In order to eat at Legends, you need to first be aware of their times for service. During the week they open at 11:00 for lunch and close at 7:00 pm. Saturday they close at 3:30. I’m not sure if these are new times due to Covid and/or staffing issues or if it’s always been this way, but something you need to check before you go.
As you enter, head towards the back to see the menu up above, and an employee manning the register will take your order. Before we decided to visit, I did some investigation first and discovered that they offered free beans to snack on while you wait. If you’ve never been there before you won’t know this, and they don’t tell you. Sometimes restaurants forget that not everyone gracing their doors are old-timers. To find those beans, look towards the rights side of the condiment bar. If you’re hungry, get the beans. Because everything is hand made, you’ll be waiting a bit for your order.
We ordered a single and double cheeseburger with sides of hand battered onion rings and hand-cut fries. First, let’s talk about the burgers. What you’ll receive is a ‘toasted’ bun, a large patty or patties, and cheese. Condiments and fixings are located in a salad bar for you to dress them how you wish. The patties themselves were well seasoned and hot enough to melt the cheese. More importantly, they are large. I didn’t weigh them of course, but guessing they were at minimum half pound. Huge! The buns weren’t quite toasted enough for me, so were a little too soft to hold that large chunk of beef and the few fixings I put on it. Overall, the burgers were more than enough for a meal, and the double meat burger is probably far too large for anyone that’s under 200 pounds. Massive.
Of the sides, the fries were seasoned perfectly. A bit on the soft side, but overall well made and not greasy. The downside was how few there were for the price. The basket was about half full, and I think they cost around $2.50 so a bit disappointing. The most disappointing thing were the onion rings. At $2.95, the quantity amounted to 9 onion rings total. They had very little flavor, and the breading was odd. Having fried a few things in my long life, I’d guess that there were old bits of damp flour chunks in their bowl as they breaded my rings. Hard crunchy bits that were too hard. All of which had little flavor. Good thing that burger was so big and tasty.
Overall Legends was surface clean. Tables, floors, condiment counter, and service counter were all spotless. The dirtiest things were items that young employees are sure to miss: pictures on the wall, baseboards, ceiling tiles where dirty air escaped.
The employees of Legends, the few I encountered, were smiling, friendly and accommodating. They were doing a pretty good business for a Saturday lunch service too, which was good to see.
Overall, we enjoyed our visit to Legends, and consider it one of the best burger places in town. Go by and give them a visit!