Burgers or Bust

Since opening last May, Vagabond Chef, a new restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner inside Yarmouth Crossing shopping plaza in South Yarmouth, has received considerable praise for its buzz-worthy burgers, and for good reason. Chef and owner Yves Bainier, who is formally trained in both pastry and haute cuisine, has traveled the world, cultivating his craft for the past 35 years, preparing creative dishes in a variety of locales—from Sydney, Australia to Hawaii, and, for the past six years, Cape Cod.

Chef Yves Bainier

“I wanted to open a quality hamburger place,” says Chef Bainier, with affordable prices. The best-selling “Le Burger” is $11 and is packed with an eight-ounce patty made of 100-percent, premium Wagyu beef, and topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle and homemade sweet onion marmalade for a juicy, mouthwatering hamburger you won’t soon forget. To further set their burgers apart, each is served on a homemade sweet-roll bun with crispy, crunchy potato chips made in-house. (For a lighter, gluten-free option, order a burger bowl served with no bun and a salad of your choice.)

With a standout dish like the “Le Burger,” it’s easy to overlook the rest of the menu—but don’t! Each dish is prepared with the same attention to quality and taste. From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vagabond Chef serves breakfast, which includes expertly executed perennial favorites: eggs Benedict, a selection of omelets, pancakes, Belgium waffles, and fresh-baked goods. Lunch menu items, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., include a variety of classic sandwiches—hot and cold—and fresh salads.

In the near future, Chef Bainier plans to offer a full bar and keno, as well as regularly scheduled live musical entertainment. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday, from 4-9 p.m.

Rachel Arroyo

Vagabond Chef, 1076 Route 28, South Yarmouth, 508-398-1960

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