4.5 out of 5.0 stars

I first heard about the Nighthawks Cheeseburger from an @mspmag story called “Back to Basics Burgers” back in 2015.  It certainly was a burger people talked about around the Twin Cities.  Almost 4 years later, I’m back with @shawnsrodgers & @phatphood at what I’ll call the rebooted Nighthawks for our latest #TCBurgerNight.

Chef Max Thompson, notably from Stewart’s, has taken over, made a lot of menu changes, but kept some classics as well.  Don’t worry, the Classic Nighthawks Cheeseburger is still on the menu.

The beef, a 6oz. blend of prime brisket, chuck and butter was juicy, had a fantastic char and was seasoned pretty well.  The cheese, American, of course, blankets the patty.  I like the chop of the lettuce topping the cheese.  There is a lot of special sauce, which is made in house.  It has a very unique mustard dominant flavor to it.  Beneath the patty are flavorful, nicely chopped, griddled onions and a few thinly sliced pickles.  The Grandma’s Bakery bun is buttery, soft, beautifully toasted and fantastic!  This is still a very good burger.

Thanks, Chef Max for the invite, Dan for the great drinks and Dallas, for answering our many questions and being generally awesome!

After seeing one of their foot long hot dogs come out, I really want one.  They’ve recently added pies from, Dave the Pie Guy.  The banana cream and key lime pies were awesome!

House made French Fries – Fantastic!

Chicken Wings (Dry Rub) – Very good!

Deviled Eggs – Very good!