Average price: Burgers range from 4 to 6 JDs. Appetizers are all generally under 4 JDs.
Before we make the review, I would like to put out a disclaimer: this might as well be the most biased review you will come upon here, mainly because Fuddruckers holds a lot of emotional significance for myself. There isn’t any other restaurant that my tastebuds know so well, not even the cliche, international flavors of MacDonald’s and Burger King. During our last 5 years in Riyadh, my parents took us there for lunch every single Friday. We loved our Friday outings at Fuddruckers, and they were an essential part of our weekly routine. I also associate the smells and tastes of Fuddruckers with fond memories; like the time I decided to feast on a giant plate of onion rings and nothing else, my mother’s permanent insistence on always ordering the same dish, and my brothers’, who would bring take-away boxes of Fuddruckers buttersugar cookies with them each time they went to Riyadh for a visit.
That being said, due to my consistent, overexcited nagging for the past couple of months that YAY, Fuddruckers is reopening soon, we went to check it out the day after it opened, not knowing what to expect. Most Amman residents know that Fuddruckers had previously tried to open in town back in ’98, but it was too expensive and went out of business a very short time later. Now with the franchise with different owners, the new restaurant looks very different than the old one. The prices are also relatively cheaper, especially keeping in mind the levels of inflation from ’98 to today. The food itself was absolutely great, and it tastes a lot like the one in Riyadh. The staff are nice, but they need a lot of further training.
On the downside though, last Friday, we decided to go to Fuddruckers. We left the house at around 3, and when we got there, the waiter told us that we had to wait outside for 45 minute to be served! Much to our annoyment, we ended up going to Apple Bees next door. We tried our luck again this Friday, and we discovered that the secret to securing a great table at Fuddruckers on Friday’s is to go while the Friday prayer is on.
We would recommend you try The Works Hamburger and the Rib-eye steak, we also believe that they make the best damn onion rings on earth. For dessert, we recommend their buttersugar cookies, and their rice crispies which my brother Omar absolutely adores.