A Quick Bite: Sickies Garage

Sickies Garage Burgers & Beer
1203 Cornhusker Rd, Bellevue, NE

Greetings, Eaters and Readers!

New Year, new us? Breaking our own once-a-month tradition, we’re serving up a “Quick Bite” after an impromptu visit to Bellevue’s newest hot spot: Sickies Garage. Quick Bites won’t be as detailed as our usual posts, but we’ll be sure to give you an honest list of our takeaways from our visit.

Something to chew on:

  • Sickies boasts a “50 burgers, 50 beers” menu, in addition to a sprawling menu of wings, chicken sandwiches, wraps, salads and more. There should be something for everyone!
  • A North Dakota creation – Sickies now operates 6 locations across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Nebraska

Chips – warm. Buffalo dip – warm and yum. But we felt the portion of dip served up was a little scarce for the $9-something we paid for it.

Martha’s Hot Hamburger Sandwich: Think the hamburger version of a hot beef sandwich. The menu said served with mashed potatoes. So when the server asked her what she wanted for a side, she asked if that was in addition to the potatoes and the server said yes. Imagine her disappointment when she *only* got the sweet potato fries instead of the mashed. Aren’t smothered taters the whole point of a hot-anything sandwich?!

A lover of sweet and salty combos, it didn’t take long for Jaclyn to order The Hangover: a patty topped with bacon, ham, eggs and cheese all smashed in between glazed donuts. It was everything she wanted it to be – savory, sweet and dripping in flavor. For her side, she got tater tots with optional ranch seasoning, which were a nice upgrade to regular tots.

Final Bites

We knew full well going into a restaurant during their FIRST WEEK being opened wouldn’t necessarily show us the best of their operations. We walked in the door at 11:05 a.m. (they opened at 11) and nearly every seat was already full. We were sat and greeted quickly – so we allowed our hopes to rise a bit. Patience and understanding aside – we still struggled to comprehend why our burgers didn’t get to the table until after 12:30 p.m. Not to mention we witnessed other tables of two or more sitting and eating before we did.

But truly, we know these are the things a newly opened restaurant works through. Training. Service. Optimization of all of the above. For that, we’ll save our fork rating for another time. And when Sickies does have that stuff tuned up? We imagine the crowds will continue to make a path to their front door – because what we did taste was delicious.

The Good Bite Gals

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