The Oakcrest Tavern opened in the 1950s and it’s famous for its burger made from “steak trimmings” but they offer a number of things on their menu, including a fish fry on Fridays. It’s a casual place with the bar counter filling half of its space. The cooking area is inside the bar area and a parking lot surrounds the building. There were lots of TVs around the room but the sound was muted and music was playing. Lots of beer paraphernalia decorated the wood walls. The staff was all super friendly and they were quick with the food and you could see it was made to order. We enjoyed Leinenkugel’s beer, which was served nicely cold in a bottle, with our lunch. I suggest you give this place a try if you have a chance but be forewarned – it’s said to get quite busy at some hours.
The Cheeseburger had a choice of American, Cheddar, Pepperjack or Swiss cheese. It was made with lean ground beef that came from “steak trimmings” and was ground daily at Knoche’s to guarantee freshness. It was served on a fresh Brioche bun with a pickle spear. Onions, raw or fried can be added at no extra charge. We chose one burger with American and one with Cheddar, both with fried onions and cooked medium rare. We split a small order of fries on the side. The drippy burgers were delicious. They managed to keep it slightly pink inside but still got a good sear on the meat. The beefy patty was indeed on a soft fresh bun that had been lightly toasted. The ratio of meat to bun was great, neither was out of size and together they produced one fine burger. The pickle wedge was tasty and crisp. The fries were a crinkle-cut variety and served hot and crisp with good potato flavor.