more delicious then anything we could have ordered at PFChangs.  On this night they had ran out of their signature Cheeseburger Soup (upsetting because I really wanted to try it) but we did manage to try “The Bruiser“, a 12 oz Burger covered in cooked onions and blue cheese, and some Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings.

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The Bruiser

The burger was ordered medium and couldn’t have been more delicious.  After much thought, this was probably the greatest burger I have ever eaten in Buffalo, NY.  The meat was juicy and full of flavor, the cooked onions weren’t over powering and the mounds of blue cheese (and some type of chili powder) was the icing on the cake (or actually, the burger).  Aside from not having bacon, which may have actually been too much, I can’t think of a single negative thing to say about this burger.  The bun was too small to handle the burger, but it was a small issue I easier ignored.

Parmesan Chicken Wings

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings

The Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings were interesting…I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Chicken Wing that didn’t have some type of hot sauce on it.  These wings were very crispy and the Parmesan cheese flavor was definitely present but not overwhelmingly so. They came with a side of blue cheese of course, however, the combo of blue cheese, garlic, and parmesan was a bit weird so I would said the wings are best eaten as is (sans blue cheese).

Our meal was fantastic, plain and simple.  I really want to emphasize that I’ve been dying to go here BEFORE this place was shown on TV.  I’m pretty grateful that the episode did air, however, otherwise the Parmesan Garlic Wings would have completely passed us by.  No where on their menu does it state the sauces you can get on your wings; even the Cheeseburger Soup is missing from the menu.  Also a big pain is they only take cash and I couldn’t find an ATM inside.  Luckily their prices are pretty cheap, that massive hamburger was only $7.99 and a large basket of fries was under $2.

I can’t recommend going here enough.  It really did live up to the hype that I had going into our meal.

In case you missed the episode, here it is:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHmwDMKpeq0]

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5 thoughts on “Food Porn: Grover’s Bar & Grill

  1. ray

    Great piece on Youtube!!! Good review too!

  2. randy

    Im taking Joanne with me- looks as good as she does

  3. Tia

    Hey, I was wondering if you’ve also eaten at Ruzzine’s? Apparently, it’s right across the street from Grover’s. There seems to be a split as to which has the best burger. I love burgers and have just discovered these two places exist, I usually settle for Cole’s or if I have a little cash I drive out to the Five Guys in Rochester. Looking for a recommendation as to which to try. I trust buffaloeats and practically run my stomach by it. So, Ruzzine’s or Grover’s?

    • Don Burtless

      hah i’m glad you take our opinions so seriously. I have not been there yet but I have heard good things about the place, i will throw it on our wish list and hopefully we can hit it up soonish. Thanks for bringing it up though.

      • Jen

        We’ve eaten at Ruzzine’s Rock Bottom AND at Grover’s (actually ended up at Ruzzine’s when we found the wait wayyyyy too long at Grover’s). I don’t think they’re even comparable. Yes, Ruzzine’s was tasty, but if you’re going for a MONSTER burger, Ruzzine’s doesn’t even come close. Yes, the food was delicious, but we wanted MEAT!!!!!!!

        I can honestly say this as an unbiased review of the two— we really enjoyed Ruzzine’s. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed Grover’s *burgers and wings* only. The fries and the onion rings at Grover’s STINK– I’ve tried them three times in a row and they’re horrible each time. Floppy, mushy… barely any flavor to the onion batter….

        But, then again, when you’re chowing on THAT much beef, who needs the carbs??? :D

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