When it comes to Johnny’s Burger Joint, only one word comes to mind. Big. That is true in the sense of big servings, big flavours and big personality. It’s not the closest venue for me to visit (Canning Vale), which is why it took me a lot longer than it should have to check it out. So much so that my partner Jeremy actually went before me, which is a rare occasion given I tend to think with my stomach and will usually travel for feasting adventures.
It was at the invitation of Johnny’s that I finally made my way there. And now that I have been, I know I’ll go back again because it a big ass feast it definitely was.
All we had to do was pick a burger from their epic list, and pick a drink – then they’d do the rest. And that included providing us with a tonne of sides to try so we pretty much rolled out of there.
My root beer float ($5.90) was delicious and hit the spot. I know root beer is polarising, but for me it elicits pangs of nostalgia from my childhood. Yum!
I did have quite a bit of order envy when Jeremy was sipping on his vanilla American style milkshake ($7.90) but he was kind enough to let me eat the cherry on top, so that was enough to make me happy.
With others around us choosing the likes of crispy fried chicken burgers, the chilli ones or Hawaiian style versions, it was difficult not to be swayed. But we were both clear immediately on what had caught our eye.
For Jeremy, it was all about the Cure ($16.90). A 200g bacon infused beef patty with 200g crispy bacon, cheese, onion rings and sauce. A meaty feast, yes, but he was so damn pleased. It was juicy and pink in the centre. A generous tower of food on what is definitely a bigger burger bun than other competitors have.
The Jucy Lucy ($16.90) was a cheeseburger with cheese injected into the middle of the patty (good lord), served with bacon, fresh onion, pickle and bbq sauce. When I cut it down the middle the gush of cheese that came spilling out was nothing short of ridiculous.
If we were being truly honest, the burgers alone would have been enough but wheres the fun in that.
Curly fries ($6.90), chilli cheese fries ($9.90), onion rings ($6.90) and wings of glory ($9.90). So, so, so many sides that all I can really do here is try to portray heaving breathing into my writing.
The onion rings and wings were the stars for me – so much so that I made myself feel sick gorging on them. Crispy, salty, sticky, creamy, spicy. So many adjectives but ultimately, it was a tasty American style feast on burgers, drinks and more. It might have taken time to drive that far from our place, but we left completely and utterly sated. And what more can you want in life?