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- There are three reasons people go to Roake's...
- Reviewed by Rknbkr12
- Price Range (per person): $0-$10
- Visit Again?: Yes
- Party Size: 1
There are three reasons people go to Roake's, prioritized as follows: The coney islands, the fries, and the burgers, although the Lombard location is the only one that has the Whimpy burger, but it's worth the drive.
The Coneys are legendary - everyone knows these things - you want a real Coney, you go to Roake's. Their fries are almost equally well-known - they use the whole potato, skin and all, and turn them into the pride of the 1950's, with one order being enough to feed three greedy people.
In this writer's opinion, what sets Roake's apart from almost any other burger joint is the Whimpy Burger - Roake's will cook it the way you want it, risk and all. It's big, it's juicy (really), and it's flavorful. In short, if you're over fifty, this is the burger you remember. Nothing boutique about it at all (except you can't get them anymore but for a very few places - only three in Portland). Get it medium-rare with cheese and the works and you have a meal to hang all of your memories on. It's the real deal.
- Order: Whimpy, fries & a Coke with lemon