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“Best of show griddle hamburger”
Review of Hamburger King

Hamburger King
Ranked #17 of 466 Restaurants in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Montgomery, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best of show griddle hamburger”
Reviewed December 30, 2008

If what you are hankering for is an old fashioned griddle hamburger, this is about the best tasting one in America. Its not the flat fast food kind, and its not the fat, tasteless sitdown restaurant kind, but the old fashioned drug store hamburger cooked on a griddle, a tad greasy, a little flat and crumbly, but full of real flavor.

The wait is long, the place is a hole in the wall, but the husband/wife team take your order (in person or on the phone), write it on a white paper sack and with exceptional teamwork and no flubbed movements they get that sucker onto and off the griddle and into the little white sack, just like you ordered it.

The hamburger comes in two sizes: regular and large. I think you can get a coke and maybe a bag of chips, but the hamburger is king . There are a few tables and space at the counter, but mostly I call in, pick it up at the outside window and take it back to my desk for a special, special treat. But I start calling early and have them on speed dial, cause the number is busy, busy, busy.

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WhereIAm
1 review
“I live here! (in Montgomery, that is)”
Reviewed December 5, 2008

the Hamburger is excellent. It is unique. The wait can be long but when you have your first burger you will be hooked. That's it.

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the sunny south
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hamburgers just don't get any better than this”
Reviewed August 19, 2008

If you know what your stepping into before hand, this will be the best burger you've ever had. The place isn't much more than a hole in wall. You can eat there (limited seating), but the bulk of their business is to go.

Call ahead, and call early. There are no 'tickets'. Your order is written onto the sack it will eventually be in, and these are lined down the counter. They are pretty darn good at the estimates of how long your wait will be. They also have a window where you can pick up your order without going inside.

It's hamburgers. I think hotdogs are on the menu but have never seen one in my many visits. No fries. Or much of anything else. The burgers are cooked where they can be seen, and darned if they don't already look good on the grill. The meat, onion, lettuce, tomatoe are all fresh. The burgers are made to order with your choice (of the usual) toppings. Don't go looking for some fancy burger here.

It is my opinion that they have a very simple business plan. Do one thing and do it better than anyone. They have this down. They've been in business for as long as I can remember, and have always had this reputation.

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“If your looking for a hamburger, come here; if you want anything else your out of luck.”
Reviewed December 17, 2007

If your looking for a hamburger, come here; if you want anything else your out of luck.

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Montgomery
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good little dive”
Reviewed March 23, 2007

Looking for that dive with a great burger? Go here, they've definitely got a good one. While I'd put Chris' downtown just slightly higher, others like Hamburger King better.

There's a counter and 5 or 6 tables but the building is a throw back to the short order houses of the 50s. If you're looking for a greasy spoon - this is the place.

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