I knew exactly what I was getting myself into when I visited Sinful Burger. I had heard rumors from my friends that this place wasn’t joking when it comes to delivering burgers that aren’t typical. Folks don’t go to Sinful Burger when they’re watching their waistlines. No, they come to this place to impress their friends with the volume of food they can throw back, and Sinful Burger does an excellent job of offering a menu of burgers that are perfect for bragging rights along the lines of, “Dude, you’ll never guess what I just ate.”
The burgers featured on the menu are fashioned after the seven deadly sins, hence, the name Sinful Burger. So when you have burgers that are tributes to things like gluttony, sloth and lust, there’s an excellent chance that the burgers are going to throw caution to the wind when it comes to fat content. If you’re looking for a big, greasy burger, you’re going to love this place.
The Gluttony Burger has two –yes, two- grilled cheese sandwiches instead of buns. The Greed Burger has mozzarella sticks stuck in the burger. The Sloth Burger has three burger patties, three kinds of cheese, and a double order of bacon stuck in there for good measure. Because sometimes, really, one order of bacon added to three patties just isn’t enough.
I asked my server Scott what kind of burger I could eat that would just give me a sense of what their burgers are like. He suggested the Sinful Burger, which features a half pound patty. The menu says the burger is cooked to medium and will have some pink, so I asked if they wouldn’t mind cooking it just a little more, and he said that yes, they did mind. Actually, what he said was that this particular burger is cooked with the cheese inside the patty, so cooking it too long would make the cheese burn off.
I sat surveying the Epic Failure Wall while I waited for my food; this is the wall of photos of people who attempted the Goliath Challenge and failed. This challenge gives you one hour to eat five pounds of food including a four pound burger and some fries, and you have to “keep it all down” for ten minutes after you finish eating.
The burger looks good when it arrives at my table. The fries look really greasy and overcooked, and when I take a bite a little squirt of grease pops out of the fry. I asked Scott if this is how the fries are typically cooked and he says “yes,” doing a very good job of not looking at me like I’m a difficult customer although I’m pretty sure he was thinking something along the lines of, “Why don’t you go eat some carrot sticks or something, lady?”
The burger patty had a nice flavor, although I have to admit I had a difficult time getting past the pink. After my first bite the pocket of cheese in the middle started oozing out and it kind of looked like the burger was sticking its tongue out at me as if to mock my disdain for its not-so-well-done nature. As for the fries, I pretty much left those alone because they were just too greasy for me to handle.
Sinful Burger has a fun, casual atmosphere. If you’re the type of person who loves a greasy burger and has little regard for your cholesterol levels (I’m not judging), Sinful Burger will probably get a huge thumbs up from you. It just wasn’t my cup of tea – or rather, I should say, it wasn’t my huge hunk of undercooked meat.
4005 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue
Sun – Thurs: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM