Have you noticed that most of the great, juicy burgers on restaurant menus are huge? Sometimes you want a giant burger because you’re starving or you are sharing with a friend, but other times, don’t you just want a great burger in a manageable size? Especially when you want some fries or onion rings on the side? Me, too. That’s one of the reasons I love Marley’s Gourmet Sliders!
Sliders have been the rage for awhile, and although you can find a good slider on quite a few menus, Marley’s specializes in sliders and they dominate their menu! They’ve got everything from a great basic cheeseburger to a create-your-own slider with all sorts of meats, cheeses, sauces, & toppings (even salmon, Portobello mushroom, & filet mignon). Sliders are $2.99 each with an up-charge for some meats. Sauces and toppings are free, so load up if you like it that way!
There are also customized salads (priced the same way – based on meats, then all toppings & dressings are free), chicken tenders, pork tenders, & kids meals. Sides include shoestring fries, onion rings, & a side salad. Combo meals include one, two, or three sliders (mix and match to your heart’s content) with a drink and side of your choice. On our most recent trip, desserts included vanilla or banana custard, deep-fried brownies (mmmmm), & fried ice cream.
On our most recent visit, Mr. Diner ordered a two-slider combo with two fairly typical cheeseburgers and fries ($8.49) while I got the one-slider combo with The Rickster and onion rings ($5.99). All the burgers were excellent with high-quality meat patties, soft roll-like buns, and fresh, flavorful toppings. I especially loved The Rickster with its blue cheese spread, grilled onions, bacon, tomato, & lettuce. Just thinking about it makes me want to take a bite!
The two sides we’ve sampled have been awesome! The shoestring fries are definitely super thin-cut, but are seasoned well with herbs, salt, & maybe a hint of garlic. Yum. Grab them a few at a time and dunk in the slightly spicy fry sauce for an amazing flavor combination! Or go with the battered thick-cut onion rings which are also incredibly awesome.
The kids each ordered a kids meal, priced at $4.99 and served with a drink and shoestring fries…and a motorcycle toy!….in a cool cardboard hotrod. Little Diner was more into the toy and the box than his food! Amazing Diner chose the hot dog, while Sweet Diner had the chicken tenders and Little Diner got the hamburger; one of each of the kids choices!
Hot dogs are served split and spread across a slider bun; Amazing said it was really good and loved having his hot dot split in two. Sweet Diner let me sample her chicken tenders, which were definitely real chicken pieces breaded, seasoned well, and served with a unique and sweet honey-dill sauce. Little Diner’s hamburger was pretty plain, but that’s the way most kids like it, I guess.
Marley’s has two locations. We went to the Lindon location, which is attached to the Harley Davidson shop (don’t leave without browsing the fun stuff there and letting your little ones take a ride on the bike in the kids’ section). The other is in the Provo Riverwoods. You order at the counter and are given a number to place on the table so your order can be delivered to you. They also have a drive-up window along the back for those that want to grab their food and go.
Marley’s also serves cinnamon rolls and other breakfast goodies on Saturday mornings till noon. Just writing this has caused a severe attack of cravings for burgers and mouth-watering…I might just have to go back today!
Entrée Price: $
Average Fork Rating: 3.6
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 4
Amazing Diner: 4
Sweet Diner: 3
Little Diner: 3