As time goes by we seem to be on the search for eateries in the darndest of places. Tucked away deep in a lane way or off the beaten track of where you are headed. But whats a good find are those tucked away in the industrial sections, hidden away from large warehouses on the quiet roads, somewhere where we tend to drive through or avoid because we believe nothing would be down there.
Surprise surprise there are sometimes great finds where you wish you had seen it before if you opened you eyes. In disbelief you have missed out on something so good and are frustrated that you didn't find it sooner.
Fat Bobs sits down a small alley between 2 warehouses in the Moorabbin Industrial precinct and promotes two great combinations, Hamburgers and Beer. Who wouldn't want these in this location. I have a many a time driven through the area not on the search of somewhere to eat but am glad to have been informed about this local fooderie by one of my Foodie friends Nat Stockley
With a feel that a Semi trailer will at anytime be parking up at the front door the walls are showcased with Neon and vintage signs. The decor is playful and endearing which perks good conversations amongst friends as your eyes gaze around the room. Booth, Bar and table seating accommodates all, grab a beer in hand and have a chin wag at the bar or dine with friends with a good sturdy burger and a bevie.
If your looking for a good quality jam packed burger that is not too greasy then it wouldn't be a bad idea to come to Fat Bob's. The patty is big and juicy using premium meat and finished with layers of lettuce tomatoes and more dependant on what your feeling like. Go traditional or go extreme - mustard and cheese or jalapenos and more.
Two hands are required while eating this monstrosity and am glad that it comes with assistant wrapping of foil to keep it all together. Unlike your McDonald's burgers where mysteriously you always end up eating more of the bottom of the bun than the top and your left with slop in your hands (what's with that) the foil wrapping will prevent such thing.
Now I apologise for the colour of my photos as we chose to sit under the bright pink Jackie O neon sign that used to once be located in St Kilda on Barkley street, so my images are slightly red tinged.
Seeing as the Jackie O sign was so bold and bright it was like subliminal messages for me to get the Jackie o burger, A soft golden seeded bun surrounds the filling of a 190g beef pattie, tomato, spanish onion, cos lettuce, fontina cheese and finished off with glorious mustard, tomato sauce and a dash of Fat's bob's special sauce. Nourishing and filling it hit's every spot for a burger lover.
The Spartun was also on the table in the same styled bun and filled with a 180g pattie, tomato relish, cos lettuce, bacon, onion 2 ways and vintage cheese finished with some good old BBQ sauce. Wash it all down with some good ale and accompany it with some sides and you are set.
Sides are always a good choice if your are looking for some grazing food too if your just popping in for a beer. Onion rings and beer battered chips are clearly the ones people would head to first but I do recommend the Zucchini chips. Bar snacks such as the Popcorn chicken and Corn chips with guacamole are also available.
Service was friendly and relaxed and they are more than happy to fill you up with there burgers. It's a great casual hang out for workers around the area and somewhat an interesting place to check out if your looking for something new.
I enjoyed the vibe of Fat Bob's and am greatful that a friend told me about this place. If I wasn't I would have gone month's if not years not knowing about this funky place.
My return will be on the cards with fiends in tow.
Fat Bobs Bar & Grill
80 Cochranes rd,