Needless to say, Whistle Stop is known for its barbeque. Pulled pork or brisket, tender meat and a variety of sauces make the diner a go-to for those looking for southern cuisine. Whistle Stop also offers a burger, however, and we tried it. Whistle Stop’s burger compares to the rest of their menu. With a one half-pound patty, the burger costs $5.99. Add another half-pound of beef and the burger runs at $8.49. Add 50 cents to either for cheese, and 79 cents for bacon.
Hunter: In short, this is the best burger I have reviewed for this series. The bun is pretty plain, and the bacon was a tad overcooked – though it was plentiful, adding a second layer of meat. The experience of this burger comes purely from the beef. In the best way possible, this burger tastes like one you would get at a cook-out. It’s fresh. It’s well seasoned. It’s juicy. It’s tender. The cheese is melted into the beef. It’s appropriately greasy, and something on the grill adds a distinct taste. I wanted another burger before I finished the one in front of me. Paired with one of Whistle Stop’s delicious southern sides, the burger makes for a great meal, though it will probably run around at least $10. I give the burger an 8.5/10.
JP: Whistle Stop offers a unique dilemma for burger fans. How can you go to Whistle Stop and not get barbecue? Well, after trying the restaurant’s classic burger for the first time, I’m asking a new question: How can you go to Whistlestop and not get a burger? While I still prefer Greek House’s burgers from the past two reviews, the Whistle Stop burger has two unique assets that should put it at #1 for many burger lovers: its size and its beefiness. If you like gigantic burgers with an equally thick flavor, this burger is for you. I give it a 7/10.
Bottom Line: With thick, fresh beef and a distinct flavor, Whistle Stop offers a classic burger for anyone looking for a traditional southern meal. Averaging our scores, the Whistle Stop burger scores a 7.75/10.