What's your favorite Greasy Spoon?

RATTFINK Jan 2, 2012

  1. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    What's your favorite Greasy Spoon?... You know, the diners, drive-ins, & dives (like what Guy does) where you are sure to clog your arteries and unbutton the pants after your finished. :d
     
  2. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Well, I wouldn't say that this place is my ultimate favorite; but this IS the place to go to for artery clogging goodness :D...


    "Burger Boy" is the name and it has been in my hometown before I was even thought of.


    In East TX, the thing to have besides smoked BBQ, is Frito Pie... the goodness... :d


    Frito pie, chili dog, & a strawberry shake. All I needed was bacon.

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    *Frito Pie: fritos corn chips, chili, onions, & cheese.
     
  3. KChurch86

    KChurch86 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Couple of local favorites here:

    Tom's Long Hot Dogs

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    Used to be a little shack, only open Mon-Fri during the summer. Now they're expanded, have indoor seating, are open year-round for lunch and dinner! Always service with a smile, affordable, awesome hot dogs, burgers, wraps, deli salads, soups, they've got it all. And they're right up the road from me :D Definite "must-stop" if you're ever in my neck of the woods. They also host cruise nights I think once a week in the fair-weather months, which is reason enough to stop in and check out the local hot rods and grab a bite to eat.

    Also the Whately Fillin' Station. Used to be called "The Maverick" it's your basic all night truck stop diner. They recently upped their menu as well, and refined some of the items, but all the classic greasy diner essentials are there, all day and all night. This place gets a lot of attention from people from every walk of life imaginable...there's always an insane story to be heard, or bizarre sight to behold. A "must stop" for late night om nomage.

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  4. NismoFire

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    Ruth's Drive In Hartsville, SC


    My dad and his brothers used to go in there after football practice when he was in school...one of the best burgers and the absolute BEST sweet tea!!


    I eat there every time we go back to SC...I used to live there for a bit and ate there ALLLLL the friggin time...my softball coach HATED it, but I didn't care. It was worth the extra laps around the field.
     
  5. Cyclemut

    Cyclemut Wheeling Founding Member

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    Denver Diner. Off Colfax and Speer Blvd.

    When we were out late during my repo days, we'd stop in and grab a bite to eat. Breakfast at any time, great huevos, good biscuits 'n gravy, great burgers too. Huge plates of french toast or pancakes. Plus, some of the cops would stop in and we'd BS about repo'in and stuff we'd find in the cars. Made several friends there.

    Now I'm up in the hills of Colorado and don't get to eat there due to the ol' ticker and gettin' old stuff.

    Don't ever get old. I don't recommend it.
     
  6. Alpine Spirit

    Alpine Spirit First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    Downstairs at Erics in Breck... Subteranean bar with lots o beer on tap and shipped in from all over the world. "Because everywhere else just sucks!" Plus eric is a cool guy.
     
  7. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Plaza caffee in Santa fe NM. could eat there everyday for the resst of my life. Green chilli on everything.
     
  8. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Mmm green chili, I miss having it on everything. We bring NM green chili back with us after every visit in the fall and cook with it for the rest of the year. In fact, I'm still working on some green chili turkey enchilada leftovers.
     
  9. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    There's a fairly new place in Houma called The Duke that we have been going to a lot lately. Best hot dogs, and burgers I've ever had. And the breakfast fries: house cut french fries with white gravy with sausage in it, eggs cooked to order, bacon and cheese piled on top. It's such an artery clogger, and I don't care at all!
     
  10. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Simply Burger. There's four of them in the area, but that's it. Best burgers you'll ever eat and they have tots too. My Default: Burger with swiss and bbq sauce (no veggies) and tots.
     
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    Loc's Chicken & Waffles! - Savannah, GA
    Chicken and Waffles. Is there really more to say?

    Bobbie's Dairy Dip (Ask for the Kitchen Sink) - Nashville, TN
    Classic drive up burger joint. Great burgers and amazing deserts. There's a long story to the Kitchen Sink. Its gotta be special ordered as it isn't on the menu.

    Sharks - Tuscaloosa, AL
    Its a little off the beaten path, but Sharks has a unique oil they cook their food chicken and seafood in. For $5, its more than enough food... and thats coming from a guy who eats a lot more food than he should.
     
  12. MississippiGal

    MississippiGal Bought an X Founding Member

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    Red's Drive In in Quanah, TX... great burgers!
     
  13. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I guess if I get out towards Quanah I'll have to give it a shot.

    There's a place here called Richard's Cafe that has some awesome onion rings and I'm starting to think the best burger in town. This place definitely falls into the hole in the wall category. It's on the same lot as this old inn that is literally disgusting and if you didn't know this place was separate and nice inside I guarantee you'd avoid it just from looking at it.

    I think a buddy and I are going to do an all out blind taste test one day with like six burger joints burgers lol.
     
  14. MississippiGal

    MississippiGal Bought an X Founding Member

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    Everybody swears by Burgess Grill for burgers here in Lawton, OK, too, but I find that Mike's Sports Grill has much better burgers.
     
  15. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    There's a place here called Fat Daddy's and I've been there a couple of times in the last few weeks. This is the burger I've been ordering. I definitely did not eat it all!

    It's loaded up with a 1/2 lb. patty, two strips of bacon, two halves of sausage links, two onion rings, a slice of habanero pepper jack cheese, jalapeno strips, and a whiskey bar b q sauce. It's epic. They bring it out skewered with a steak knife.

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  16. kgbanddrb

    kgbanddrb Bought an X Founding Member

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    Wasn't this on Triple D (Diners, Driveins and Dives)? This burger looks VERY familiar
     
  17. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I'd bet you it's a direct copy cat. This place hasn't even been around for a year yet.
     
  18. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Zombie Burger, Des Moines IA
    Smokey D's bbq Des Moines, IA
     
  19. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    wish i could find an awesome place for chili cheese fries. Spoons used to make them but they closed down :/ and i really do love chili cheese fries. Splash in pismo does a pretty good job with them though.
     
  20. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    I'm going to be a Necromancer....

    I'm going to give a shout out to my all time favorite greasy spoon back home in Cortland/Homer NY. Steve and Lu's diner. Absolute best breakfast you will ever have. This is an ultimate little diner. Just a small little one floor building with maybe 15 tables/booths. They don't have a website but here is the address, a trip advisor review, and their FB page for giggles.

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    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...e_Lu_s_Diner-Homer_Finger_Lakes_New_York.html

    https://www.facebook.com/SteveLuDiner?rf=171661446212181

    170 S. Main Street
    Homer, NY
     
  21. rolling rock

    rolling rock First Fill-Up (of many)

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    BIG DOGS here. They do one of the best double bacon cheese burgers period! And PAPPYS has 1/2 price pizza here every saturday from 11am till 5pm. And the pizza is good.
     
  22. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    man ratt every time i go out of town i try some where new he has been around me. he really does have a keen taste for food and california is full of dives like his show. ill start to take some pictures of the ones we go to.
     
  23. Shizane2002

    Shizane2002 First Fill-Up (of many)

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