Along Highway 70, just east of Arlington’s Historic Square, sits the unassuming storefront for Off the Hoof Burgers.
In a location that has changed hands multiple times in the past few years, Off the Hoof has won over the tastebuds of many in northeast Shelby County with its surprising selection of burgers and side dishes. Not only do you have the choice between beef, kobe, buffalo, turkey, angus and ostrich for your meat, but Off the Hoof offers its beef burgers in 5 different sizes – 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz. Add to that the choice of 6 side dishes (hand-cut, battered, loaded, freda and sweet potato fries, plus onion straws), and you’re guaranteed to find the right combination for everyone in your party.
Plus, if you are the adventurous – and famished – type, you might want to attempt to tackle one of Off the Hoof’s larger-than-life burgers, like the 4 lb “Death by Beef”.
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The evening we went, we started with Off the Hoof’s Frickles appetizer.
Let me just take a brief moment to say that if Seth is the Memphis Burger Blogger, then I need to start a fried pickles site because that’s something I could truly be influential about. Off the Hoof’s frickles are a must if you’re a pickle fan. Thicker cut than what I’m used to seeing them, the pickle batter balanced the taste of the dill just right. The batter was a bit peppery and the frickles were served with a side of ranch.
One of my daughters ordered mini-corn dogs and the other chose the kid’s burger meal.
I ordered the beef burger, medium-well, with swiss cheese and mushrooms, and a side of onion straws for myself.
Mushroom and swiss is the way I typically order my burgers, so I know that adding those 2 toppings can make for a messier and greasier burger. I have eaten Off the Hoof’s Kobe and Buffalo burgers before, but the beef burger I ordered during this visit turned out to be exceptionally greasy. To the point where I didn’t want to put my burger back down in my basket because my bun would have ended up soaking wet.
I thought the onion straws were pretty good. The dipping sauce was a tangy-honey sauce which I didn’t care for, but enjoyed the straws on their own.
Our waitress was very polite, cheery and attentive, and the decor and “seat yourself” nature added to the casual vibe.
Based purely on the greasiness of my beef burger, I need to place my food rating at a 3.
My family and I will continue to dine at Off the Hoof because of all the choices on their menu, but I think I’ll be sticking to a burger less greasy like the Kobe or Buffalo.
Off the Hoof Burgers
12013 Highway 70
Arlington, TN 38002
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