The Cheeseburger at Jimmie’s Ladder 11
Jimmie’s Ladder 11 is located inside a former firehouse that dates back to 1892 and is believed to be one of the last Dayton firehouses to use a horse drawn appartus. It was in continuous use until the new Fire House No. 11 opened at 145 Warren Street in 1987. The inside has a small stage for bands to perform live music, and they have an ample bar. Plenty of televisions to watch a game if you are inclined. The whole place seemed very clean and pleasant to visit. They had a nice selection of food on the menu, although I was only there for one reason. But if you are ever in downtown Dayton, and looking for a nice place to grab a bite – Jimmie’s might just do the trick.
The burger is made from six ounces of 100% Angus beef, mixed with house seasonings. It was juicy and cooked just the way I ordered it (medium rare), a little pink in the middle. I chose cheddar cheese, and loaded it with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup and mayo. Even got a side of banana peppers (yum)! The toasted bun is very good as well, and really holds the sandwich together when eating. The burger comes with a side of Mike Sell’s potato chips, or you can substitute fries.
Overall, it was a solid hamburger. If I ever get back there again, I wouldn’t be afraid to order another one – although they have different “specialty burgers” I may have to try first. So good food, neat building and a good place to hang out with friends. Jimmie’s Ladder 11 is definitely worth trying out the next time you visit downtown Dayton.
And the best rating I can give a place is simply answering the question…
“Would I come back here again?” The answer to that is PROBABLY.
Affordability for the Working Man: $9.00 for a cheeseburger, chips and water
Chances Would I Consider Going Back: Probably
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