Jerry’s Burger Bar (Observatory)

6 Reviews
Burgers, Food from the Americas, Mexican, Pub fare, South African, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0214478554 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 12pm to 2am

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Menu - Jerrys Burger Bar Menu - Updated April 2018


R90 avg main meal
Burgers, Food from the Americas, Mexican, Pub fare, South African, Vegetarian
R90 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dancing, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, StreetSmart affliated, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Location and contact

123 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
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  • Food

Ashraf Booley

Take your pick from over twenty bold burgers, including a number of starters (perfect for sharing, or not!). Or opt for ribs, wings, tacos or dogs, should you prefer.

Cheesophiles can sink their teeth into the gloriously gooey vegetarian cheese bombs to kick off the meal. This decidedly rich, cheesy union of cheddar, feta and mozzarella, which come swathed in layers of crispy phyllo, are deep-fried until golden and served with a tangy mustard mayo. (Here the portions are on the generous side, so sharing is recommended if you want to leave room for the main event). If you’re lactose intolerant, try the corn dogs or comforting Mexican bean soup.

Moving on to the mash-up of all things umami: burgers. The unrighteously named Sweet Baby Cheeses will make the cheese-obsessed, er, melt. It’s a pure, juicy, perfectly cooked beef patty loaded up with a trio of cheeses: cheddar, Swiss and a spicy cheese sauce along with all the trimmings. To round it off is a golden homemade brioche bun with a generous portion of seasoned shoestring fries on the side.

The ‘Lust – Lucy’ burger (part of Jerry’s 7 deadly sins range), proves to be an underwhelming progression from the starter and the Sweet Baby Cheeses. Here, the patty is stuffed with cheddar cheese (a good thing), and topped with slaw and a sesame dressing. It unnecessarily includes fresh, thinly sliced apple. Though ambitious, this burger is poorly assembled (making it harder to eat) and lacks in flavour. Try one of the other phethora of options like the Envy, Monster or the pulled pork burger.

End off your meal with a decadent Lindt brownie, which is served warm with ice cream.

An expansive drinks menu: from shakes and soda floats, beers and wines, to cocktails, teas and hot drinks. Whilst simple, the gingerbread shake is a tasty treat, but could have been better had it come with an actual gingerbread cookie.

Fast and friendly.

Booths and exposed brick walls set the scene in this laid-back, casual diner-style burger joint.

There’s something for every kind of eater: whether you’re a carnivore or a vegetarian, a lover of beer, wine, cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages.

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Great veggie burger
    The Veg burger is yum, great part is they are willing to swap out any burger patty for a chickpea one. The waitress was awesome, she charged my phone so that i could order an uber.
    Absolutely love the burgers at Jerry's. The Jack D burger makes me cheat on my diet every time. Amazing fresh burgers every single time.
    Just thinking about the delicious burgers that are served at Jerry's Burger Bar in Observatory is making my mouth water. Their various options make choosing the perfect burger a very difficult one indeed - but never fear because whatever you choose will be amazing. And then, when you think you can't eat anymore, you'll be further tempted with their dessert menu. Great relaxed atmosphere and great burgers.
    I should be able to rate the food as higher than 5 stars. If you live on Earth and you enjoy food, you should make a pilgrimage to this temple of food. Its literally in my last Will and testament that any of the Lucy's (an incredible stuffed patty experience with phenomenal quality ingredients), should be liquidised and fed to me intravenously if I should be in a vegetative state. Add to that, a great range of craft beer, well trained models they have somehow convinced to carry food, and American classic style decor, this is undoubtedly the best Burger place in the world bar none. I confirm that this review is written completely independently and the opinions contained herein are my own. That being said, if Jerry's were selling shares in this location, I'd invest purely so I can take drawings in the form of The Gluttony or The Wrath every month.

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