8901 Bridgeport Way
Lakewood, WA. 98499
Tim and Marie Delong opened their family owned and operated burger house on the busy corner of Steilacoom and Bridgeport Way earlier this month. DeLong's features an outdoor grassy courtyard center stage for dining in the warmer months and a couple of picnic tables. The walk-up service has already rallied quite the line of burger lovers, but the service remains swift and super friendly. The sharp winds had me sitting in my warmed vehicle as I waited for my number to be called.
Crowd favorites such as the Old Fashioned, Stadium Dog and Frito Chili Pie feature quality ingredients such as 100 percent ground chuck beef, 100 percent beef franks and Tillamook cheddar. These ingredients make for delightful juicy bites smothered in proper amounts of relish, mustard, or DeLong's special sauce.
The Stadium Dog arrives stuffed with cream cheese, mustard, relish and sautéed onions.
While it's not glamorous, the messy Frito Pie is darn tasty. The diced onions, Tillamook cheddar and fresh lettuce costumed the crispy chili smothered chips. I might have bumped up the spice. And I certainly wouldn't try to eat it on the go.
Even in the brisk cold I felt obligated to order one of DeLong's handspun shakes. With flavors such as blackberry, banana and marshmallow, I opted for a hot fudge shake and delighted in its chocolate, creamy concoction.
Next spring the Weekly Volcano will host the Tournament of Burgers. No doubt these two burger joints will be voted into the tournament.