Eatery - Apollo Burgers (CA)

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12012 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Pricing - $ | Dining - Casual, To-Go | Cuisine - American, Burgers

Okay, okay, for shame. I am such a bad citizen of Garden Grove. I have lived here almost all of my life except for when I was too young to remember and when I went off for college for four years, and I had never eaten at Apollo. I mean, my friends went here all the time in high school but I never had money back then. I accompanied them once but didn't eat. I never craved going back after that time, but once I came back in the area, I realized just how much Duc loved it.

So, of course, I kept my secret away from him until of course, after much glaring from his angered eyes, we went off to get a bacon cheeseburger. He admitted in  the car that it wouldn't be a good burger in comparison to the ones we've had recently BUT the nostalgia played a huge role in the overall experience for him. I never had those fond old memories so I could only judge it for what it was. It was a good casual burger. Who doesn't want a fat burger served to you by an overweight chef with a greasy moustache and dirty apron? Sans good bread (so flat!) and rich variety of veggies (iceberg lettuce, blagh), it's what you think of people snagging to fill their meat cravings. The bacon made it better, and it was definitely a place you'd think of friends bonding at so yeah, I'll give them their rating for that...but hey, it's just a burger (sorry Duc!).