4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Stillwater, located on the St. Croix river, is such a great place for food, drink, fun & scenery.  Portside has all of that covered!  They just rolled out a new menu, and Shawn Smalley, former co-owner of Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque, as their new Chef.  The new menu looks great!

I decided to go with their signature Portside Burger.  I think you’ll love this burger as long as you love bacon.  If you don’t love bacon, we don’t have much to talk about.

This could be called Portside’s Bacon Burger.  It’s all about the bacon.  The beef patty is a 60/40 blend of ground chuck and bacon.  It had a great bacon flavor to it, was cooked to my preference and was juicy.  I’m pretty good with it at this point, but they are not done.  A nice handful of chopped cherry wood smoked bacon goes on top of the patty adding even more delicious bacon flavor to the mix.  There are greens on the bottom bun and it’s finished off with bacon jam.  How many times did I mention bacon?  A lot!  The buns was toasted and was good.

There is no cheese on this burger and it really doesn’t need any, but I’m always up for cheese on my burger, but I do understand not having it.  I really liked this burger and want you to try it.  Make a day of it in Stillwater and plan a stop at Portside.  I think you’ll love it!

Duck Wontons – Fabulous!

Fries – Good.