Monday, August 09, 2004


Lee's Hamburgers, from reading the stuff on their walls, has been around for the greater part of 50 years. They pride themselves on their beef, which is ground fresh every day. It sounds good and all, but all I really wanted was their onion rings. But, most of the patrons in the restaurant seemed quite pleased chomping away at their burgers.

This restaurant has made no effort to modernize itself. From inspecting the furnishings, the last time they remodeled was probably about late 1970. Wait a few more years, and their stuff will be retro-cool again. In stark contrast to the other burger establishments around, the walls are void of flashy posters, everything is in a dull hue of taupe, maroon, and pea-soup green, and surprisingly, there are no children about. Mostly adults.

Perhaps it's the lack of an attached plastic playground, or a lack of kid-meals, or the fact that the simple, limited menu offers only fries, onion rings, hamburgers, and cheese burgers. Regardless, they have the best onion rings I've ever had, and it's nice and quiet. A little eerie, yes, considering this is a fast food burger joint, but it's nice to be able to enjoy a hamburger without the company of 4 year olds declaring their presence.