Last night my husband and I shared a lovely meal with his parents, his son, and his son’s girlfriend. My stepson who recently turned 23, is off on a new adventure. He and his girlfriend are leaving California for Maryland.
We decided to have a going away dinner at Fuddruckers.
Upon arrival, I did my usual Foursquare/Swarm check-in. I promptly dethroned the previous Mayor. I am now the proud Mayor of Fuddruckers located at 3848 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA.
I decided to have a 1/3 pound Smokehouse Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Burger done medium on a white bun with Frings and a Dr. Pepper. Fuddruckers uses 100% USDA All-American, premium-cut beef. They also use fresh buns made from scratch.
While we were waiting for our meals, we took a moment to just be kids and hit the arcade. At the Modesto location, they have a claw machine with plush toys, a candy machine, and a few video games. This kept us distracted until our pager buzzed to let us know our food was ready.
Every corner of the restaurant has a different theme. Mostly photos of celebrities. You get to select your own seating. Normally, I like to sit in a booth that is raised about 6 inches. Last night we opted for a table with chairs.
The music ranged from 50’s to 70’s. The volume was just right. We were able to have nice conversations and also enjoy the music.
Upon picking up our meals, we made a quick stop at the very cute produce stand and toppings bar. You can select as much or as little garnishments and condiments as you like. Choices included: homemade pico de gallo sauce, jalapenos, Romaine lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, ketchup, spicy mustard, honey mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, their own cheese sauce and so much more.
As you can see, I am a minimalist when it comes to topping my burger. Compliments to the chef! I simply added barbecue sauce. The burger was juicy, tasty and very filling. I honestly think the fresh baked from scratch bun is what truly makes Fuddruckers special. The buns are fresh, soft, and oh so buttery.
Frings is a 1/2 order of seasoned wedge cut french fries and a 1/2 order of onion rings.
The soft drinks are self-serve with unlimited refills. I enjoyed a Dr Pepper with my meal.
Normally, after eating the wonderful meal, I will take my coupon to the counter and select a peanut butter cookie. Just like being a kid again, finish your meal and get a treat.
Last night was different. As, I previously mentioned we were having a going away dinner for my step son and his girlfriend. My father-in-law picked up a Tres de Leche cake with Strawberries at Safeway.
Having had a delicious dinner and a special cake, everyone of us forgot about our cookie! We didn’t realize it until a few hours later at home.
I want to end with saying that while we were sad to see our son leaving for a new adventure, we had an incredible night of food and entertainment.
We will definitely be back soon.