Flip Side Burger Bar
7622 Blake Street
Liberty, OH 45069
A new concept in finer burgers, Flip Side specializes in nicer burgers, milkshakes and craft beer. It’s a concept borne out of Ohio and totes Ohio-raised, grass-fed beef. With a minimalist concept inside and a menu that espouses quality, it’s here to challenge the finer burger standard with a localized take. All in all, the food and experience aren’t too bad, but the spot is a bit pricier. It’s the cost to be paid for good local cuisine.
The menu is dominated by good burger options. Some of those that I really enjoyed:
- One Red Door Burger: This is one of the best specialty burgers on the menu. Crispy shallots, brie cheese and a date and applewood bacon aioli. That one-two-three punch of creamy cheese, salty bacon and savory shallots makes for a very delicious combination.
- Say Cheese Burger: This one is all about the cheese, featuring options for cheeses from aged cheddar to pepper jack, gouda, brie or other kinds of cheese. This is the best option if all you want is a simple cheeseburger.
- Smokey Burger: This burger has a meaty twist: it’s topped with a beef brisket made in a smoky barbecue sauce and pickled jalapeno burgers and a smokey cheese. A very savory burger, and very filling, I don’t recommend stuffing yourself with a side.
- Lilly’s Chicken Philly: A chicken sandwich if you aren’t into the beef, this sandwich features onions, green peppers, mushrooms and provolone cheese. A nice take on the Philly while avoiding the greasiness that often comes with it.
- Triple Cooked Fries: Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Cooked in lard, which is the secret. Good with whatever sauce you like, but immensely unhealthy if that’s on your mind.
- Sweet Potato Fries: Very crispy sweet potato strings served with a horseradish sauce.
So the burgers themselves are pretty good, and the menu is rounded with different kinds of burgers to enjoy, as well as salads and other things. But it’s the price that gives me pause. The burgers are in the $9.50 to $11 range each, without a side, which run in the $6 to $8 range. Take a date? It’s $30 for a burger and fries, before drinks. The food is good, but is it worth that? I’m not convinced.
All in all, it’s a fun place for some much-loved diner favorites; nice burgers, beer and milkshakes, all in one place. It’s on the pricier end of things, but all told still a fun experience.
- There are a good mixture of burgers, fries, milkshakes and beer, but if you prefer healthier or lighter, you can also find chicken sandwiches and salads.
- The place is also a bit more pricey, but the sides are huge and can or should be shared by two or three people.
- Many of the craft beer menu options are local to Ohio, so keep that in mind.