Food Friday: Billy Bob Dairyland

Billy Bob DairylandWhen I first saw Billy Bob Dairyland I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s a small, hidden restaurant off the strip and connected to the Shell station next door, and it almost seems like a place I’d want to avoid at first glance.

But nonetheless, I read many great reviews for it on TripAdvisor, so I decided to give it a try. After all, you should never judge a book by it’s cover, right?

This past Monday was a bitter cold one so when I pushed open the door to the restaurant, it was a welcoming sight to feel the warmth inside and see the dining room filled with tables lined with hungry customers, waitresses hustling around the room and the mouthwatering scent of fresh hamburgers on the grill.

I was welcomed by a very friendly lady behind the counter who told me I was welcome to take a seat anywhere. I picked a sunny table against the the wall where I could look out the window as cars on the strip whizzed by.

The sun was relaxing and warm as I looked around at the Christmas decorations that lined every nook and cranny in the place. I have to say, Billy Bob Dairyland is probably the cutest burger shack I’ve ever been to. The windows were frosted with glittery snowflakes, twinkling lights lined walls and door frames and pieces of festive decor made the place feel so homey. Whoever decorated did a great job! Not to mention, the place was absolutely spotless and void of any speck of dirt or crumbs.

My server was at my tableside in a jiffy to take my order and since the menu was pretty normal for a burger joint, mainly featuring burgers, corn dogs chicken tenders, onion rings and the like, I went with the cheeseburger basket and a coke.

All the burgers are freshly cooked to order, so although you’ll most likely wait a few minutes to get your food, it’s well worth the wait. My cheeseburger arrived hot, hugged by a warmed, buttered bun and with a side of crinkle cut french fries, just waiting to be devoured. It’s not often that I eat burgers so I was pretty excited to dig in.

The cheeseburger was served with melted cheese draped over the patty and fresh onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo to top it off. The only complaint I have was that thing was huge! I could barely take a bite because it was too big to fit in my mouth. But as you should with any good meal, you just make it work. And I did. And it was delicious.

My experience at Billy Bob Dairyland was an extremely positive one all the way around and if you’re in the mood for a good burger and fries, definitely make your way there.

I spent less than ten dollars on my meal and had leftovers to take home with me. The staff is especially welcoming and sweet and you’re bound to see several regulars pop their heads in just as I did.

Clearly a local favorite, Billy Bob Dairyland is worth the few extra calories.

Billy Bob Dairyland is at 1901 W. 76 Country Blvd., right next door to the Shell gas station and just a stone’s throw away from Grand Country Square.

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