Bob’s Diner @ Rifle Club Hotel, 121 Victoria Street, Williamstown. Phone: 9367 6073.
One Friday night, and long ago before Consider The Sauce started, Bennie and I ventured into the Rifle Club Hotel, having heard there was a some Thai food going on there.
That turned out to not be the case, and we fled, figuring the establishment – then – was no place for a boy and his dad.
Now we’re back after learning that a crew called Bob’s Diner has set up shop.
Truth be told, this pokies venue is not a good fit for us, but we’re prepared to give it a crack.
The dining room has been done out in basic diner style and, as expected given the the name of the place, burgers are big on the menu.
But there are also such items as poutine, chicken wings, fish and chips – and even a grazier’s beef pie with sauce and mash.
The chips ($5) come in a good-size serve and are enjoyed by us both.
My SouthWest Chicken Burger ($12) is an enigma.
Bun, coleslaw, briny pickle all good.
The chicken is crumbed and crisp.
But tastes of nothing.
Is it re-constituted like a chicken nugget?
I can’t tell, but it disappoints.
Bennie does a whole let better with his cheese and bacon burger ($12).
This is a good, solid burger that is priced right.
Given the dearth of eating options in the immediate neighourhood, Bob’s Diner is sure to be of interest.
But we’d advise savvy scrutiny of the menu and quizzing of the staff.