For Shane’s 34th birthday i got the guys together to celebrate at Slater’s 50/50 in Huntington Beach. I’ve been told about Slater’s for their 50% Beef 50% Bacon burger patty a few times, and thought this would be a perfect chance to try it out.
We got there early on a Sunday afternoon and it was a good thing because by the time we left there was a huge wait in the patio. The interior is quite cavernous with plenty of TVs all around the restaurant. We had a party of 12 and the service seemed a bit slow to deliver our food. As far as the food goes i consider this place pretty on par with what i’ve considered to be Orange County food: Large, greasy and trying to push things to the extreme.
I ordred a pretty basic 50/50 burger trying to keep it simple to be able to compare it with other burgers in LA and it was ok. The burger was a mess after the first few bites, and i really couldn’t discern any difference in taste. The outside was really charred while the inside pink. Robin got the pancake sandwich which had two fried chicken breast covered in gravy and topped with bacon. I loved the idea of it but when i got a bite of it i really couldn’t taste anything. The syrup sweetness overpowered the gravy and the chicken started getting soggy real quick. We did really enjoy the fried mac’n cheese balls, and the sweet potato fries and the staff was really friendly. They even hooked us up with two birthday bacon brownies for Shane and Joy’s birthday, which was good, but really didn’t need the bacon sprinkled on top.