Tucked into the southeast corner of West Hartford is The Spot, a hard-working burger joint that Amy and I recently visited. Each meal is one part American Classic (burger, dog and fries) and one part creative madness. The men behind the counter have devised a vast menu of flavorful combinations to transform the humble burger into works of art.
Our meal included a G-Moli (guacamole & bacon) Burger, a Buffalo Bacon Cheese Burger, an order of Latin Fries and Chocolate Milkshakes. The foundations of the burger were solid – large, handmade patties, cooked to order and served on appropriate size rolls (not too big so they dominate the taste or too small so that you don’t have anything to hold onto). I was most impressed by the care and attention paid to the toppings. For example, the bacon was outstanding – crunchy and flavorful. The guacamole had a nice flavor and was applied generously. The Buffalo flavoring and blue cheese dressing were in just the right proportions.
Even the fries are served in different flavors. Our Latin Fries were recommended by the house, and were delicious, but you could choose from about 10 options. One order was more than enough for us to share, filling a medium sized plate.
Prices are very reasonable with most burgers at $5.95 (or less), hot dogs topping out at $3.95 and most fries at $2.95 per order. All told we made it out at a hair over $20. The menu also has sandwiches, wraps and salads for lunch/dinner and traditional breakfast fare. They do a lot of take out business and also deliver.
As a final note, the burgers were served with slices of Cajon pickles. It was a nice touch, and Amy seemed to enjoy them. I don’t do dill pickles, so for me they were simply a final reminder of the chef’s creativity, which is the focus of The Spot.
The Spot Eatery
949 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110
Mon – Sat: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am – 7:00pm