Still, as far as burger joints go, this one has some mondo good things to be said about it — not just about the burger but about its chips and onion rings, too.
But as far as burgers go, EJ’s is doing pretty well. The burgers are 1/3 pound smashers that come with your choice of cheese (EJ’s doesn’t have a cheese-less burger on the menu), green leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayo served up with those chips for $6.50. They come on a split top bun with the chips in a basket. There’s also a bacon cheeseburger and a japaleno burger served up with a choice of chipotle mayo or spicy mustard and pepper jack cheese.
The burgers have a light spicing to them, not too harsh but pleasant and beer-worthy. They do take a little time to cook, though — you’re looking at an eight minutes weight on average before it comes to the table.
You’ll find EJ’s Eats and Drinks at 6th and Center Streets downtown. If you go at lunch, expect a little wait. (501) 666-3700 or check out the website.