Surveys reveal that a hamburger and fries is still America’s favorite meal, much to the chagrin of pizza, Kung Pao chicken, and caffeinated sugar injections. Stack statistics and satisfy your meat tooth with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of burgers and classic American fare at The Ferocious Ambush Roadhouse in Burleson.
The Ferocious Ambush Roadhouse is the product of tune-belting, rug-cutting showmen who have traded their lifestyle of nomadic chili cook-offs for a permanent depot of juicy victuals, ice-cold sips, and live music. Taste buds get limber with the menu’s palate stretchers, including hot and crisp fried pickles and the Ambush’s famous chili ($3.95 each). Jigs of satiety ensue when stomach rumbles partner up with the green-chili cheeseburger ($7.95), an all-cow patty draped delicately in melted cheese and dive-bombed with New Mexican green goodness. Cluck loyalists can stand by their hen with the grilled chicken-breast sandwich or salad ($6.95 each). All bread-encased indulgences arrive with french fries or tater tots and, for those who doubled their burger patties ($2), a high-five.
Formerly a feed store, The Ferocious Ambush Roadhouse maintains its wide-open warehouse vibe, but now dons a mighty stage for frequent live music, walls with whimsical murals, and a fully stocked bar with tall-boy cocktail tables and flat-screen TVs. Darts and pool help work off dinner and satiate the second human stomach, which is fed purely by entertainment.
Ambush Grill and Bar
For the majority of the '70s, according to local folklore, bassist Ferocious Ambush toured America with his southern rock band, Country Thunder. In 1978, he hung up his bass in pursuit of a more "honest living." He shied away from the public eye until 1980, when he kicked off a North Texan tour with the Ferocious Ambush Chili Cookers. Instead of music, however, the Chili Cookers served up hearty bowls of red during regional and international cook-offs, winning over the crowds as much for their simmering spices as their singing and dancing.
Twenty-four years later, the Chili Cookers found a permanent home for their two loves—music and good food—when they opened Ambush Grill and Bar. Their chefs marry old-fashioned southern eats with southwestern and Mexican flavors, serving up a hearty menu that keeps the Chili Cooker's legendary recipes alive. The famous chili flows into bowls, over burgers, and beneath corn chips in chili pie. A Li'l Pardner's menu is also available to fill kid-sized stomachs and lonesome thimbles with smaller portions of pub fare.
4276 E Farm Rd. 1187
Burleson, Texas 76028Get Directions