We've recently learnt why Fatboy's is so popular. They serve all-American comfort food at teenager-friendly prices. Seriously, with such generous portions (you can totally expect to get totally stuffed here) and amazing food (they do really delicious burgers with the most mouthwateringly juicy beef patties), it's astounding how they keep prices so low!
We first "discovered" this place while house-sitting for Pops a while back. They're open till late, so we've gone back multiple times whenever the late-night munchies hit.
Oh, Fatboy's caters to you as well if you're the picky and fussy type. You can to customise your very own burger! Like The Professor, who wants 3 beef patties stacked together for his personalised burger sans vegetables, you can get that too! You're guaranteed no judgment here.
The Fat Basterd ($18) is perfect for big eaters. Double beef chuck patties are layered with chewy bacon, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg, while homemade BBQ sauce help stick them all together between toasted sesame buns.
All burgers arrive with a side of thick cut chips, and a couple of crisp lettuce and tomato slices thrown in for good measure (and less guilt!). The Swiss Shroom ($13) consists of a single beef chuck patty, sauteed shitake mushrooms, melted delicate swiss cheese and garlic aioli sandwiched between wholemeal buns. This is the Hubs' favourite.
I'm not that huge a fan of burgers, so it's great that Fatboys caters to non-red meat lovers. The Breakfast Fry Up ($12.50), with a couple of chicken sausages, crisp bacon, 2 sunny side up eggs, sauteed shitake mushrooms, hashbrowns and crisp waffles, is perfect for people who want breakfast food in the middle of the night.
The Bangers and Mash ($12), a mix of juicy grilled bratwurst and chorizo sausages, is served with spiced mustard and a sweet dip. Great for sharing.
Fatboy's The Burger Bar
187 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: 6252 8780
Open Mondays to Thursdays from 4pm to 12midnight; Fridays and Saturdays from 12noon to 12midnight