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“Great little burger place”

Smitty's Better Burger
Ranked #16 of 375 Restaurants in Hampton
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Awesome little burger place. You don't leave your car which is very convenient. Prices are cheap too. All the locals eat here.

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Thank robinmcids
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

This hometown favorite serves the best hamburger in Hampton. They come to your car and serve your food windowside. Smitty's Better burger is a must.

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank kdkb
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Smitty's Better Burger has been serving the Hampton area since 1956, that's over 50 years, and it's extremely rare not just because of the fact it's in the same location, but also because it's still owned by the same family.
Since it opened, one generation after another has taken over the business and Smitty's continues to thrive.
And just like in the old days, they still do business by cash only.
The most expensive item on the menu doesn't even top $7, and for a family owned business, it's a huge menu. Everything from the classic burger to the hot dog, to chicken, shrimp, sandwiches and onion rings can be found to feast your hunger upon.
Smitty's is located near the Langley Air Force Base, and as any Airman will tell you, they are quick to find out about Smitty's and fall in love with the little drive-in that delivers prompt, fast service at super low prices with delicious food. It's why people keep coming back.
Then there's the local stories: During Hurricane Isabel's aftermath, Smitty's employees actually delivered food to Langley, because the Airmen couldn't leave the base. Trouble was, the only way to reach the military outpost was by boat. No problem, Smitty's got aboard and made the delivery.
Other stories permeate the Hampton area, generations of residents who can recount their parents going there on dates during high school, including my own. So when it came to dating my wife, that tradition continued. And when we have a "date night" Smitty's is one of the first places we pick.
Located right on King Street, it's easy to find from anywhere. Many of the staff are the same from years gone by, which goes to show just how rare Smitty's is given the rapid turnover common in most restaurants.
Among the most popular menu choices is the "Lunch Special" which on my last visit was about $4.50. It included the cheeseburger with toppings of my choice, order of fries and a large drink.
It's fast food, but it's classic restaurant service. The only difference is, you don't have to leave your car.
Service at the car requires your window to hold the tray, just like the 1950's. All the ketchup, mustard, napkins, utensils, salt and pepper are right there in the tray. When you're finished, simply turning on your headlights brings the carhop to your vehicle super fast, where she collects all the trash for you. Good luck getting other so-called "drive ins" to do that for you.
Smitty's is famous and boomingly successful because it stays true to its ideals without changing a thing. Great food, low prices, outstanding service in a perfect location. It's the secret to success, just the way only Smitty's can do. Here's to another 50 years.

Date of visit: July 2012
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Cash only.
You park and they come take your order.
Prices are awesome and its really good for fast food.

Date of visit: May 2012
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Thank Robert Bobby H
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

No big deal. Its a burger and fry type place. They take the order from your car. Deliver to your car. You eat in your car. You pay from your car. Nothing outstanding about the service or food.

Date of visit: June 2011
Thank needa b
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