Since January of 2005 JAWS
JUMBO BURGERS is a movie tribute restaurant in Farmington
Hills, Michigan. This burger restaurant feeds gigantic appetites with fresh ingredients.
When it comes to pop culture icons, sweet memories of summer nights at the drive-in movie, and the heavenly smells
of burgers on the grill, perhaps one image beacons us like us no other — “Jaws.”
And now the Jaws
restaurant in Farmington Hills combines the best of all three features in a visual and flavorful zenith. Named
after the smash blockbuster hit JAWS ,this restaurant
is equated to a theme park experience and a babyboomers paradise.
Jaws Jumbo Burgers, originally located in Southfield
until the restaurant moved in January 2007, is the classic hamburger diner with fresh-made milkshakes that practically
stand without a glass. Burgers are made with beef sirloin, and that is just the first indication of the quality, freshness
and authenticity that make it “a keeper.”
Designed to be fun for the whole family, the restaurant has movie theater dining, with two
50- inch plasma TVs, and three 32-inch LCD televisions, all with surround sound.
course Jaws is the favorite movie feature — but the theater runs all family-adventure movies. Popular requests
include “Spider-Man,” “Superman,” “Fantastic 4,” “Men In Black,” “King Kong,”
“Mighty Joe Young,” “Jurassic
Park” and “Back to the Future.”
While customers dine in or wait for their carryout order, the scene in the 48-seat dining room
features high-top and traditional diner tables, scattered amidst “Jaws” posters,
displays of the “Jaws” cast and crew photo and “Jaws”
There is also a 185-gallon live aquarium, where 12-inch sharks swim, delight and defy our imagination.
The shark motif persists with plastic sharks on the countertops, campy fishing nets strung on the windows
and a huge papier mache hammerhead.
“It’s all about fun. It’s a non-smoking environment,
and it’s absolutely kid friendly.”
The classic diner menu boasts single or double-decker burgers,
with or without cheese and bacon, topped with fresh sliced tomato, shredded lettuce, pickles, grilled onions, mayo,
ketchup and mustard on a buttered, toasted bun. They call it fast casual — made to order with the real stuff.
Submarine sandwiches include 20 offerings of steak (real rib-eye), burger and chicken — described as “loaded
with fine quality meats and fresh lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, mild banana ring peppers, vinegar, oil and oregano.”
For non-meat lovers, there are several great white fish fillets or chicken delight sandwiches — and
even an all-veggie sub.
Sides and offerings include fries, coleslaw, wing dings, fish and chips, fresh
squeezed lemonade and old fashioned blended ice-cream shakes and malts.
Most customers opt for the classic
house favorites: Burger combos.
The hamburger, coleslaw and fresh-squeezed lemonade. The cheeseburger,
fries and strawberry milkshake combo etc.
Be sure to arrive with voracious appetites — you
will need carry-out bags.
Just like the name of our establishment suggests, Jaws
Jumbo Burgers' burgers are an enormous invitation to “Open
Wide.” And what juicy, fresh, zesty, pickled, crispy, palatable and yummy burgers they are!
And just to add to the fun of the times and the “Jaws” themes —
the entertainer — Jay Leno.
They have named a burger after Leno, and it’s one of the house greats.
It all started when Jay Leno came to Detroit to offer his free concerts and cheer up the unemployed folks
here in the metro area.
The Jaws Jumbo Burgers
Jay Leno Burger is a double-decker with two, one-third pound ground sirloin burger patties, with mushrooms, double
bacon and double American-Swiss cheese.
It’s almost impossible for one person to eat. Customers love to bring
in first timers, order the burger for them and watch the newbie’s try to devour it.
”Jaws Jumbo Burgers is home of the Late Night Host Burgers. Checkout the Late Night Host Burger Page.
The restaurant is clean, and the atmosphere is unsophisticated. The “Jaws”
concept is toothy. The food is the equivalent to a 1950's style burger joint. Old-Fashioned 1/3-lb fresh ground sirloin
burgers on a buttered toasted bun and the fries are made fresh to order. The Fresh Squeezed
Lemonade and Real Ice-Cream Milk Shakes are a treat even if you are not a JAWS
movie fan. Everything at JAWS is BIG! Excellent fulfilling portions, high quality food,
reasonable prices and quality service is what Jaws Jumbo Burgers is all about. Watch them cook and prepare your burger
or have a seat and watch the movie.