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Roy's Big Burger

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5200 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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(804) 262-8775
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Best

I enjoy a chain burger with the best of them, but Roy's is a good old fashioned burger joint that come with no expectations of anything but a burger...by that I mean, don't look f...

Worst

I can't say I'm too sorry either. I agree the burgers are nothing like they were. Not even worth waiting for except for the memories. I miss the old crinkle cut fries with the lit...

AND OUT OF BUSINESS 3/21/2008

I can't say I'm too sorry either. I agree the burgers are nothing like they were. Not even worth waiting for except for the memories. I miss the old crinkle cut fries with the little paper cup of ketchup. They say when the last owner had the business, he bought the best meat he could find. Too bad the new folks were trying to cut the cost. I say charge a little more and buy better meat. Too late for that now I guess. Pros: NOSTALGIA Cons: BURGERS more

Gone Down Hill 3/18/2008

I lived in the Lakeside area as a child - Roy was still alive and used to walk around giving lollipops to the kids. The building is the same, the parking lot - same - the few concret picnic tables - same. For those of us who went there as a child you kinda get used to it and it is more nostalgia then the actual food. The place has gone down hill. The burgers used to be tasty - greasy - just plain good! That was back in the day when that skinny man with barely there shoe polish black hair was the cook. \r \r Today - the taste of the meat is non existent and dry. The toppings are fresh and it is still a joy, as an adult, to watch them put the burgers together. The fries are so so - but their ICE rocks - that old fashioned small ice that will not break off a tooth when you crunch on it!\r \r Try it just to say been there done that, but dont expect much. There are way to many other places these days where you can get an awesome burger. Pros: Ambience - old fashioned Cons: The taste has gone way down hill more

Great Burger - Set your expectations first! 3/17/2008

I enjoy a chain burger with the best of them, but Roy's is a good old fashioned burger joint that come with no expectations of anything but a burger...by that I mean, don't look for anyone waiting on you, don't look for a in dining experience, don't look for order and out...it's all a process. You would think this guy studied under GE's finest Six Sigma Black Belts...process driven; orders are taken, burgers are made and burgers are delivered...sure, there is a lean method to this, but for god's sake, it's a former drive in that's lasted throughout the past two decades....If you don't like a little bit of character, go back to Micky D's....otherwise, order a double, get some fries and park in on a bench in back....more importantly - on a sunny day. Pros: Great Burgers - Old Style and any way; Cons: Don't expect a country club setting - you might find a good ole donnybrook at this joint more

Local Does Not Mean Better 7/19/2007

What we have here is a local place where people stand in line for what is a tastless burger. Frying on a griddle until most of the moisture is gone..does not make a good hamburger. Most of the chain hamburger joints leave this local spot in the dust..in the taste department. I have given this place several tries and am not impressed. First there is always a line...the food served does not deserve one. The wait for your food is not to long though. Once you get your meal..there is no place to eat on a bad weather day..except in your car. The hamburger has little flavor except for the onions and other condiments. The generous portion of beef on the large bun is basically tasteless. You would do almost as well by leaving off the meat and eating just the bun and condiments. Fries were good and hot and had decent flavor..but not outstanding.\r Sorry people..but local does not make it better. more

If you like burgers 3/13/2006

If you like a great original burger and you are in the neighborhood, a stop at Roy's is a must. I will occasionally go out of my way for lunch just to get a Roy's double cheesburger. Pros: Best burgers Cons: no indoor seating, neighborhood, location more

still the best 12/26/2004

just want to say that Roys is still the best burger around! Once you eat one you will be hooked for life so please....make the decision to do so carefully! Pros: very nice staff more

Good Burgers, Lousy Ketchup 1/13/2003

Great burgers, good fries. A richmond original!! Good service. The ambience is one that is becoming rarer in th US. BUT i give only a 7 because the ketchup they use is just horrible. I refuse to put it on my fries and it really takes away from the burger. My advice to Roy, get some Heinz for crying out loud -- even Hunts will do ---. Btw, crushed ice rules!!!!! Pros: Good Burgers, Good Fires, Apple Pie Like Ronals Cons: Ketchup more

terrific 10/28/2002

great place for a great burger with fresh veggies...butger lovers get the double! more

The best Richmond Tradition 10/25/2002

I have been going to Roy's for over 20 years! They are the best burger place in town! Pros: Value/Money, Serivce, Outside area to eat more

Juiceless 10/24/2002

Worse burger I have ever had the displeasure of eating... Cooked until there was absolutely ""0"" taste. more

Being Local makes all the difference 8/4/2002

Maybe it's because Roy's does burgers the way many of us remember them: fresh, made to order, and consistent. Standing in line makes us realize that the burger is going to be worth the wait. This is a case where word of mouth is the best advertising, especially over a period of years. Being local means it's one of a kind and I believe we're all looking for something special and not cookie-cutter stuff available in 250 cities! This is Richmond & Roy's is as much a part of it as Monument Ave. more
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  • The Scene
    Roy's Big Burger plows right through the lines that form at its window. At lunch, lines are 20 or 30 people deep, but they move quickly. A few picnic tables offer seating...

  • 8/31/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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