We welcome a brand new sponsor this year for the 2011 Soque River Ramble: J-BO Burgers & Dogs. J-BO Burgers & Dogs is the newest addition to the Clarkesville restaurant scene and is the brain-child of Jeremy Miller, longtime resident of Habersham County.
“The idea came from watching too much Food Network,” joked Jeremy. “I had always played around with the idea, and I felt that Clarkesville needed something like this. The opportunity became available, so I gave it a shot.”
“J-BO is a family operation,” said Jeremy. “My mom and sister help out in the restaurant, and my dad answers the phone next door and takes orders.”
J-BO Burgers & Dogs’ concept is very simple: Serve burgers that you can’t get anywhere else. Some of the burgers on the menu have names like “Santa Fe Burger”, “Hawaiian BBQ Burger”, and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”.
“We strive for unique flavors, and we use local produce that we grow ourselves,” explained Jeremy. “Even our meat is local. Each morning I order the amount I think I will need from a local butcher who grinds it fresh, and then I add my favorite seasonings. You’ll find nothing out of a can here.”
J-BO Burgers & Dogs offers a variety of flavors and condiments on their burgers and hot dogs. Beverages include Coke products, home made iced tea and lemonade made daily from fresh squeezed lemons. Restaurant hours are 11AM – 3PM Tuesday – Saturday. On Fridays J-BO is open until 9PM.
“On Friday nights, we debut an entirely new burger . . . something really unique and only for that night,” said Jeremy. “Recently we served up a PB&J Bacon Burger. That’s right . . . peanut butter & jelly with bacon. Believe it or not, it’s really good!”
How has J-BO Burgers & Dogs been received since opening in May 2011? “Reception has been great,” remarked Jeremy. “Everyone seems to like it.”
Jeremy showed me a couple of comment cards recently left by customers. One card read “Best Burger Ever!”, while another read “Thanks for the great burger!”.
“People love it ‘cause it’s great food,” said Jeremy. “That should keep ‘em coming back.”
J-BO Burger & Dogs is located at 1317 Washington Street in Clarkesville, just south of the square and across from the Century 21 Office. Dine in or take out available. Phone 706.754.6351.