The Columbus Dispatch - Restaurant review | Flip Side: Burger joint offers tasty breakfast fare

Posted Sep 14, 2016 at 12:01 AM Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Hudson, Ohio-based Flip Side has been in residence at Easton Town Center since 2012, serving burgers and shakes to the hungry shopping crowds. Lesser known, it seems, is the weekend brunch menu, a small but notable offering that expands beyond the burger-and-sandwich focus. The spacious restaurant features plenty of seating amongst the booths, tables, a large bar and a patio. Our midmorning arrival found the restaurant only partly full.

Hudson, Ohio-based Flip Side has been in residence at Easton Town Center since 2012, serving burgers and shakes to the hungry shopping crowds.

Lesser known, it seems, is the weekend brunch menu, a small but notable offering that expands beyond the burger-and-sandwich focus.

The spacious restaurant features plenty of seating amongst the booths, tables, a large bar and a patio. Our midmorning arrival found the restaurant only partly full.

First, brunch lovers shouldn’t pass up the Bloody Mary bar. Although not as expansive as other restaurants’ offerings, Flip Side’s bar offers enough variety to customize the drink your way.

The indecisive can rely on the house-made version ($8), as it’s strong and well-seasoned. The beer selection is notable as well, with several Ohio breweries represented. Flip Side also offers local cold-brewed Thunderkiss Coffee on tap ($5).

The brunch menu encompasses four main dishes: chicken and waffles, an eggs benedict, ricotta pancakes and a burger.

The Southern Style Chicken and Waffles ($12.99) arrives as a sandwich, with two pieces of fried chicken between a halved waffle. The chicken was tender and crispy, although the waffle was a bit spongy; it could have spent more time in the iron to crisp. It was helped by the maple syrup and hot sauce served on the side.

The Eggs Benedict ($11 to $13) is available in three forms: with Canadian bacon, fried chicken or tomato and avocado. Our party opted for the vegetables and decided the dish would have been improved by the saltier edition of the Canadian bacon or fried chicken. The advertised hash browns are actually home fries, although they are salty and nicely crisped.

You’d be remiss to visit a burger joint for brunch and not order the Brunch Burger ($10.99). The towering sandwich is like a complete breakfast, stacking American cheese and bacon on a layer of hash browns, a sunny-side-up egg and a sweet bourbon-maple syrup.

The full lunch menu is available, as well, from their signature burgers to sandwiches and salads. Our party shared a big bowl of macaroni and cheese with chili ($10.49), and were very pleased with it.


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