With a name like "Moonie's", I was expecting this place to be more of a '50s diner than a country-bumpkin road house, if it had any shtick at all. I almost felt like I was in the back woods of Arkansas. I think "Boonie's" is a better name for this place. When I walked in and heard annoyingly twangy country music, I nearly walked right out, but I figured since I'd wasted the gas getting over there, I might as well stay and eat.
So I ventured to the counter and ordered a Plain Jane with cheddar, and some onion rings. Grabbed my number and filled my drink. I'd heard they had Coke Zero on tap here, but I was disappointed when I spied an "out of order" sign on it. So I got iced tea, which was made very well. But how can you really mess up iced tea?
My burger and onion rings were brought out quickly. It looked good, and I couldn't wait to dig in. The first several bites were nothing but bun, as my burger had a huge pillow of a bun that tasted like a dinner roll. It was too much, so I removed the bottom bun. And once I did so, I realized just how small the burger was that I'd paid about $7 for (my entire bill was over $11 for a burger, rings, and a fountain drink). I can get a much bigger mediocre burger and rings at the Lakeline Fuddrucker's location for the same price.
The meat itself was overcooked, and I didn't like the spices they used. I discovered fennel seeds on the burger, which pissed me off. Some people like licorice, but not me. The cheese, lettuce and mayo made the burger almost bearable. Almost. I got slightly more than halfway through the burger, but it was too mediocre for me to finish.
The rings weren't too bad, so I concentrated on those.
Thankfully, the powers that be randomly shut off the twang-fest country music that was playing, so I didn't feel compelled to leave quite as quickly as I originally had.
I expected a lot more from Boonie's. My mistake, I guess.