Review by: Michael Stern
Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Hamburger lovers will smile with joy upon walking in the door of this minuscule, 8-stool diner where small sliders come on small buns, with small squares of cheese, and, if desired, with mustard and/or relish. Six or eight make a meal.
From the counter, you can watch them cooked on a grill to the left. A golf ball-size glob of meat is placed upon the hot iron in what appears to be about a half inch of bubbling oil. It is flattened out with a spatula, becoming a sort of free-form tile of meat that is thoroughly immersed in the hot grease. It is then gradually moved to the left on the grill, where there is somewhat less oil, and where the cooked patties sizzle until dark. They have a crunch to their exterior, and because they are so thin, they have no interior. Like White Castles, but better, these little fellas, even in their buns, are two-bite sandwiches.
Doubles are a good way to go if you believe these hamburgers are just too small; but in our experience, the single burger in its spongy little bun, with a single slice of orange cheese melted from the heat, garnished with Crabill’s dark mustard, is one of the perfect foods, not to be modified in any way.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|