NOTE — THE DOGHOUSE IN VOORHEES HAS CLOSED SINCE THIS REVIEW WAS WRITTEN — IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY BURGER 21
Over the last couple of years we have watched the transformation, by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, of the old Echelon Mall into the new Voorhees Town Center. As the prototypical NJ indoor shopping mall has transitioned into a mixed-use community complex, one of the most anticipated changes was the addition of new dining options. A few days ago, I got a chance to try one of the new spots, Doghouse Gourmet Burgers.
Doghouse Gourmet Burgers is the second location of this gourmet burger brand (the other is in Downington, PA). They say they are “committed to serving delicious burgers made with fresh, local ingredients”. Sounds good to me!
Stopping in for a takeout lunch, I grabbed a Doghouse Burger, some Salt-N-Pepper Fries, and a soda. The Doghouse Burger is a 6oz angus beef patty on a nice buttery roll and topped with lettuce, caramelized onions, american cheese, applewood bacon and a sweet and spicy chipotle aioli. It was juicy, but not greasy, and very tasty. Paired with the simple and perfectly cooked salt-n-pepper fries, it was a great break in my day and well worth the trip.
From this one visit, here are some quick observations:
- The menu looks promising. The Doghouse is not trying to do too much just a few things well (burgers, dogs, fries, and sandwiches) with a gourmet twist. (menu)
- The decor is well done and a hipper place than we are used to around here. Outdoor seating will be awesome in the Spring.
- They appear to serve craft beer at this location which beats the nearby Five-Guys. I’ll take a good burger and a beer over a good burger and some peanuts any day.
- They have a kids menu and mix-n-match side orders that will be perfect for an easy meal out with the kids.
- When LimpD finds out that the “Black Lab Burger” has both bacon and a fried egg on it, he may buy the apartment above and never leave.
I was very happy with my stop at the Doghouse, and this trip certainly warrants a return trip with the true burger and dog critics (my kids). My only complaint on this trip was the service. It was a little slow, and the menu boards were a little confusing, but I didn’t expect a new restaurant to be perfect.
If you are in the South Jersey area I suggest you give it a try. I will definitely be back and also plan to try their sister restaurant next-door, Firecreek Restaurant + Bar, for a less casual dinner with the family.
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