During my entire life, one of my favorite foods has always been a hamburger. Yes, I'm a man of simple tastes. Like the "old school" cartoon character, Wimpy, I love burgers, any way, shape or form, and I could eat them every day and never grow tired of them. There is something that makes a burger even better, when it's served at an "old-school," drive-in burger joint, with outdoor seating only. There aren't very many burger-joints around, but today, I happened to enjoy a fantastic burger at Taylor's Corner in Loomis, which is as "old school" as it gets.
As with all of my reviews, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: Taylor's Corner is located on Taylor Road - the namesake of the restaurant - near Sierra College Blvd., in the small town of Loomis. The restaurant is small, in fact, tiny, and only offers outdoor seating, under a metal cover. It's an "old school," drive-in restaurant like I remember as a kid back in the 1960's. All you need are car hops with roller skates! Not here, as this restaurant is a "one girl show..."
Taylor's Corner is also known as Taylor's Burgers, and it's the second link in a chain of two burger restaurants in the small town of Loomis, under the same ownership, and serving identical menus. Back in March of 2016, I had the pleasure to enjoy the "Downtown Loomis Location," as the other restaurant is referred to. This restaurant is also known by the "Sierra College Location," as it's near Sierra College Boulevard.
It's late Monday morning, January 09, 2017, and it's burger time in Loomis!
Photo: This is the posted burger menu. The selection is small, but each burger is cooked-to-order, and is hot off the griddle when it's delivered to you. I ordered from the top of the menu, the "Hamburger," but it's also known as a "Taylor Burger."
Photo: The menu is posted above the order counter, and it's actually easy to read. You make your selection, and you place your order at the window, and pay for it after you order it. Does that sound nostalgic? My friendly staff member LaTasha takes my order with a smile, and offers me complimentary ice water, since I didn't order a drink.
As she took my order, she asked me what I wanted on my burger, and I simply replied "everything," as I love my burgers well dressed.
Photo: The menus are displayed over the front of the restaurant. Of note, the menu offers 300 varieties of real milkshakes! I need to start working down the menu, as I definitely love milkshakes. Condiments - ketchup only - along with napkins are in the center of the counter, and the order window is to the right of the condiment dispenser. Look just to the right of the napkin dispenser and there is a small stainless steel box full of donuts.
Photo: As LaTasha was busy cooking my burger, I snapped a photo of her from an outside window, framed by a couple of syrup bottles. The interior of the restaurant is tiny, as this photo shows it in it's entirety.
Photo: Surprise! LaTasha came out the back door, and delivered my order to me with a smile! When I placed my order, she asked my name, so I was expecting my name to be called, rather than having it delivered to my table. For her friendly efforts, I rewarded her with a generous tip.
On this late Monday morning, LaTasha was the only employee on duty, yet my order arrived about 10 minutes after I placed it. That's fast service!
Photo: Since I took her photo, I asked her to take mine, as I prepare to enjoy a delicious "Taylor Burger."
Photo: My "Taylor Burger" along with an order of fries, and a cup of ketchup I pumped from the dispenser on the counter.
The "Taylor Burger" - which I have unwrapped - is the restaurant's basic burger, which in my opinion, is the right place to start when I'm visiting a new restaurant. The patty is 6-oz of beef, fresh, not frozen, and cooked to your specifications, in my case, medium. The bun is large and very fresh, and the burger has the perfect bun-to-meat ratio. Condiments include ketchup and mayonnaise... where's the mustard? Veggies included shredded lettuce, tomato onion and sliced dill pickles. The veggies were fresh, delicious, and they complimented the fine burger. Of course the burger is hot, as it's just been taken off the griddle.
The fries were hot from the deep fryer, which is the way I like them. They were crispy golden on the outside, and chewy on the inside, and they weren't excessively salty, and they weren't oily. They were delicious. The only reason I dipped them in ketchup is the fact that I like to dip fries in ketchup, but the fries certainly stand alone by themselves.
The burger was cooked perfectly, hot, and juicy. The fresh vegetables complimented the perfectly-cooked patty, served on the fresh bun. The "Taylor Burger" is an excellent burger! I loved the fries as well. At the price, including tax of $7.50, Taylor's Corner provided a delicious early lunch for me.
Photo: Close-up photo of my fantastic "Taylor Burger." The little dimple in the top bun came from me, as I removed the burger from the paper wrapper for the photo, and to enjoy.
Taylor's Corner makes a delicious burger at the right price. The drive-in restaurant is nostalgic, the service is fast and friendly, and the experience is priceless. If you're in the small Placer County town of Loomis, and you're in the mood for a delicious burger, stop by Taylor's Corner.
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