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“Dive bar/sports bar/burger bar - which exactly is it?”
Review of Peace Burger

Peace Burger
Ranked #117 of 238 Restaurants in Grapevine
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Dallas, Texas
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180 reviews
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“Dive bar/sports bar/burger bar - which exactly is it?”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Peace Burger (now in its second location - the original location being around the corner in the same strip center) has sort of a split personality. On one hand, it strives to be a surfing dive bar, with lots of surf decals and swag on the walls. On the other hand, it wants to be a sports bar, with lots of baseball pennants and swag, most emphasizing the Boston Red Sox. On the OTHER other hand, it is a burger bar - one the first in this area of Grapevine/Southlake.

Unfortunately, it doesn't do all of these things well.

The surfing and sports themes clash a bit. Either one is great, they just need to pick a theme and really run with it.

The burger bar started out with pretty decent fare, but now the bar has been raised with lots of area competition - such as Jake's (Grapevine), Twisted Root (Bedford), Kincaid's and Snuffer's (Southlake), to mention just three. A new In-N-Out Burger is coming in Summer 2013, almost directly across the street. While that's a different experience, it will surely give Peace Burger a run for the money.

This self-proclaimed dive bar (it's on their menu and web page), features a burger-centric menu. The signature Peace Burger (peppers, guac, and monterrey jack) and the Hippie Burger (a bean patty with similar toppings) and joined by 8 other variations - 10 in all but nothing particularly unique, except maybe the ultra-spicy and aptly-named Hell Burger. Hot dogs, tacos, one salad, and various sandwiches round out the menu. Pretty basic stuff and all done adequately, but with inconsistent quality. Maybe that's what they think a dive bar should be, but anyone who has a favorite dive knows they go there because the food and drinks are always good.

Sides include the usual - fries, tater tots, and onion rings. On our last visit, the onion rings did not live up to their description of being "crispy on the outside, soft on the inside". They were a bit on the greasy side, with very little batter and thick cut onion centers. It felt like they rushed out that order. (That's cause the waitress got our order wrong and mistakenly brought out tots instead of the rings.)

With competition heating up, Peace Burger needs to step up their game. (For instance, if this wants to be an outpost for ex-pat Red Sox fans, then they could play that up on the menu with some Boston-centric items.) We've been here a half-dozen times or so and have had sort of mixed experiences. Sometimes, it's pretty good, other times, just so-so.

Peace Burger's web page lists "Locations" (plural), even though there's currently just the one. Maybe they see growth in their future. But since the "urban burger bar" trend has come to the burbs, this is the time to focus on what they do well and emphasize that. I'd hate to see Peace Burger disappear, but they're just not as unique as they once were.

  • Visited May 2013
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Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Really wanted this to be great....but...”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I've driven by this little hole-in-the wall burger joint hundreds of times, but for whatever reason, never tried it out-- until looking for some place different to have lunch on a Saturday afternoon. A friend had told me that they had GREAT burgers so we decided to give it a shot.

We walked into a small, slight grimy "beer joint" that had definitely seen cleaner days but still decided to give it a shot. We ordered off their $5 burger list ( seemed like a good deal) but had to order fries as an extra side. Waitress was relatively friendly.

Burgers seemed to arrive at our table a little too quickly to have been freshly grilled but fries were good and hot.

Don't think we'll be trying this place anymore. Food is adequate; service is adequate but a brand new In'n'Out restaurant will be opening down the street in the next month. And I'm sure it will be more than adequate- and cleaner.

Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Average at best!!!!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I LOVE a good burger, so we were excited to be staying in Grapevine and getting a chance to try Peace Burger!!! The meal was average at best. The waitress did not write down our order and it came out wrong. It's a difficult situation because sending food back is always a risk!!! We just ate what she brought and left frustrated!!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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“Great Burgers”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great Burgers and fries, we have not tried anything else, they have good service and friendly people. Atmosphere is ok, looks like a bar nothing fancy.

Visited July 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Great Burger and dive bar!”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

I ordered the "sissy" and it was a huge burger for $5!! Made fresh and the best burger I have had in a while. :) Sports bar type atmosphere with lots of TV'S.

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