Ab’s Drive-In is home of a burger called the Fat Boy. By name alone, I haven’t been this excited for a new burger place in a long time. Known primarily for their shakes and hand cut French fries, Ab’s has been around for a long time and if you live in West Valley Utah, you know of Ab’s. For the rest of us, here is my Ab’s Drive-In review.
Ab’s is certainly a drive-in. The workers are chipper and friendly and apologize for any delays, mix ups or messes. That part is nice. The Fat Boy burger at Ab’s is not a Fat Boy. Priced at over $3.00 for just the burger, Ab’s famous Fat Boy was quite disappointing….for a Fat Boy. I guess I was expecting something big and messy and instead I received two thin patties of beef, lettuce, tomatoes, a special sweet sauce with a relatively generic bun. It was presented nicely but I wasn’t overly impressed by this little burger called the Fat Boy. I think that with a name change to “Sweet Burger” or “Ab’s Tasty Burger” the Fat Boy burger would be better. As for taste, it’s a very sweet burger and has a very unique taste that makes you feel like it’s been sprinkled with sugar…seriously.
The French fries are a different story. Absolutely Amazing! I can think of a few burger places that should find a way to get the Ab’s secret to French fries because Ab’s fries are wonderful. Crispy, thick and flavorful, these were the best part of the Ab’s experience. The only sad part is that Ab’s charges for fry sauce, and their fry sauce isn’t that good. Even with a combo meal that costs nearly $7.00 Ab’s Drive-In still feels it necessary to charge $.35 for fry sauce. That’s never a good move in my book.
I think that with a name change to “Sweet Burger” or “Ab’s Tasty Burger” the Fat Boy would be better. It’s a very sweet burger and has a very unique taste that makes you feel like it’s been sprinkled with sugar…seriously. Overall, buy a burger anywhere else but enjoy the fries and to make the trip worth it you should get a shake.