Burgers and brews on the menu at Brooklyn Depot
Fans of fare from the Big Apple have another reason to be excited following the opening of Brooklyn Depot at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise. Inspired by old Brooklyn, the hub’s newest eatery and bar has become a popular place for long lazy lunches and pig-outs.
A pre-emptive sign on the wall apologises in advance for what is said in hunger. As you begin reading through the extensive selection of burgers, hotdogs, seasonal salads and decadent desserts, it becomes clear why it’s there, you want it all, immediately. The mouth-watering list presents a challenging conundrum, order a little of everything from the smaller plates list or go the whole hog and get the burger with sides, of course. If you head down the latter path, the Depot Burger; two grass fed beef patties, double American cheese, hickory smoked bacon, grilled pineapple, butter lettuce, tomato and Depot special sauce has won over more than a few loyal fans but it’s the monthly special, the Fuhgeddaboudit!, which is the house’s take on the classic Sloppy Joe that has the line out the door. The burger, adorned with a beef patty, beef chilli, American cheese, onion rings, chilli relish and a lethal injection of hot sauce, has been so popular it’s earned a spot on the permanent menu. Shun the bun for a lighter burger option or for gluten sensitivities, chat to the friendly staff as some of the items can be adjusted to suit. If you’re feeling peckish, order a banquet of the smaller plates that includes all of your classic American favouties; wings, rings and fried chicken. Round out your Yankee feast with Oreo-filled Doughnut Balls or a Caramel Pecan Brownie.
Brooklyn Depot offers an extensive selection of beverages to quench your meat-induced thirst. Grab a Brooklyn Brewery Larger that is straight out of the Big Apple or celebrate the day’s end with a cocktail or two (or more). The Orange Elderflower and Rosemary Teapots are designed to share but no one would judge if you ordered one to yourself. Brooklyn Depot is a top spot for a lazy long lunch with a few cold ales or a cool place to enjoy some dinner and drinks before heading out. See our Stumble Guide for opening times.
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