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!