Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed bretheren never can with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of American fare, sodas, and milkshakes at Krazy Jake's, in Wilbraham.
The culinary wizards at Krazy Jake's anoint bare plates and vacant stomachs with classic American dishes comprised of fresh meats, seafood, and produce. Much of the fare is prepared on-site, with many of the soups and sauces originating from signature in-house recipes. Oil rusty jaw hinges with starters such as the hand-battered and deep-fried lobster tail ($9.99) or the clam fritters with homemade tartar sauce ($7.25/dozen). A hefty burger menu fulfills lifelong dreams of one day being strong enough to singlehandedly hoist a cow onto a ciabatta bun and features an ever-changing burger of the month. Try the Shaq Burger #36, which crowns an 8-ounce Angus-beef patty with corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand-island dressing, and sits it between pieces of toasted rye, befuddling the world's leading reubenologists ($8.59).
A noodle-centric dish, such as the steak, onion, and mushroom pasta bowl, strategically places grilled steak, onions, and sautéed mushrooms on a bed of cavatappi pasta for comfort-food sneak attacks. Seafood specialties, such as the baked stuffed lobster (market price) with house-made seafood stuffing, grant diners the privilege of tasting all the flavors of the ocean without the hassle of stealing Jacques Cousteau's lunch box. Wash down a mighty meal with an endless shower of house-flavored sodas ($2.59).
At Krazy Jake's, chefs hand-batter fresh seafood and top juicy burgers with sauces made from house recipes. Anchoring the diverse menu, platters of fried haddock and chips or baked sea scallops in lemon-butter sauce sail toward the red horizon of steamed Maine lobster. Specialty burgers such as The 325-pound Shaq Burger #36 is topped with pounds of corned beef and sauerkraut, or a rotating burger of the month pile fresh ingredients onto 8 ounces of Black Angus beef or bison meat. Krazy Jake's also offers a full bar and seating for up to 140 patrons. From some of these counter seats, customers can catch the chefs whip up their sizzling entrees right before their eyes.
For special occasions, diners can enjoy Krazy Jakes's in house in the private dining room or have the mouthwatering entrees catered to special events.
In the warmer months, melting scoops of old-fashioned ice cream flavors, such as moose tracks and rum raisin, drip a path from Krazy Jake's outdoor takeout window to the picnic tables. Year-round, patrons cozy up indoors to vanquish the Super Hero's sundae, powered by vanilla ice cream, banana chunks, and caramelized Kryptonite.
2537 Boston Rd.
Wilbraham, Massachusetts 01095Get Directions