Big Bob’s Burgers is headed downtown.
The burger joint, which offers a variety of grilled burgers, fries and jumbo onion rings, will be opening its second location on Monday, Sept. 9. The location, at 100 N. Santa Rosa, is in an apartment building called the Vistana; despite the address, the entrance faces Houston Street and has sidewalk seating.
The space had previously been a Taco Garage and an IHOP Express, but owner Robert Riddle, Big Bob himself, thinks the area is ready for a place where people can just hang out over a freshly grilled burger and a beer. “This neighborhood is extremely food curious,” he said on a recent tour of the space.
As if to prove his point, two passersby attempted to stop in for a burger. Not for another couple of weeks, Riddle told them.
The menu at the new location will be the same as the one you’ll find at the other restaurant, 447 W. Hildebrand Ave. That includes the 50/50, a burger made of half ground bacon and half ground chuck; that San Antonio tradition, the bean burger; a Patty Melt; a Buffalo Chicken sandwich; and a quarter pound hot dog. He plans on keeping the prices the same.
Riddle is planning an extensive beer program as well, with $3 domestics, $4 craft beers and $5 imports, plus three favorites on tap: Shiner, Dos Equis and Alamo.
Managing the space will be Joshua Vara, who has worked for Riddle for several years now.