While walking towards Frankfurt Train Station two weeks ago I discovered another burger restaurant that I always wanted to try – and now did: Der Fette Bulle Frankfurt. And what’s accurate here, Der Fette Bulle is really a Restaurant, Burger Restaurant, with seating and table reservations and no queueing to order as there are waitresses and waiters. What’s also perfect for this current summertime is that there are also limited seats outside available. Unfortunately, all were already taken or reserved when I arrived shortly after noon. The same situation happened inside but luckily we quickly got the last unoccupied table for two.
The menu is printed on Paper underlays so you can immediately start to decide what you want to eat and drink and there is no space occupied by huge menu cards or similar stuff. There was also no cutlery but that’s anyway something no one really needs when eating a Burger. Even though the restaurant was quite full the atmosphere was relaxed, not too loud and with a view of the kitchen, we were able to order our drinks and burgers shortly after being seated. As their website is still under construction there’s not that much information, and their menu is an A3-sized PDF document which takes quite a long to load, but you can check it out here. I already checked it out prior to my visit so I knew what I wanted: an iced tea (very good, not too sweet!) and the Falafel Burger with Sweet Potato Fries as a noon special for just 8,99 € (for 1 burger + fries or salad). Besides this vegetarian burger, Der Fette Buller offers another veggie burger and also a vegan one. For meat-/animal-eaters they offer burgers with meat and chicken in different varieties and tastes. As I never tried sweet potato fries I was quite curious and excited about their taste.
All the Burgers are served on wooden plates, only the salads come in bowls, and are served per table at once. The Burgers were huge and the portions of sweet potatoes were big enough as well. As a Dip, I received a small portion of some kind of remoulade. Actually, I wanted to order some mayonnaise but the staff was so busy that they just ignored us and also never asked if we needed something. Later I almost had to shout at them to finally be able to pay (also they didn’t manage to separate the bill into two, even after asking for it).
But back to the Food: As it was my first time trying Sweet Potato Fries I was curious whether I’d like them – or not – and somehow they tasted like Christmas to me. I don’t know if this is the usual taste but some flavour ruined them for me. At least they were crispy and good to eat, but just not my thing. What I immediately fell in love with was the Falafel Burger, with no doubt. Compared to the Falafel Burger at Fletcher’s Better Burger, which is just a few meters away, the one from Der Fette Bulle is far better. The bread was delicious and soft, the variety of salads (leaf salad, onions, cucumber, pickle, tomato, rocket) tasted fresh and the Garam-Masala Sauce above the thin Falafel patty topped everything, again topped by a cheese you could actually taste.
All in all, I’ll definitely eat the Falafel Burger at Der Fette Bulle Frankfurt, as well as the other Veggie and Vegan ones, again and anytime soon. Even though they are a little pricey and the portions, burger and fries, are a little too big for me I’ll try the Menu with a Burger and Salad the next time.
Address Der Fette Bulle Frankfurt: Kaiserstraße 73, 60329 Frankfurt, Germany
Opening hours: 11 am to 11 pm, daily