Based on a very adamant recommendation by a colleague in the industry, I caved and made my way over to Cheeseburger Las Vegas while at Planet Hollywood for work. This guy has been reading my reviews and agrees with a lot of what I have to say, so I was curious about how this would turn out. Sadly, not so great.
It is clear from the moment you walk in this place that they come from Hawaii, as the waitresses have ratty fake grass skirts, and the place is decked out in tikis and bad straw hut looking assemblies. The menu offers quite a number of burgers, along with many Hawaiian dishes and plenty of other things. I love Hawaiian food so I’m almost curious to see if their Kalua Pig sandwich is any better than the awful burger I had. But I’d say based on the reactions people had to the image I posted on my Facebook page of the burger, possibly not.
I ordered the Cheeseburger with an Attitude, which is supposedly the burger that started it all for them in Lahaina in 1989. What came out can only be described as something served in a cafeteria, as one of my followers eloquently stated. The square patty was overcooked, and had a not-so-great flavor reminiscent of a Wendy’s burger. Actually the last Wendy’s burger I had maybe a year ago tasted better than this. I asked the waiter for medium but apparently that was ignored, and the menu stated that all burgers are cooked to Medium Well when I looked again online. The 1000 island dressing was barely noticeable, the lettuce and tomato were ok, and their ‘special house blend’ of Colby Jack cheese wasn’t that flavorful or properly melted. The sesame bun was probably the best thing about this burger; it was fresh, soft, still somewhat generic but not bad.
The fries were equally a travesty; they seemed like your more than generic ‘seasoned’ fries you could find in the frozen section of Wal-Mart, or in a giant bag at Sam’s Club. And to make it worse they were barely warm. I guess considering this is on the strip the $8.99 price for the burger isn’t horrible until you actually taste it. Overall my burger, fries and drink came to $15.12 before tip, which is far too much for a meal that I walked away angry from. I have nothing to say about this place other than don’t bother going there for a burger.