Do not snub your nose because of the term “food court”- this was not greasy fast food, it was fresh, quick and half the price of the menu in the Hard Rock Cafe, located a few steps away in the same hotel. Read on my friend….
I am always on the hunt for a great veggie burger and I was pleasantly surprised at what I found at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. There is an actual Hard Rock Cafe located inside the casino as well as a handful of other dining options like the Rise Kitchen and Bakery and the Rock ‘N Raw Sushi Joint. However, I opted to try out their food court, unsure what to order.
There are a few options from burgers and fries to pasta to ice cream. I saw a veggie burger on the menu at the Shake n’ Burger and decided to give it a chance. With a soda and fries the total cost was just over $8- pretty good considering the $15 price of the veggie burger if I would have eaten in the Cafe.
I was expecting a frozen little veggie patty but like I said, I was pleasantly surprised. The burger was huge! I couldn’t tell you what veggies were actually used in the burger but I think I saw carrots, squash, zucchini and red peppers. I have eaten a lot of veggie burgers in my day and I think this could be one of my favorites. Topped with guacamole, tomatoes, sprouts and mushrooms this burger could not have been any more perfect. And it came from a food court!!!
The burger was so big I could barely even finish it. I was full, felt healthy and happy. I would probably stop here on my way down to Tampa for just the burger.
What made it even more prefect was the ice cream shop in the food court. A perfect topper to a great lunch.
My only reservation is that it is still the Hard Rock. A place known for playing loud music. Add that to the loud noises of the casino floor and this is not a place for a quiet meal. But you probably already know that if you are familiar at all the Hard Rock brand.
Give the food court a chance the next time you head over there. While it is still technically considered to be fast food, there are healthy choices and the prices are much cheaper than eating at the Cafe. And in my opinion, the veggie burger was better than the one I had at the Cafe in Orlando recently. My sprout rating is only for the food court area- this does not reflect my opinion on any of the other restaurants in the Casino.