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“A sad transformation”

Cafe Michael Burger
Ranked #55 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Houston TX
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A sad transformation”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

We have enjoyed eating here for 20 years. When Michael and later his wife ran it they clearly took pride in making the humble hamburger a quality and interesting meal. The service was great and attention to customer satisfaction was a priority in our experience. Now after several recent tries we realize there are new owners intent on increasing the profit margin at the expense of customers. The food is ordinary and tastelss. Recently we questioned our orders of the same hamburgers we have enjoyed for years and were met with argument and personal remarks. This combined with the poor quality food makes it necessary for West Enders and visitors to seek alternatives. A better solution would be for the current ownership to return to the high quality and service.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank tripseyHoustonTX
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English first
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Ok burgers way overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

The burgers were good, not great, but the price makes it hard to swallow!! None of the burgers($7-$9 each) or kids meals come with fries or drinks. We had two adults, and two kids meals, and our total was $46. The view from the decks are awesome, but we probably wont be back!

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank murmagmazy
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Quitman, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Burger at a fair price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Went on a Monday night had the Michael Burger along with the Galvez Burger and chicken strips.
Food was good also a clean environment. Great view of the ocean. We would definitely go back.

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Thank Brad F
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Galveston, Texas
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Great Burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

This palce is on the west end beyond the end of the seawall. In the summer its open everyday but in the winter they only open on the weekends and some select weekdays. The burgers here are the best on the island, the atmosphere is very casual (if you're not wearing a bathing suit and cover-up in the summer you're overdressed).

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Thank Saralyn R
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Tx
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great all around meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

If you are looking for a real burger, fries,and onion rings this is the place to go. Large burgers and sides. Ill be back.

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Thank bjcTx
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