I find it weird that Jack in the Box’s All American Ribeye Steakhouse Burger doesn’t have AMERICAN cheese. Instead, it has natural cheddar cheese, along with a 100% Ribeye beef patty, smoky aioli, red onions, lettuce, tomato, and a potato bun. There’s also a version with bacon. I was charged for the one without but somehow ended up with the bacon one. Yay me! The fast food gods giveth!
If you’re thinking, “Hey, am I experiencing fast food deja vu? Didn’t Jack in the Box offer an All American Ribeye Steakhouse Burger before?” If that’s you, you have a great memory and should use that to count cards at a casino. The original All American Ribeye Burger came out in 2017, but it didn’t have “Steakhouse” attached to it or American cheese. It did have provolone cheese, spring mix, and mayonnaise, along with the red onions, lettuce, tomato, and potato bun. There was also a 2018 version that swapped the red onions with white ones.
When I reviewed 2018’s Blue Cheese Bacon Ribeye Burger, I mentioned that I didn’t think the beef was better than what comes with the Jumbo Jack. This time, I’d say it’s a little bit better because it’s meatier tasting than what’s on a Jumbo Jack. In fact, sometimes I thought it reminded me of steak. It’s a little dry, but that’s not unusual for fast food burgers.
The ribeye paired well with the aioli, which has a pleasant smoky and garlicky flavor. It’s a step up from Jack’s regular mayonnaise. However, I wish it was a bit punchier. Although, because it wasn’t, it allowed the ribeye patty’s flavor to stand out in every bite. It also let the smokiness and saltiness from my burger’s blanket of bacon to come through.
Unfortunately, not all the ingredients were as noticeable. The red onions, the only vegetable I was looking forward to, wasn’t as pungent as I would’ve liked, but they did provide a crunch. And the natural cheddar cheese wasn’t noticeable because, after looking at my photos, I’m pretty sure I didn’t get a slice. Boo me! The fast food gods taketh!
As for the rest of the components, the potato bun held everything together well without falling apart, and the lettuce and tomato did what the two vegetables do in burgers, add a minuscule amount of fiber, crunch, and color.
Despite mine not having any cheese, Jack in the Box’s All American Ribeye Steakhouse Burger was still a tasty eat. It’s not as great as a Buttery Jack, but it’s a bit more premium tasting than a Jumbo Jack, thanks to the ribeye and aioli.
Purchased Price: $8.59*
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 790 calories for the regular one. 840 calories for the bacon version. All other nutrition numbers aren’t available on the Jack in the Box website.
*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.