Review: Casler’s Kitchen & BarAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Fishers, IN
Casler’s Kitchen & Bar
11501 Geist Pavilion Drive
Fishers, Indiana 46038
It was Friday night and some friends and I decided to go out for our semi-regular Happy Hour tradition and grab some beers and a bite to eat. On this recent Friday, we landed at the newly remodeled Casler’s Kitchen & Bar in the Geist/Fishers area. Casler’s is a smoke-free bar and is therefore open to all ages (they do have a kids-type room attached to the main bar/dining area). They also have a ton of televisions and bands that play there on most Friday and Saturday nights.
What I Got: Peanut Butter, Bacon & Tomato Burger $11.49
As I was going through the menu, this one was calling my name because of my love of peanut butter and the fact that I was feeling like a nice, juicy burger. I’ve only had peanut butter on a burger once before and wasn’t a huge fan, but I was intrigued enough to give it another shot.
When the burger first arrived at the table, I was taken aback by how huge it was. I’m not sure my picture does it justice, but this thing was enormous. It was also topped with everything that the title would imply.
I ordered it medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. It was juicy and meaty, so they were off to a good start. The bun was also toasted, so it gave a nice counterbalance to the juicy burger. The bacon was slighly soft (my personal preference) and as you could see there was plenty of it. The tomatoes were fresh as well.
But, I didn’t order this burger for the bacon and the tomatoes…I ordered it for the peanut butter to see if I would like it mixed with my burger. It was spread on the burger like a warm and gooey mayonnaise and there wasn’t a whole lot of it (despite what it may seem like based on my picture), so I was disappointed by that. Also disappointing was the fact that the peanut butter taste was pretty much indistinguishable in my mind. If peanut butter is going to be the main selling point of your burger, you’d think that the taste would be the predominant taste in the burger (other than the meat). In this instance, it really was not. I could occasionally taste it if I took a bite that included a concentration of peanut butter, but that was about it. Very disappointing.
Would I Buy It Again? No, I would not. Like I said, the peanut butter taste was pretty much indistinguishable and when you combine that with the cost (one of their most expensive burgers), it really wasn’t worth it. The burger was huge and nearly put me a in a food coma due to that, but outside of that, this really wasn’t all that great. I would try one of the other burgers and I would definitely go to Casler’s again, but I will never again give this burger a second thought.
I’m done with peanut butter on burgers too. I thought I loved peanut butter on everything, but I just don’t get it on burgers. So sad.