The Aussie. Thick hardwood smoked bacon, American cheese, a fried egg, mayonnaise, crisp lettuce and a juicy tomato stacked high on a whole-wheat bun. This is what I recently devoured at Indy’s newest burger spot – Burgerhaus.
Resting on the canal in the heart of downtown is an Indiana, family-owned restaurant that seats more than 100 people indoors and 60 outdoors for those who want to catch some sun.
The first location opened in Valparaiso, Ind. and the owners were more than happy to plant a location in the Circle City.
On my visit, manager Matthew Kennedy came out to greet my table full of people to introduce us to the appetizer menu. To start off we munched on the Beer Battered Pickle Chips served with a zesty peppercorn ranch dipping sauce; Aztec Chips and Guacamole; and Abruzzo Bruschetta with fresh basil, mozzarella and French bread.
Upon scanning the menu, I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to order. I was stuck between The Aussie (which I ordered), The Bozeman six-ounce turkey patty with chipotle mayo, avocado, roasted red pepper, pepperjack cheese all topped on a pretzel bun; or the Napoli chicken sandwich grilled with spinach, tomato, basil, pesto, fresh mozzarella served on tomato focaccia bread. I couldn’t decide! In between munching on the appetizers and chatting, it took me a whopping 20 minutes to order.
I decided I couldn’t wimp out at a burger restaurant by ordering a grilled chicken sandwich and the fried egg on The Aussie piqued my interest. My dish contained a medium to large sized patty piled with ingredients and a petite metal deep fry basket complete with haus French fries seasoned to perfection.
The Aussie was delicious and had a great combination of flavors. I had never had an egg on a burger before, but this was a successful first.
In addition to the menu’s 10 burgers, customers can enjoy a variety of fries including sweet potato, Cajun and parmesan cheese fries. Fish tacos, lettuce wraps, fish n chips, grilled cheese, salads and haus made soup are also options.
Although I was stuffed, I couldn’t leave without a Haus Milkshake. The breezy afternoon reminded me why I shouldn’t have been drinking a cold beverage once I stepped outside, however I couldn’t help it. My junior chocolate shake looked more like a medium sized shake and full of rich chocolate. All together my meal was priced at about $16. I can’t wait to go back and try the two other meals I was stuck between.
Check out the city’s newest burger spot on the canal – you won’t be disappointed!
335 W. 9th St., Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 434-HAUS
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.