Kirby's Sandwich Shop - Or Red Kirby's if you have been familiar with this place for a while is a true Sikeston tradition. The little burger joint has been in business since 1907 and in the same location since at least 1970. They have the BEST hamburger I have every eaten. Get the Kirby burger with fried onions and cheese. They don't do anything fancy - but boy do they do it good. Sides are good and the atmosphere is like a trip back in time.
My grandparents were farmers living outside of Sikeston and the best treat grandkids could hope for when visiting - other than my grandmas out of this world, home made biscuits and gravy - was a trip to Red Kirby's. I remember sitting on a stool at the counter watching the cook prepare my burger and sipping on a Pepsi out of the serve yourself slide top cooler.They still feature the original counter with some old memorabilia.
The place is not big now and it has expanded from the old days. You may have to wait for a table, or you can order it to go. Parking is only on the street and when you see the outside you may think what's so great, but once you have a Kirby burger you will be back for more.
My mother still lives in a town about 60 miles away and anytime I come home to visit I try to make up an excuse to go get a burger here. I wonder will they arimail me some to Wisconsin??
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