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“Consistently - crowded”

Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill
Ranked #7 of 137 Restaurants in Keller
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

As for burger joints, this one is kind of average. The burgers are kind of thin and tend to be overcooked; the fries are so-so. However, it's a great place to take the kids because it's a loud place with LOTS of flatscreens for those games you don't want to miss!!!
We stopped going there because they are so successful - it was always just noisy & crowded.
However, as for a place to take the kids after a sporting event (& wanting to catch-up on the football games) - this is THE place to go.

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Thank RedSooner
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The concept of allowing the customer to 'build their own burger' isn't exactly 'new' , but Bottlecap does it with such great options that it's like no other! Service is terrific and fast. The store itself is inviting and clean. The burgers are really great and if you don't like what you get it's your own fault! Prices are reasonable, especially considering what you get for your money. If you're a more traditional diner there are other sandwich choices that are pre-designed and certainly look good, although I always go for a burger so I can't say how the other sandwiches taste. They don't skimp on anything and I highly recommend the onion rings if you're a fan of fried onions! You can't go wrong by coming here for a really good meal in a fun atmosphere and if you want to watch some sports, there's TVs everywhere!

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Thank MadMonk44
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice place to relax with your family, keep it local and have a great burger just the way we like them in TEXAS!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great environment and good food. Always enjoy going to Bottlecap, and always run into friends there!

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Thank Ricksage
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This review is for the Grapevine location of Bottlecap Alley (1469 West TX 114 at the SH 26 interchange)

LOCATION
This Bottlecap Alley is located in an outparcel of the "Grapevine Town Center" shopping center, between a jewelry store and a fitness equipment store. There is a small patio that faces SH 26.

ATMOSPHERE
Pretty much what you would expect for a burger & brew kind of place. But having said that, it's really done rather well. In a space that had been previously occupied by a rare non-drive-in Sonic, Bottlecap is sort of long and narrow, lined with many flat panel TVs, all tuned to various sports channels. Classic rock plays in the background at a reasonable volume.

Seating is basically a combination of tables and booths. The booths along the front window are large (seat maybe 8?). The also have tall backs, so you do get some sense of "privacy". The booths, tables and seats aren't fancy, but they are clean - something you don't find at all burger joints (I'm looking at you, Jake's in Grapevine).

For those that like outdoor dining, there is a small patio on the west side of the building, facing SH 26. Unfortunately, this is the "backside" of the building for the other tenants, where their loading areas are. And you are facing SH 26, so it's not much of a view. No trees or shade that I could see, so it probably gets a bit uncomfortable in the summer.

SERVICE
You order at a counter about in the middle of the place. You get a "table flag" with a number and a server brings your order. This is a preferred method, as you don't have to wait for your name/number to be called. Servers and staff seemed very friendly and helpful.

Food is brought on metal trays that look like big bottle caps (I get it). One minor gripe is that the lip of the tray is just a little too tall, meaning you have to reach over it for your food. No biggie 0 just remove your food from the tray. Still, it is a minor design flaw.

FOOD
The menu is pretty traditional but that, too, is okay. There's an array of standard burger variations (bleu cheese, mushroom & Swiss, hickory & bacon, etc.), plus a create-your--own option. All the usual toppings are here, plus a few unexpected one (such as chipotle mayo). You can also go the non-beef route - tilapia, chicken, turkey or black bean patties. You can also go "full-Atkins" (no bun) or wrap it in lettuce. Salads, wings and chili round out the menu.

I had the Mushroom & Swiss burger with a side of onion rings. The burger was hot and tasty, with a hint of mustard. Unlike other attempts at this, Bottlecap's Mushroom & Swiss was not messy or overly juicy. The cheese had the right consistency and the mushroom complemented everything as they should. The onion rings were light and flavorful without being greasy or "too onion-y".

I found the portions to be perfect for lunch. The burger was somewhere between 1/3 and 1/4 pound (after cooking) and the rings were just right for a single serving. Some places make their portions WAY too big (and price them accordingly). This was just right.

I was surprised that Bottlecap Alley does not feature a burger with grilled jalapeno slices, called, obviously, the Bottlecap Burger. This is an obvious opportunity for a signature menu item. In this universe, though, the bottle caps only refer to beer. Another item on my wish list is a Green Chili Cheeseburger. Yes, I know this ain't New Mexico, where the GCCB is widely available. But several local burger joints are beginning to feature this (such as Snuffer's). A GCCB at Bottlecap Alley would fit right in.

PRICE
Bottlecap is reasonably priced - you can expect to pay around $10 per person (more if you order beer). That's in the middle range - a bit more than Kincaid's or In-N-Out, but less than Jake's or Twisted Root. Overall, I'd say good value for your dollar.

BOTTOM-LINE
Northeast Tarrant County has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to burger options. Between Southlake and Grapevine, almost all the local, regional and national outlets are available - from In-N-Out to Peace Burger. I didn't think twice about Bottlecap Alley, and had passed by it for a long time. But after venturing in for the first time, I am glad I finally gave them a try. They are not fancy, there's no confusing ":rewards program", there's ample parking, the food is good and reasonably priced.

Overall I give the Grapevine location of Bottlecap Alley 4 out of 5 stars.

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Thank Joe P
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