Friday, April 24, 2009

Johnny's Grill (El Reno, OK)

301 S. Rock Island, El Reno, OK, T: 405-262-4721

On our road trip from Atlanta to Eugene, M.G. and I drove as much of the old Route 66 as possible. In Oklahoma the old 66 went through the little town of El Reno, which has one claim to fame: Johnny's Grill - Home of the Onion-Fried Burger! It is a no-thrills local place with a diner-type menu, an open kitchen, and walls full of Route 66 memorabilia.

I don't remember much, as it was almost 6 months ago, but I do know that the onion-fried burger didn't look like much, but tasted damn good. The patty is fresh and thin, the onions taste amazing. Overall, it is a pretty small snack, but with a big taste. We didn't try much else, although M. had a pumpkin role, which was sweet and tasty.

VERDICT: 80/100
Johnny's Grill is worth a visit for the onion-fried burger and the old-school look! You won't find many places that are so authentic and so little pretentious. Another good thing, the friend-onion burger is cheap ($3.00) and not very heavy, so you can even drop by when you are not really hungry. ;-)

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