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“Pricey but good” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Twisted Root Burger Co.

Twisted Root Burger Co.
Ranked #4 of 110 Restaurants in Bedford
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Bedford, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Pricey but good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We waited a bit before trying this place as we wanted to give them time to perfect stuff. I had the Big Tex and ordered it medium and my wife had the Turkey Burger. Both sandwiches were good and juicy and mine was perfectly cooked, if a little on the greasy side.

Food was pricey though the beers were cheap. You have to go get your own food (no wait staff) and when you place your order they give you a celebrity name, my wife got Madonna. I found this to be weird. What made it weirder was the lame jokes that went with calling out the names. When it was time for Marilyn Monroe to get her order the guy sang happy birthday Mr President over the microphone, it was all just a bit too much. I for one am not interested in a lame stand up routine blaring out constantly over the overhead speakers while I try and have a quiet lunch.

Could have had the same meal at Red Robin for around the same price and have been waited on without the improvised comedy routine. You either are different or you aren't, you can't force it. It comes off lame.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“A work in progress but promising”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

This suburban outpost of the Deep Ellum burger joint is in an old 7-11 Store that was significantly renovated and expanded. Parking is limited, so beware that sometimes you might find a spot during the lunch rush or on the weekends.

I've been a couple of times now and they're still working the kinks out at this location. For instance, they couldn't do to-go orders because they didn't have any styrofoam or plastic cups. Hopefully, they'll iron out these issues in time.

The menu is upscale burger bar, but done better than most. They offer non-beef alternatives if you are so inclined including turkey, bean burger, and various game meats (when's the last time you had a venison burger?). This is your expected "$8-burger"joint", but know that drinks and sides can quickly raise your bill to $12 to $15 per person. This ain't McDonald's!

Twisted Root has a dozen or so "named" burgers but you can always build your own. The optional pretzel bun is a nice touch. Other interesting touches include housemade pickles and housemade root beer.

There is a bar at this location, but it is basically counter service only (as is the food). You'll have to get your drink refills and extra beers yourself. The dining area is simple, with several television sets for sports, news, etc. The booths look handbuilt and are wooden seats, so you probably won't camp out for a couple of hours nursing your burger or beer. After about an hour, you're ready to leave. There is also a long community table in the middle, along with some high-tops.

One of Twisted Root's draws is their selection of shakes, many with alcohol added. A nice smooth finish to that spicy jalapeno burger, but not all of these shakes are for kids.

And speaking of kids, they basically rule the patio area in front of the restaurant. Expect many families and kids on weekends and in the summer. Midweek lunch is less hectic.

Time will tell if Twisted Root irons out its minor flaws. And quite frankly, there is too much burger competition in Northeast Tarrant County for them to take these things for granted. But I am hopeful they'll find their groove and this will become a good neighborhood burger joint.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Marquez, Texas
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Our friends suggested this place but had wanted to wait since they seemed sooo busy since opening. The burgers were good. However, their suggesed way of cooking them unless you tell them otherwise was way overcooked for all four of us. The sweet potato chips are interesting, a little too sweet for my taste. The onion rings were great. Impressed that they serve Texas beer even if it is twice the beer of the commercial beer. Probably would go back and order a little differently next time. Really cute place to dine. Several signs said no carry out yet.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, Texas
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165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Too Much for Too Little”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We are a generation that eats out a lot, so it was exciting to try the new TR in Bedford. You tend to form an opinion of any restaurant on your first visit ... not always fair, but just the way it turns out sometimes. So my comments here must be understood in the context of a "one time visit".

Nothing particularly exceptional about the atmosphere. You can sit at booth or table, inside or outside. Differentiators would be the well stocked bar, and a variety of interesting burger options. It is self-serve.

We ordered two interesting sounding burgers, fries, a beer and a coke. Did not have to wait very long for the order to come up (comparable to a Braum's or Dairy Queen in wait time), so that was a plus. A little sticker shock as the cost was about what you would have paid for a sit down meal and wait service at a Chili's or a Cheddar's (including the tip), but what really disappointed was the food. Burger's were small, very limited condiments, and burned tough. Couldn't eat the frys.

My overall impression was that of a "bar" that also happened to serve burgers. You might want to stop in for a drink, but I would not recommend going there if you are just looking for something good to eat.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Less than overwhelmed and way overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

We waited a few weeks after the opening to give them a chance to work out the bugs. We have heard a lot of good things about their burgers (Dallas Morning News said Bedford has been their best opening) and finally went on a Sat. afternoon. The line was not out the door but it was close to it. A quick note: you can order from the bar as well. From what we can tell it still takes them a while to place an order.

We both we less than impressed with the flavor of the burger. The meat did not seem to have any seasoning and it needed something. I had the Big Tex and it rather bland considering all it had on it. My wife had the one with goat cheese and bacon and said her's was OK but not worth the $8.50 we paid. Fries and onion rings were good and crisp but did not improve the quality of the meal. Two burgers,two sides and two beers - $31 was way too much.

Simply Burgers in Bedford has better flavor at a better price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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