Our next stop is a classic one in Regina. The Mercury is a nostalgic place for many people and one of our testers picked it for just that reason. We stopped by on a Friday night to sample some of their well-known burgers. The environment is retro; the only way you can get pop here is in glass bottles which adds to the classic feel.
The Burger: Two of us tried the Bacon Cheeseburger and two of us tried the Merc Burger, a loaded double cheeseburger.
The Bun: A classic Kaiser, which we agreed wasn’t big or sturdy enough for one patty, let alone two.
The Patty: Thick, homemade, well-seasoned with garlic and greasy. Like so greasy, some of our buns were falling apart before we could finish.
The Cheese: You can choose from cheddar, mozza or Swiss. The Merc comes with cheddar and Swiss.
The Sauce: Mayo. We agreed that mustard would have been good here.
The Veggies: Pickles, tomato and shaved lettuce. The Merc comes with sautéed onions and mushrooms too.
The Extras: The bacon on the cheeseburgers was cooked perfectly. The Merc comes with shaved ham.
The Side: We tried the classic double cooked fries (delicious), the onions rings (perfect and not too greasy) and the poutine (one tester liked it and the other was disappointed in the gravy and that it didn’t have cheese curds).
The Price: $13.25 for the Bacon Cheeseburger and $15.00 for the Merc burger; poutine and onion rings were upgrades for $2.75.
The Place: The Mercury Café & Grill, 2936 13th Ave, Regina