Ever had that craving for a real burger? One that has all that yummy burger-y goodness? A burger that’s big and juicy topped with fresh veggies and cheese and of course with tasty fries on the side? That craving hit me after hearing mass last Sunday. We were deciding where and what to eat when suddenly the image of that interesting little restaurant near Rizal street appeared. I’ve been curious for a long time now because of its catchy sign. It said home of the biggest burgers and with that powerful phrase in mind, off we went to Al’s diner! 🙂 We were greeted by Santa’s little helpers and they led us to our table. The tables and chairs were typical that of a diner, box type with benches facing each other and the table in the middle. The place was already in full christmas spirit. It was filled with bright christmas lights and decorations. Awww. 🙂 It’s christmas time already. Bring out the food!!! haha
As we were seated the menu was given and we excitedly browsed it through. It took us a while to order because we had fun looking at all the stuff they offered. There were a lot of interesting items on the list like a love burger meal that consists of a big burger that’s good for two with strawberry shakes, ice cream dessert and chocolates (perfect for lovers!haha) a giant burger, a burger that’s good for about 3-4 people (this is their specialty! :D) and they also have breakfast sandwiches and rice meals.
After we ordered we looked around the place. The walls were painted with cute and colorful murals showing how the burgers were made.
Our orders came approximately after 8-10 minutes. My friend ordered a sloppy Al’s(55php). I’m guessing this is their counterpart of sloppy Joe’s. 😀 He liked it though it was a little bit sloppy to eat. hehe 😛 The beef was tender and savory with just the right hit of spices.
I ordered a happy burger(79php) (for the happy person in me! hehe). It’s a mini-version of the bigger burgers but still had all the goodness that the bigger ones had. It had all the goodies I want in a burger. The patty was just the way I wanted it, not overcooked nor undercooked thus making that yummy beefy burger taste come out. The vegetables were crunchy and fresh and topped with cheese for the finish. You could also add mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise for relish. Of course it wouldn’t be complete without the serving of fries on the side. The fries were good, unsalted and had just the right crisp.
Usual drinks like softdrinks and iced tea were also available, as for coffee they serve the 3-in-1 varieties so I suggest that you try the shakes instead 🙂 Overall the experience was delicious, fun and satisfying. We had the chance to talk to the owner before leaving and we found out that 50 percent of the profit of the restaurant goes to purchasing computers for public schools. Wow! talk about good food for a good cause, it’s like having your cake and being able to eat it too. woohoo! 🙂 We certainly will come back to this diner and we assure you that we’ll indeed be ready then to devour the biggest burger in town. 😀
Al's Diner is located on C. Bangoy street, Davao City with tel. no. (082) 222-5555. Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, we paid for our meals.