Eating My Way Around CT: Flipside Burger

Lorelei Gilmore said it best: “ I would like a cheeseburger, with a side of cheeseburger, and see if they can make me a cheeseburger smoothie.” Well, I can relate to that, if you take out the cheeseburger part and substitute regular hamburgers. And, this place is somewhere worth having a lot of burgers. That place is Flipside Burger in Milford.

Now, before we talk burgers, let’s talk a little bit about the restaurant. The Milford location is actually the second one, as there is also a Fairfield one.

I visited the Milford location this past weekend, and it was such a great place to sit outside on the patio — which is perfect for COVID-19. I have actually never done the outdoor dining thing, simply because I have gotten a bit too used to getting takeout or using Doordash, so it felt weird to actually sit down and get my dinner served to me. It was even weirder not too have a dog jumping around on me, but that’s beside the point.

What I liked about the restaurant was that the food came out pretty quickly, and the waitresses were very friendly and helpful. For instance, one of the challenges of becoming lactose intolerant is in fact telling everyone who takes my order no cheese — even on cheesy dishes such as nachos. But, let’s be honest here: there is nothing better than eating a delicious burger by the water. Can you say summer?

Now, let’s talk food. Even though their tag line is “burgers and bar,” they have more than just burgers. They have sandwiches, salads, and Mac N’ Cheese. They also have a wide variety of appetizers and desserts as well. My boyfriend and I shared cheese-less Flipside Nachos, and they were delicious. The nachos have: guacomole, cheese (well usually),chili, pico, sour cream, and you can choose whether or not you want to have fries or tortilla chips.

Of course, we have to discuss the main event here: burgers. What is really awesome about this place is that everyone can truly eat here, whether you eat meat or not. They have sirloin burgers, chicken burgers, turkey burgers, vegan and veggie patties. You can customize your burger as well to make it have whatever you may want to eat, whether that may be avocado, or a plain cheeseburger.

Additionally, they have a wide selection of burger combinations, including a Mac and Cheese Burger, a Chips and Dip Burger (a burger that has French onion dip and chips in it), and the Goat Burger (a burger that has goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, caramelized onion, honey, and a balsamic dressing). And, naturally, they also have the classic cheeseburger option as well.

Overall, I definitely enjoyed this restaurant. I loved having the opportunity to create my own burger, which as someone who does have a dairy allergy, makes it so much easier than reminding the waitress that I need to not have cheese on my burger. I had a sirloin burger with pretzel bun, with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and honey mustard, and I truly enjoyed every single bite. On the side, I had fries, and they taste really well as well.

Even though it was my first time, it definitely will not be my last. If you’re looking for somewhere with a great outdoor dining experience, I highly recommend you check it out!

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