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Finding a great burger is like finding a good woman, as women and burgers are everywhere.  Like finding the perfect wife, finding a great burger isn't the easiest thing to do, and you have to sample a lot of hamburgers before you find the one that suits your taste.  Like women, burgers come in al shapes, sizes and varieties, and when you find the perfect burger, you know you've truly achieved the dream of a lifetime.  Today, Tuesday, February 02, 2016, I just may have found the perfect burger when I stopped into Moo Moo's Burger Barn in Rocklin.

Photo:  Moo Moo's Burger Barn is the only Placer County link in the chain of four restaurants, with the other three outlets located to the south of us, in San Joaquin County.  Moo Moo's is located in beautiful Rocklin, in the Stanford Ranch Plaza, which offers plenty of convenient parking, and as the photo shows. beautiful landscaping.  You can dine outdoors if you prefer, but on this rainy, late Tuesday morning, dining outside wasn't an option.

Photo:  Unlike many restaurants that specialize in burgers, Moo Moo's is actually a sit-down restaurant, and as you enter the door, you're greeted with a friendly "Please Wait to be Seated" sign.  The restaurant is arranged in an "L-shape," centered around the kitchen, which can be seen in the photo.  Centered around the kitchen are counters, with bar stools, which is a feature that I absolutely love.  The dining room is clean, comfortable, inviting, and is a great place to enjoy what is, perhaps, Rocklin's best burger.

Photo:  I chose to sit at the counter, nearest to the cash register, so I could get a good view of what was going on in the restaurant.  The "L-shape" configuration of Moo Moo's divides the dining room into two sections.  From my seat at the counter, I'm looking into the main dining room, where my gracious hostess, Nina, is serving customers.

Photo:  Meet Nina, my friendly and charming server.  After introducing myself, and telling her my mission - to eat a great burger, take photos, and post a write-up on this web site - she came over to me, and showed me the orders she was bringing to a couple of other customers, and asked if I was interested in a photo.  You bet I was interested! Such a charming young lady!  She's holding a Reuben sandwich and fries, and a "Farm House" breakfast; yes, Moo Moo's serves breakfast until 11:30.  Burgers are available anytime the restaurant is open, so if you're in the "moo-d" for one of their 20+ varieties of burgers at 07:30 in the morning, you're in business!

Photo:  Friendly Nina delivers my fantastic, "old school" burger with a smile.  More on the burger in the next couple of photos...  I arrived a little after 10 in the morning - before the lunch crowd - to a lightly-seated restaurant, which is the way I like it, when I plan to take photos and post a write-up.  No, I'm not anti-social, but photo-taking activities sometimes annoy other customers, and I don't want my passion to interfere with anybody else's experience, nor to I want to hinder the staff going about their business.

Describing Nina as friendly is an understatement, as she is blessed with a very charming, outgoing personality, and a smile that radiates warmth, and it's very apparent that she truly loves her job.  How refreshing!  She is efficient, friendly, talkative, but she isn't just another pretty face, as she's an outstanding server, who makes you feel welcome.  As she was performing her duties, she and I chatted about Moo Moo's, other restaurants, and food in general.  Like me, she's a "foodie," and she told me that she's sampled everything on Moo Moo's menu, and it's all good.  I believe her!

Photo:  On my request, Nina took my photo, as I'm ready to enjoy a delicious burger and fries.  I was driving, so a beer was out of the question, anyway it was too early for a beer, and I wasn't in the mood for a soft drink, so upon Nina's suggestion, she brought a glass of water, complete with shaved ice and lemon slices.  That's service!

As an aside, the "stock" burger is cooked medium, and is garnished with "Moo Sauce," which is similar to Thousand Island dressing.  (I knew that, as I'd surfed their web site before visiting this fantastic restaurant.)  I found it heartwarming as I ordered my burger that Nina told me about the "Moo Sauce," and that if I wanted I could have it omitted, or served on the side, and that you could have your meat cooked any way you wanted.  Since this was my first visit to Moo Moo's, I wanted my burger "stock."

Photo:  Since today was my first visit to Moo Moo's Burger Barn, I decided to order their "signature" burger, and regular fries, so I could start with the basics, in order to post a review on the restaurant.  This is the "Classic Moo," which is the lead burger on their burger menu.  The menu describes the classic as, "On a sesame seed bun with "Moo Sauce," lettuce, tomato and red onions."  

Gee, what an understatement in describing such a wonderful burger!  Allow me to elaborate... First, "Moo Sauce" is nearly identical to Thousand Island dressing, which makes this an "old school" burger.  If you're not a fan of "Moo Sauce," you can have it omitted, or served on the side, and dress your burger with ketchup, mustard, or Tabasco sauce, which inhabit the counter everywhere, in plastic squeeze bottles.  

You have a fresh, sesame seed bun, stuffed with a third-pound, perfectly-cooked beef patty, along with fresh lettuce, tomato and onion.  The burger is garnished with "Moo Sauce," and - surprise! - includes a fresh dill pickle slice.  You can order your burger a-la-carte, or you can choose sides, including "regular" fries - which I chose today - beer battered fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, coleslaw or a house garden salad.  

Moo Moo's Burger Barn specializes in burgers, and their menu features over 20 versions of burgers - including a vegetarian burger - along with many add on-s, but if you're not in the "moo-d" for a burger, there are an nearly endless variety of salads, sandwiches, hot dogs to choose from.  Fish and chips too!  The restaurant opens at 07:30 in the morning, and offers breakfast and burgers until 11:30, but burgers are served anytime the restaurant is open.

Photo:  Burger perfection is personified in this close-up photo of my "Classic Moo."  The burger was perfectly cooked, and is probably the best burger that I've eaten in Western Placer County.  The fries were salted with sea salt, which absolutely sends me to Heaven!  This is truly a memorable burger and fries meal, and at only $8.30, it was an absolute bargain.  

Now that you've read this article, you know that I'm simply amazed at Moo Moo's Burger Barn!  Since I'm always in the mood, or perhaps I should say "moo-d..." for a great burger, and after today's visit to Moo Moo's Burger Barn, I believe that I have found my new favorite burger restaurant in Western Placer County.  Check them out, and I know you'll agree that a superior burger is found at Moo Moo's.

Moo Moo's Burger Barn
2330 Sunset Blvd. #170
Rocklin, CA 95765
916 872-1261

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