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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


There’s a “hole-in-the-wall diner at 144 New Gray Road in Falmouth, Maine, Called Harmon’s Hamburgers. It’s a small, no frills joint, with a half dozen booths and two tables. The décor is limited to shelves of old fashioned milk bottles—hundreds of them on display, from a simpler day when the milkman delivered his product in bottles to your door.


You better bring cash with you, because they don’t take any type of cards. The menu is limited: Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese, and French Fries. The burgers are small, but delicious. You’ll want to order two. If you don’t, you’ll wish you had; I’m just sayin’.


Forget how you like your burgers. In this establishment, they only come one way: medium. They are nice and juicy, but not pink at all inside. There are signs posted that tell you, “This is not Burger King. You don’t get it your way. You take it my way, or you don’t get the damn thing.”


The cook’s way is outstanding! You can have sautéed onions, red pepper relish, mustard and/or ketchup on top—you are allowed to make those choices. The French fries are fresh cut, with the skins still on them and are really good. Everything is cooked up fresh, so if the place is busy you could end up waiting for your food. The diner was packed they day we were there, and we were told there was a 30 minute wait. We didn’t mind. The taste was worth it.


We were able to buy 4 burgers, an order of fries, and two drinks for less than $15.00—that’s a bargain you can appreciate in the current economic environment!

Harmon's is worth a stop if you like burgers and you are in the neighborhood.....they're less than a mile north on Rte. 26/100 off the West Falmouth exit of the Maine Turnpike.
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27 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE burgers. I could eat one everyday. This is my kind of place!

Joanna Jenkins said...

A 30 minute wait for a burger means it really IS a fabulous one. I'd stop and wait too!
Cheers, jj

tsonodablog said...

Sounds absolutely yummy. I love the unique places you feature on your Sundays blog. Thanks! Now I'm hungry.

natalee said...

WOW!! hahahaha I love the sign..this is not Burger king. those small places are the best though...

The Broad said...

When I'm in the States one of my 'things' is finding the best hamburger place. And going back to the ones I like the best. (FYI In Canaan, Connecticut you can't beat the diner by the railroad station parking lot!) I haven't been to Maine for a few years now, but it sounds like a good plan to make a trip 'down' there for lunch!

Al Penwasser said...

Friendlys, now Harmons. I miss Maine.....

Brian Miller said...

nice. i love places like this...and i love burgers...yum....fun sign!

singedwingangel said...

OH man that looks good and that menu is right up my youngest son's alley. LOVE the sign that is perfect..

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word. I seriously
LOVE that sign. So funny! Can't stop laughing!

EmptyNester said...

Oh I MUST have a burger and fries from there! Down here, the little 'hole in wall' places are the best too! And they're usually in the little towns that have almost died out due to the big malls, etc. But those little 'hole in the walls' are still there- thankfully!

Facing50Blog.com said...

A bit of a journey for me to make to get my breakfast but those milk bottles look fascinating. Did I just admit to finding milk bottles interesting? Oh dear I had better find something else to do this Sunday.

Amy said...

The thought of a juicy burger with sauteed onions on top is making my mouth seriously water. Yum!

Claudia said...

wow - if i'd live close by, i sure would go and visit - and if only to see the chef with such a cool statement..You don’t get it your way. You take it my way..

Midday Escapades said...

I so want to be in your neck of the woods. Shall I stop over later???

Happy Sunday!

JeannetteLS said...

I'm sold. When my friend and I are in Maine in May or June, I think Harmon's will be a must. And WHO would want to rush for food in a little old-fashioined diner/hamburger joint? Those are the places I love to be when I am alone, to unabashedly eavesdrop, kick back and simply enjoy eating something that is on NO diet ANYWHERE. Perfect Sunday activity indeed.

Pam said...

Would love to try out that burger joint! Yummmmm

I'm visiting from Sundays in my city. Feel free to come by my "city" for a visit as well.

sheila said...

I love that sign. I need to make one of those for my house! lol

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: Glad you enjoy my restaurant reviews!

Pam: Thanks for dropping by. I'll definitely return the visit1

Sheila: I need one for my house that says "Eat leftovers or starve!"

Laurie Matherne said...

You captured the spirit of the place well. I can smell those burgers!

Elenka said...

hmmmm, I must have ridden by that place many times, but can't even picture it!
Those burgers don't look small to me!
Thanks for the info!
(Snow tomorrow.....)

Unknown Mami said...

Burger with an attitude...I love it!

Reeni said...

This sounds like my kind of place! The fact there's a wait is a good sign!

Renee Weatherford said...

I love it - those little burger joints are always good!

Out of My Mind said...

These small, hometown burger joints is America at it's finest! Thanks for sharing. kt

Kathie said...

Eva every time you take us followers on a restaurant tour I am ready to book a flight to Maine, the burgers look delish and so do the fries, having worked in restaurants I like the owners attitude as well, My way or no way! I actualy worked in a Mexican restaurant that had the attitude "Sorry we do NOT subscribe to the customer is always right" also "Treat our servers with respect or you will not be served".

myrelish said...

These burgers look and sound delicious and I am wishing that I was having one for dinner.

Thanks for dropping by.

Eva Gallant said...

Outofmymind: These burgers are so good...it's something about that relish, and the onions.....

Kathie: I like that attitude of showing respect to the servers, or else!

Myrelish: Thanks for returning the visit!