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Burger radar: Marcia’s Silver Spoon. Classic diner burger at a great price.

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on June 7, 2011 at 5:20 am | 2 Comments »
June 2, 2011 11:01 pm
Marcia's Silver Spoon serves classic diner burgers. And a lot of fries.

Sometimes you just want a classic diner that serves great breakfasts or a perfectly grilled burger. In Tacoma, that place is Marcia’s Silver Spoon. This week, I’m taking a look at burgers recommended by readers. Click “more” to read about Marcia’s.

The price was right for a deluxe bacon and cheese for $8.99. Served with a heavy pile of fries, it added up to a good bargain. Food at Marcia’s comes in two sizes: big and bigger. The scrambles are notorious behemoth affairs. The one-pound “Man” burger is not for the timid.

Marcia’s burgers are built with half-pound patties that are hand formed. I like that the deluxe burger was perfectly executed diner fare. A fluffy bun, super juicy patty, a smear of mayo, a double layer of crisp green leaf lettuce, thick-cut tomato, rings of sliced white onions and pickle chips. That’s a good burger.

Other burgers to try on the menu: Mushroom Swiss, the Smitty Burger, the Man Burger and Burger Dip.

The Philly cheesesteak at Marcia's Silver Spoon in Tacoma.

And here’s a tip about the diner: They serve a delicious Philly cheesesteak ($9.99). Thanks to TNT Diner reader Pegsterdowntown for that tip. I sampled the Philly with a dining companion who doesn’t even care much for Philly cheesesteaks and she dug into the sandwich with steak-loving gusto. It was a greasy affair, as all good Phillys are, but the steak was tender, chopped just right (not too fine, not too thick) and came with a generous pile of grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms. Gooey cheese glued together the soft roll. Onion rings on the side were airy and crisp. Like Phillys? Read more about them here.

Marcia’s Silver Spoon
Where: 2601 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma
Info: 253-472-0157

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