Facebook friend and co-worker Deb suggested that we try Cactus Grill in Pipersville as part of our Memorial Day Best of Bucks Co Burger Search. We didn’t make it that weekend but we made it today.
It was a beautiful sunny day for a change so we opted to sit outside on Cactus Grill’s deck over looking pastoral Bucks County. With an name like Cactus Grill we figured the Margaritas would be good so we ordered one. They did have mango margaritas on the specials board but we didn’t see that until after we ordered drinks. I liked the presentation of the margarita; a special cocktail glass, ice-cold lime green liquid, white foam head and a lime garnish. The first taste was the classic tart-sweet mix of a margarita bar mix with a Mild Tequila flavour coming thru. I was hoping for fresh fruit juices but the bar mix was actually Refreshing on the warm afternoon. So net-net not a bad drink.
Donna went for the BBQ Chicken Special and I went for the Cactus Angus Burger as Deb suggested. Donna’s special came with baked beans, corn-on-the-cob and potato salad. The rustic presentation of BBQ dish was a little too rustic for me but it was ok. The Baked Beans were a little mushy in texture but the bean flavour along with a smokey bacon taste came thru in the dish. The Potato Salad had nice chunks of red potatoes and crisp celery in a vinaigrette dressing. Donna and I are both fans of mayo-based potato salad. The Corn actually photographed better than it was. In reality it was slightly dried out and not fresh. A couple of bites confirmed the less than fresh status. The highlight of Donna’s dish was the BBQ Sauce on the chicken. It had a nice smokey sweet taste with a thick consistency. The sauce made the slightly dry BBQ Chicken pieces enjoyable. The generous portion of chicken made the meal a good value.
The Cactus Angus Burger comes with American cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms and bacon. The Burger was good with the 8 oz patty of ground Angus Beefgiving the burger a good meaty burger taste. The first bite came thru with a smokey-bacon cheese flavour. Despite only two pieces of bacon, bacon flavour seemed to be in every bite. The American Cheese actually tasted more like provolone and was a good addition to the burger. The Caramelized Onions were cut into serious sized chunks that were sweet with a little bit of char. The Mushrooms were heated thru but unfortunately placed on top of the bacon and onions allowing them to escape with each bite. Put them under the cheese people it will reduce the “drop-age”. Other than that it was a good burger and worthy of an Honourable Mention on our Best of Bucks Co – Burger list. The fries are also worthy of note. The unique shaped fries were crispy on the outside with a creamy potato filling inside. They were also well seasoned with some garlic salt and pepper. Very nice.
Outside on the patio, we were sitting beside a sign bragging on their “Best BBQ Ribs” so we had to try that too. Since the burger and chicken were so filling we got them to go knowing that ribs in our home refrigerator have a “life expectancy” of 3-4 hours at best once Ryan or Robbie know the ribs are there. The to-go ordered featured the same half-moon seasoned fries and a Half-a-Rack of Ribs for $8.99. Good value for the order but most importantly the ribs were very good. They used the same BBQ Sauce from the BBQ chicken and it really worked with ribs too. The ribs were meaty and had a dense texture to the flesh. Many people like the a fall-off-the-bone texture but I prefer a cooked rib that holds to the bone, tender to the bite and covered in thick BBQ Sauce. Cactus Grill’s rib gave us that. The flesh was moist with a sweet taste that matched well with the tang of the BBQ sauce. These are excellent ribs and worth the trip to North Bucks. In fact the ribs are so good, I have placed them in the Best of Bucks Co – Ribs Top 5 list here on the blog.
Cactus Grill, 7200 Easton Rd, Pipersville, PA, 18947 215-766-9840