This burger joint was worth the wait!
Posted on 04 / 09 / 2012
I was very excited to try this restaurant during our recent stay in Savannah. Their menu is fun, and chock full of diverse and intriguing options... and I'd read such wonderful things about their housemade veggie patty! We made it our dinner destination on a fine Wednesday evening.
The place seems to be quite popular; we arrived early in the evening to find ourselves with a 45 minute wait amidst a crowd of people and savage insects. Once seated, though, we were able to relax with a selection from their huge beer menu. (The pear cider was awesome.) Our waiter was friendly and super enthusiastic, and handled our barrage of questions with grace, ease, and a smile.
I had to see what this Pimiento Cheese was all about, so we started off with an order of that. Spread onto toasty crostini, this stuff was smack-yo'-momma good. (Note to self: Try the Trailer Park sans bacon.) Side salads were fresh and flavorful; gorgonzola and spiced nuts made them noteworthy.
We then tucked into our burgers. As promised, the veggie patty was very good. I had mine El Jefe-style, which was a bit messy (corn kernels and black beans all over the place!) but very tasty, with its complementary combination of avocado, cheddar and jalapenos. The Flathead was topped with provolone and piled high with sauteed mushrooms and onions. Both were served with loads of well-seasoned and very tasty fries. (I ate the fries dry. They make their own ketchup here at Green Truck, and truth be told, I didn't really enjoy it so much. Housemade doesn't need to be bland. Ketchup should be spicy; that's what separates it from tomato paste!) The omnivore among us also enjoyed his (beef) burger immensely. I don't recall which one he had (the Blue Ribbon, perhaps?) but I believe he might have said that it was one of the best burgers he's had. Good place for mixed crowds, always a plus!
Sadly, dessert wasn't so spectacular. Their pecan pie was very dry, containing just barely enough goop to bind the nuts together. Still, we were excited to find the one pie crust in all of Savannah that isn't made with lard...
I liked Green Truck a lot, and would definitely return - but earlier. And with my own ketchup.
Veg Friendly, good for 'mixed crowds', Interesting variations, Friendly, veg-knowledgeable service
Long waits, outside with heat and bugs!, Small place, limited seating, Housemade ketchup not too exciting