Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to our favorite area of Charlotte, Plaza Midwood and to Kickstand Burger Bar.

Excited about Eating Kickstand Burger Bar

Parking is in the back, so this is actually the back entrance

Excited about Eating Kickstand Burger Bar

Large outdoor seating area

This bar type restaurant with TVs at most booths really capitalized on their namesake by hanging bikes all over the restaurant. They are giving away this particular bike.

Excited about Eating Kickstand Burger Bar


We chose the Onion Tanglers appetizer, lightly breaded thin onion circles fried crispy that melted in your mouth.  The dipping sauce possessed a little kick.

Excited about EAting Kickstand Burger Bar

Onion Tanglers, just enough heat in the sauce to jazz up your mouth without burning

Dora here. haha, just a little. Enough heat to ramp up your tongue without burning. 🙂 But a tad greasy for my liking.

I ordered the “Build a Dog” with cole slaw and chili. Our server told us that these were Nathan hot dogs so I was confident in their quality. The large dogs, loaded with slaw and chili, were great. The only negative was the standard bun, over toasted and dry.

Excited about Eating Kickstand Burger Bar

Build the Dog

Dora here. Bummer. I went with the Trek burger topped with caramelized onions, Gorgonzola, steak sauce, and chipotle mayo. The burger was good, but a bit overloaded with steak sauce. I devoured most of the sweet tater tots, but ditched the syrup. I would’ve preferred a sprinkling of brown sugar rather than syrup. Yeah, go ahead and tell me I’m spoiled. I’ll admit it. 🙂

Excited about Eating Kickstand Burger Bar

Trek Burger

Still Dora here. Our grandson really enjoyed his grilled cheese sandwich and was enthralled with the decor. He would definitely  vote for a return visit. 🙂 The inside was clean and the service quick and friendly. In Charlotte, the private parking lot is always a bonus.

Do you frequent restaurants because your kids or grandkiddos like them?

Overall, we rate this restaurant 3 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving good food. 
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