This post is part of a series called “quick bite” where we stop in someplace while traveling and find it worthy of a write-up and (hopefully) a return visit.
Dives can be hit and miss, especially out in the boonies, but there are gems in the rough in the dusty and desolate hills of Texas. Although Comstock’s J&P ain’t much to look at outside or in, the burgers are biblically good: thick, juicy, layered with ingredients, and sandwiched between a roasted ciabatta bun. The Devil’s Burger (ciabatta, grilled jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onions; $10.5), named after the nearby Devils River, is their specialty, and it is simply fantastic (two months later I’m still thinking about that burger…). J&P also serves salads, wraps, chicken fried steak (of course), various chicken dishes, sandwiches, and a handful of Mexican plates (menu posted on their Facebook page), but the burgers are defintely worth a stop.
web&where: interwebs; 32137 west us highway 90, comstock, texas; 432-292-4338
what’s the deal? dive American; sit down
overall: *** (food****; drink*; atmosphere*; service**; instagrammability**)
– meh [think twice]
* OK [it’ll get the job done]
** good [solid neighborhood joint]
*** damn good [we’ll definitely be back]
**** yippity-yikes that was amazeballs [fantastic; one of the best]
***** holy sh!t [transcendental; best of the best]