I noticed last month that a new restaurant had opened in the Taylorhurst shopping center at the corner of Hurstbourne Lane and Taylorsville Road in Louisville, Kentucky. This new place didn’t really look like anything special from the outside and had a rather generic name: Home Run Burgers & Fries. I didn’t really give the place a second thought until a coupon for free French fries from Home Run appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal. Always eager for a bargain, I clipped the coupon and decided to give Home Run Burgers & Fries a try.
When my friend Claudia and I entered the restaurant, we noticed immediately how clean everything was. A baseball theme, obviously from the name, decorated the walls. We stood for a moment wondering whether we were supposed to sit down and be waited on or place our orders at the counter. The cashier greeted us and waved us over to the register. She was very friendly and happy to see that we had found the Home Run coupon in the newspaper.
The menu was simple: burgers, hot dogs, and fries in various forms were most of the items. There was a garden burger available, although why anyone would want to go to a burger joint for one of those is beyond me! Drinks ranged from soft drinks to milkshakes to a variety of beers. The best feature of the menu at Home Run Burgers & Fries is the 21 toppings from which you can choose to top your burger, at no additional charge! The list includes obvious choices like ketchup, mustard, lettuce, and tomato, but it also has more “premium” toppings like sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, and roasted red peppers. Claudia and I each decided to stick with a cheeseburger topped with several of the options. For our free French fries, Claudia chose to get the regular fries, while I decided to try the Cajun seasoned ones.
Our food was grilled to order and ready in just a few minutes. The cheeseburgers at Home Run Burgers & Fries are huge! Toppings were fresh and in “just-right” amounts. I couldn’t tell any difference between my Cajun fries and Claudia’s regular ones, but it didn’t really matter because they were both delicious. The French fries were not greasy at all, crispy, and still had some of the potato skins left on them. We both had to add salt to our fries, but I consider that better than if they had arrived too salty.
Prices at Home Run Burgers & Fries are very reasonable, especially considering the quality and amount of food that you get. Our regular cheeseburgers were $4.69; without the cheese they would have been $3.99. Bacon, chili, and cheese appear to be the only toppings that cost extra at Home Run. Smaller burgers were available for about a dollar less, and an all beef hot dog cost $2.79. Our fries were free with the coupon, but a regular order would have cost a reasonable $1.99 if we hadn’t had it.
I would definitely recommend trying Home Run Burgers & Fries. If you go, watch out for the speed bumps in the shopping center’s parking lot, as there are way too many of them. The center is accessible from either Hurstboune or Taylorsville Road. Try a cheeseburger and prepare to leave full and satisfied! Home Run Burgers & Fries definitely ranks near the top of my list of best burger joints in Louisville.