The Meadowlark Restaurant

The Lark Burger at the Meadowlark Restaurant

5531 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45429
(937) 434-4750
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A Meadowlark Lemon

Lark BurgerWell, not every quest can provide a happy ending.

I had high hopes for the Lark Burger after seeing it listed on various “Dayton’s Best” reviews. And then arriving at the restaurant, discovering it to be packed full of customers. That in itself is usually a great indicator that the food is well received by the masses. But never judge a book by it’s cover – as the Lark Burger left me wanting more.

The burger “sounds” amazing – coarsely-ground beef seasoned with red wine, minced onion, coarse salt and fresh rosemary. Served on a buttered, toasted kaiser roll with white cheddar, mustard-mayo and lettuce.

The bun was actually very soft and tasty, but pretty much “engulfed” the burger inside…disappointing. Every bite was flavorful, with a large dose of rosemary in each bite. I couldn’t really taste anything else though.

Not that it matters here, as we are discussing hamburgers, but the fries that accompanied the sandwich were unremarkable. They also were pretty sparse in the helping provided to you – I could see much more plate than fries. I believe it was homemade ketchup that had a very unique taste. Not what I was expecting and not in a good way.

So all-in-all, I would probably recommend passing on a visit to this establishment (at least for the Lark Burger). The other food being served looked very good, so maybe consider it for dinner? But for a Burger Quest, it came up woefully short.

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 NO WAY.



Affordability for the Working Man: $12.95 for a Lark Burger, fires and water

Chances Would I Consider Going Back: No Way


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