Sometimes you just crave a burger with something different. Something a little old school like a Mushroom Burger and Jake’s Roadhouse in Monrovia is the place to get it. When ever I get the urge I make tracks for that place, parking in the area be damned and satiate that urge.
What makes it so special? Aside from a very good cooked to order burger with the usual trimmings, it is packed with oodles of mushrooms. Oodles as in more than the bun can contain and they spill out into the basket leaving you with nibbles of sauteed-buttery-garlicky-salty mushroom slices. It is nirvana on a bun as far as I’m concerned. Others in the area may have similar on their menu, but none over pack the plate with those slices of fungi goodness like Jake’s.
Its affordable too. The Mushroom Burger Basket with your choice of fries or onion rings can be had for under $10. Toss in an iced tea and tip and I’m in heaven for under $15 which is quite the deal in itself. Of course you don’t have to just take my word for it, try it yourself if you happen to be in Old Town.
Lastly, you don’t go to Jake’s for a fine dining experience, rather you go there for great food, great service at a reasonable price. While you’re waiting please eat the peanuts and toss the shells on the floor. It’s that kind of a place. They do a pretty good BBQ Rib and Tri-tip too, but this is about my favorite item on their menu and the subject of this post.
Jake’s Roadhouse, 622 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-3406 (626) 599-9453