If you’re looking for a great artisan burger and amazing smoked wings, then City Tavern is the place to be. The restaurant offers a variety of food and beverages that encompass a local bar-like ambiance. City Tavern is over eight years old and has become a Carrollton staple. Many locals have said that City Tavern is the most regular restaurant in town due to its excellent service and well-prepared food.
I visited City Tavern last week with friends to hang out and enjoy the food. For my appetizer, I started with the grilled kielbasa sausage. The platter includes kielbasa sausages, slices of smoked cheddar cheese, crackers and homemade dip. The dip is mustard based. I’m not a big fan of mustard and haven’t used it. However, the platter didn’t necessarily need sauce. The kielbasa sausage was grilled to perfection, the cheddar cheese was impeccable with its smoky flavor, and the crackers were a great base to add crunch to the whole appetizer.
City Tavern is well known for its pristine artisan burgers. For my main course, I ordered the cowboy burger, a burger topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce and fried pickles. The burger patty was cooked to perfection. The cheddar cheese, just like my appetizer, was smoky and flavorful. BBQ sauce is a sweet, smoky sauce that covers every inch. Fluffy bacon is always a great addition to any burger. However, it’s the fried pickles that make this burger the best it can be. The fried pickles are breaded and seasoned with so much flavor. Pickles actually have quite a bit of spice, which gives them an amazing kick. I couldn’t get enough.
As much as City Tavern is known for its burgers, it’s also known for its tater tots. They come in six different flavors. Toddlers on their own are legendary, but adding toppings make them even more so. The bites are crispy and well seasoned. Bacon is juicy and adds a great compliment to toddlers. The cheese is more of that amazing smoky cheddar that looks like melted nuggets all over toddlers.
Overall, City Tavern is a good environment for good food and good times for everyone. The price is not so bad for the regular student who costs around 15-17 dollars per meal. The service is excellent and the people are equally friendly. The food is consistently excellent every time and I recommend this to anyone visiting Carrollton as there is something on the menu for everyone. I give City Tavern a 9.5/10. The only issue I would change is to add more seating space in the restaurant.