If there's one thing the Beaufort area needed, it was a burger joint. Fat Patties not only services this need but blew my expectations out of the water on my first visit. Walking in, we were warmly greeted by the staff. I was immediately drawn to the decor - modern decor, metallic and industrial while still maintaining an inviting appearance. The seating was spaced out nicely so that, unlike many of Beaufort's downtown establishments, you're not dining with your elbows inches from your neighbor. The menu was pleasantly overwhelming. I found myself staring at a multitude of delicious options, such as a burger topped with cole slaw and pulled pork, or marinara and mozzarella cheese, and even one topped with fresh potato chips. One drew my attention - fresh guacamole, goat cheese, and fresh jalepenos. While waiting for the food, no sooner did my glass empty than it was deftly whisked away and replaced with another full glass. Most impressive was that, despite how busy they were, not once did the waitress have to be reminded what I was drinking. Finally, the food arrived, and I was greeted by my medium-cooked burger on freshly baked bun. Slathered on top was what appeared to be a whole avocado's worth the guacamole, freshly prepared with large chunks of avocado intact, giving the burger additional texture and flavor. The goat cheese was also generously applied, adding a creamy sweetness to balance out the sharp flavor of the fresh jalepenos. The fries were particularly impressive. I tasted them to find a much more complex flavors than just sea salt. Upon closer inspection, I was surprised to find that on the fries were bits of herbs like basil and rosemary. Another pleasant surprise was the offerance of spiced ketchup (flavored, not spicy at all) and sweet and spicy mustard in addition to regular ketchup. Overall, the meal was fantastic and I can't wait to return to try more things off the wide and varied menu.
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