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Are walla walla onion rings still @ Burgerville?

Xericx Aug 3, 2006 07:02 AM

Going to the NW next week. I loved those things back when I lived in PDX.....are they still on the menu?

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    shanda013 Oct 6, 2006 12:27 AM

    I think the shakes are delicious and the onion rings as well. Ive never had a bad experience at this fast food joint. the onion rings are always big so the amount of 3 5 whatever always works for me.

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      Olympia Jane Aug 15, 2006 12:03 AM

      All this talk about Walla Walla onion rings is making me very hungry to go to Zeke's Drive In on Hiway 2 just outside of Gold Bar, Washington, around Milepost 31. Not exactly an in the neighborhood kind of joint, but if you find yourself with any excuse to head over Steven's Pass, you need to stop at Zeke's and indulge in a paper boat full of crispy, golden brown, thick sliced sweet onion rings. Get the large order, you won't be back by this joint anytime soon. There are lots of other great items on the menu ranging from the ordinary to the unusual (my friend with a cast iron stomach ordered a chili ostrich burger along with his onion rings and blackberry shake), but whatever you get, don't miss the onion rings. Yup, I've had the Burgerville WW onion rings, and used to think they were pretty specail, but Zeke's is IT.

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        antrobin Oct 5, 2006 11:32 PM

        I've never had a remarkable hamburger at Burgerville. Their smoothies, though, are fantastic.

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          Xericx Oct 8, 2006 06:05 AM

          Gotta get the Extra Spread! Love it!

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        Lauren Aug 14, 2006 04:27 PM

        On my way to Portland on Friday I had my first Burgerville experience. I ordered the WW onion cheeseburger and a blackberry "smoothie" (basically a shake made with nf frozen yogurt) my husband and I shared an order of WW onion rings. Based on the comments here, we ordered a huge plus a small order of fries. I have no idea what people are complaining about regarding the onion rings. We received five giant onion rings and there was no way we could have eaten more. AND we shouldn't have ordered the fries. Our onion rings were perfectly done, but I can see where they could become burned in a matter of seconds. My burger was quite good for a smash patty burger, and not soggy at all, possibly because it came on a kaiser bun. The WW onions were thickly sliced, nicely seasoned and caramelized. I really liked my blackberry smoothie, although I was hoping for huckleberry. Oh, well. Next time.

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          extramsg Aug 14, 2006 05:45 PM

          It's worth noting that Burgervilles can vary -- often wildly -- from location to location. Although, I think their fries are consistently mediocre to bad. Glad you hit a good one.

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            Steve K Aug 14, 2006 10:05 PM

            And, as posted above, the onion rings can vary even at the same location. It still remains, if not as advertised - send it back.

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          runninrob Aug 10, 2006 05:33 AM

          I do love chowhound. A simple yes or no question with eight replies. Keep it up PNW board. You all are the best.

          1. Xericx Aug 10, 2006 03:27 AM

            CRAP! I did miss them. I did go to burgerville on the way back from the coast but was too full....but I did cop a Blackberry Milkshake...good stuff.....

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              Leonardo Aug 4, 2006 03:12 AM

              Currently the milkshake is blackberry. Can't wait for huckleberry....three weeks I hope???

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                Steve in Olympia Aug 7, 2006 09:45 PM

                My experience at Burgerville last weekend was very disappointing. I stopped there as a result of posts on this board, and ordered a burger and the Walla Walla onion rings. The server asked if I wanted the "huge" portion or the "semi-huge" portion. I chose the latter. What I received was a grand total of three (count 'em, three) onion rings, and a very soggy hamburger smothered in mayonaise and ketchup, not much better than the 99-cent burger at Jack'n'the Box. I checked my receipt and, yep, it said "onion rings -- 3-piece order." To add insult to injury, the three onion rings were burned black in places. Caveat emptor, I guess.

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                  Cosby Aug 8, 2006 02:57 PM

                  Burned Onion Rings and soggy burgers have been my experience the last couple of times at Burgerville too.

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                    Steve K Aug 8, 2006 04:35 PM

                    Hmm. About a month ago we stopped at the Gresham BV and had a semi-huge portion; the biggest, most fabulous onion rings I've ever had. A couple of weeks ago I did the same; four rings rather than three, apparently since they knew they weren't nearly as large as advertised. Not nearly the "experience".

                    After I left, I realized "why didn't I just hand them back and say 'this isn't good enough'?". It has to happen for them to know. Or at least for them to realize that we know as well.

                    ps: The sign says that you get either 3 or 5 rings. From experience, if they're what they are promising, it's enough.

              2. bbqer Aug 3, 2006 04:38 PM

                They are on the menu in the Seattle area at Kidd Valley...nice big Walla Walla sweets slices hand battered and deep fried. Yum!

                1. extramsg Aug 3, 2006 08:21 AM

                  Yes, saw a sign for them yesterday.

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                    Lauren Aug 3, 2006 03:53 PM

                    Yay! I'm going to Portland the weekend of the 12/13 and I'm looking forward to have my first Burgerville experience!

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