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White Hut

280 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA - (413) 736-9390
Posted By John Joyce on 8/28/2007 8:24:00 PM
My wife and I were heading from our suburban Boston home to my in-laws in upstate New York on a recent Saturday. Not wanting to stop for fast food at a rest area, we decided to find some Roadfood along the way. We chose the White Hut based solely on my knowledge of it from Roadfood.com. After sitting in some horrible traffic on the Mass Pike, we finally got to Springfield. And as noted in previous reviews, we were back on the highway in 20 minutes.

We got to White Hut about 2pm. The stools at the counter were all full, but there were no other patrons. Within a minute, we each had a hot dog in-hand. Deliciously buttered and toasted roll, basic yellow mustard, and a dog hot off the grill. Those dogs went down very quickly. A couple minutes later, we had our cheeseburgers in front of us. Hot off the grill, with those delicious grilled onions and a little mustard & ketchup. Not a huge burger, but that's OK with us, as it was delicious. I could've eaten three more, but with a huge family gathering with a ton of food looming in a few hours, I opted not to stuff my belly.

Two dogs, two cheeseburgers, two bottles of Stewart's Root Beer and a small bag of chips: $12.60. Worth every penny and worth enduring that ugly traffic jam.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
cheeseburger with onions
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Heaps of caramelized onions make White Hut burgers especially flavorful.
"Heaps of caramelized onions make White Hut burgers especially flavorful."
Michael Stern





From its perfectly grilled bun to the subtle snap in each bite, this hot dog should not be overshadowed by its excellent cousin, the cheeseburger.
"From its perfectly grilled bun to the subtle snap in each bite, this hot dog should not be overshadowed by its excellent cousin, the cheeseburger."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Grill with Burgers and Onions
"Grill with Burgers and Onions"
Stephen Rushmore


The split bun is a New England tradition.  The White Hut toasts the outside until it is lusciously crisp.
"The split bun is a New England tradition. The White Hut toasts the outside until it is lusciously crisp."
Michael Stern


Note how the cheeseburgers are topped with onions from the pile in the background as they cook.  That way, sweet onion juices are infused into the cheese.
"Note how the cheeseburgers are topped with onions from the pile in the background as they cook. That way, sweet onion juices are infused into the cheese."
Michael Stern


These fries are ultra-crispy, and the White Hut even carries their own bottled water if you don’t care for the venerable Stewart’s soda line.
"These fries are ultra-crispy, and the White Hut even carries their own bottled water if you don’t care for the venerable Stewart’s soda line."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The hot dog in the foreground is on one of the surfaces where White Hut customers stand to eat.  In the background, stool-sitters can observe the grill man at work.
"The hot dog in the foreground is on one of the surfaces where White Hut customers stand to eat. In the background, stool-sitters can observe the grill man at work."
Michael Stern


A holiday weekend lunch time at the White Hut
"A holiday weekend lunch time at the White Hut"
michael sacenti


The White Hut is just down the road from Eastern States Exposition Park, where the Annual Big E fair is held in September. Every day is a burger festival in here!
"The White Hut is just down the road from Eastern States Exposition Park, where the Annual Big E fair is held in September. Every day is a burger festival in here!"
Michael Stern



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