Being a Celtic pub, most people don’t think of burgers before, say, Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, hell, or even Scotch Egg. We are a pub first and foremost and pub and burger go about as hand in hand as hand and glove. We’re proud of our burger and the beauty in its simplicity. Good quality meat, crispy yet juicy, soft squishy bun, melty cheese, special sauce and LTOP. Bang!
Growing up in a town of just about 3000 in Westville, Illinois, we grew up eating at Mike’s Grill in Tilton. In fact, it was the first cheeseburger I ever ate. It still is there today and served these beautiful, crispy, cheesy thin, perfect flat works of art. When we were developing our menu, it was clear from the beginning that we wanted to focus on and, in turn, bring the ‘smash burger’ to Waynesville since it wasn’t being served anywhere. So when we thought about what type of ‘pub burger’ we would put on the menu, it was clear we were going to pay homage to Mike’s, which is still my favorite burger.
Not going to lie, but when I eat our Scotsman OG, it brings me back about 44 years to sitting in the passenger side of mom’s car, eating the cheese of the greasy paper before sinking my teeth into that burger. I still don’t think ours is better than Mike’s, but it’s pretty damn close to the best burger!