All of the food was delicious. We both thought our burger buns were worth going off the carb wagon for.
Big Mouth Burger Company
124 Planters St, Emory, Texas
Driving through Emory, Texas we noticed this burger joint across the town square and made a mental note to try it sometime. It just looked interesting and we’re always up for a good burger.
Venue: A casual, small town burger joint with a fun décor.
Atmosphere: You’re welcomed when noticed and you can sit at any of the 12 tables. Not sure if all of them were named, but we sat at the “Poker Table.” I did notice there was a Liar’s Table.”
Food Fare: The menu had a lot of great looking choices. When asked what was good, our waitress replied, “All of it.” She did specifically recommend the Wild Wild West hamburger. It had a jalapeño bun and Pete enjoyed it. I had a small mouth burger with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo. The bacon I added was a smart decision. Also, I opted for onion rings. All of the food was delicious. We both thought our burger buns were worth going off the carb wagon for. The french fries were seasoned and crunchy with a softer inner potato texture. They were good but would have been better if crispier. We love well done fries. There are a variety of sandwich choices in addition to the burgers as well as salads. There are fried pies for dessert. We split a peach one and it was just the right size to offer a bit of sweet for both of us.
Recommendations: Look over the menu at all the great choices. There are quite a few that fall in the spicy category, but you can build your Big or Small Mouth Burger to suit. You’ll want to save room for a sugared fried pie or get one to go.
Service: Solid Service. Our tea ran out so Pete took our cups up for a refill. Our waitress apologized after this and did let us know she could get to go cups for us if we wished. It was a busy time with lots of diners. It wasn’t like she was ignoring us. She owned it and still received a tip.
Return Rating: Definitely! Wanna try out a different sandwich.
Service is always friendly. Get everything on your burger: lettuce, tomato, mustard, and onion. Plan to add ketchup, regular or spicy, to your burger yourself.
On our first trip to Texas, a friend told us we had to eat at Whataburger and raved about how great the hamburgers are.
He was right!
Venue: Fast food restaurant chain in Texas. Note: Texas is a Whataburger state.
Atmosphere: Fast food environment. Order at the counter and the food is delivered to your table along with ketchup, salt, pepper, and napkins. Locations we have stopped at offer booth and table seating. Tables are kept clean.
Food Fare: Burgers, other sandwiches, and salads as well as breakfast. French Fries and onion rings as well. Check out their website for more information.
Recommendations: Get everything on your burger: lettuce, tomato, mustard, and onion. Add avocado and other toppings you want at an additional cost, but it is worth it. Don’t forget the bacon! Plan to add ketchup to your burger yourself as it doesn’t come standard. Mustard is standard unless you specify otherwise. The ketchup comes in little rectangle cups in regular or spicy flavors. I love the taste of the regular ketchup. My husband enjoys the spicy.
Sometimes your receipt will have an invitation to share your feedback for which you get a coupon. If you get one, do be sure to complete it. Also, there is a Whataburger App if you find you are frequenting often.
Service: Always friendly. It is unique to walk into a fast food restaurant where employees are happy to work there as well as happy to serve customers.
Return Rating: Definitely.
Casual dining, upside down hamburgers, and good service make this a great stop if you are going through Superior, Wisconsin.
Gronks Grill and Bar 4909 E. 2nd St., Superior, Wi
We drove by this fun looking place for years and finally decided to stop when we were burger hungry. We wish we had stopped sooner.
Venue: Sports bar and grill on Highway 53 in Superior, Wisconsin. Interesting upnorth sports and outdoor decor. Boasts it is “home of the biggest 1 pound burger.” Aren’t all 1 pound burgers 1 pound?
Atmosphere: Casual dining at wood tables or bar with small Gronks wear gift shop.
Food Fare: Upside Down burgers. You can check out their full menu online. We always request our fries well-done.
Recommendations: While you are online looking at the menu, look up their daily specials. Last I knew, Wednesdays was buy one, get one free Upside Down hamburgers. My husband likes the Barnyard Burger–it has beef, pork and an egg.
Service: Has been good every time we are there. We also call ahead to order when traveling through and carry out service is great too.
Return Rating: Definitely, every chance we get. Love to eat here.