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First Look: Michael Symon’s B Spot Burger

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Michael Symon’s B Spot BurgerAll photos by Ayana Wilson.
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Lately, there has been a migration of craft burger chains to our fair city. With the recent openings of Smashburger, Bar 145, and Bareburger, among others, Columbus is a veritable hot spot for burgers of every taste, meat, and price range.

Now, B-Spot comes to our fair city, bringing an Iron Chef perspective to the versatile burger. B-Spot is Chef Michael Symon’s casual burger joint, and its first branch in Columbus opened on Thursday, June 26th at 5091 Hamilton Road, the former site of Johnny Buccelli’s.

The 3,500 square feet restaurant seats over 100 guests at a time, and features a menu similar to the ones at other locations. B-Spot serves burgers, bologna sandwiches, bratwursts, salads, and milkshakes.

Their signature offerings are the Fat Doug Burger, topped with coleslaw, pastrami, stadium mustard, and Swiss cheese, the Yo! Burger with fried salami, capicola, hot peppers, shasha sauce, and provolone, and the Porky Burger, finished with pulled pork, coleslaw, and Cleveland BBQ sauce.

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These burgers, and all the others, will cost anywhere from $6.99-$9.99, while sandwiches and salads cost between $5.99-$10.99. Premium house-made shakes cost $5.99-$6.99, and includes flavors like Vanilla Bean Apple Pie & Bacon, to which a shot of bourbon can be added for only $3.

B-Spot primes itself as an ideal spot for just about anyone who appreciates good food and good people.  Its family-friendly ambiance, pleasant staff, and prompt service makes it the place to meet, greet, eat, and be merry, which is what every burger palace should offer.

“We decided to open in Columbus becuase it’s very similar to Cleveland in a lot of ways,” shares Chef Michael Symon. “We loved that there was the same sense of family and community that we were looking for. That, and Columbus loves its burgers, so we thought this would be a great fit.”

B-Spot is open Monday–Thursday, 11:30am–10:30pm, Friday-Saturday,  11:30am – 11am, and Sunday, 11:30am–9pm. For a longer look at their menu, visit www.bspotburgers.com.

Photos by Ayana Wilson.

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3 Responses to First Look: Michael Symon’s B Spot Burger

  1. marcusdiddle July 2, 2014 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm

    Is this positioned as more of a “fast casual” restaurant, with high table turnover? Looks like it’s geared more towards in-and-out lunch than say, happy hour or dinner with friends. I see it does have a bar, and a decent beer menu, but bar seating only appears to be about 15, with a single TV? Just can’t tell from the photos what the main focus or intended experience is. What I do love are the light fixtures above the bar, which appear to be giant, plastic model car snap-out parts trays.

  2. tolemac5050
    tolemac5050 July 2, 2014 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm

    Damn good chili also

  3. The Sarcastic Medved
    The Sarcastic Medved July 3, 2014 9:43 am at 9:43 am

    Just viewed the website. They now offer “call-ahead” seating.
    Yeah, no thank you. I’ll pass on Michael Symon’s overdone eatery.

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