Wednesday, April 1, 2009

*** CLOSED *** Al's Famous Dogz & Burgers ~ Hurst, Texas

It's been a few years since my first visit to Al's. I must say that my debut experience was a bit underwhelming, but I was determined to try it one more time. And that time has now come and gone. And little has changed as far as my perception, except maybe the prices.

A few years back, Al's was one of those "everything is 89 cents" kind of places. And it's true what they say, you get what you pay for. It was forgettable. Wisely, they gave up on that concept and have improved the quality of their product, and the prices are still DARN cheap, but no longer is anything under a $1.

So what's the problem then? Well, it's not that there's anything wrong with Al's per se, but their burgers are kind of... well... bland. The meat doesn't have much seasoning, and the bun seems to be added at the end, right out of the bag. So other than the low cost, there isn't a compelling reason to go here, especially considering the stiff competition in the area, places that are well documented in these pages. The fries, on the other hand, were better than expected. Searing hot, crispy and a very salty seasoning (perhaps too much for some folks).

If you're craving some quick, cheap eats, then give Al's a whirl. Look for the double drive through shack at the NW corner of Precinct Line and Pipeline.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used to live in Hurst and LOVED Al's! You really have to try their hot dogs, though-that's what they're known for. The polish dog is my person favorite. I can't vouch for their burgers since I got hooked on their hot dogs the first time we went there. My husband swore by their chili cheese fries. He would get them at least once a week when we lived there. Next time you're in that area you should really try the polish dog!

RJG said...

Sold! I definitely will try the Polish then and reconsider.

Thanks for the comment!