Burger lovers who also appreciate the nostalgia of the cartoon character Wimpy, who was one of Popeye’s sidekicks, will love the idea that the cartoon inspired the theme of this burger restaurant. Featuring thick 1/3 pound burgers with toppings like bacon, avocado, and even pastrami, you will be sure to get a satisfying and filling burger at Wimpy’s. There are also very few places that can compete with the huge quantity of fries that you receive – it would be difficult to even come close to finishing them unless you are either very hungry, or just a real French Fry fan!
Billing themselves as “America’s Favorite Hamburgers”, Wimpy’s gives themselves big shoes to fill in order to live up to that statement. However, the burgers are thick and juicy, perfectly cooked and have good flavor. Most burger lovers have their own preference on what they consider to be the “Ultimate” burger. Some prefer thick burgers, others love thin burgers with charred edges, etc. – it is very subjective. Wimpy’s are in the thick and juicy category and come topped with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Onions, and their special sauce on their 1/3 pound hamburger. You can make it a Cheeseburger for just a little more or choose their Avocado Burger, Bacon Cheeseburger, or their massive Pastrami Burger. All of the burgers are very reasonably priced and you can add fries and a drink and make it a combo. At the time of this writing, 2 Cheeseburger combos (with fries and drinks) were a little over $12.00 for the total check – very reasonable. Exact pricing is apparently in flux, as part of the drive-thru menu was taped over with new price increases, but regardless of the increase, the prices are still a good deal for the quality and amount of food you receive. There are also junior sizes of the burgers for the kids.
Other sandwiches include Steak, Pastrami, Grilled Chicken, Chicken Strips and Grilled Ham and Cheese. Side orders include Fries, Onion Rings, Fried Zucchini and Chicken Nuggets. Salads are also available. Desserts include Cheesecake and Tarts. The drink selection is excellent, featuring Pepsi Fountain Products and Bottled Drinks like Starbucks Coffee, Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice and Aquafina Water. They also offer Vanilla, Chocolate, or Strawberry Milk Shakes & Malts.
Wimpy’s also serves Breakfast – again at prices that will not break the bank. They feature Omelets, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Breakfast Burritos.
The employee’s were friendly and our order was quickly prepared. The inside of the restaurant was decorated with the Wimpy/Popeye cartoon theme and was clean and inviting. The restaurant was in what appeared to be a new area of stores that were in clusters and Wimpy’s needs to invest a little more in signage, as we were looking for the restaurant and had trouble spotting it. If the owners of the strip center only allow signage that looks like decals slapped on a board, they aren’t doing their tenants any favors. Maybe this is only temporary?
Overall, although Wimpy’s is quite a hike if you don’t live in North Las Vegas, it does deserve a visit if you are a burger fan and want to try any new burger that comes down the pike. It has certainly received some great reviews for their Pastrami Burger and the Cheeseburgers we had were excellent. Who knows, it may become your new favorite!
Wimpy’s Burgers and Fries
171 S. Centennial Pkwy.
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084