On It Burgers has been rated one of Melbourne’s burger venues by a many burger connoisseur. Being in the far eastern suburb of Ferntree Gully however, has made it difficult for many Melburnians to taste what has made On It so popular. In January 2016, On It Burgers expanded, and opened its second franchise in the inner suburb of Abbotsford.
I’ve visited On It Burgers a number of times over the past few years. I’ve sampled four of their most popular burgers, tasted a range of exciting milkshakes, fell in love with their onion rings and have to agree with those who have eaten there before me, that On It Burgers is definitely up there as one of Melbourne’s best burger joints.
My On It experience began with the popular, Double Hero: two grass fed beef patties, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, red onion, pickle with Hero sauce, topped with onion rings.
There wasn’t a whole lot you could fault with this burger – the patties were cooked medium, the house sauce was on point and the cheese was melted to perfection. The patty size is 120 grams, so adding a second patty is highly recommended.
Next off the bat, I gave their famous Bacon Jammy a shot. This is the burger which made On It famous out in the East, so I felt it was only fitting to give this one a go.
Consisting of two grass fed beef, two slices of American cheese, pickles, BACON JAM and smoky On It sauce, this burger was utter brilliance. The awesomeness of the bacon jam hits you at the very first bite. Cooked to perfection, this special addition is like nothing I have ever tasted before. Sweet, yet smokey – it is a flavour that makes you crave more after every bite.
On my third visit I sampled the chicken option, Spicy Chick, consisting of fried chicken, Sriracha mayo, slaw and lettuce on a sexy black a bun. The fried chicken was juicy and crunchy and the slaw and crisp lettuce made the perfect accompaniments.
Finishing up my burger adventure at On It, I ordered The Blackbeard. A soft shell crab burgers with Sriracha, slaw, coriander and Hero sauce also on a black bun.
Ironically, the Blackbeard is a burger I would usually avoid when hitting up a burger restaurant. Not that there is anything wrong with soft shell crab, only because I tend to gravitate towards the beef options, with chicken the next on my hit list. Having said that, I really enjoyed this burger. While coriander may not be everyone’s cup of tea, mixed with the Sriracha it turned out to be a great inclusion and really enhanced all the other flavours including the crab itself.
As a side note, the onion rings are phenomenal and would have to be the best some of the best I have ever had! They are the perfect accompaniment with these burgers and are a must order when visiting On It. And the dipping sauce they come with… magic!
ON IT BURGERS
349-351 Victoria Street, Abbotsford
930 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully