The Glass Turtle is a fun, comfortable sports bar and lounge that serves delicious pub cuisine, with many choices of beer on tap, any mixed drink you can imagine. If you're a lover of the great outdoors, the restaurant features an amazing patio, where you can relax, enjoy a drink or a fine meal, and watch the world go by. The Glass Turtle is a great bar and a wonderful restaurant, located in Roseville, CA.
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Photo: It's a little after 14:00 in the afternoon on Friday, July 01, 2020, and I've arrive at The Glass Turtle to enjoy one of their legendary burgers, along with a couple pints of cold beer. The restaurant features a lovely patio, located in front, on a shaded, raised deck, which offers amazing outdoor dining.
Photo: The front door is located on the deck of the restaurant, and you'll note the sports pennants and beer signs, along with the California state flag. You've truly arrived!
Photo; As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the long bar, with many bar stools, which were well-seated on this early Friday afternoon. The dining room is spacious, and furnished with tall tables and chairs, which make for comfortable dining.
Photo: The bar features many beers on tap, which tend to run on the "premium" side of things. Besides beer taps, the bar is decorated with every type of bottle you would ever wish for, and in my case, many brands and bottles that I've never heard of, since I'm mostly a beer kind of guy. Friendly Ryan was tending bar today.
Photo: To enhance the "sports bar" feel to the lounge, there are television monitors, what at the time of my visit, were tuned to a major league baseball game in progress. The furniture is tall bar tables with matching chairs, all in polished oak, which makes for attractive furniture.
Photo: The second page of the three-page food menu highlights "Large Plates" and starts off the "GT Burger," which is the "headliner" burger the restaurant offers. The menu is full of "comfort food" and "pub cuisine" and all selections look great. Click on the image to check out the complete menu that The Green Turtle offers.
Photo: The patio is located in front of the restaurant, on a wooden deck, and offers both tall bar table and chairs, and standard tables and chairs for your dining pleasure. The patio is covered, shaded, and there are heaters to keep things warm during cold weather. On this early July afternoon, with the temperature hovering around he 90-degree mark, I chose to enjoy my delicious "GT Burger" outside on the patio.
Photo: Beer lovers rejoice! You'll feel at home on the patio, as it's decorated with many beer posters.
Photo: Meet Ryan, my friendly server and bartender, who brought my burger, along with an extra pint of "Modelo" Mexican beer to me with a smile. Ryan was a truly friendly guy and treated me like royalty.
Photo: I'm a happy guy as I'm ready to enjoy my "GT Burger" and side of "Onion Rings," outside on the lovely patio, located in front of the restaurant, on a wood deck. Today was a beautiful 90 degrees, which made for perfect weather to enjoy patio dining. The two pints of ice-cold "Modelo" Mexican beer went well with the burger and onion rings.
Photo: From the "Large Plates" section of the menu, I went with the "flagship" burger, the "GT Burger," and a side of onion rings. As optional "add-ons" - for a small additional charge - for the burger, I added "Pepper Jack Cheese," along with "Applewood" bacon. I upgraded the "House Potato Chips" to "Onion Rings," again, for a small additional fee, but I was simply craving onion rings on this Friday afternoon. I wasn't disappointed!
This delicious burger starts out with a third pound of premium Angus beef, cooked to order. I ordered my meat to be cooked medium, and it arrived as ordered, juicy, lightly seasoned and just a little crisp on the outside, and moist and tender inside. The meat was placed inside a lightly buttered and toasted bun.
I ordered "everything" on my burger, and my burger arrived garnished with sliced tomato, white onion and a couple slices of lettuce. All veggies were crisp, fresh and chilled, which made an amazing contrast to the warm meat, cheese, bacon and bun. One of the criteria for a "top shelf" burger is the contrast between warm and chilled, and The Glass Turtle "nailed" this burger category.
The burger arrived without any dressing, which I always love, as I prefer to customize my burger, and enjoy it MY WAY. A tray of condiments was placed on the table, which included mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, along with a bottle of "Tapatio" Mexican hot sauce, but the burger was so juicy and delicious that it didn't need any "enhancements" as I loved it the way it arrived.
I upgraded my burger by adding a slice of "Pepper Jack" cheese, along with a couple pieces of "Applewood" sliced bacon. For the added taste sensation, I can afford to spend a couple extra bucks before contacting my banker!
I paid an extra dollar for the side of "Onion Rings," as I'm not a fan of potato chips with a burger, as I prefer something more substantial. "Onion Rings" made the prefect side for the "GT Burger," The onion rings were light, crispy, and perfectly deep fried to a golden brown, with crispy fried batter on the outside, which complimented and contrasted with the tender white onion. The onion-to-batter ratio were perfect, and the onion rings were simply delicious.
My "GT Burger" and side of "Onion Rings" were simply delicious, and perfect in every way. Burger lovers should take note that The Glass Turtle delivers an amazing burger!
Photo: You can see the melted "Pepper Jack" cheese and the "Applewood" sliced bacon, along with all of the other goodies that make the "GT Burger" the flagship burger on the menu, and one of the finest burgers you'll find in western Placer County.
The Glass Turtle serves delicious food, ice cold beer, and if the weather is nice, you'll enjoy your amazing meal on the friendly and comfortable patio. Fine drinks and dining is to be enjoyed at The Glass Turtle, located in Roseville, CA.
The Glass Turtle
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