It’s been so long since I last stopped by Timbuktu Bar & Grill in Andover, KS. I’ve been craving burgers lately and wanted to start revisiting some places I haven’t been to in a while. Timbuktu was one of those establishments that’s been high on my list to return to. Why? The jalapeño relish.
1251 N Andover Rd
Andover, KS 67002
Tuesday – Wednesday: 11am – 10:30pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11:30am – 6:30pm
Closed on Monday
Timbuktu has been a staple of Andover for years. They’ve been locally grown and locally owned since 1982. It’s also home to a fantastic patio in the back but the windy afternoon made the decision for me to stay inside.
I stopped by for a quick lunch and I say that loosely because the burgers are made to order. It does take some time for the food so it’s definitely the type of place you’ll want to make some extra time for. Good thing they have beer on hand for that.
I decided to go with the Timbuktu Original which was a 1/2 lb fresh beef patty from Yoder Meats with American cheese, grilled onions, pickles and chips. I asked for Curly Q’s on the side just in case the 1/2 lb patty wasn’t enough. And then for an extra 50 cents, the jalapeño relish was a Must with a capital M.
They gave me a container of chips to hold me off while I waited for the burger.
About 20 minutes later, my burger was ready for me to devour.
At first glance, I could tell I was going to love the bun which I did. It was so incredibly soft yet did an amazing job of keeping it all intact. Speaking of intact, I had to get my burger prepared. First step was grabbing the jalapeño relish and topping my patty with it.
…and then of course, the pickles.
The end result was a fantastic meal that gave into my cravings for a burger. It wasn’t exactly the juiciest, greasiest burger around but the half-pound patty was certainly filling and cooked thoroughly to offer me something I walked out the doors very satisfied. The jalapeño relish was a huge bonus that added a bit of heat which brought it to a new level.
I asked if they’d ever consider jarring the jalapeño relish but was told the best they could do was the 50-cent ramekin cups.
Even though the burger took some time, it is to be expected with the half-pound patty. The staff though was super friendly and made the experience worthwhile. I can’t wait for summer when I can enjoy it all on the patio.
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