Butter Burgers Eick September 27, 2009 Advertising, Beer, Burgers, YouTube 22 Comments Greetings So Good readers. Eick here, with a post for the first time in a month. Yikes. The craziness of real life has gotten the better of me in the last month, and the result has been devastating for So Good, I admit. But I’m back and excited to be spouting off my thoughts on food. So this is a new one to me. A burger with butter on it? Hmmmm. I know places that butter, or sometimes even heavily butter the buns they put their burgers on, but putting a big old slab of butter directly onto a burger? Wow. I stumbled across these butter burgers when reading a post on Andrew Sullivan’s blog, featuring a new ad for Miller High Life that prominently features this high-fat treat. That looks awful and awesomely appealing at the same time. Apparently butter burgers are a Wisconsin favorite, and have been made famous by a place called Culver’s. Check out a review of these burgers from Would I Buy It Again? Anyone tried one of these bad boys? The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Live in DC? Do More Tomorrow! - June 5, 2013 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 22 Responses Bonniejean September 27th, 2009 I’m a genuine cheesehead and yes, Culver’s does make a good butter burger. But if you’re going to venture all the way to the Midwest for a butter burger, I suggest heading all they way to Tittle Town for a Kroll’s burger. http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/6332/krolls-west That’s some serious butter. Reply Kristen September 28th, 2009 A Culver’s butter burger with a side of cheese curds and their famous frozen custard for dessert is the way to go. The butter isn’t overpowering, it just makes the patty juicier. Reply wibia September 28th, 2009 Thanks for the link and good to see you back. You really donâ€™t taste the butter that much, but it just gives is a nice flavor and juiciness. Culverâ€™s is on my nationwide top 5 burger list. Steak Nâ€™ Shake just launched a â€œWisconsin Styleâ€ burger a month ago, basically a butter burger rip off. Butter burgers seem to be pretty popular here in Indiana. Btw, love the commercial. I think that High Life has the best marketing campaignâ€¦ Reply Jada September 30th, 2009 Love Culver’s and butter burgers!! But c’mon, most respectable sit-down (read, not fast food) burger joint puts a good slathering of butter on the inside of there buns and crisp them on the grill before serving. If you’ve never had this you’re missing out, big time : )/ Reply Hans October 1st, 2009 If you wanted to time travel and go to Sedalia MO to the Wheel Inn Drive In, you could have gotten a PEANUT BUTTER burger…I tried it, and well, it was just ok. Reply Hillary October 2nd, 2009 I’ve had a butter burger from Culver’s before but in all honesty I just thought it was their fun name, I didn’t notice anything special or different about the burger. I do hesitate when ordering them as the name “butter burger” makes me feel like I’m definitely getting a heart attack as opposed to just probably if I keep eating “burgers”. Reply Mike October 7th, 2009 THe Barefoot Contessa recommends putting a pat of butter in the burgers to help keep them moist and the taste is amazing! Reply halloween recipes October 7th, 2009 The butter melts on a hot burger and dissolves in the grease that’s already there. What’s the bit deal? It’s greasy no matter what. Reply ShyGuy October 9th, 2009 I’ve never seen such a burger before. I guess they don’t serve these here in Washington state. I will have to give it a try next time I make hamburgers. Reply Elizabeth Smith Brigham October 11th, 2009 If you want another true Midwestern fav…you need to try a Lion’s Choice Roast Beef sandwich. I’m not sure what they put on the buns to make them taste so good, but I crave one quite frequently now that I’m on the west coast. Reply wendy October 15th, 2009 Another born and bred cheesehead here – I had no idea the butter burger was a Wisconsin thing. I only knew that Kopp’s in Milwaukee has amazing, huge hamburgers that indeed have a square of butter thrown right on the burger. Mmmmm….Kopp’s. What I wouldn’t give for one here in Texas. Reply Rebecca October 17th, 2009 I remember in college a group of my guy friends always made butter burgers – they would make two relatively flattened out patties, place a large pat of butter on one and cover it with the other burger. Reply Andy November 4th, 2009 I’m from Wisconsin. Specifically, Sheboygan, which is branded as the “Bratwust Capital of the World”. There’s quite a few wonderful local places for a good butterburger (which were around before Culver’s). My favorite is Charcoal Inn. Their regular burgers are fine, but where they shine is with the steak sandwiches. They are tenderized steak patties grilled on a charcoal grill, placed on a toasted hard roll lavished with butter. Add onions (depending on how I feel, fried or raw, either is wonderful), pickles and a nice brown mustard, and you are in paradise. So hungry for a Super Steak right now. Gah! Reply B November 25th, 2009 I actually had one in an Ohio Culver’s a while back and had forgotten the place’s name until now. Yeah, it was pretty good! Reply WhateverMickey January 12th, 2011 OK where have you guys been – this was a favorite of mine when I was a teenager – 30+ years ago. FrosTop in Little Rock had the best of them and of course back the no one worried about cholestrol or the side effects of too much of some things is not really good for your heart. (Yearn) ohh for the good old days when we could eat without having to think about fat grams. WhateverMickey Reply Britishwoman1 February 19th, 2011 Hey ShyGuy: You can get an Awesome Butter Burger at Heartland Cafe in Seattle! Who said Washington state didn’t do them??? They also have Amazing Comfort food! Reply Just an old Maui Boy May 25th, 2011 I passed through Wisconsin a couple years ago and stopped at Culvers. Saw the Butter Burger on the menu and thought to myself, I may never get another chance, how can I not try it? I went with the double Butter Burger with cheese, and let me tell you, it was awesome! I’ve had some good burgers in my time, and this ranked right up there with the best of them. I’m a big fan, wish we had a Culvers in Georgia. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.