Frazier’s On The Avenue has been a staple in Hampden since 1939. Originally located on 33rd Street and Elm Ave (hence the name …On The Avenue), it is now located at 916 W. 36th Street.
I recently visited Frazier’s with three co-workers and my empty stomach. This was my first time at the restaurant/bar so I asked my lunch companions for suggestions. My co-worker Mark was very excited about ordering the tater tots.
Apparently the Tater Tots are a big deal because they have their own section on the menu. With six varieties to choose from – chili, crab, loaded, pizza, plain and hangover hash, Mark ordered the loaded tots with nacho cheese and bacon. The tots came with sides of chipotle ketchup and sriracha ranch. I’m a serious cheese lover, but I’m not a fan of nacho or cheese whiz. I tasted one tot with the sriracha ranch and it tasty. I think the dipping sauce masked my dislike for nacho cheese. Mark on the other hand loved them and scarfed them down. If nacho cheese is your thing, I think you will like the tots.
I ordered a cup of Maryland Crab Soup as my appetizer.
The soup was seasoned well with lots of vegetables, but not a lot of crab meat. That’s the problem I always find with crab soups, restaurants don’t add enough meat.
One of my co-workers suggested the shrimp salad sandwich, so I ordered that.
The shrimp were a nice size and they were plentiful. The amount of shrimp in my sandwich definitely made up for the lack of crab meat in my soup.
Another co-worker ordered the Turkey Club Sandwich and that was huge also with lots of meat.
My lunch companions also suggested that I order the fries well done. They said the fries are fresh-cut and are sometimes not cooked properly. The fries weren’t a favorite, they were a little wilted and not crispy like fries should be. This was to be expected because I was pre-warned.
I think Frazier’s On The Avenue is a cute lunch restaurant if you’re looking to grab a good sandwich or burger.