Big Spring Cafe Review
South American cuisine entices one and all across continents. One of the restaurants in the list of those that are considered to be the finest among Hamburger Restaurants is the Big Spring Café restaurant. For those who do not have the slightest inkling of this fact and have been deprived of the good food offered there, here is an elaborate account of the Big Spring Café.
History of the Big Spring Restaurant
The first Big Spring was opened in 1928 at 119, Jefferson Street in Huntsville, Alabama. It is one of the oldest landmarks in the city. It provides a seating capacity of 16 bar stools and two tables for the customers. The first owner Troy Baucom sold it to Hazel Beene in 1946, who passed it on to other people in the family and their generations.
The Big Spring Fact file
- Originally only hamburgers consisting of ground beef, salt, mustard, and onions were served in the Big Spring café. Currently the café offers both breakfast and lunch six days a week.
- The menu offers items like hotdogs, no-bean Chili and southern specialties like slaw dogs which is a hotdog variation, Brunswick stew, and fried bologna biscuits along with the traditional hamburgers. The Brunswick stew is a tomato based stew containing beans, corn, okra and other vegetables and one or more types of meat.
- The chili burger and slaw dog served at the restaurant has been added to the list of “100 dishes to eat in Alabama before you die” by the Alabama Department of Tourism.
- One is completely taken into awe by the look and feel of the place. You would absolutely fall in love with the way Melissa (staff) would call everyone ‘Baby’, the counter seating that makes you feel nostalgic, the electric counter top grill and the old-fashioned burger.
A place that one must try, to get the real taste and feel of old American diner style cooking!