I intended to do a breakfast ride but got rolling late this morning. So I rode over to the Southside, not knowing where I would end up, and decided to get some lunch at Shaw's Burgers and Shakes at 1057 W. Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth. It's not a huge place, kind of cozy. I decided to sit out on the patio.
The menu has a lot of different burgers including several made from exotic meats, hot dogs, sandwiches, and all kinds of other vittles. Perfect for lunch. I decided to order the SHAWsage Dog, which was actually Andoulle sausage. I decided to give it a try. After some awkwardly long waits and embarrassed apologies on the part of the staff, the meal arrived.
It was kind of like an Italian sausage, but seasoned a bit differently. As I recall (I was counting on them having an online menu but their site isn't complete yet), it had chili, melted cheese, an abundance of grilled onions, and was served open-faced (even the sausage was sliced open) on a hoagie roll. The food was delicious, and is almost more than I care to eat in a sitting. The cole slaw was fresh and tasty.
Now for the bad news: At Shaw's a milkshake costs $3.99, and my glorified hot dog with a Dr. Pepper came to just short of $10, and with tip (yes I tipped okay, despite the spotty service), it was $12 for lunch. Really? For a hot dog and a soda? Costco sells a combo like that for $1.50. Yes, it was on a fancier roll and had some neat stuff added, and yes, it came with a side. But seriously, that was more than I like to pay for a "snack food" lunch. I would have liked to try a burger, but many of those were over $10. The cheapest burger was $8.99.
I would like to recommend this place to others because really, the food was good. But I can't ask someone to pay $15 for a burger lunch. I wish Shaw's well, but these are not burgers for the masses.
UPDATE: If you read the comment below, Shaw's has taken some of my advice to heart. I will be going back for another try at some point, and will post the results. Maybe this time I will try a milk shake.