With mouthwatering burgers, hand-cut French fries, and real milkshakes, Tasty’s is an island favorite.
My friend, Lisa, and I met at Tasty’s recently for lunch, eager to try some of their burger varieties. I have a tendency to order the Classic Tasty Cheeseburger, served “Tasty All The Way,” with pickles, lettuce, onion, tomato, and Tasty Sauce. It’s an absolutely fantastic burger. But Katy suggested I step out of my comfort zone and try something new. Tasty’s offers daily burger specials, so we decided to try the Bison Burger, a one-third pound burger, seared and served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayonnaise. Bison is very similar to beef, but a little sweeter, and this burger was perfectly cooked, medium, the way I like it, and juicy. We also shared one of Tasty’s special Wedge Salads, a Turkey Wedge. I often shy away from turkey burgers because they can be dry, but not Tasty’s! The “wedge” is a large slice of iceberg lettuce, topped with a seasoned and seared turkey burger, and served with bacon, Feta cheese, pickled red onions, cucumber, tomato, and honey mustard dressing. This is an excellent choice if you’re not into bread or rolls; the flavor and texture of all the components is a real winner.
Tasty’s also offers hot dogs, so we sampled their Chili Dog, topped with Tasty’s homemade chili and onion. I actually consider myself a hot dog aficionado, and Tasty’s dogs are the best in town—all beef, and served on potato rolls. I also love their Chicago dog, and highly recommend it if you’ve never tried one. The combination of mustard, onion, relish, sport peppers, tomatoes, pickles, and celery salt is a true American classic.
And what is my favorite thing on Tasty’s menu? The fries, of course. Lisa and I agreed that there is nothing better than fresh, hand-cut French fries. We had a basket of the Crabby Fries, and the potatoes were perfectly sliced, fried golden brown, dusted with Old Bay seasoning, and served with tartar sauce. Brilliant! The Sweet Potato Fries served with Chipotle Aioli—a spicy mayonnaise —are Lisa’s favorite, and I agreed. I will definitely order those on my next visit.
And what goes better with a great burger than a real milkshake? Tasty’s makes their milkshakes just like an old fashioned soda fountain. I had an Orange Creamsicle Shake, and Lisa tried the Jamocha Shake. Both were thick and dreamy rich, reminiscent of simpler times. Tasty’s also serves other traditional beverages, like root beer floats, plus they offer beer and wine.
Katy’s husband, Chad, built the restaurant himself, and there is plenty of seating inside and out. The kitchen is sparkling, and Tasty’s staff is friendly and accommodating, all 25 of them. For dining in or taking out, Tasty’s fast paced atmosphere means you’ll never have to wait long to get your food. They are open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., except on Sundays, when they close at 8 p.m.