September 12, 2017
Our hunt for the best burger in Arizona continues. From a twitter suggestion, we visited Lindy’s on 4th.
The hunt for the best burger in Arizona takes us south. We venture into Wildcat Country and visit Lindy’s on 4th in Tucson, Arizona.
From a twitter suggestion, that made mention to the OMFG challenge, we had to visit this place. Lindy’s is known to all the students of the prominent University of Arizona.
The location of Lindy’s on 4th is smack dab in the middle of the city. It’s all street parking and if you’re not careful you’ll get a parking ticket due to the strict enforcement of having to park backwards on the streets.
Outside of that, the restaurant itself is cozy. A good thing I immediately noticed, the A/C worked. It was chilly inside, but that is exactly what I desire in a Tucson based business where the outside temps can reach up to 115 degrees.
What took me by surprise was table service. I expected walk up service. I give them a rave for that. The waitresses were more than accommodating. Greeted you immediately when you walked in and offered you a seat.
From order time to food delivery was about 10 minutes.
Pricing was comparable to a restaurant burger unless you order their specialty items. $10 will get you a good basic burger and fries, but the specialty burgers can go up to $15-$25. All items are ordered ala carte. Fries on the side start at $2.25.
My producer/cameraman ordered his fries cheesy; he was underwhelmed with the “canned processed cheese” that immediately solidified once his basket hit his table.
Portion sizes were in line with a standard restaurant.
I rated Lindy’s a 7.5 out of 10. The burger was good. I don’t feel the price matched the flavor, obeisance, and ease of getting to the restaurant. The biggest knock was the cold untreated bun. The burgers are prepared medium well to well, if not specified. That produced a little dryness in mine and my producers’ burger. Previous visited restaurants that prepare a medium well burger I’ve experienced a juicier burger. It’s all in the fat ratio of the patty.
At the end of the day, it’s an acceptable place to grab a bite and go, for a few extra dollars than your everyday fast food burger place. Due to its size you may not want to hang out unless you’re comfortable being really close to everyone.
Don’t just take my word for it; try them for yourselves if you’re in the area. Lindy’s on 4th.