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March 5, 2011 Ashleigh

Boomtown in the Green Oak Village Place mall has a very modern interior.and is dimly lit (and I’m pretty sure at one point when we were there, the lights dimmed). I have to mention the music in this restaurant. They played the STRANGEST variety of music from Katy Perry to Chumbawamba. The interior of this restaurant seems to be geared towards young people and those who want to have some drinks.

The menu has a large “pub fare” section, pasta, burgers, soups, chopped salads, rotisserie & chicken, pizzas, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages. We went on a Monday and Monday is half-off burger day, so we all got burgers.

The burgers at Boomtown are kind of confusing. You start with either a sirloin burger or a turkey burger ($10 and $9 respectively) seasoned with salt & pepper, garlic & herb, bbq seasoning, or Cajun seasoning.. Then you can add cheese for $1. The choices are mozzarella, cheddar, gorgonzola, or grana padana. You can also add bacon, avocado, mushrooms, and prosciutto for $2 each. In my opinion, these prices are ridiculous! A plain burger for $10? Really?

I ordered a garlic & herb turkey burger with gorgonzola and prosciutto (I would not have paid full price for all this, that’s for sure). The waitress must not have heard me right because they brought me a sirloin burger and I’m not one to send things back so I ate it anyway. It was really good! Was it $13 good…eh…probably not.

The menu said the burgers were served with shoestring fries…I don’t think the ones I got could be considered shoestring…they looked like standard fast food French fries…

I should mention the service in this restaurant…our server was friendly but it took her a long time to greet us and take our drink orders, then come back with our drinks. Whatever you do, be ready when your server comes to take your orders. With just soft drinks and burgers we were there for an hour (we were seated immediately and it was not busy). We made sure we didn’t need change when it came time to pay the bill or we would’ve been there for another 15 minutes or so.

Would I recommend this restaurant? Eh. Look at the menu first and decide if there is something you want and how you feel about the prices. You may want to have your order ready when the waitress first comes to your table or you could be there for a while…

Boomtown is located at 9675 Village Place Blvd. in the Green Oak Village Place, next to Cold Stone. Check out their menus at

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One Response

  1. jeremy says:

    That is a little odd with the way burgers are priced. Two places to get great burgers in Grand Rapids: Brewery Vivant has a somewhat traditional burger, but it is incredibly delicious; and Reserve has perhaps the most unique burger I’ve ever eaten.

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