From fish to pot roast, Culver’s is perfection
One word: Butterburger. Two buns, buttered and grilled to perfection, topped with a juicy, flavorful beef patty. So simple, yet so addictive. Monty, the manager, filled me in on what makes the Culver’s Butterburger so perfect. Each patty is handmade right before it hits the grill. The burger is 40 percent ground sirloin and is fresh, never frozen. When they put the patty on the grill, they sear it, sealing in all that juiciness. Top it with a slice of cheese and some pretty delicious thick-sliced bacon that is the perfect crispiness and you are set. You cannot go wrong with any of Culver’s burgers.
My previous experience with Culver’s was all about the burgers. But this time I decided to branch out and try something new. I decided to be daring and try the fish filet. I have been disappointed by fish filet sandwiches at other establishments: three fish sticks on a bun or so processed that you can’t even tell that it was once fish. My sandwich at Culver’s was a whole filet and it was cooked to perfection. I could taste and see the quality (flaky deliciousness, no processed food here). When I want a fish filet or fish and chips, I know where I am going from now on.
I ordered mashed potatoes and gravy with my sandwich. These aren’t your typical fast-food mashed potatoes that are already made, reheated and scooped out. These were made fresh (think Sunday dinner at grandma’s house) with some pretty delicious gravy. There were even chunks of potato in there; none of that “just add water” mashed potato imposter stuff here. I have to admit that I did sneak a few fries from my fellow diner’s plates. The fries are simple; crinkle cut, crispy, hot and yummy. My meal was made complete with some of Culver’s signature diet root beer. I am a big fan of root beer but diet root beers typically can’t quite capture the icy creamy goodness of a mug of root beer. This diet root beer captured it and exceeded my expectations.
Culver’s also makes a pretty mean Rueben with thin-sliced corned beef served with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and sauerkraut. It was pretty delectable. The Grilled Chicken Sandwich was a full chicken breast grilled and topped with lettuce, pickle and tomato. My personal favorite sandwich was the beef pot roast sandwich. There are some places that say they offer a roast beef sandwich, but it seems more like deli meat. Culver’s has the real deal. I’m talking about pulled beef from a perfectly seasoned pot roast. This is not something you can normally get at a burger joint. But Culver’s really isn’t your typical burger joint, it is more of a homecooked, fresh, quality-food type of place. Culver’s also offers dinners which include fried chicken, fish and chips, butterfly shrimp and beef pot roast (remember that delicious beef pot roast sandwich?). Dinners come with two sides and a roll. Sides include green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy (my personal favorite), crispy fries, coleslaw and onion rings.
Oh, and did I mention that they have some insanely delicious frozen custard that is rich, creamy perfection and that they have a new flavor each day? I am kind of a big fan of frozen desserts. It frustrates me when I go to a fast food restaurant and the ice cream cone tastes more like frozen skim milk than ice cream.
Culver’s isn’t just about making delicious food. They also care about the community. Any church, non-profit organization or school is welcome to schedule a fundraiser at Culver’s. Culver’s is located at 943 N. 700 East in Spanish Fork. They are open Monday through Thursday and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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