Let's start with the positive. The selection of burgers at Indian River is amazing. There are some 15-20 different combinations to choose from, most made from Angus beef, although they also offer lamb burgers and bison burgers. In addition, they serve Nathan's hot dogs, also prepared a dozen different ways, a number of salads and appetizers, and some scrumptious-sounding desserts (which we were, regrettably, too full to try). My husband and friends started with a plate of fried calamari, which was lightly breaded and they all enjoyed. It was served promptly. The burgers were big and juicy.
Unfortunately, the burgers took forever to get to us. We waited almost an hour for them to arrive, which is way too long, even given that every table was filled. One does not expect dinner at a burger place to take two hours, but ours did, mostly due to the slow service. It appeared that there were only 2-3 waiters/waitresses for some 30 tables, and they were also responsible for cleaning the tables. While our waiter was super friendly and did his best to be attentive given the crowd, the kitchen obviously did not have their act together. There were four of us, all ordering burgers in a burger specialty restaurant, and there was no ketchup on the table! They brought out two very small paper containers of ketchup for the four of us. The atmosphere was pub-style, which was noisy, but fine with us. If they can do something about the poor service, they will do very well, judging by the demand. Besides every table being filled, there were about a dozen people waiting for tables, some of them for more than an hour. People will not put up with these waits forever, though, so I hope that they do address this issue, as this restaurant has potential. Prices were right for the area, and the selection amazing. I only wish I could have given them more than a "3" on the scale. Will try again in a few months when the novelty has worn off, and they have had time to improve their service.
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