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Foodie Find: Burgers You'll Love

11/20/2018 10:43AM

The Dive Burgers & Brews  //  If you’re searching for the perfect burger joint, I found it. Nestled in a strip mall across the street from Sierra College, you’ll find The Dive Burgers & Brews. Though unassuming on the exterior, it has charming décor (reclaimed wood and galvanized metal), a super friendly staff, and seriously good food. They have an extensive menu, which can pose to be problematic for indecisive palates, so I left my choice up to the helpful lady taking my order. She recommended the Redneck Burger, which features fresh, 100-percent certified Angus beef, chopped bacon, melty cheddar, sautéed mushrooms, fried green beans (which I initially questioned but came to love), redneck slaw, jalapeños, and beast sauce. I loved every messy mouthful of it and found the buttery brioche bun to be the perfect, pillowy soft vessel for all the fresh fixin’s. My mom had the Lamb Burger and said she would definitely order it again; and my husband had the Dive Burger, which came with an over-easy egg and demanded napkins…and a hearty appetite. We shared fried pickles, house fries, and sweet potato fries—all were easily above average—but next time I’m digging into their namesake Dive Fries; they’re covered in nacho cheese sauce, house slaw, redneck sauce, sour cream, and jalapeños, so they’re destined to be delicious. The eatery also serves sandwiches, salads, and craft beer from the region’s best breweries. Bring your appetite, and get ready to “dive” into one of the best burgers you’ll ever have!  5050 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, 916-824-1411, dineatthedive.com.

by JULIE RYAN 


Other Burgers We Love...

Bacon Blue Burger (applewood smoked bacon, house orange marmalade, Roquefort blue cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato, pretzel bun) at Porters House of Draft, 7456 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 8, Roseville, 916-749-4791, portershod.com

Bacon Me Love You (applewood smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, battered onion strips, cheddar, brioche bun) at Buck & Sadie’s, 2030 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 28, Roseville, 916-749-3394, buckandsadies.com

Bordeaux Burger (sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, mesclun greens, garlic aioli, egg wash bun) at Relish Burger Bar, 1000 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-3111, relishburgerbar.com

Marly Burger (cheddar, arugula, dijonaise, brioche bun) at Marly and Moo, 608 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-294-7691, marlyandmoo.com

Peanut Butter Burger (bacon, Thai peanut sauce, house-pickled jalapeños, sharp white cheddar, house bun) at Brickyard Kitchen & Bar, 1475 Eureka Road, Suite 120, Roseville, 916-836-8406, brickyard916.com

Shrooms and Swiss (Swiss cheese, sautéed crimini mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, basil pesto, garlic aioli, brioche bun) at Rock-N-Fire, 1010 Riley Street, Suite 4, Folsom, 916-673-9474, rocknfirerestaurants.com

Squeeze with Cheese (mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese “skirt,” sesame seed bun) at Squeeze Burger, 106 North Sunrise Avenue, Suite C1, Roseville, 916-783-2874, squeezeburgerroseville.com

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