Editor’s Note: Michael and Nicole Borrell review Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. The couple aims to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to partner with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!

Welcome to the second season of our highly anticipated Lebanon Valley Burger Wars. Four entrants from the Valley will compete to be declared the winner of ‘Best Burger in The Valley.’

Our judgement will be based upon several factors including style and quality of burger, composition, messiness, and overall impression. We will only be judging two burgers from each restaurant and all burgers will be cooked to the same temperature.

This season will be slightly different as our Season 1 winner (Richland Railroad Diner) will be competing again to retain its title.

We conclude our second season with a stop at a new restaurant in the Valley, Colebrook Tavern, which is located at the intersection of routes 117 and 241 in Colebrook.

Colebrook Tavern

1510 Mt. Wilson Road
Lebanon, PA 17042


Monday – 11a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday – 11a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday – 11a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday – 11a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday – 11a.m. to 10 p.m.

This restaurant offers a menu of six smash burgers ranging in price from $15 to $17.

Our selections for judgement this evening were the Frisco ($17) and Mac ($17). The Frisco comes on fresh sourdough while the Mac comes on a brioche bun, both served with two smash patties and fixings. You get your choice of fresh cut or crinkle fries.

The Frisco comes split in half. The sourdough bread had an even crisp as well as a strong sourdough flavor. The burger meat is fresh as well. We were disappointed that both our burgers only came with one slice of bacon on each.

As for the Mac, the mac & cheese on top was a noticeable flavor to accent this burger. The BBQ sauce, which they make in house, also gave a sweet accent flavor. This one can be a messy mouthful.

Did we just have the best burgers in the Valley?

This concludes our second season of Burger Wars. We will lick our fingers clean, tally up our votes, and declare a winner soon.

If you have a restaurant you would like us to visit or review, whether a place you like or are nervous to try, please message us on Facebook or email lvfoodcritics@outlook.com and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and the kind words we have received.

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