Saturday, May 17, 2014

Big Tom's Charbroiled Burgers

111 Juana Osmeña St. Cebu City
(032) 239 8101
Daily 11AM–9PM

Who is Tom? Tom, short for Thomas, is the owner.

Is Tom big? I haven't met him, but, for you, I got into spy mode and googled him. He is bigger than me.

Is the restaurant big? The restaurant can seat about 30 and has a very tiny parking space (good for two cars only).

What's "charbroiled"? Charcoal + broil = charbroil(ed). In other words, grilled over charcoal.

How many burgers does Big Tom have? Enough to serve customers from lunch til dinner every day. For a list of Big Tom's burger creations, check out The Exaggerated Zeal's blogpost.

How many big burgers can a person eat? It depends on their appetite. Most of Big Tom's burgers come in two sizes: 4 ounces (that's a quarter of a pound) and 6 ounces (0.375 lbs). The Mash Burger is the smallest at 2 ounces (0.125 lbs). The biggest is the double decker cheeseburger—a choice of 8 ounces (half a pound) or 12 ounces (3/4 of a pound).

How many burgers can Mustachio and two friends eat? Three. One burger each (each burger comes with a small portion of fries): 6 oz. Portobello blue cheese burger (Php 335 for 6 oz. / Php 295 for 4 oz., not on the menu, occasionally offered), 4 oz. deluxe bacon cheeseburger (Php 175), and grilled chicken vinaigrette (Php 180).

Can one easily bite into Big Tom's burgers? Open really wide and you can plug your mouth, if you're having a Portobello blue cheese burger, with a 5–inch burger bun loaded with a 6–ounce patty, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese, and oozing with mozzarella cheese and blue cheese sauce. It's going to make a delicious mess.

Once you've bitten into your burger...would you like to share it? "Share," came the reluctant reply of Portobello blue cheese burger eater as he slowly sliced small portions for his two companions...all the while thinking "Noooo!! Mine! All mine!"

Now that you've had a bite...Big Tom's or Big Daddy? Deluxe bacon cheeseburger friend liked her burger but still preferred Big Daddy over Big Tom.

Mustachio, chicken or beef? Half of the answer was between his fingers—grilled chicken vinaigrette. The other half of the answer was in his mouth—tender and tasty grilled chicken vinaigrette.

Three people, three wallets, three burgers, and three opinions.


  1. why am i suddenly hungry when i just had lunch?


  2. brilliant kaayo imo intro, mustachio!! made me laugh out loud. :D will definitely visit this place soon, thanks sa info!!