Looking for a great place to grab a burger? Look no further than Salem Street Pub in downtown Apex, NC.
Husband and wife Jared and Jennifer Duckart have found a winning formula for success in their full-service downtown eatery, open since late 2008. Their modus operandi is simple but not easy to accomplish: provide fantastic food, exceptional service and reasonable prices.
You can’t go wrong with any of the 11 distinctive burger creations, including top-seller Patty Melt (features grilled onions, cheese and mayo on Texas toast); the exotic Greek (topped with feta cheese, kalamata olives, red onions and Greek dressing); and the succulent Surf & Turf (served with grilled shrimp, cream cheese and cocktail sauce).
My hand’s-down favorite is the black and blue burger, which contains perfectly melted blue cheese atop a Cajun-seasoned patty of beef. It’s absolute nirvana on a bun.
If you prefer a customized alternative, simply choose the “Build-A-Burger” option, which encompasses any three toppings from among 30 selections offered (additional toppings cost extra). All burgers weigh in at eight ounces and come with crisp, flavorsome fries cooked in no-trans-fat soy oil.
Salem Street Pub is a laid-back neighborhood bar and grill filled mostly with regulars. Perhaps you’ll become one of them. Be advised: the restaurant is closed on Mondays.